A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Sonoma (macOS 14) and Apple Silicon-powered Macs: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system and hardware.
Darcy James Argue shares basics of well-prepared lead sheets, scores, and parts from a jazz/big band perspective — so that you can communicate musical intent in the most clear, familiar, and unambiguous manner.
Finale’s possibilities are truly astronomical, and its settings can seem like a black hole. Jason Loffredo boldly navigates the Finale frontier of space — music space, that is — with a down-to-Earth explanation of its constellation of features to help you reach for the stars.
Finale has a dedicated tool for resizing the noteheads, notes, staves, systems, or pages of your score. We’ll show you all the ways to use it, plus other ways to scale the size of items like accidentals, mid-measure clefs, grace notes, lyrics, and chord symbols.
Wallander Instruments has released NotePerformer 4.1.0, addressing several issues in both the core NotePerformer product and the NotePerformer Playback Engine (NPPE).
The Scoring Express Jazz package of templates and libraries for Finale is now available, adding to the popular Chamber and Theatre & Studio packages, and bringing it on par with the versions already available for Sibelius and Dorico.
NotePerformer 4 is available, adding to its own modeled sound library the ability to play back many of the most popular, premium orchestral sample libraries in same user-friendly way as one can with the built-in NotePerformer sounds.
Detective Jason Loffredo is back with the Conquering Finale video series. His “Special Tools Investigation” will dissect each one of these tools, perform forensic analysis, and present evidence that you have access to a powerful array of engraving tools for individual notes and measures.
“Part”-y on with this installment of the Conquering Finale video tutorial series, where we discuss linked parts, how they work, and how to manage them effectively within your Finale documents.
Finale has long been at its most powerful when combined with third-party tools. If you have basic coding skills and have ever wished you could automate Finale yourself, check out RGP Lua, a free plug-in that uses Lua scripts to interact with Finale documents.