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Avid extends upgrade deadline by one week to July 6

by Philip Rothman on June 30, 2016 · 1 comment

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Today Avid announced that the deadline to upgrade to Sibelius 8 from Sibelius 7.5 or earlier at an introductory price is being extended by one week to July 6, 2016.

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Released today, Sibelius 8.4 includes the option of using more custom staff sizes in a Sibelius document. MusicXML import and export of the feature is supported. The Scorch iPad app has also been updated in tandem with the Sibelius 8.4 release.

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A take on the week’s news in music notation and technology, from Sibelius upgrade plans to new Finale features, Logic Pro X updates, and a dual-screen e-paper music reader that may be in our future.

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Avid eases upgrade pricing after June 30 deadline

by Philip Rothman on May 21, 2016 · 11 comments

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Avid announced a revised price of $299 for Sibelius customers using Sibelius 7.5 and earlier who wait until after June 30, 2016 to upgrade to the latest version of Sibelius.

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Steinberg announces Dorico; availability in Q4 2016

by Philip Rothman on May 17, 2016 · 50 comments

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Today Steinberg announced details about Dorico, the music scoring software more than three years in the making. This post covers the program’s release date, pricing, and details about its modes of working, and other initial impressions.

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Sibelius 8.3 is available. It introduces the ability to individually color notes, improves upon 8.2’s sliding feature by more intelligently grouping rests, and improves the independent enharmonic spelling feature introduced in 8.2.

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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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