Overture 5.6.4.0 (Coming soon)

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Overture 5.6.4.0 (Coming soon)

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Improvements
• Vastly improved tablature including:
--Added defaults for finger span and lowest fret in Inspector panel.
--Added choice to display fret numbers in spaces.
--Added choice to display dots and their position.
--Added choice to enclose fret number for notes greater than a quarter note.
--Beams and slurs are now always flat and outside the staff.
--Notes to tablature now uses the settings in the Inspector panel and provides temporary overrides for span and capo.
--Improved note to tablature fret/string choice for chords.
--Improved MusicXML export of tablature staves.

• Added option to Show/Hide the 'FR' on fret position for guitar frames.
• When extracting parts, Active Parts>Layout>Staff key signatures is the default for each part (new scores only)
• Added ability to restore Track/Instrument names to their original position using a right click on any name or group name.
• Added a Copy Title Page information to all parts in the Active Parts Copy menu.
• Added a dialog to select multiple tracks when Pasting as Cue.
• Improved Paste as Cue to now includes Ottavas.
• Improved the placement of the source instrument name to avoid the first note(s) when Pasting as Cue.
• Improved staff spacing when importing and exporting MusicXML scores.
• Improved MusicXML export of transposed tracks.
• Improved the deselection of symbols after some operations.
• Improved slur placement over notes containing articulations and ties.
• Improved accidental spacing in crowded areas.
• Improved the spacing and alignment of Track/Instrument names to the left of systems.
• Improved Multi Rest spacing gaps.
• You can now add parentheses around Chord symbols by dragging the parentheses tool in the Groups palette around the chord symbols.
• Improved auditioning of notes to use the playback sound setting for the voice.
• You can now click and drag across multiple mute/solo buttons in Track List and Mixer View to set them.
• You can now right click in Mixer View to change channel strip widths and clear solo/mute on all tracks.
• You can now ctrl click any of the Preference->Record check boxes to set them all.
• Note velocities are now imported and exported in MusicXML files.
• Added a check box to disaply displaying of Instrument Names in parts.
• Hidden tracks are now ignored when selecting tracks in Track Sets.
• You can now flip lines, curves, curves, and wedges using the Flip command.

