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Windows 10 and music notation software

by Philip Rothman on July 30, 2015 · 9 comments

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A summary of notation software compatibility with Windows 10 at this time.

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In a move that may spur the improvement and adoption of open standards for music notation, MakeMusic and Steinberg announced that they will be transferring development of their respective standard formats of MusicXML and SMuFL to the new Music Notation Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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MakeMusic acquires Weezic, a Paris-based startup, in order to incorporate its web-based interactive learning music software into the SmartMusic product line, and to open a European outpost.

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In part 2 of this two-part interview, Sibelius co-founder Ben Finn speaks to us about selling Sibelius to Avid, events after the sale, marketplace developments, and the state of the field today.

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In part 1 of a two-part interview, Sibelius co-founder Ben Finn speaks to us about the early days of Sibelius, evolving the software, and growing the company into the market leader.

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The “new” Sibelius is now available alongside new perpetual and subscription license plans. The version number is Sibelius 8.0, but how does it compare to major releases of years past, and should you upgrade?

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Sibelius 8 appears in retail catalog and web site

by Philip Rothman on June 15, 2015 · 9 comments

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Although Sibelius 8 hasn’t officially been released by Avid yet, the popular music retailer Sweetwater has begun to offer it in its music retail catalog and web store.

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Neuratron has released PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8, an upgrade to its music scanning and recognition software that brings the NotateMe handwriting app to the desktop for the first time.

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Start your day with news about the NotePerformer 1.5.0 update, learn about the new features in NotateMe 3, and check out some summer workshops from veteran music technology instructor Mike Klinger.

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A new guidebook for MuseScore is a thorough and logically written reference for those using the notation software for the first time or for those seeking to expand their knowledge.

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