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TGTools beta for Finale 2014.5 available

by Philip Rothman on April 26, 2016 · 0 comments

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Readers using Finale on Mac and the full version of the powerful TGTools plug-in bundle will be pleased to learn about an update that restores compatibility between TGTools and Finale 2014.5

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Alfred Music, the educational music publisher and distributor, is now owned by Peaksware Holdings, LLC. Peaksware is the Boulder, Colorado-based holding company that owns MakeMusic, Inc.

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Make booklets and 2-ups with PDF-BatchBooklet

by Philip Rothman on April 14, 2016 · 5 comments

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Another addition to the category of fast and free PDF apps is PDF-Batch Booklet, which quickly imposes many booklets or 2-ups from single-page PDFs at once. Available for Mac & PC.

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To start off the week, we have a healthy roundup of news as it pertains to software updates for Sibelius, Dolet, SmartMusic, and MuseScore.

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StaffPad update brings broad improvements

by Philip Rothman on April 7, 2016 · 14 comments

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The latest StaffPad update brings support for pickup bars, D.C./D.S./Coda repeats, bar repeats, automatic drum kit notation, plus a host of miscellaneous improvements and performance upgrades that add up to a very solid update.

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Sibelius 8.2 introduces the ability to enharmonically spell notes differently in a part and the score, a new sliding feature which moves notes and rests horizontally, and better placement of repeat barlines in relation to time signatures.

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Introducing Batch Scale PDF, a simple, free app for Mac & PC that quickly scales many PDFs to any other size PDF. Originally intended to scale sheet music of different sizes, Batch Scale PDF can be used for any purpose.

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Sibelius 8.2 features start appearing on web sites

by Philip Rothman on March 25, 2016 · 8 comments

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Sibelius 8.2 has not officially been made available, but details about its new features have already appeared on Avid’s web site as well as that of a Japanese distributor.

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The online music writing application Noteflight has unveiled an upgrade with new navigation and account sidebars, a new score editor user interface, and improved playback features.

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The new CineScore music preparation templates for Finale and Sibelius offer pro-looking scores and parts for studio sessions at a modest price.

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