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by RMK
10 Jun 2018, 14:39
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

When using the new divisi feature, Dorico cannot add sub-brackets to, say, a divided Violin 1 section. Daniel Spreadbury has acknowledged this to me (in a comment on the Scoring Notes blog).

This is one area where Finale outshines both Sibelius and Dorico.
by RMK
10 Jun 2018, 12:52
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Pro 2 released
Replies: 36
Views: 1382

Re: Dorico Pro 2 released

This really looks very good to me.

When Dorico allows for more flexibility with brackets and sub-brackets, it will also become my first choice.

Waiting for the flame war on clef design...
by RMK
19 Mar 2018, 23:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

Perhaps the OP meant critical vs. practical performing edition?
by RMK
12 Jan 2018, 18:58
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Have reprints been getting worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Have reprints been getting worse?

Part of the problem is that (Kalmus, at least) has digitized their entire collection and now most titles are print-on-demand. At first, they were printed at a very low resolution until many orchestra librarians complained. It's a bit better now, but still not as sharp as the older prints.
by RMK
03 Jan 2018, 00:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Most popular engraving programs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Most popular engraving programs?

I was under the impression that SCORE does not use fonts for any musical symbols (perhaps excepting dynamics?), but is entirely vector based. I suppose you can alter settings that affect the shape of the notes and other symbols. It's really amazing (to me, anyway) that the the application that almos...
by RMK
15 Oct 2017, 17:27
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1
Replies: 151
Views: 29020

Re: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1

I don't know about the software, but I agree that this is really third rate work, both in terms of typography and engraving. I've seen enough similarly bad examples to know that there is no reason (anymore) to expect high quality engraving from Urtext editions. Hear, hear! I just bought orchestral ...
by RMK
11 Oct 2017, 21:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: What notation program is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: What notation program is this?

That was my guess as well.
by RMK
04 Oct 2017, 12:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Single note of 5/4
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: Single note of 5/4

I don't agree. Looks too much like a misplaced double-sharp.

I think a better solution is the rhythm dot on both sides of the note (the dot to the left signifying half the value of the dot on the right), although that could be confusing in certain polyphonic situations.
by RMK
03 Oct 2017, 12:05
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1
Replies: 151
Views: 29020

Re: [WORKBENCH] Brahms Op. 119, No. 1

Sometimes if you change the original staff (from upper to lower or vice versa) the situation resolves itself.
by RMK
20 Sep 2017, 12:22
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Notations 21
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Notations 21

It does look interesting, but $455 US?

I'll pass...