Essential to any good printed part layout is the page turn. The easiest way to check for good page turns on-screen is to view the music as a two-page spread. We’ll quickly run through how to view music this way in all the major desktop music notation applications as well as in Adobe Acrobat and Mac Preview.
A review of Guitar Pro 7.5, a software program that has both DAW and music notation features and is solely dedicated to fretted instruments such as a guitar, bass, or ukulele.
Avid has released Sibelius 2019.5, its latest update to Sibelius. The release contains no new features, but it brings a number of important improvements and fixes mostly in the areas of audio, playback, and printing.
The space is the unit of measurement that defines the appearance of all other notational items. These basic settings in Finale, Sibelius, and Dorico matter as much as anything to affect how your music appears.
The plug-and-play NotePerformer sound library for music notation software is on sale. Normally available for $129, Avid is selling NotePerformer — which will work with Finale and Dorico, as well as Sibelius — at a special price of $78 through April 30, 2019.
Figurato is a specialist font for figured bass notation. It allows for easy input of multiple vertically stacked numbers and accidentals. It can be used in all major commercial desktop notation software, regardless of whether the program supports figured bass notation natively.
Major updates to the Pori and Norfolk fonts for Sibelius are here. The full Pori suite — the Sibelius-compatible derivative of Steinberg’s Petaluma handwritten font — is now available. There are more angled slash chord symbol fonts for Pori and Norfolk, and lots of other goodies, too.
Sibelius 2019.4 introduces loop playback and a new scrubbing option. In addition, you can now mark up a score in Review Mode, finding instruments and plug-ins has gotten easier, and there are a couple of engraving and notation iterations.
Sibelius has built-in tools for marking up your score, which can actually be quite useful in professional situations. In this post we’ll explore Sibelius’s commenting feature, how to use it, and how to make the most of it through plug-ins.
At NYC Music Services we’ve released a brand new tool for Sibelius users to dramatically speed up their work. It’s called Notation Express and it’s a fully customized profile for the Elgato Stream Deck console that makes powerful Sibelius features easy and fun to use.