We’ve been “road testing” a new edition of the full ballet of Copland’s Billy the Kid with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra to make the music the very best it can be before it’s published.
Sibelius 2019.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2019 NAMM Show, introduces a new Review Mode, adds some playback enhancements and integrates Avid Link, the new way for users to manage their Avid account, licensing, and subscriptions.
MuseScore 3 is officially available. This is the first major new version of the software since MuseScore 2 in 2015. The most notable improvement in MuseScore 3 is the new automatic placement facility, and there are many other improvements, including a timeline, a score comparison tool, and much more.
Dorico Pro 2.0, released today, is a major update to Steinberg’s music notation software, with new features across the board in many areas. Smart staff management, slash notation, bar repeats, a new handwritten music font, a new system track, support for large time signatures, automation in Play mode, video support, and much more round out an impressive release.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.4.1, a maintenance release to the substantial 2018.4 release from earlier this month. A few bugs hitched their way along for the ride on that release, and those have now been fixed in the latest update.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.4, a broad release with many new features and some longstanding requests addressed. Areas of improvement include multi-edits for text, a new note spacing rule affecting multiple voices and other cases, deleting and adding bars at the beginning of the score, smarter ties, and many more other enhancements. Avid also announced a new naming strategy where the pro-level version is now called “Sibelius Ultimate”.
With its release coinciding with the opening of the 2018 NAMM Show, Sibelius 2018.1, the latest update to Sibelius, brings broad improvements to how users perform common tasks in Sibelius like placing slurs, hairpins, other lines, ties, special barlines, and a new note editing feature.
Watch a thorough tour of the new features in the forthcoming Dorico 1.1 update in action, including chord symbols, piano pedaling, repeat endings, filters, grouped dynamics, and much more.
Chord symbols, repeat endings, editable note spacing, piano pedaling, enharmonic spelling improvements, and many more significant updates will be part of the next Dorico update, slated for sometime before the end of June.
Clipboards, a new plug-in for Sibelius, lets you store the contents of selections into up to 30 numbered clipboards, and to paste from those clipboards into a score. The plug-in’s creator, Bob Zawalich, walks us through how to use it.