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Dorico is here: A review

by Alexander Plötz on October 19, 2016 · 80 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.


Alfred Music, the educational music publisher and distributor, is now owned by Peaksware Holdings, LLC. Peaksware is the Boulder, Colorado-based holding company that owns MakeMusic, Inc.

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Avid’s Sam Butler and Joe Pearson speak about the upcoming Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology, its purpose, and future.


Among several announcements at NAMM was a press release describing a new cloud publishing technology for Sibelius.


Plug-in guru Bob Zawalich’s tour de force on using font sizes in wildcards in Sibelius, with detailed instructions on converting points to spaces.


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Add text formatting changes to Score Info and plug-ins

by Philip Rothman on July 22, 2014 · 1 comment

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By knowing a few easy-to-learn codes, you can be a formatting change wizard and get Sibelius to automatically apply line-breaks and make font, character and style modifications.

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Leipzig Urtext fonts now available from FontShop

by Philip Rothman on December 3, 2013 · 0 comments

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Two more Urtext Music Fonts have recently been released and are available now from FontShop. Back in July of this year we covered the release of an extensive set of eight fonts based upon the look of historical music engravings. Designer Stephen Carisse created these fonts, which span a range from the classic musical typography of […]


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Go wild with text wildcards

by Philip Rothman on August 5, 2013 · 1 comment

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They’re not so wild and crazy: in this brief video tutorial I describe how to insert text wildcards so that your text will update automatically in all instances where wildcards appear.

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Urtext fonts for Sibelius now available from FontShop

by Philip Rothman on July 22, 2013 · 9 comments

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Judging from the interest in the Bravura font, the pre-release version of the font to be included with Steinberg’s new notation software, Sibelius users are eager for new ways to make their music look even more distinctive and beautiful. With the ubiquity of notation software, each program has certain “tells” that, to the relatively trained […]


This blog post is written by Robert Puff, one of the industry’s top music preparers. Robert and his company RPM Seattle have prepared scores and parts for over 100 feature films since 1995. He also writes the insightful blog Of Note, where he shares Finale & Sibelius tips and tutorials. Read on to learn more […]