The second of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue. In this part: Darcy’s philosophy of music preparation; Finale tips, plug-ins, and resources; the role of publishers and software developers in elevating the quality of music notation.
A solution to the persistent issue of PDFs generated from Sibelius files on a Mac appearing incorrectly when printed from Adobe Acrobat.
The first of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue, the acclaimed jazz composer, bandleader, and educator. In this part: His early years on through to creating original masterpieces — and how good music preparation, notation software, and getting a foothold in the New York scene were all intertwined.
From the creator of MusGlyphs and MusAnalysis comes MusFrets — a text font that allows the user to type guitar chord diagrams into a word processor or other software.
Sam Butler and Joe Plazak talk about their journey that began with the goal of making Sibelius available on as many platforms as possible and resulting in Sibelius on iPad, with more to come in the future.
The popular PDF Batch Utilities, available from Notation Central on a pay-what-you-wish basis, have been updated recently to fix several issues that appeared on macOS Big Sur (macOS 11).
Dorico for iPad 1.1 removes the 12-player limitation for subscribers. There are many smaller but notable tweaks and bug fixes in this update, totaling nearly 50 in all.
Daniel Spreadbury takes us behind the scenes into the making of Dorico for iPad, and reveals a forthcoming update to the app that will make it a lot more valuable.
In Finale you can use up to four different independent lines of notes and rests, known as “layers”, per bar. We layer on the knowledge in these tutorials, starting with the basic properties of layers and how to navigate between them, and then move on to hiding and showing layers and working with their advanced options.
We recap a wild and exciting week in the world of music notation software, with not one, but two major products debuting on iPad: Dorico and Sibelius.