Letterform Archive is hosting an online, free lecture titled “Music Engraving in the Digital Age” with Muse Group’s Simon Smith, exploring some of the history of music notation and engraving, the current state of play as well as the challenges facing the developers of notation software.
The Lelandia music fonts for Sibelius have been updated. This is a minor update, with a few fixes for clefs and dynamic text.
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.
Dorico 5 is out with the inclusion of more SMuFL music fonts; speedier note input workflows; playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and Groove Agent SE; an instrument editor; and a host of other worthwhile enhancements.
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.
Lelandia is a newly created music font available for use in Sibelius that you can get from Notation Central. Lelandia was migrated from Leland, which is the default music font used in newer versions of MuseScore. Leland is inspired by the look of the SCORE engraving program, created by Leland Smith.
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.
Nepomuk is a text font inspired by the type commonly found in music plate engraving from the late 19th to the mid 20th-century. It’s available on Notation Central. Learn all about its origins and design.
Like many things in Finale, the text tool offers a lot of power and control, but also many options to navigate. Here’s how to tame the type.
The Notation Central Black Friday sale continues with November 2, the premium music font with more than 1400 symbols for Finale, Sibelius, and Dorico, which mimics the slightly weathered look of traditional music engraving.