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by benwiggy
14 Jul 2018, 10:44
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New classic typeface
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: New classic typeface

It looks excellent for music use and similar to that used by at least Durand in the past. It does indeed look like a lovely font to accompany music. I'll be interested when the other styles have been made. However, of all the publishers I'd want to emulate, I'm not sure Durand is on the list..... :...
by benwiggy
11 Jul 2018, 20:18
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Tremolo spacing?
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Tremolo spacing?

Tad = 4 bpm.
by benwiggy
10 Jul 2018, 12:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

If I may, I've written a blog for Dorico about the conceptual differences between Finale and Dorico, and it also includes my first 'finished' piece.

https://blog.dorico.com/2018/07/from-fi ... ers-story/
by benwiggy
26 Jun 2018, 09:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: How best to show alternative words for singer?
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: How best to show alternative words for singer?

I'd use Italics, or an ossia. Possibly along with a footnote. If I might advise: the EE vowel is certainly harder higher up the voice, without modification. Might you get the desired effect keeping "me" on the lower notes, so "no--w blames me, blames me, blames me, me". As far as dashed slurs go, I ...
by benwiggy
21 Jun 2018, 09:23
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A modern looking score in 2018?
Replies: 52
Views: 2150

Re: A modern looking score in 2018?

The fact that most serif fonts have these old school a and g which are known to be difficult to read for children and the reason why we have fonts with infant characters does not add to the readability of a serif font. I'm not sure which letterforms of a and g you consider to be "old school". The a...
by benwiggy
12 Jun 2018, 21:50
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Some concerns about the ligature shapes (ties and slurs). They don't look well imo, as it is case with the Sibelius default. ...some ties look like slurs, and v-v. Well-spotted, OCTO. Some of that may be due to problems in the 'translation' of XML from Finale to Dorico, which is not perfect. If I r...
by benwiggy
10 Jun 2018, 13:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

RMK wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 12:52
When Dorico allows for more flexibility with brackets and sub-brackets, it will also become my first choice.
What particular flexibility are you looking for? There's a large range of brace and bracket options.
by benwiggy
10 Jun 2018, 08:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

Lots (and lots) of talk about scores, but I've yet to see any part samples coming from this product. Anyone using it care to share? Yes, good idea. People use to say that "the result is wonderful" - what is meant by that? In comparison to Finale or Sibelius. Here's a sample Dorico document. I'm sur...
by benwiggy
08 Jun 2018, 11:35
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Nkoda: subscription streaming for sheet music
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Nkoda: subscription streaming for sheet music

I thought I would draw people's attention to this new digital service: pay a subscription, and view ANY content from the catalogues of participating publishers. "Spotify for Sheet Music" I think it's a really interesting development, which ticks all the boxes of giving musicians a huge range of cont...
by benwiggy
06 Jun 2018, 07:02
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 39
Views: 2290

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

The Dorico staff are well aware of the loathing for the dongle, but their hands are tied by Steinberg's general policy, which covers all the apps in their stable. It's possible that a review will come when progress forces the DRM software/hardware to be revised.