Dorico Pro 2 review: Major update surprises, exceeds expectations; lower-cost “Elements” introduced

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.

Sibelius techniques for aleatoric music

Neil Radisch collects tips from across many aspects of Sibelius into a tutorial on creating aleatoric music notation. Some are less commonly used Sibelius features, while others are hacks to stretch Sibelius beyond its originally intended use. You’ll want to bookmark this post and keep it handy!

Sibelius 2018.4 released with multi-edits for text, better note spacing, much more; re-brands as “Ultimate”

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”.

Norfolk fonts for Sibelius updated

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.