Dorico Pro 2 review: Major update surprises, exceeds expectations; lower-cost “Elements” introduced

Dorico Pro 2.0, released today, is a major update to Steinberg’s music notation software, with new features across the board in many areas. Smart staff management, slash notation, bar repeats, a new handwritten music font, a new system track, support for large time signatures, automation in Play mode, video support, and much more round out an impressive release.

Video tutorial: 10 features of Sibelius 7’s ribbon

If you’re still weighing up whether or not to upgrade to Sibelius 7, and you’re worried about the impact the new task-orientated user interface will have on your use of the software, then this video tutorial from the ever-reliable Philip Rothman of NYC Music Services (@nycmusicservice) should be of great interest. While it’s not a comprehensive […]

Introducing the new Sibelius First

We’re very pleased to announce that a new version of Sibelius’s little brother, Sibelius First, is available from today, with some great new features never before seen in music notation software (including Sibelius 7!). Sibelius First is designed for home users, students, instrumental teachers, songwriters, choir masters – anybody who needs to quickly and easily produce […]

Sibelius 7 Essential Training on Lynda.com

If you’re looking for ways to learn Sibelius 7, you’re spoiled for choice. Not only is there comprehensive on-screen documentation provided with the software (which you can also download here), an optional printed version of the Sibelius 7 Reference Guide, an excellent book in the Avid Learning Series by James Humberstone, Sibelius 7 Music Notation […]

Sibelius scores mascots for London 2012 Olympics

Preparations for the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 continue apace. Recently, the mascots for the big events were revealed: Wenlock and Mandeville, formed – so the story goes – from two drops of steel from the last girder made for the new Olympic Stadium at Stratford. The mascots will appear in every form you […]