The 2019 NAMM Show is over, and we had more news coverage, interviews, photos, and videos than ever. Whether you missed any posts from the past few days or just want to relive the excitement, here’s a wrap-up of all our activity from sunny Anaheim, California.
As the sun set on the first day of the 2019 NAMM show, I talked with Mark Adler, MakeMusic’s director of production, and Jonathan Tschiggfrie, product manager of audio and notation, about the show, Finale v26, and more.
Take maximum advantage of the new articulation features in Finale v26 with this script that automatically splits precomposed articulations (such as the combined accent-tenuto) into separate articulations that automatically stack and position correctly.
As another year comes to a close, it’s time once again to reflect on the past year on Scoring Notes and in the world of music notation software and related technology — and to look forward to what’s ahead.
A review of Stream Deck, a customizable control surface with 15 keys that connects to your computer. If you have dozens of key commands in Dorico, Sibelius, Finale, or other programs, Stream Deck can operate all of those commands with style.
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.
If you’re looking for a few deals this holiday weekend, we’ve sorted through some of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers in music notation software and related tech products.
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.