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Sibelius 8.1.1 update available

by Philip Rothman on February 8, 2016 · 0 comments

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Avid today released Sibelius 8.1.1, a minor update to the recent Sibelius 8.1 update. 8.1.1 addresses a few issues, improving the trackpad experience on Mac and fixing sluggishness in some areas of the program.

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Avid has implemented layoffs affecting the Pro Tools team and related audio products. According to Avid, no changes have affected the Sibelius team.

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We round up the latest music and technology news from near and far about the W3C Music Notation Community Group, a new iPad sheet music app from Henle, and Apple’s new Music Memos for iOS.

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Sibelius 8.1 adds support for automatically handling rests in multiple voices, places ending lines correctly by default, and, for the first time, offers direct MP3 audio export.

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Finale 2014.5 released

by Philip Rothman on November 17, 2015 · 11 comments

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Finale 2014.5 is released with a slew of bug fixes, interface changes, a few new features — and, some promised performance improvements that are worth exploring for a closer look.

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StaffPad for Windows 10 released with new features

by Philip Rothman on November 10, 2015 · 30 comments

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Completely redesigned for Windows 10, the latest version of StaffPad is a free update for existing users and boasts impressive new features like partial bar selection, swing playback, handwritten dynamics recognition, sketch layer colors, and a new voice activated smart assistant.

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Avid is in the process of hiring a team of six Sibelius developers to be based in Montréal. Avid’s Tim Carroll tells us about the new office, where the developers will work exclusively on Sibelius.

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Music Encoding Conference call for proposals

by Philip Rothman on October 22, 2015 · 0 comments

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The Music Encoding Initiative (MEI) is seeking proposals for its 2016 Music Encoding Conference, to be held in Montréal, Canada from May 17-20, 2016.

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Daniel Spreadbury previews Steinberg software in New York

by Philip Rothman on October 15, 2015 · 25 comments

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Daniel Spreadbury recently visited New York to give music publishers and engravers a preview of Steinberg’s new scoring application.

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Microsoft’s new Surfaces do an admirable job of pushing the all-in-one tablet/PC concept forward, and the forthcoming StaffPad update for Windows 10 takes full advantage.

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