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.
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.
2015 was another active year for plug-in development, thanks to Bob Zawalich and Kenneth Gaw. Bob summarizes the year in plug-ins for us along with a list of all plug-ins newly created in the past year.
Save a Sibelius file as both the current version and an earlier version of the software, along with PDF and MusicXML formats, in just one step by using these new plug-ins from Bob Zawalich.
The 7.5.1 update to Sibelius addresses numerous issues relating to audio and video export, the Timeline, localization, and playback, improves the user interface, and belatedly introduces the official 7.5 Sibelius Reference.
If you’re eager to update to Sibelius 7.5, be aware that this first release has some rough edges in the areas of playback, performance, and exporting.
The thorough review of the new features in the much-anticipated upgrade to Avid’s flagship music notation software, with improvements in the areas of navigation, performance, playback, sharing, and social media.