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.
Take maximum advantage of the new articulation features in Finale v26 with this script that automatically splits precomposed articulations (such as the combined accent-tenuto) into separate articulations that automatically stack and position correctly.
Bob Zawalich, Sibelius guru and plug-in developer extraordinaire, gives us a personal tour of how many new and updated plug-ins came to be over the past few months, meeting friends along the way.
Times New Roman is ubiquitous as the default text font in Sibelius, Finale, and many other programs. If you’re looking for a different look but need the same font metrics as TNR so that the position of all of your text will stay the same, try the Tinos font.
MakeMusic has released version 26 of Finale, bringing a number of improvements: new articulation options, better templates and libraries, Mac performance enhancements, and several other items and bug fixes.
A new font makes it easy to enter harp pedal settings in a musical way, in any notation program, without needing to remember the order of the pedals.
MakeMusic has been previewing some new features of the upcoming Finale version 26 in the area of better default articulation positioning, including stacking, slur avoidance, and automatic tremolo adjustments.
Dorico 2’s powerful correlation between written symbols and a diversity of possible tonal systems is an absolutely incredible breakthrough in contemporary composition.
The Tie Extended Stable plug-in for Sibelius replaces tied notes that would need to be dragged to reach their target with notes in different durations and different voices, whose ties do not need to be dragged because of their duration.
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.