You’ve downloaded dozens or hundreds of Sibelius plug-ins — now how do you squeeze even more speed out of them and quickly access your favorites? One solution is Bob Zawalich’s My Plugins plug-in — “the plug-in’s plug-in”.
Tristan Noon’s e-book Notes to Notes: The Ultimate Guide to Business in Film & TV Music is a comprehensive and approachable guide to the music business, conveyed from the perspective of real-world experience.
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.
PDF-MusicBinder takes the tedium of setting up PDF files for accordion-style and booklet printing and turns it into a one-click process. PDF-BatchStitch combines multiple PDFs into one file with the option to set the number of copies per file.
PDF-Batch Booklet quickly imposes many booklets or 2-ups from single-page PDFs at once. Available for Mac & PC.
In Sibelius, typing the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) key in combination with another key often means “do this, but bigger.” Get to know the keyboard shortcuts where this applies.
Dorico’s separation of modes of working — Setup, Write, Engrave, Play, and Print — is unique among the various desktop music notation programs. But what if we open one window in Write mode and another in Engrave mode at the same time?
Stream Deck Mobile is now on Android. On iOS, Siri Shortcuts are now supported. Stream Deck powers Notation Express, putting powerful notation software features at your fingertips for Sibelius, Dorico, and Musescore.
Steinberg has released Dorico 3.1.10 with more than 50 bug fixes. Helpful improvements include additional popover commands in clefs and ornaments. A number of other areas have also been addressed.
Notation Express for Musescore is here. Just like their Sibelius and Dorico counterparts, which also see updates, it’s a fully customized profile for the Stream Deck console and Stream Deck Mobile app for iPhone that makes powerful Musescore features easy and fun to use.