Sibelius 2023.2 refines score subsets and dynamic guitar staves, allowing them to behave more independently for greater flexibility. Elsewhere, the ManuScript language can export audio in all bit depths and sample rates.
Dorico 4.1 further refines the Key Editor, improves the user interface with more color options, overhauls the way lyrics are treated, prints selected flows in a layout, and adds new effects plug-ins and a library export function. Plus, a lifetime unlock option for Dorico for iPad.
The most recent updates to PlayScore 2 support lyrics, guitar chords, and multi-measure rests. A count-in feature, better rehearsal instrument support, and more improvements are also included. Plus, a preview of what’s to come.
A reliable way to actually create true 100% black output in PDFs from Finale, and a Keyboard Maestro script to automate the process for an entire set of parts. Plus, how to convert existing PDFs to true black, regardless of what software was used to create them.
Maestria is a technology that allows Newzik to not just display a score, but also to understand it musically. The resulting score is a LiveScore, which includes the ability to view the score as with any other, and also the ability to play it back and export it.
Newzik has announced Maestria, a new optical music recognition technology that uses artificial intelligence to become more accurate over time, as well as a new product called LiveScores, which use Maestria to create interactive scores.
A little planning ahead can speed up your music preparation workflow without compromising on quality. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your next project more organized, for the benefit of copyist and client alike.
A review of four leading optical music recognition, or “music scanning” apps, and how they work with music notation software: PlayScore 2, ScanScore, PhotoScore Ultimate, and SmartScore 64 Professional Edition. Plus links to sample files from each app that you can download and test yourself.
How often do you export PDFs from Sibelius? More often than you access the fretboard? Yet the fretboard has a default shortcut, and Export PDF doesn’t. Let’s fix that.
There are preferences and then there are the Preferences, with a capital P — settings in an application that can significantly shape your regular work. Whether or not Dorico is your preferred program, let’s find out what Preferences it offers.