Catch up on some news items from the past couple of weeks in the world of music notation software and technology. We’ve got news about Dorico crossgrades, Sibelius updates, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a Newzik giveaway and Symphony Pro’s new features.
A roundup of activity and news about Sibelius plug-ins over the last several months. Bob Zawalich takes us on a tour of new plug-ins, updates to existing plug-ins, speed issues, and other changes.
Sibelius 8.7 is now available, featuring the first iteration of the new Cloud Sharing service, allowing Sibelius users to share their scores online with anyone in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS High Sierra (10.13) at this time: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system.
Avid today announced Sibelius | Cloud Sharing as the primary new feature in Sibelius 8.7. Still in development, Sibelius 8.7 users will be able to publish Sibelius scores online in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.
Two new utilities for music printing are now available: PDF-MusicBinder and PDF-BatchStitch, which take the tedium of setting up PDF files for accordion-style and booklet printing and turn it into a one-click process. Updates to other PDF utilities are also available.
Dorico 1.1.10 is the first update since Dorico 1.1 introduced chord symbols, pedal lines, and repeat endings. The update introduces improvements in all of those areas and more, along with other fixes.
StaffPad has been updated, adding several modest features along with bug fixes. The update, officially v. 18.104.22.168, adds support for cautionary accidentals, more printing options and a bar number staff, and hints at things coming later.
Avid today released Sibelius 8.6.1, a maintenance update to the Sibelius 8.6 update that introduced magnetic glissandi lines for the first time in the program. The 8.6.1 update further refines that feature and addresses some bugs brought about from earlier updates. A number of plug-ins are also updated.
Whether you’re enjoying some lobster bisque, listening to Yo-Yo Ma, or simply tending to your Pez dispenser collection, the release of JW Yada Yada Tremolo for Finale 25 is an early Festivus miracle.