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Third Dorico maintenance update released

by Philip Rothman on February 28, 2017 · 0 comments

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The third Dorico update, version 1.0.30, is available, with some new features particularly in the areas of rests, barlines, bar numbers, tremolo and grace note playback, as well as other areas of the program. In addition, dozens of bugs and other performance issues have been addressed.

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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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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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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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Dorico release date announced: October 19, 2016

by Philip Rothman on October 12, 2016 · 7 comments

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Steinberg announced that Dorico, its music notation and scoring software four years in development, will be available in one week, on October 19, 2016. A fully-launched Dorico web site and feature list go into great detail describing the program’s capabilities.

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A step-by-step tutorial on how to create feathered beams in Sibelius — first by spacing the notes evenly, and then by spacing them according to their speed, making for more realistic playback and display.

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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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Barline joins in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on September 14, 2016 · 2 comments

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Instrument families are typically grouped by joining barlines across staves. Here’s how to customize these groups and restore missing barlines in Sibelius.

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Harp glissando and arpeggio playback in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on July 22, 2016 · 9 comments

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Learn how to get harp notation that is pleasant to both the eye and ear by using several convenient plug-ins, in this guest post by Bob Zawalich.

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Steinberg announces Dorico; availability in Q4 2016

by Philip Rothman on May 17, 2016 · 56 comments

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Today Steinberg announced details about Dorico, the music scoring software more than three years in the making. This post covers the program’s release date, pricing, and details about its modes of working, and other initial impressions.

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