MuseScore 4 is out. It’s the first update in nearly two years, with major improvements to the user interface, layout, engraving, playback features — and a brand-new sound library to top it all off.
A transcript of one of our most popular podcast episodes. If you’ve ever needed to open a music notation file in a different program, you’ve relied on MusicXML. Michael Good tells us how it happened.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Ventura (macOS 13) and Apple Silicon-powered Macs: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system and hardware.
A review of Odla, a hardware controller for MuseScore and Dorico, that aims for “music you can touch” by directly modeling the five-line staff itself.
If you use music notation software — or any software where you need to edit text — you will very quickly encounter the concept of point size. But have you ever stopped to consider what point size actually means?
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Monterey (macOS 12) and M1-powered Macs: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system and hardware.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with Windows 11: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Microsoft’s latest operating system.
How to prepare learning materials like quizzes or scale sheets using music notation software, whether you’re printing traditional worksheets or creating assignments for students to complete in the software directly.
StaffPad, the pen-and-touch music notation app, has been acquired by Muse Group, the company that owns Ultimate Guitar, MuseScore, and Audacity. StaffPad co-founder David William Hearn will remain in charge of the product. Audio staves and transcription are planned for future updates.
The company that owns MuseScore and Ultimate Guitar has announced its acquisition of Audacity, the popular free audio editing software. The company is now called Muse Group, and its portfolio also encompasses MuseClass and Tonebridge.