MakeMusic has released version 26 of Finale, bringing a number of improvements: new articulation options, better templates and libraries, Mac performance enhancements, and several other items and bug fixes.
Dorico Pro 2.0, released today, is a major update to Steinberg’s music notation software, with new features across the board in many areas. Smart staff management, slash notation, bar repeats, a new handwritten music font, a new system track, support for large time signatures, automation in Play mode, video support, and much more round out an impressive release.
Andrew Noah Cap gives a thorough review of Dorico’s playback capabilities and the wide variety of needs it attempts to address — from engravers preferring simple playback, to those wanting adequate sound rendering without thinking too much about settings and post-editing, to those that expect playback and editing functionality that is comparable to MIDI editing within a DAW.
Today Avid released Sibelius 2018.4, a broad release with many new features and some longstanding requests addressed. Areas of improvement include multi-edits for text, a new note spacing rule affecting multiple voices and other cases, deleting and adding bars at the beginning of the score, smarter ties, and many more other enhancements. Avid also announced a new naming strategy where the pro-level version is now called “Sibelius Ultimate”.
A review of Logitech’s newest device, the MX ERGO trackball, a highly recommended ergonomic, customizable pointing device that works with Mac and PC and can be configured on a per-application basis.
The Dorico 1.2 update, released earlier this month, brought with it an impressive set of new features and improvements. This is the second of multiple parts of our review of the update, covering the software’s new fingering capabilities.
Dorico 1.2, released today, takes another huge leap with major new features: cues, percussion notation, and fingering headline the release, with a large number of other improvements included. Our review spans multiple parts; this first one focuses on the groundbreaking implementation of cues, as well as new notation techniques and other improvements.
Despite its modest version number, Dorico 1.1 qualifies as a major release, and we cover it accordingly. Read our comprehensive review of the new major features, such as chord symbols, piano pedaling, linked dynamics, repeat endings, note spacing, filters, and much more.
Have some down time during the holidays? Or looking to get ahead for the new year? Here you’ll find many of the posts 2016, from industry news to tips and tutorials in the field of music notation software and related technology.
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