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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.