The 2019 NAMM Show is over, and we had more news coverage, interviews, photos, and videos than ever. Whether you missed any posts from the past few days or just want to relive the excitement, here’s a wrap-up of all our activity from sunny Anaheim, California.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we summarize the meeting of the W3C Music Notation Community Group, and provide complete video coverage of the meeting, including discussions about MusicXML, SMuFL, and MNX.
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we visit with Steinberg’s product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury and product specialist John Barron to talk about Dorico’s past, present, and future, after a busy year of major updates and rapid progress in the software.
At NYC Music Services, we’ve released seven new free chord symbol fonts for Sibelius. Four of the fonts are part of the Norfolk family. The other three fonts are the inaugural members of a new font family called Pori. Pori is a derivative of Petaluma, the handwritten font that first appeared in Dorico 2.0. One of the Pori fonts is something very special.
Available for free from the Resources page on our NYC Music Services web site, the Norfolk family of fonts has been updated to correct several issues. The Norfolk family of fonts is a derivative of the beautiful Bravura font that has been expressly reconfigured to work within Sibelius.
I’ll be attending and presenting at the 36th annual conference of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA), hosted by the Kansas City Symphony and held at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Kansas City, Missouri from March 16-19, 2018.
Our NAMM 2018 coverage continues with a summary and video of the meeting of the W3 Music Notation Community Group, where the next-generation MNX standard for encoding music notation was discussed.
The W3 Music Notation Community Group has released MusicXML 3.1, the latest iteration of the music interchange format which enables files created by applications that support the format to open and save files that are used by other applications.
An interview with composer, new music notation specialist and arts administrator jef chippewa about his neueweise fonts for Finale and Sibelius and his work, philosophy, and approach to music notation.
Medieval 2 is a new a comprehensive package that works within Finale to create early music notation. We caught up with Robert Piéchaud, Medieval 2’s creator, to learn more about it and Robert’s other projects.