Steinberg has released Dorico 4.3.10. This update focuses mostly on bug fixes, although there are a few improvements to the Key Editor. Dorico for iPad is also updated.
MakeMusic has released Finale version 27.3, adding native installation of eight of the most popular and powerful JW Tools. Longstanding issues affecting voiced linked parts and other areas have also been addressed.
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Dorico 4.3 is out with more powerful controls in the Key Editor and a robust system for automatically generating notes on staves from chord symbols. There’s also improvements in the areas of engraving, note input, and editing, and the iPad version is updated, too.
Sibelius 2022.10 adds a command for making a part from a selection of instruments in the score, or one instrument that’s part of a group. This update also automatically stylizes dynamic text when entered in the Expression text style.
Sibelius 2022.9 adds an additional way of labeling staff names that effectively allows groups of instruments and individual staves to be named separately, a long-requested feature.
Let’s get up to speed on some recent developments in the music notation software industry, like software updates, Michael Good’s retirement, the next W3C group meeting, Sibelius team licensing, and more.
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.