Music Type Foundry - question

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Music Type Foundry - question

Post by OCTO » 09 Aug 2018, 09:31

Hello Abraham and others,

Which font in the Music Type Foundry is the most developed one: number of glyphs, number of complete (=non crossing over) symbols?
I just wonder because 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.

Abraham, which would you choose for the contemporary music, yet not being with straight flags and other exquisite contemporary things?

Also, for Sibelius or Finale.

Thanks. O.

Add: OTOH, David Ward has always astound me with his simple but always correct and beautiful use of the standard Finale fonts in his scores.
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Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Post by Schonbergian » 09 Aug 2018, 16:11

Not Abraham, but I consider the Cadence font to be exactly what you're looking for - bold yet incredibly modern and unobtrusive.

I also have a soft spot for Universal's house style (MTF-Arnold) and think their combination of fonts and design is incredibly modern, but I know some will disagree.

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Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Post by David Ward » 09 Aug 2018, 17:47

OCTO wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 09:31
… … … Add: OTOH, David Ward has always astound me with his simple but always correct and beautiful use of the standard Finale fonts in his scores.
:)

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Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Post by OCTO » 10 Aug 2018, 09:17

Schonbergian wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 16:11
Not Abraham, but I consider the Cadence font to be exactly what you're looking for - bold yet incredibly modern and unobtrusive.

I also have a soft spot for Universal's house style (MTF-Arnold) and think their combination of fonts and design is incredibly modern, but I know some will disagree.
Thanks for this, I will check it now.
Schonbergian wrote:
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I also have a soft spot for Universal's house style
Universal or Universal?
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Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Post by OCTO » 10 Aug 2018, 09:30

OCTO wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 09:17
Universal or Universal?
Yes, the second one, UE.
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Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Post by Schonbergian » 11 Aug 2018, 03:34

UE - their historical style (such as the examples I have posted around this forum in the past), not their current style.

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Re: Music Type Foundry - question

Post by tisimst » 13 Aug 2018, 19:13

OCTO wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 09:31
Hello Abraham and others,
Hey! Sorry for my delayed response. I was just curious to hear what others thought first.
OCTO wrote: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 when it's ready.

What do you mean by "non-crossing over"?
OCTO wrote: I just wonder because 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...).
OCTO wrote: Abraham, which would you choose for the contemporary music, yet not being with straight flags and other exquisite contemporary things?
Again, some more specifics would help me here since I don't do much along these lines. Both Arnold and Beethoven should work great. Scorlatti is always a solid choice. None of them have super extensive glyph sets, but that will change with time (probably).
OCTO wrote: Also, for Sibelius or Finale.
That's a bit trickier since their font handling isn't as friendly as LP or Dorico. However, once I feel good about my updates to Cadence, I will see what it will take to port the new additions so Sibelius and Finale can make use of things.
OCTO wrote:Add: OTOH, David Ward has always astound me with his simple but always correct and beautiful use of the standard Finale fonts in his scores.
'Atta boy, David! That's not always an easy thing to do.
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