What are the best practices when preparing a score with the expectation that it will be read from a screen, not paper? This is an excellent question — one whose answer today may likely change in the coming years.
Notion is updated. Notion iOS 2.5 supports document handling, MP3 and SMP Press export, template saving, and more, including handwriting, MusicXML and MIDI import enhancements. Notion 6.6 for Mac and Windows brings over some of these improvements and addresses compatibility issues.
StaffPad, the music composition app that uses handwriting recognition as the means of music entry, has been released for iPad and completely rebuilt for Windows, with a bevy of new features, improvements, and add-ons compared to the previous version. In addition, there is a new free digital music stand app for performers, called StaffPad Reader, providing a synced performance experience across multiple tablets.
We take a look at UE Now, a new partnership that allows musicians to purchase high quality scores from Universal Edition, delivered instantly to the Newzik app for performance and study.
At NYC Music Services we’ve made a demo of Notation Express available for anyone to try. The demo includes just a small subset of the hundreds of functions in the paid version, so you can see how it all generally works and do a few useful things with it.
A quick roundup of the annual conference of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) as it pertained to music notation software and related technology, hosted by the Atlanta Symphony from June 7-10, 2019.
Notation Express is now available for iPhone and iPad. Notation Express is the custom-designed profile for the Stream Deck console — and now the Stream Deck mobile app — that makes powerful notation features in Sibelius and Dorico accessible via an easy-to-use touch interface.
forScore has released forScore 11, the first major update to the iOS score reader since 2016. It’s largely an evolutionary update, but the improvements are thoughtful, practical, and welcome.
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.
We spent time with each of the leading iPad score reader apps — forScore, Newzik, nkoda, Blackbinder, and Piascore — to assess the current state of the category, and to help musicians decide which of the excellent options best suits their needs.