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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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New plug-in: Dot Undot Rhythm

April 23, 2016

A new plug-in by Bob Zawalich and inspired by Daniel Spreadbury instantly converts straight rhythms to dotted ones, and vice versa.

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Alfred Music joins Peaksware, parent company of MakeMusic

April 20, 2016

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

April 14, 2016

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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Monday morning updates: Sibelius, Dolet, SmartMusic, MuseScore

April 11, 2016

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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StaffPad update brings broad improvements

April 7, 2016

The latest StaffPad update brings support for pickup bars, D.C./D.S./Coda repeats, bar repeats, automatic drum kit notation, plus a host of miscellaneous improvements and performance upgrades that add up to a very solid update.

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Sibelius 8.2 released with new “sliding” feature and enharmonic differences in parts

March 31, 2016

Sibelius 8.2 introduces the ability to enharmonically spell notes differently in a part and the score, a new sliding feature which moves notes and rests horizontally, and better placement of repeat barlines in relation to time signatures.

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Quickly scale many PDFs with Batch Scale PDF, a new free app

March 28, 2016

Introducing Batch Scale PDF, a simple, free app for Mac & PC that quickly scales many PDFs to any other size PDF. Originally intended to scale sheet music of different sizes, Batch Scale PDF can be used for any purpose.

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