MuseScore has released version 3.6. This release is primarily focused on engraving improvements and also introduces a new, SMuFL-compatible music font called Leland, designed by Martin Keary and Simon Smith, inspired by the legendary SCORE program.
Managing properties of objects in Dorico is powerful and flexible. You can change properties in two modes: a global mode where the properties are immediately propagated, and a local mode where they are set in the active layout only.
Dorico supports creating empty staves either at the end of a part layout — sometimes referred to as “Hollywood-style” parts — or simply in order to create custom manuscript paper.
Sibelius 2020.9 is available with enhancements to the Focus on Staves feature, enabling new layout and formatting workflows for scores and parts. There are other improvements to MIDI and MusicXML importing, ManuScript, and accessibility.
Dorico has a tool called Manual Staff Visibility which allows the user to easily hide or show staves throughout a score, to mitigate instances where a page will show too much white space as a result. Learn how to use it in your score.
Sibelius 2020.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces automatic staff spacing, dashed and dotted ties, ties into notes, new house styles, accessibility improvements, and more.
Dorico 3.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces condensing changes, lines, bracketed noteheads, a new dynamics lane for playback, local chord symbols, Hi-DPI support on Windows, user-defined chord shapes, and loads more.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3 with a first for any music notation program: automatic condensing of individual players into a full score layout. Guitar notation, harp pedaling, harmonics, grouped playing techniques, and comments are just a few of the dozens of new features and improvements in this major paid upgrade.
The first in our series exploring the major new features in Dorico 3, condensing is the process of combining the parts of multiple players on a single staff. This is a crucial step in the preparation of usable conductor’s scores because it helps save precious vertical space and improve legibility.
When a player has finished playing for the remainder of a piece, this is indicated “tacet al fine”. Learn how to consolidate remaining multirests in a part and display this instruction in Sibelius.