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NAMM 2017: Talking MusicXML and more with Michael Good

by Philip Rothman on January 21, 2017 · 0 comments

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Our NAMM 2017 coverage continues as we talk about MusicXML and more with Michael Good, MakeMusic’s vice president of MusicXML technologies.

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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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2016: A year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 26, 2016 · 6 comments

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Have some down time during the holidays? Or looking to get ahead for the new year? Here you’ll find many of the posts 2016, from industry news to tips and tutorials in the field of music notation software and related technology.

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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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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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Finale v.25.1 maintenance update is released

by Philip Rothman on October 25, 2016 · 0 comments

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MakeMusic has released the first update to version 25 of Finale, officially known as v.25.1. This maintenance update mostly fixes bugs, but also adds several interface improvements and modest feature enhancements.

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Music notation software and macOS Sierra (updated)

by Philip Rothman on September 19, 2016 · 12 comments

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A summary of notation software compatibility with macOS Sierra (Mac OS X 10.12) at this time.

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Create harp diagrams in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore

by Philip Rothman on September 7, 2016 · 6 comments

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Harp pedal diagrams may look forbidding, but you can learn how to read them and place them in your score like a pro in Sibelius, Finale, and MuseScore.

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Finale enters the world of 64-bit computing today with a new release focused on streamlining and modernizing the codebase. New features include ReWire support, correct transposed instrument note entry, dashed slurs, and more Garritan sounds.

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Going behind the scenes in a new video from Steinberg’s Dorico program, what’s cooking for MuseScore 3.0, and learning more about an online music font comparison tool that could have big potential for Finale.

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