Dorico 5 is out with the inclusion of more SMuFL music fonts; speedier note input workflows; playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and Groove Agent SE; an instrument editor; and a host of other worthwhile enhancements.
Introducing Lelandia, a new suite of music fonts for Sibelius
Lelandia is a newly created music font available for use in Sibelius that you can get from Notation Central. Lelandia was migrated from Leland, which is the default music font used in newer versions of MuseScore. Leland is inspired by the look of the SCORE engraving program, created by Leland Smith.
Dorico 4.3.30 update fixes integration with HALion Sonic 7, MediaBay
Steinberg has released Dorico 4.3.30. This update solves a problem whereby closing a project that used the HALion Sonic 7 instrument would cause the MediaBay server to shut down; several other fixes are included.
Dorico 4.3.20 update is available
Steinberg has released Dorico 4.3.20. This update focuses on bug fixes and a few small improvements to the Key Editor, MIDI import, and text enclosures. Dorico for iPad is also updated.
Heads up: Page numbers and headers
In music scores and parts, page numbers and headers are some of the most underappreciated and overlooked elements of what appears on the page. When you stop to think about it, it’s no mystery why that’s the case.
The Nepomuk text font: it takes a certain type
Nepomuk is a text font inspired by the type commonly found in music plate engraving from the late 19th to the mid 20th-century. It’s available on Notation Central. Learn all about its origins and design.
Using Dorico’s flows and condensing features to prepare Handel’s Messiah
How many versions of Handel’s Messiah are there? It’s hard to say, but by using Dorico’s flows and condensing features, it’s possible to prepare a version to suit your particular performance.
Tackling the text tool in Finale
Like many things in Finale, the text tool offers a lot of power and control, but also many options to navigate. Here’s how to tame the type.
Long-awaited MuseScore 4 release brings major improvements to engraving and audio
MuseScore 4 is out. It’s the first update in nearly two years, with major improvements to the user interface, layout, engraving, playback features — and a brand-new sound library to top it all off.
22 in 22: November music font on sale for 22% off
The Notation Central Black Friday sale continues with November 2, the premium music font with more than 1400 symbols for Finale, Sibelius, and Dorico, which mimics the slightly weathered look of traditional music engraving.