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”.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, we learn the dos and donts of one- and two-bar repeats, numbering repeated bars, and how to lay out the music correctly so that the intent is clearly conveyed.
Available for free from the Resources page on our NYC Music Services web site, the Norfolk family of fonts has been updated to correct several issues. The Norfolk family of fonts is a derivative of the beautiful Bravura font that has been expressly reconfigured to work within Sibelius.
In this post, from the floor of the 2018 MOLA conference, we talk with Steve Reading from Scores Reformed, a publisher that produces new editions of out-of-copyright works.
In this installment of DJA’s Notes by Darcy James Argue, learn how to left-align chord symbols in all three major commercial music notation software programs, in order to avoid confusion on the stand.
We present part 3 of our Dorico 1.2 review — a look at the new percussion features that arrived in December, along with refinements made in the latest 1.2.10 update.
DJA’s Notes is a new series inspired by Darcy James Argue’s Facebook posts, which offer some quick, basic steps to improve the appearance of notated music, especially from a jazz/big band perspective. In this post, learn how to group instruments correctly and change what the notation software may do by default.
Dorico 1.2.10 is available, bringing with it a variety of improvements in all areas of the program including engraving, playback, and workflow. This update, free to registered users, is likely the last update to Dorico 1.
The Dorico 1.2 update, released earlier this month, brought with it an impressive set of new features and improvements. This is the second of multiple parts of our review of the update, covering the software’s new fingering capabilities.
In Dorico 1.2, you can notate a piece with any time signature displaying as any other time signature. In this tutorial by Florian Kretlow, we’ll illustrate a useful trick that shows how to do just that, by using a piece from the core repertoire as our real-world example.