The MOLA 2023 conference will see the debut of the Tech Fair, on Friday, June 2, 2023. The fair will be an opportunity for technology-focused presentations and exhibits, especially those relevant to performance librarians, publishers and musicians.
An easy upgrade: Using a portable display with a laptop
Real estate is valuable, and that’s true with digital real estate. Adding a second portable display is easier and cheaper than you might think, and is a good investment in your productivity when working with music notation, or any software.
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A brief history of music notation on computers
Music engraving dates back well before the computer age, but it’s easy to forget that the computer-aided portion of the history spans back a good long time. We summarize that history and explore a few key moments leading up to the present.
Newzik Maestria review: The score reader that promises to read scores
Maestria is a technology that allows Newzik to not just display a score, but also to understand it musically. The resulting score is a LiveScore, which includes the ability to view the score as with any other, and also the ability to play it back and export it.
Super-powered keyboard shortcuts with BetterTouchTool
Extend your keyboard shortcuts on a Mac by using BetterTouchTool, an app which allows the user to define a trigger, and then associate one or more actions that will be launched when that trigger is detected.
Newzik introduces interactive LiveScores with Maestria, AI-based optical music recognition
Newzik has announced Maestria, a new optical music recognition technology that uses artificial intelligence to become more accurate over time, as well as a new product called LiveScores, which use Maestria to create interactive scores.
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.
Preparing music scores for screens — the challenges and opportunities
What are the best practices when preparing a score with the expectation that it will be read from a screen, not paper? This is an excellent question — one whose answer today may likely change in the coming years.
Videos available from Mozarteum music engraving conference
The Mozarteum University has provided videos from everything filmed from their music engraving conference. The playlist is available on YouTube and contains 26 videos totaling approximately 17 hours of material.