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by OCTO
16 Jan 2018, 09:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

There are no so many slurs there.
To mimic SCORE there should be adjusted numerous settings, not only fonts. The example above is quite pretty, though.
by OCTO
14 Jan 2018, 15:29
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Have reprints been getting worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Have reprints been getting worse?

I think in some decades ago the only way was the offset printing or even litho. Nowadays the digital print on demand has definitely decreased quality. I use a POD service and sometimes my scores look terrible sometimes excellent. I believe they forget to change ink cartridge adequately.
by OCTO
13 Jan 2018, 19:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

:) :) :)
Depends who has engraved... Some good scores have remarkable beautiful slurs in SCORE.

By the way, I have the same feeling for Sibelius. The default setting is truly miserable.
What I tried to mimic is the flatness and boldness of SCORE.
by OCTO
13 Jan 2018, 19:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 5
Views: 119

My current Sibelius slur settings

Here are my current Sibelius slur settings. I have somehow tried to mimic SCORE.
Let me know what you think.
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by OCTO
11 Jan 2018, 05:08
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale or Sibelius
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Finale or Sibelius

I see. Once there was a test file on the forum.makemusic.com that was done from scratch in the current version. It ended up to be as slow as any other file. But I understand your point, that would be a clever procedure. The question is - if the default files inside of the setup procedure are done in...
by OCTO
10 Jan 2018, 13:18
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

When I was a student in NYC, I spent several weeks engraving on one of those for a small choral music publisher. They were happy to give me one-on-one instruction, since so few people knew how to use one. Coordinating music and text was harrowing. I eventually quit to have more time for piano pract...
by OCTO
10 Jan 2018, 08:22
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Pitch bracket notation
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Pitch bracket notation

I guess that the original poster wants to explore something behind music, not merely by just finding a new notation as a replacement. Being a composer, musician and engraver for my entire life, I firmly believe that in the extended-'western' notation (EWN) it is possible to notate almost everything ...
by OCTO
09 Jan 2018, 14:46
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Does score quality influence performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Does score quality influence performance?

I would say - yes, if it is meant to be played from score (agreeing that there are no 'mistakes'). To clarify, as Fred says: it does affect reading - to say notation affects overall perception - and thus everything else that comes with it. For me, a perfect engraved score puts as little as possible ...
by OCTO
09 Jan 2018, 10:25
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Pitch bracket notation
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Pitch bracket notation

Thank you for that.
That looks VERY exotic. What would be the main purpose/idea of that notation?
I wanted a notation that visually captures the intricate mathematical processes and patterns at play in classical music.
Is that something you need for visualisation?