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.
Dorico 1.2 review, part 2: Fingering
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 review, part 1: Cues, new notation techniques, and other improvements
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.
Dorico 1.1 is a major release; chord symbols, repeat endings among the many new features
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.
2016: A year in review
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.
2016 holiday shopping guide
Have you been bad or good? We know you’ve been good, and that’s why we’ve assembled this unique holiday shopping guide for 2016 of books, apps, gear and more that you won’t find anywhere else — tailor-made especially for readers of our blog about music notation and technology.
Latest StaffPad update adds useful features and Surface Dial support
The latest StaffPad update brings support for the new Surface Dial along with useful improvements to writing recognition, working with selections and symbols, tuplet processing, and more.
Dorico is here: A review
At long last, Steinberg has released Dorico, its new music notation and scoring software. Alexander Plötz takes a detailed look into the new software’s philosophy, its features, and its feature. Andrew Noah Cap and Philip Rothman contribute additional content to this thorough review.
MakeMusic releases version 25 of Finale, its first to be 64-bit
Finale enters the world of 64-bit computing today with a new release focused on streamlining and modernizing the codebase. New features include ReWire support, correct transposed instrument note entry, dashed slurs, and more Garritan sounds.
Go wireless with the Xkey Air MIDI keyboard: a review
CME delivers on its promise to make a version of its Xkey that connects to your computer or tablet wirelessly. Hands-on with the Xkey Air 37, the latest addition to CME’s MIDI keyboard lineup that connects via Bluetooth.