There are plenty of holiday shopping guides — but none, I assure you, with this unique list of recommendations. I’ve assembled a list of some of my favorite products that I think you will enjoy as well, and relate to the task of creating music notation (more or less!).
We review the nkoda sheet music subscription service, which launched earlier this month on the iOS App Store. With an incredible library of scores and parts, and a promising application, nkoda could quickly become an indispensable resource for composers, students, teachers, and performers.
Here’s a quick take on a few developments of late regarding the upcoming free Sibelius First software, and two keypad apps for iOS that offer notation software support: Sibelius KeyPad for Mac and NumPad.
nkoda, a London-based company, aims to bring a subscription model to sheet music. Development and licensing has been in progress for several years. In 2018 they finally plan on launching their product, with beta signups currently underway.
If you act fast, you can outrun Santa’s sleigh and grab holiday deals available from Steinberg, Dorico, and Newzik, making spirits brighter across the world of music notation software.
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.
A first look at the latest entrant into the world of music notation apps that support handwriting input: MusicJot, an iPad composition app that uses the MyScript music recognition engine.
Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with a preview of Komp, an in-development music notation app for iOS from Seattle-based Semitone, demonstrated at NAMM and scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with an update on Newzik, the sheet reader app for iOS. We learn about how development is going and plans for the future of the app.
Have you been bad or good? We know you’ve been good, and that’s why we’ve assembled this unique holiday shopping guide for 2016 of books, apps, gear and more that you won’t find anywhere else — tailor-made especially for readers of our blog about music notation and technology.