A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
A series of notation conventions has been established over the years to identify editorial content. For the creators of critical editions, we take a comprehensive look at Dorico’s formidable set of tools for making editorial marks.
Dorico 3.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces condensing changes, lines, bracketed noteheads, a new dynamics lane for playback, local chord symbols, Hi-DPI support on Windows, user-defined chord shapes, and loads more.
Have you ever encountered a situation in Finale where you knew that you had a phantom tie going into a note where none was supposed to exist? Learn how to fix this by watching this 2-minute video tutorial.
Cross-staff notes and accidentals have long been problematic in Sibelius — sometimes they stubbornly won’t appear when they should, no matter what you try. Here’s a way to finally get those pesky accidentals to show up.
Here’s how to correct the occasional strange accidental symbol making mischief in your score.
Master plug-in developer Bob Zawalich has created another goodie to help with one of Sibelius’s nagging issues. It’s called Display Accidentals In Selected Notes and it may be downloaded directly through Sibelius 7 at File > Plug-ins > Install Plug-ins > Accidentals. Users may also install it manually in Sibelius 6 or 7 by visiting […]
James Larcombe is one of our very talented team of developers who works on Sibelius (he’s also a very talented multi-instrumentalist — this is a man who owns his own hurdy-gurdy and melodeon). For Sibelius 6, he worked on a number of subtle but important improvements in the appearance of printed scores. He’s posted a […]