The scope and scale of the improvements in the Dorico 5.1 update runs the gamut, with substantial new features in notation, engraving, productivity, organization, and playback, including the new Iconica Sketch library.
Dorico 5 is out with the inclusion of more SMuFL music fonts; speedier note input workflows; playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and Groove Agent SE; an instrument editor; and a host of other worthwhile enhancements.
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.
There are preferences and then there are the Preferences, with a capital P — settings in an application that can significantly shape your regular work. Whether or not Dorico is your preferred program, let’s find out what Preferences it offers.
In this guest post by A. Eric Heukeshoven, find out how to make Sibelius 6 sing lyrics during playback using the latest version EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs. Eric is a member of the music faculty at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he teaches composition, arranging, ear training, low brass, organ, and jazz piano. […]
Sibelius user John Glossenger got in touch with me to share his tips for using third party VST and Audio Units virtual instruments with Sibelius. He says: Before I moved to Sibelius (from SONAR), I created about 2,000 presets for my various VSTs, such as Absynth, Pro53 and FM8. I ran into some problems while […]
Plogue Art et Technologie are a particularly smart pair of chaps from Montreal who are very close to our hearts at Sibelius. David and Seb’s audio engine powers the support for VST and AU instruments and effects in Sibelius 5, and they’re also the brains behind the new ARIA sample player at the heart of […]