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.
At the 2024 NAMM Show, Muse Group’s Jack Sutton discusses their inaugural presence at NAMM as the parent company of Hal Leonard. We learn about the company’s plans to expand offerings in licensing and publishing, as well as new MuseScore features.
MuseScore 4.2 sports many new guitar notation and playback features like bends and alternate string tunings, and a new sample library. Improvements in score/part synchronization, harp pedal diagrams, arpeggios, ties, Braille, MusicXML import, sharing, and more round out this update.
Upon relearning the instruments played by “feeling” in the past, a quest to find a suitable workflow for notating drum patterns using the available applications.
Muse Group, the company which owns MuseScore, StaffPad, Ultimate Guitar, and Audacity, has acquired Hal Leonard, the largest publisher of sheet music and educational books.
StaffPad’s autumn 2023 update brings Piano Capture, designed to transcribe the audio directly from piano performances, and create music notation in near real-time. MIDI Capture, full video support, auto-harmonization are also included in this major update.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS Sonoma (macOS 14) and Apple Silicon-powered Macs: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system and hardware.
The Lelandia music fonts for Sibelius have been updated. This is a minor update, with a few fixes for clefs and dynamic text.
MuseScore 4.1 includes the ability to customize ornaments, harp pedaling, guitar capo, better dynamics, an upgrade to the playback engine, new auxiliary channel strips in the mixer, and performance improvements.
The 2023 MOLA conference in Berlin began with the first-ever Tech Fair on June 2, 2023: a full day of panel discussions, vendor exhibits, demonstrations, and spontaneous cross-currents.