MuseScore 3 is officially available. This is the first major new version of the software since MuseScore 2 in 2015. The most notable improvement in MuseScore 3 is the new automatic placement facility, and there are many other improvements, including a timeline, a score comparison tool, and much more.
Take maximum advantage of the new articulation features in Finale v26 with this script that automatically splits precomposed articulations (such as the combined accent-tenuto) into separate articulations that automatically stack and position correctly.
Bob Zawalich, Sibelius guru and plug-in developer extraordinaire, gives us a personal tour of how many new and updated plug-ins came to be over the past few months, meeting friends along the way.
A review of Stream Deck, a customizable control surface with 15 keys that connects to your computer. If you have dozens of key commands in Dorico, Sibelius, Finale, or other programs, Stream Deck can operate all of those commands with style.
Avid has released Sibelius 2018.11, the latest update to its music notation software. Although there are no significant new features in this release, Sibelius 2018.11 has been rewritten in the latest version of the Qt cross-platform application framework. There are a number of other fixes and improvements in 2018.11.
Keyboard shortcuts are essential tools for pro users on any platform. Although it’s not possible to natively program global shortcuts in Finale, you can use FinaleScript to fill the gap.
In the Sequence Editor of JW Change, you can build a custom sequence that changes existing elements in Finale through a general user interface, greatly speeding up workflow.
In addition to using the default keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius and Dorico, you can program your own, and even override the default settings if you so choose.
You can move notes and rests horizontally in Sibelius, which we call “sliding” notes. This first appeared in Sibelius 8.2 and was refined in 8.3. If you don’t know about this feature, you’ll want to see this 90-second video.
There are two new plug-ins for Sibelius that could help you speed up some tedious text entry tasks: Add Fingering To Notes for Sibelius 7+ and ReInput Text.