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by tisimst
05 Feb 2020, 15:21
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: StaffPad now for iOS
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: StaffPad now for iOS

I am always amazed by what they’ve been able to accomplish. The sound samples on their website are equally incredible.
by tisimst
02 Feb 2020, 19:02
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Metrico: Font for metric equations
Replies: 18
Views: 4561

Re: Metrico: Font for metric equations

@OCTO, no, there is a font called Metrico, created for the purpose of creating metronome marks and other metric equations.

@Giangi, you may need to manually turn on ligatures and such in the font options in Word.
by tisimst
16 Dec 2019, 19:44
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Urtext Kapellmeister"
Replies: 12
Views: 6425

Re: "Urtext Kapellmeister"

Very true
by tisimst
29 Nov 2019, 08:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Where to put this dot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Where to put this dot?

Two options: 1. Add space between the notes as they are with minim on the left and place the dot between them, but keeping just a hair more white space on the right of the dot so it looks like it belongs to the minim. 2. Switch the notes’ places so the minim is on the right and place the dot next to...
by tisimst
27 Nov 2019, 18:46
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Octave transposing clef design?
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: Octave transposing clef design?

Here’s my opinion on music typeface design generally: Since music scores are largely *functional* (as in, it communicates instructions), the design should be as legible as possible while not being overly stylistic, causing unnecessary attention to itself. On the specific topic here, I agree. A large...
by tisimst
15 Nov 2019, 07:44
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: A3+ paper layout in Finale
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Re: A3+ paper layout in Finale

Better to do use actual 13x9.5, print to PDF, then print to another PDF via the PDF reader in 2-up booklet mode. You can also use what’s called imposition software which is designed to do this very thing.
by tisimst
13 Oct 2019, 21:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 8854

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I don't know if I would put all faith on fonts, noteheads, for this example. In my opinion, I see it more as: - compactness (thus BW balance too) - spacing (I would guess scaling factor 1.4, rather than to Fibonacci) - slurs (soft curves and flat slur) - close secondary beam separation - line thick...
by tisimst
13 Oct 2019, 18:06
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 8854

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

I’ve always found “warmer” styles more pleasant and less tiring to read from. So, I’d say it is better, but I’ve heard plenty of others say they think the thinner, more contrast-y, and sharp style feels more professional, and therefore “better”. To each his own, as they say.
by tisimst
11 Oct 2019, 15:48
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Comment on text on staff
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Comment on text on staff

In this particular case, I’d combine the directives and put above the staff.
by tisimst
11 Oct 2019, 13:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Fingering on staff
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Fingering on staff

For a higher-contrast font such as you're using here (Old Standard TT Bold), then it may be useful because at these smaller sizes, the horizontal lines tend to fade away. A less contrasted font style with a bit more weight than the staff lines would be preferable so they stand out a little better if...