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NAMM 2017: Newzik continues to grow and evolve

by Philip Rothman on January 19, 2017 · 5 comments

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Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with an update on Newzik, the sheet reader app for iOS. We learn about how development is going and plans for the future of the app.

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Sibelius 8.5.1 update available

by Philip Rothman on January 19, 2017 · 6 comments

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Avid today released Sibelius 8.5.1, a maintenance update to the recent Sibelius 8.5 update. 8.5.1 fixes a number of bugs introduced in 8.5 and adds a new percentage column to the Staff sizes list, making it possible to change a custom staff size by relative size as well as absolute size.

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Our coverage of NAMM 2017 kicks off with a guest post from Doug LeBow at a Dorico presentation in Los Angeles at the American Film Institute, in association with the Society of Composers and Lyricists.

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StaffPad maintenance update improves MusicXML export

by Philip Rothman on January 17, 2017 · 2 comments

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The recent StaffPad maintenance update offers improved MusicXML support and several instrument additions and fixes.

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Headed to NAMM 2017

by Philip Rothman on January 12, 2017 · 6 comments

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The 2017 NAMM Show opens one week from today in Anaheim, California. Music companies and representatives from around the globe will be showcasing their latest wares, and we’ll be filing reports from the corners of music notation and technology to keep you informed.

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Musitek’s new SmartScore Music-to-XML music notation recognition utility — the same feature originally planned for inclusion in Finale 25 — can analyze scanned PDF files of music and send them directly to Finale, Sibelius, or Dorico, or save them as MusicXML.

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Dorico PDF reference manual now available

by Philip Rothman on December 29, 2016 · 8 comments

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The first version of the Dorico guide is now available to download as a PDF from Steinberg’s help site. While far from exhaustive, it is easy to follow and logically structured, making it a comprehensive, well-organized resource to help you make the most of the new software.

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Second Dorico maintenance update released

by Philip Rothman on December 20, 2016 · 4 comments

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The second Dorico update, version 1.0.20, is available. New features and improvements abound, with arpeggios, more page layout options, better bar rest handling in voices, and a new playback options dialog among the many enhancements and bug fixes.

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Finale v.25.2 maintenance update is released

by Philip Rothman on December 8, 2016 · 0 comments

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Finale 25.2 is the second maintenance update to Finale. It adds two long-requested options: instruments that transpose at the octave can retain their transposition in concert pitch scores, and a ruler to display bar numbers.

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Sibelius 8.5 introduces staff sizes on a per-system basis

by Philip Rothman on December 1, 2016 · 11 comments

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The Sibelius 8.5 update introduces the long-awaited ability to change the staff size on a system-by-system basis. A refresh of the Inspector and various other fixes round out this latest update.

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