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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elaine Gould’s venerable music notation reference Behind Bars is now available as an e-book for Kindle, devices running the Kindle app, and Apple’s iBooks for Mac and iOS.

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MOLA 2016 Conference report, day 2

by Philip Rothman on May 15, 2016 · 9 comments

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Today’s MOLA sessions featured Steinberg product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury demonstrating the company’s new scoring application to assembled audience members, my Finale and StaffPad presentations, and much more.

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New plug-in: Dot Undot Rhythm

by Philip Rothman on April 23, 2016 · 12 comments

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A new plug-in by Bob Zawalich and inspired by Daniel Spreadbury instantly converts straight rhythms to dotted ones, and vice versa.

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