Sibelius 2022.7 adds dynamic guitar staves, which dynamically link a guitar notation staff with a guitar tab staff in the score at the same time. The update also includes more instruments, more templates, and other improvements and fixes.
The Dorico 4.2 update makes it easier to edit the music on drum sets and other percussion kits directly in the Key Editor. Among other improvements, Dorico 4.2 also improves the way the Key Editor works in linked mode.
The next update to Finale, v.27.3, will for the first time include a set of powerful plug-ins from developer Jari Williamsson, without requiring you to separately download and install them.
Steinberg has released Dorico 4.1.10. This update focuses mostly on bug fixes, although there are a few new feature improvements in the areas of staff spacing, flow headings, printing and playing, and the user interface.
Dorico 4.1 further refines the Key Editor, improves the user interface with more color options, overhauls the way lyrics are treated, prints selected flows in a layout, and adds new effects plug-ins and a library export function. Plus, a lifetime unlock option for Dorico for iPad.
With Dorico for iPad 2.3, users can access all the app’s premium features with a single in-app purchase via a new “Lifetime Unlock” option. This update also keeps pace with the newest version of Dorico on the desktop (version 4.1).
MakeMusic has released Dolet 8.1 for Sibelius, its latest version of the free plug-in that writes MusicXML files that can then be read and used in more than 200 applications that support the interchange format.
Sibelius 2022.5 is out, making it easier to apply a header or footer on a per-section basis, such as a song or movement. Also added is the ability to define or change the content of a wildcard directly in the score.
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.
Saving users from the tedium of actually thinking about music, today Avid and MakeMusic both released new versions of Sibelius and Finale, their flagship notation software, respectively, that composes music automatically. A secret Dorico project is also underway.