Dorico for iPad 2.2 adds Open in Place, bringing a more desktop-like file opening and saving process to the app and making it easier to handle files when moving between different devices.
Finale version 27 review: SMuFL and MusicXML 4.0 support
A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
Muse Group formed to support MuseScore, Ultimate Guitar; acquires Audacity
The company that owns MuseScore and Ultimate Guitar has announced its acquisition of Audacity, the popular free audio editing software. The company is now called Muse Group, and its portfolio also encompasses MuseClass and Tonebridge.
Paperless composition lessons with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
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.
Stream Deck profile for Zoom; Notation Express updated for Dorico 3.5
A simple yet powerful custom-designed Stream Deck profile for Zoom that can mute, unmute, start and stop video, screen share, recording, chat and more. Also, a Notation Express update for Dorico 3.5.
nkoda review: The subscription sheet music service I thought could never exist is here
We review the nkoda sheet music subscription service, which launched earlier this month on the iOS App Store. With an incredible library of scores and parts, and a promising application, nkoda could quickly become an indispensable resource for composers, students, teachers, and performers.
MOLA 2018: nkoda aims to bring a subscription model to sheet music
nkoda, a London-based company, aims to bring a subscription model to sheet music. Development and licensing has been in progress for several years. In 2018 they finally plan on launching their product, with beta signups currently underway.
Ultimate Guitar acquires MuseScore
Ultimate Guitar, the online community of millions of guitarists that creates and shares guitar tablatures, announced today that it has acquired MuseScore, the company that produces the free, open source desktop software of the same name, as well as a commercial sheet music sharing service.
Cloud sharing for Sibelius scores with multiple copies
Cloud Sharing (in Sibelius 8.7 and later) identifies a score using a hidden file ID that is created when a score is saved or exported in Sibelius. It is important to understand that if you make a copy of a score outside of Sibelius, the file ID will not change. Bob Zawalich discusses where multiple variant copies of a score are generated from a single score, and how to use Cloud Sharing with such a score.
Sibelius 8.7 released with Cloud Sharing, other fixes
Sibelius 8.7 is now available, featuring the first iteration of the new Cloud Sharing service, allowing Sibelius users to share their scores online with anyone in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.