We can rightly call Bob Zawalich “the dean of Sibelius plug-ins.” His contributions to the Sibelius community are invaluable, and he’s written a year in review for 2017 to take stock of the updates and new plug-ins available for use.
Avid today released the Sibelius 8.7.2 maintenance update, improving a long-standing issue involving instrument changes, key signatures and multirests, among other fixes.
Finale 25.5, the fifth maintenance update to Finale 25, is now available. It adds support for macOS High Sierra, an alternative to the Clear key on Mac laptops, some MusicXML improvements, and more.
Catch up on some news items from the past couple of weeks in the world of music notation software and technology. We’ve got news about Dorico crossgrades, Sibelius updates, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, a Newzik giveaway and Symphony Pro’s new features.
Sibelius 8.7 is now available, featuring the first iteration of the new Cloud Sharing service, allowing Sibelius users to share their scores online with anyone in a format that can be displayed in any browser on a modern device.
Dorico 1.1.10 is the first update since Dorico 1.1 introduced chord symbols, pedal lines, and repeat endings. The update introduces improvements in all of those areas and more, along with other fixes.
StaffPad has been updated, adding several modest features along with bug fixes. The update, officially v. 126.96.36.199, adds support for cautionary accidentals, more printing options and a bar number staff, and hints at things coming later.
Avid today released Sibelius 8.6.1, a maintenance update to the Sibelius 8.6 update that introduced magnetic glissandi lines for the first time in the program. The 8.6.1 update further refines that feature and addresses some bugs brought about from earlier updates. A number of plug-ins are also updated.
Finale 25.4, the fourth maintenance update to Finale 25, is now available. It adds support for MusicXML 3.1, rounded corners for text enclosures, a new key signature display option and assorted bug fixes.
Sibelius 8.6 is available, and its new engraving feature is magnetic glissandi lines — lines that snap to both their start and end note, updating their positions if the notes change. Other improvements and fixes are included in this update.