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NAMM 2017: Soundslice, a web-based music education tool and player

January 20, 2017

Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with Soundslice, the web-based music-learning software with an innovative music player that syncs notation with real audio or video.

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NAMM 2017: Komp, a music handwriting app for iOS, is in development

January 20, 2017

Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues with a preview of Komp, an in-development music notation app for iOS from Seattle-based Semitone, demonstrated at NAMM and scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2017.

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NAMM 2017: Newzik continues to grow and evolve

January 19, 2017

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

January 19, 2017

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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NAMM 2017: Dorico presentation at American Film Institute with SCL

January 18, 2017

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

January 17, 2017

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

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Headed to NAMM 2017

January 12, 2017

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 introduces SmartScore Music-to-XML, a PDF music scanning converter

January 9, 2017

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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2016: The Sibelius plug-in year in review

December 30, 2016

Thanks to Bob Zawalich, Kenneth Gaw, Hans-Christoph Wirth, and Tom Curran, 2016 brought us more useful Sibelius plug-ins. Bob summarizes the year in plug-in development along with a list of all plug-ins newly created in the past year.

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Dorico PDF reference manual now available

December 29, 2016

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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