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by benwiggy
06 Sep 2019, 19:17
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

How do you play music in? I thought it was all text? And it does automatic condensing of parts?
by benwiggy
06 Sep 2019, 06:44
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

I agree that it is the user who decides when the work is finished, and a good engraver can be exacting in any software. But computers are here to do the work for us, not to provide us with more work. Consider Dorico's new star feature: playing in chords to several different parts at once, and having...
by benwiggy
05 Sep 2019, 09:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 3 Launch
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Dorico 3 Launch

Highlights include automatic "Condensing" of parts in Full Score; note input of chords to multiple staves; notation for Guitar Tab, Harp pedalling, harmonics; improvements to Lyrics, Fingerings; a variety of new Playback features and capabilities; adding comments to scores; and a whole slew of produ...
by benwiggy
02 Sep 2019, 10:37
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 3 Launch
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Dorico 3 Launch

Dorico is holding a "live-streaming event" on Thursday 5 September at 2pm BST / 3pm CET / 9am EDT / 6am PDT, for an announcement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5WmKauJ4OQ Given the recent sighting of an advert for Dorico 3 on the back of UK music magazines Autumn issue, 'it's not rocket salad' to...
by benwiggy
02 Sep 2019, 10:27
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: HBengraver
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: HBengraver

Does anyone still have a copy of this old Mac software? You have two problems: finding someone who has the software, and finding a way of running it on modern Mac hardware. It's likely that it's written for Classic Mac OS, not even early OS X, whose PPC apps won't run on Intel Macs from MacOS Lion ...
by benwiggy
01 Sep 2019, 09:24
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Annual Notation Software Survey
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Annual Notation Software Survey

Last time I tested Dorico, after 32 measures of a relatively simple quartet of single line instruments there were far too many basic notational errors that I simply could not overlook. Having to repeatedly fix really basic note, rest, and beaming issues would drive me absolutely insane and slow my ...
by benwiggy
01 Sep 2019, 07:41
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 17
Views: 1199

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

So, what does this community recommend? Is the current version of Dorico adequate for producing high-quality engravings that don’t require SCORE-level amounts of tweaking? Yes. In terms of "effort-to-result ratio", I'd say Dorico leads the field. I've used Finale for over 20 years, but I find Doric...
by benwiggy
31 Aug 2019, 14:00
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven pedalling
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Beethoven pedalling

One for John: a friend of mine has just published a paper about the use (or lack) of pedalling marks in Beethoven's piano music. It seems to suggest that he only marked it where it varied from existing convention, and an absence of markings doesn't mean an absence of pedal. The article might be 'beh...
by benwiggy
22 Aug 2019, 08:26
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: How to effectively print/ship scores and to be competitive as a publisher?
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: How to effectively print/ship scores and to be competitive as a publisher?

Octo, you talk about being competitive, but the one thing you don't mention is price! Cost savings in commercial printing are all about "the run-on", which is every copy you print after the first one. The unit cost keeps going down, the more copies you print. "Digital" printing (which is actually st...
by benwiggy
21 Aug 2019, 17:48
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Type 1 Postscript fonts now obsolete

I notice that Apple's support documents now say: Legacy suitcase TrueType fonts and PostScript Type 1 LWFN fonts might work but aren't recommended. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201749 (Updated 29 October 2018). Apple confirmed to me only a few years ago that Type 1 fonts were still supported, w...