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Monthly live Dorico sessions begin today, January 26

by Philip Rothman on January 26, 2017 · 2 comments

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Steinberg today launches a series of monthly live video tutorials for those wanting to learn more about how to use Dorico. The first of the Discover Dorico sessions begins today, January 26, at 11:00 am EST (US).

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Sibelius 8.5.1 update available

by Philip Rothman on January 19, 2017 · 4 comments

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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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Second Dorico maintenance update released

by Philip Rothman on December 20, 2016 · 4 comments

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The second Dorico update, version 1.0.20, is available. New features and improvements abound, with arpeggios, more page layout options, better bar rest handling in voices, and a new playback options dialog among the many enhancements and bug fixes.

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Sibelius 8.5 introduces staff sizes on a per-system basis

by Philip Rothman on December 1, 2016 · 11 comments

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The Sibelius 8.5 update introduces the long-awaited ability to change the staff size on a system-by-system basis. A refresh of the Inspector and various other fixes round out this latest update.

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First Dorico maintenance update released

by Philip Rothman on November 25, 2016 · 13 comments

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The first Dorico maintentance update is full of new features and bug fixes covering all areas of the program. Notable among them are the significant performance improvements, the addition of a transpose feature, customizable vertical staff spacing, and better selection techniques.

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Dorico is here: A review

by Alexander Plötz on October 19, 2016 · 79 comments

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At long last, Steinberg has released Dorico, its new music notation and scoring software. Alexander Plötz takes a detailed look into the new software’s philosophy, its features, and its feature. Andrew Noah Cap and Philip Rothman contribute additional content to this thorough review.

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A video tutorial that describes a multi-step solution to a persistent problem in Sibelius: instrument changes with key signatures that break multirests and don’t display correctly in the score or part.

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Tacet parts in Finale and Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 16, 2015 · 4 comments

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Tacet parts are useful in performance and recording contexts, to let a player know that their part has been accounted for even if they aren’t playing. Learn how to make these parts in Finale and Sibelius.

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Using the Style Sheet plug-in in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 1, 2015 · 0 comments

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The new Style Sheet plug-in is an advanced way to display which text styles, line styles, symbols, and notehead styles are being used in a score. Its creator Bob Zawalich gives us an in-depth tutorial on how to take full advantage of its power.

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Create a centered group name in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on August 20, 2015 · 7 comments

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In Sibelius it’s technically impossible to center a group name between two staves and also individually name each staff. Here’s a clever workaround to the problem, along with a video tutorial explaining the concept.

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