A recent release of Zoom brings high fidelity audio to the popular videoconferencing platform. The new mode improves audio quality in ways that make the platform work much better for musicians by disabling Zoom’s aggressive dynamic compression.
Graphical MIDI Tools (GMT) is a Sibelius plug-in that ingeniously superimposes a sequencer-like frame on any given selection, and then gives the user the ability to draw in automations to manipulate the data. Moreover, there are additional windows to adjust velocity and note duration in piano roll-like fashion.
If you’re one of the many using Zoom to share your creations with others or teach music remotely, here’s how to configure Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, and Musescore to allow your collaborators to not only view your score, but to hear it as well.
When you want to back up your Sibelius scores in a different format or work on scores you created in Sibelius in another program, there are lots of options and formats to export to, like MIDI, PDF, or MusicXML. But what if you want to work on many scores at once and need to convert folders of scores?
A tempo map is a MIDI track containing tempo information in beats per minute. Finale generates a tempo map when it parses a track, but its tempo handling won’t behave as you might expect if you’ve worked in a DAW or other notation software. Here are some common problems and solutions.
Today Steinberg released Dorico 2.1.10, a maintenance update to its scoring program. There are no new features in Dorico 2.1.10, but the update addresses a number of stability and performance improvements that users will appreciate.
Dorico 2.1 is out, with two official new features — a notehead set editor and swing playback — and boasting a slew of other improvements in engraving, layout, notation, and playback that build on the 2.0 release.
A video review of our favorite features in Sibelius since version 8.0 was released in 2015. If you haven’t yet updated from 7.5 (or earlier), or even if you have, you’ll appreciate knowing what’s included.
Unlike the other elements of a Sibelius score — which can be transferred through exporting and importing house styles — there has never been a good way to transfer your mixer settings between scores… until now. The UltraMix plug-in does that, and lots more, besides.
Finale enters the world of 64-bit computing today with a new release focused on streamlining and modernizing the codebase. New features include ReWire support, correct transposed instrument note entry, dashed slurs, and more Garritan sounds.