Sibelius 2023.8 adds an option for repeating the most recently executed command via the Redo function, improves the automatically generated chord symbol completion feature, and resolves a number of outstanding items.
A review of the leading iPad score reader apps — forScore, Newzik, and nkoda — to assess the current state of the category, and to help musicians decide which of the excellent options best suits their needs.
Sibelius 2023.2 refines score subsets and dynamic guitar staves, allowing them to behave more independently for greater flexibility. Elsewhere, the ManuScript language can export audio in all bit depths and sample rates.
A reliable way to actually create true 100% black output in PDFs from Finale, and a Keyboard Maestro script to automate the process for an entire set of parts. Plus, how to convert existing PDFs to true black, regardless of what software was used to create them.
A solution to the persistent issue of PDFs generated from Sibelius files on a Mac appearing incorrectly when printed from Adobe Acrobat.
The popular PDF Batch Utilities, available from Notation Central on a pay-what-you-wish basis, have been updated recently to fix several issues that appeared on macOS Big Sur (macOS 11).
A little planning ahead can speed up your music preparation workflow without compromising on quality. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making your next project more organized, for the benefit of copyist and client alike.
Composer and educator David MacDonald describes in detail how he teaches composition using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and a suite of apps, and why he can’t imaging returning to the dead-tree way of doing things.
What are the best practices when preparing a score with the expectation that it will be read from a screen, not paper? This is an excellent question — one whose answer today may likely change in the coming years.
How often do you export PDFs from Sibelius? More often than you access the fretboard? Yet the fretboard has a default shortcut, and Export PDF doesn’t. Let’s fix that.