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.
The most recent updates to PlayScore 2 support lyrics, guitar chords, and multi-measure rests. A count-in feature, better rehearsal instrument support, and more improvements are also included. Plus, a preview of what’s to come.
The 1.2 update of Ambitus, the font for pitch incipits, scales, and range diagrams that can be used in any word processor or music notation software, adds octave lines and parenthesized notes.
Dorico 4.0.30 is out. It reinstates the tempo and MIDI pitch bend editors in Play mode, fixes a performance issue with VST plug-ins, and improves engraving features in the areas of barlines, staff labels, and chord diagrams.
Sibelius 2022.3 adds support for Windows 11 and macOS 12. The UI graphics have been changed, the manuscript papers are updated with some helpful new behaviors, and the ManuScript plug-in language gains more functions.
Dorico 4.0.20 is out with improvements to the jump bar, a quick tool selector for the Key Editor, and easier synchronization in the Library Manager, among other fixes. On Mac, Quick Look and full Spotlight support is added.
Finale version 27.2 runs natively on Apple silicon Macs for the first time. All default documents and document styles in v27.2 are now SMuFL-based, and, in a welcome surprise, there is a fully revamped SMuFL-compliant jazz default file and document style.
Steinberg has released Dorico 2.0 for iPad, a major update to the app that shares many features with its desktop counterpart. Many of the additions in Dorico 4 are now available on the mobile platform, as well as a bonus: freehand annotation for marking up scores in Read mode.
Steinberg has released Dorico 4.0.10, the first revision to Dorico 4, with nearly 100 bug fixes and several improvements, mainly in interacting with the Key Editor.
Notation Express for Dorico 4 has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of Dorico 4’s ability to communicate directly with Stream Deck.