Avid has released Sibelius 2019.7, its latest update to Sibelius. 2019.7 contains no new major features, but there are some MusicXML improvements and fixes in the areas of stability, fonts, PDF export, and playback.
MakeMusic has released Finale version 26.1, the first significant update since Finale v26 was released in October 2018. Articulations get further attention in 26.1, and there are also a few new MusicXML features.
The W3C Music Notation Community Group met in Frankfurt during the 2019 Musikmesse trade show on April 4, 2019. Topics of discussion included SMuFL 1.3 and 1.4, MusicXML 3.2, the DAISY Consortium on Braille music, and MNX.
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.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we summarize the meeting of the W3C Music Notation Community Group, and provide complete video coverage of the meeting, including discussions about MusicXML, SMuFL, and MNX.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we visit with Steinberg’s product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury and product specialist John Barron to talk about Dorico’s past, present, and future, after a busy year of major updates and rapid progress in the software.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we visit with PreSonus’s Jim Boitnott and Chris Swaffer, and talk about the latest Notion developments, including Notion 6.5 — the seventh free maintenance update for Notion 6 — which was released earlier this month on January 15, 2019.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we visit with Noteflight’s John Mlynczak, and discuss the web-based music notation software that allows musicians to create, share, teach, sell, and purchase music.
As the sun set on the first day of the 2019 NAMM show, I talked with Mark Adler, MakeMusic’s director of production, and Jonathan Tschiggfrie, product manager of audio and notation, about the show, Finale v26, and more.
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.