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.
Music Notation Community Group reviews progress; discusses future MNX format
The W3C Music Notation Community Group held its 2021 annual meeting. The major discussion topic was the status of MNX, the new music notation format. In addition, the group reviewed recent achievements such as MusicXML 4.0, SMuFL 1.4, and a new documentation generator.
Finale version 27 review: SMuFL and MusicXML 4.0 support
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.
Daniel Spreadbury on music fonts: past, present, and future
Daniel Spreadbury returns to Scoring Notes to talk about the common set of font specifications known as the Standard Music Font Layout, or SMuFL. We get into the history of music fonts and how we got to where we are today with this essential component of music notation software technology.
Music notation software accommodations in response to coronavirus outbreak
A summary of the changes in music notation software product licenses, policies, and sales in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Also information on the 2020 W3C Music Notation Community Group meeting.
W3C Music Notation Community Group meeting at Musikmesse 2019
The W3C Music Notation Community Group met in Frankfurt during the 2019 Musikmesse trade show on April 4, 2019. Topics of discussion included SMuFL 1.3 and 1.4, MusicXML 3.2, the DAISY Consortium on Braille music, and MNX.
NAMM 2019: Wrap-up
The 2019 NAMM Show is over, and we had more news coverage, interviews, photos, and videos than ever. Whether you missed any posts from the past few days or just want to relive the excitement, here’s a wrap-up of all our activity from sunny Anaheim, California.
NAMM 2019: Full speed ahead with Dorico
At the 2019 NAMM Show, we visit with Steinberg’s product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury and product specialist John Barron to talk about Dorico’s past, present, and future, after a busy year of major updates and rapid progress in the software.
Headed to NAMM 2019
The 2019 NAMM Show will take place from Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ll have blog coverage from the show; here’s what to expect.
Headed to NAMM 2018
The 2018 NAMM Show will take place from Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ll have blog coverage from the show; here’s what to expect.