Dorico 5 is out with the inclusion of more SMuFL music fonts; speedier note input workflows; playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and Groove Agent SE; an instrument editor; and a host of other worthwhile enhancements.
Finale version 27.3 adds eight powerful JW tools, fixes some linked part issues
MakeMusic has released Finale version 27.3, adding native installation of eight of the most popular and powerful JW Tools. Longstanding issues affecting voiced linked parts and other areas have also been addressed.
Dorico 4.3 brings Key Editor power tools and chord symbol note generation
Dorico 4.3 is out with more powerful controls in the Key Editor and a robust system for automatically generating notes on staves from chord symbols. There’s also improvements in the areas of engraving, note input, and editing, and the iPad version is updated, too.
Guitar tab can be fun in the Sibelius 2022.7 update
Sibelius 2022.7 adds dynamic guitar staves, which dynamically link a guitar notation staff with a guitar tab staff in the score at the same time. The update also includes more instruments, more templates, and other improvements and fixes.
Dorico 4.2 adds percussion to the Key Editor and improves linked mode
The Dorico 4.2 update makes it easier to edit the music on drum sets and other percussion kits directly in the Key Editor. Among other improvements, Dorico 4.2 also improves the way the Key Editor works in linked mode.
The point of point sizes
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?
Ambitus 1.2 adds octave lines, parenthesized notes
The 1.2 update of Ambitus, the font for pitch incipits, scales, and range diagrams that can be used in any word processor or music notation software, adds octave lines and parenthesized notes.
Introducing Ambitus, a new font for pitch incipits, scales, and range diagrams
Ambitus is a font that can be used to quickly create musical hints, like vocal ranges or initial pitches of instruments like timpani (“pitch incipits”). It can be used in standard word processors as well as in music notation software.
Finale version 27.2 adds new jazz template, native Apple silicon support
Finale version 27.2 runs natively on Apple silicon Macs for the first time. All default documents and document styles in v27.2 are now SMuFL-based, and, in a welcome surprise, there is a fully revamped SMuFL-compliant jazz default file and document style.
Dorico 4 review: Do more with your score
Dorico 4 is available. This massive update brings features first seen on the iPad, like a Key Editor in Write mode and a revamped Play mode. From smart MIDI import to a library manager with granular house style control, to better score setup and more, this update touches every corner.