A comprehensive roundup of the variety of tips and plug-ins to help the notation and playback of harp passages in Sibelius.
Graphical MIDI Tools (GMT) is a Sibelius plug-in that ingeniously superimposes a sequencer-like frame on any given selection, and then gives the user the ability to draw in automations to manipulate the data. Moreover, there are additional windows to adjust velocity and note duration in piano roll-like fashion.
Dorico 3.5.10, the first minor revision to Dorico 3.5, brings finesse and refinement to a wide range of the notation app’s functions in the form of feature enhancements and bug fixes.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3.5, a major upgrade to its scoring program. Pitch-before-duration note input, semantic figured bass, line style editors, and condensing for section players are among the dozens of new features and improvements.
StaffPad, the music composition app that uses handwriting recognition as the means of music entry, has been released for iPad and completely rebuilt for Windows, with a bevy of new features, improvements, and add-ons compared to the previous version. In addition, there is a new free digital music stand app for performers, called StaffPad Reader, providing a synced performance experience across multiple tablets.
Our NAMM 2020 coverage continues with an interview with Steinberg’s product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury, in which we talk about the Dorico 3.1 update, its new features and improvements, and the release of Dorico SE, a free version of Dorico.
Dorico 3.1, released to coincide with the opening of the 2020 NAMM Show, introduces condensing changes, lines, bracketed noteheads, a new dynamics lane for playback, local chord symbols, Hi-DPI support on Windows, user-defined chord shapes, and loads more.
Proving that getting saxophones to balance properly is as difficult to do in NotePerformer as it is in real life, NotePerformer 3.3.1 is out, fixing that problem and a handful of other issues from the 3.3 release.
Sibelius’s magnetic glissandi automatically snap to notes. What’s more, you can change the playback style of a glissando or disable its playback entirely without affecting its notation.
Wallander Instruments has released NotePerformer 3.3, an update to its plug-and-play sound library. It brings official Dorico 3 support, support for macOS 10.15 Catalina, and a number of other fixes and improvements.