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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

by Philip Rothman on January 19, 2017 · 4 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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2016 holiday shopping guide

by Philip Rothman on November 22, 2016 · 1 comment

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Have you been bad or good? We know you’ve been good, and that’s why we’ve assembled this unique holiday shopping guide for 2016 of books, apps, gear and more that you won’t find anywhere else — tailor-made especially for readers of our blog about music notation and technology.

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The latest StaffPad update brings support for the new Surface Dial along with useful improvements to writing recognition, working with selections and symbols, tuplet processing, and more.

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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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StaffPad update brings broad improvements

by Philip Rothman on April 7, 2016 · 15 comments

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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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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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2015 holiday shopping guide, from the Sibelius blog

by Philip Rothman on December 10, 2015 · 1 comment

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Ho ho ho, the 2015 holiday shopping guide is out for music nerds and those who love them, with some new goodies and some old favorites to stuff your stocking and lighten your wallet.

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StaffPad for Windows 10 released with new features

by Philip Rothman on November 10, 2015 · 46 comments

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Completely redesigned for Windows 10, the latest version of StaffPad is a free update for existing users and boasts impressive new features like partial bar selection, swing playback, handwritten dynamics recognition, sketch layer colors, and a new voice activated smart assistant.

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A modest proposal for a Sibelius app store

by Philip Rothman on July 7, 2015 · 18 comments

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A concept for a place where users can discover add-ons, purchase plug-ins, sound sets and more, with installation and updates automatically managed all from directly within Sibelius.

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