The Notation Central Black Friday sale continues with Notation Express and Notation Express XL, the custom-designed profiles for Stream Deck that makes powerful Sibelius Ultimate and Dorico Pro features fun and easy to use, for 22% off.
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.
Notation Express for Dorico 4 has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of Dorico 4’s ability to communicate directly with Stream Deck.
Dorico 4 is available. This massive update brings features first seen on the iPad, like a Key Editor in Write mode and a revamped Play mode. From smart MIDI import to a library manager with granular house style control, to better score setup and more, this update touches every corner.
Still using Dorico 3.0? We provide a helpful analysis for the smart shopper in light of Steinberg’s “PSA” about the pricing for the forthcoming Dorico 4 release and a limited-time money-saving opportunity if you intend to upgrade.
Dorico 4, to come in early 2022, will be the first application to use Steinberg’s new identity-based licensing system, which will enable single-user activation on two computers simultaneously.
Avid is bringing back discounted upgrades, or “reinstatements”, for Sibelius customers with a perpetual license to get current with the latest updates and support — but the offer is only good through December 31, 2021.
A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3.5, a major upgrade to its scoring program. Pitch-before-duration note input, semantic figured bass, line style editors, and condensing for section players are among the dozens of new features and improvements.
If you’re still using Sibelius 6, 7, or 7.5, or an expired license for Sibelius Ultimate, and need to get current without moving to a subscription, the best option to update your perpetual license is through a reseller.