NotePerformer 3.2 is out with improvements to its plug-and-play sound library. Most significantly, for Dorico users, multiple articulations will now work with any new scores. The update also includes a number of performance fixes for all users.
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Keyboard shortcuts are essential tools for pro users on any platform. Although it’s not possible to natively program global shortcuts in Finale, you can use FinaleScript to fill the gap.
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.
NotePerformer 3.1 is out with some major updates. The main improvements are the vastly improved Finale implementation and the ability to override instruments directly from the NotePerformer mixer, but there’s lots more for users of Sibelius, Finale, and Dorico.
In the Sequence Editor of JW Change, you can build a custom sequence that changes existing elements in Finale through a general user interface, greatly speeding up workflow.
In addition to using the default keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius and Dorico, you can program your own, and even override the default settings if you so choose.
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 summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Mojave (10.14) at this time: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system.
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.