If you’ve ever needed to open a music notation file in a different program, you’ve relied on MusicXML to do it. Michael Good invented this now-ubiquitous format two decades ago, and we find out how it happened. Plus, an update.
We go behind the curtain and talk about the development of the new version of Notation Express for Dorico, the custom Stream Deck profile that allows you to operate notation software with the push of a button.
Printing scores and parts is a staple of the music preparation process. Here’s how to do it by the book so that everyone’s on the same page.
Ben Byram-Wigfield pilots our time travel through the history of music notation on computers from when it first ran on mainframes all the way through to today’s powerful apps and devices.
Daniel Spreadbury returns to Scoring Notes to talk about Dorico 4, the huge update to Steinberg’s scoring software. We discuss the new Write mode features, the Library Manager, and the overall development approach to the product.
A news roundup: the StaffPad audio update, Graphical MIDI Tools 2 for Sibelius, Sibelius 2012.12, new Avid and Steinberg licensing systems, and a couple of good deals that won’t last long.
We wrap up 2021 with new year’s resolutions in the form of tips and recommendations: 22 items, for 2022, delivered to you in 22 minutes, all about music notation software and related tech.
We party on with our second installment on part preparation. Thoughtful consideration of cues, repeats, divisi, percussion — not to mention music notation software know-how — all contribute to the ideal performance document for the player.
The first of a two-part party with parts — the essential step in music preparation where you create individual performance materials for each player — what to do on the page, and how to do it in the software.
Black Friday is back, and with it, our take on the hottest deals, discounts, and determination to make the most of your holiday spending budget in the world of music notation and related tech.