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by OCTO
08 Nov 2018, 08:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

I think that one thing is clear: musicians and experienced engravers do need a human-like intervention in engraving. This is so obvious when Dorico implemented a font that looks "punched" (so to speak: without perfect shapes) and numerous font designers, starting with November a long time ago, indee...
by OCTO
07 Nov 2018, 14:25
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Beauty in a digitalised world of music copying

I just wanted to continue sharing my thoughts (from another thread) about an idea of beauty versus idea of artificial intelligence. If we don't want to let the software take some or even the most of engraving decisions, but we use a software as an empty canvas to be manually filled in, there will be...
by OCTO
07 Nov 2018, 11:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Engraving in MuseScore
Replies: 48
Views: 9476

Re: Engraving in MuseScore

Taking back this topic, I continue with my violin piece in MuseScore. A very interesting thing is clear: MuseScore is not capable of doing many things automatically, and therefore I am forced to do manual adjustments, thus taking my own decisions in pure engraving. Also, with manual adjustments you ...
by OCTO
07 Nov 2018, 10:59
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Headless notes and their articulations
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: Headless notes and their articulations

John Ruggero wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 21:50
For the same sort of reason, the octave sign would be placed over the last G only (see page 326 in Gould) since it is the only definite note available.
That is very interesting indeed, thank you John.
I will consider how to apply it.
by OCTO
06 Nov 2018, 19:50
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Headless notes and their articulations
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Re: Headless notes and their articulations

another variant of the 8va position.
screenshot 4.png
by OCTO
06 Nov 2018, 19:47
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Headless notes and their articulations
Replies: 4
Views: 1399

Headless notes and their articulations

I am in doubt where to place articulations on headless notes. Articulations are, in the most cases, centered over/under noteheads. Here the notehead is missing, therefore are the stems the main position factor? screenshot 3.png Additional question: how about the end of the example? I am not sure whe...
by OCTO
05 Nov 2018, 07:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: New font for figured bass: Figurato
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Re: New font for figured bass: Figurato

Hey everybody! I thought some of you might be intersted in a font project I've been working on. It's another font for figured bass notation, called Figurato. Here's me inputting some figured bass with Figurato using the lyrics popover in Dorico: It looks very good, and - easy! Is it possible to use...
by OCTO
02 Nov 2018, 23:05
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Some thoughts on Bravura
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Some thoughts on Bravura

Here are samples of Maestro and Fravura to illustrate some of OCTO's points I think that Fravura is not a verbatim copy and has some edits on Bravura. Such are flags. Finale cannot use single flags for each value, but uses compound flags. One is flag for 8, one is flag for 16 and all above use addi...
by OCTO
29 Oct 2018, 22:16
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Some thoughts on Bravura
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Some thoughts on Bravura

From another thread: ...I want to test another font in order to make a more "bold" score. Bravura (Norfolk, Fravura) looks pretty advanced. I am still not loving some symbols there. Any specifics? I'm curious to hear what it is you aren't loving (if you don't mind elaborating a little bit more...). ...
by OCTO
29 Oct 2018, 20:09
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - question
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Now I see I have never replied to you tisimst! Which font in the Music Type Foundry is the most developed one: number of glyphs, number of complete (=non crossing over) symbols? The most developed one currently is Cadence, but I have a very significant update coming for that. I'll post more about it...