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Importing only certain elements of house styles in Sibelius

June 7, 2016

In this guest post, Bob Zawalich shows us how to import only certain elements of a Sibelius house style — lines, symbols and noteheads — without otherwise changing the appearance of your score.

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House style fonts and identifying house style families in Sibelius

May 31, 2016

In this guest post, Bob Zawalich explains the concept of house styles in Sibelius and how to identify families of styles for use in your scores.

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Avid eases upgrade pricing after June 30 deadline

May 21, 2016

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

May 17, 2016

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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MOLA 2016 Conference report, day 2

May 15, 2016

Today’s MOLA sessions featured Steinberg product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury demonstrating the company’s new scoring application to assembled audience members, my Finale and StaffPad presentations, and much more.

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MOLA 2016 Conference report, day 1

May 14, 2016

A report from the first day of activities at the 34th annual MOLA Conference in Helsinki, with presentations on music notation and an update on tomorrow’s Steinberg product demonstration.

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Using the Clipboards plug-in in Sibelius

May 11, 2016

Clipboards, a new plug-in for Sibelius, lets you store the contents of selections into up to 30 numbered clipboards, and to paste from those clipboards into a score. The plug-in’s creator, Bob Zawalich, walks us through how to use it.

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Sibelius 8.3 released with individual note colors, other fixes

May 5, 2016

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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2016 MOLA conference to feature notation sessions, StaffPad, Steinberg demo

May 2, 2016

The 34th annual Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland from May 13-16, 2016. I’ll be presenting sessions on Sibelius (the software, that is), Finale, and StaffPad, and Daniel Spreadbury will be giving a keynote presentation on the new Steinberg scoring software.

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TGTools beta for Finale 2014.5 available

April 26, 2016

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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