Avid sets Sibelius free (kinda) with complimentary beginners’ version

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Avid Corp. has gone ahead and made Sibelius, the popular notation software, free. Not the whole thing, though. Rather, it’s called Sibelius | First and it stands for a streamlined free version not unlike Pro Tools | First. Still, Sibelius | First has the basics covered. It supports transcription, editing, and cloud sync among other […]

Steinberg Dorico scoring suite reaches version 2, available in two versions

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When Steinberg announced its scoring and notation software Dorico in 2016, the Hamburg-based maker of Cubase and Nuendo stated clearly its ambition to “raise the bar on music software”. Ambitious indeed, given the quality of available solutions like Finale and, of course, Sibelius. Now Dorico reaches version two, so let’s take a look to see […]