Fixes
• Fixed a bug that caused changing all expression's fonts for Aloisen in the Score Panel to not be changed.
• Fixed an old MIDI problem where Overture disabled midi inputs were still receiving midi thru messages.
• Fixed a beaming problem with patterns on the off beat.
• Fixed a problem with notes to tablature that did not handle unison notes., unison notes and using poor string choice.
• Fixed a problem with notes to tablature that chose a string that was further away than another string.
• Fixed a problem with adding slurs to tablature notes.
• Fixed a MusicXML export of beams issue that had the notations element in wrong order.
• Fixed a bug that sometimes caused rests on piano tracks to be displayed on wrong staff when opening old scores.
• Fixed an issue with the mouse inadvertently pointing to objects that were in another measure.
• Fixed an overlapping accidentals issue that appeared in the last release.
• Fixed an issue that misplaced some ending heights in an extracted part.
• Fixed an issue that incorrectly placed track names that contained [1\2] for multiple parts on a track.
• Fixed an issue that prevented articulation from being dragged close to the staff on staves that had fewer than five lines.
• Fixed an issue that incorrectly placed a dynamic inserted with the mouse.
• Fixed a cut and paste issue that incorrectly set the beat chart positions.
• Fixed an issue that did not save some Page Settings in Score Panel.
• Fixed a bug that incorrectly insert note pitches when using cautionary accidentals setting turned on.
• Fixed an bug when exporting to MusicXML on a score that had a clef change inserted at the beginning.
• Fixed an issue that ignored the Ottava courtesy setting.
• Fixed an issue where extracted parts did not obey the Title Page text font settings in master Score.
• Fixed an issue that always printed cues even when they were set not to print on master score.
• Fixed an issue that always erase chord symbols when pasting. It now only happens when an entire measure is being pasted.
• Fixed an old issue that caused the cursor to disappear when the mouse was over the bass staff of a piano system.
• Fixed an issue that did not save the Group send settings.
• Fixed an issue that displayed funny characters on the top of a staff grouping bracket.
• Fixed an issue that caused a funny character on tempo markings when using the groove font.
• Fixed an issued that displayed beam and slur artifacts on extracted parts when different voices were used to create the divisi notes.
• Fixed a bug that displayed Expression text on the wrong staff when "Extract on all tracks" was set.
• Fixed a display problem with the ottava 8va on the next system when the ottava crossed systems.
• Fixed a bug that incorrectly displayed the numeric value on tempo text when using the groove font.
• Fixed a problem that did not correctly convert staff types when going from Normal to Piano in the Track Inspector setting panel.
• Fixed several issues that caused excessive wrapping when inserting and deleting measures.
• Fixed a bug that did not write the Repeat barline element when exporting to MusicXML.
• Fixed a step entry bug that inserted the wrong pitch.
• Fixed a bug that did not properly space measure. This bug was introduced in the previous version.
• Fixed a bug that prevent nudging of System Text.
• Fixed an issue that prevent Rehearsal text from appearing in active parts. This was introduced in the last version.
• Fixed an issue that added an extra symbol on multiple noted enclosed in parentheses.
• Fixed a MIDI step entry of a F minor11 chord that entered G# diminished 13 or something like it.
• Fixed a problem that incorrectly enters notes to tablature on notes containing an arpeggio.
• Fixed a bug that broke Rehearsal incrementation.
• Fixed a bug that prevented adding a double bar at end of measure.
• Fixed an issue with custom chord frames from disappearing after saving a score.
• Fixed an issue that moved whole rests to the left when adding fermatas to rests on surrounding staves.
• Fixed a bug that prevented system text from being entered on extracted parts.
• Fixed a bug that caused the cursor to move to far when entering melismas in lyrics.
• Fixed a transposition error when entering a changing clef change at the beginning of the score.
• Fixed an issue that caused duplicate lyrics when exporting to MusicXML.
• Fixed a crash when entering a clef directly on a rest in some situations.
• Fixed a crash on opening some scores.
• Fixed a crash bug when creating Multi-Measure Rests and quickly clicking after an undo.
• Fixed a crash with changing voice on a score that had a dangling tie.
• Fixed a crash with nudging ties note across barlines.
• Fixed a crash when moving clefs in some situations.
• Fixed a crash with switching scores too fast and while saving.
• Fixed a crash when trying to open a score from the Open Recent list that was no longer available.
• Fixed a sometimes crash when deleting to the end of the score and sometimes leaving a blank page.
• Fixed sometimes crash or broken ties when dragging whole notes tied together.
• Fixed a few crashes when open old scores.
• Fixed a problem that displayed the old time signature after a new time signature was inserted in middle of piece.
• Fixed Score Panel "Center Single Notes in Measure" not working.
• Fixed a bud that displayed a phatom tie on some scores.
• Fixed small tablature print offset bug.
• Fixed bug that added an extra bar on next to last measure when importing some MusicXML files.
• Fixed bug that prevented using the end control point on Symbols>Guitar>Slide.
• Fixed incorrect grace note data when exporting to MusicXML.
• Fixed timing problem when step inputting complex tuplets.
• Fixed small issue with Increase/Decrease systems on page.
• Fixed bug that did not save dragged instrument names in parts.
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Used Finale, then 10 years of Sibelius, then thought Dorico was the best. Till I ran into e-licenser problems.
Just bought OV.5 last week, can´t believe how awesome it is. I´m a classical guitar student, it has everything I missed in all the others: easy, correct MXL import, Daw included, Loop function (finally!), whoever is working on this software, congrats.keep up the good work and thanks.
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Regarding Don.....He was living near my father-in-law near Charleston SC......personally, I would love to meet him for coffee sometime when we visit down there. I used to have some amazingly informative conversations with him in the early days of Overture 3 and 4, when he used to have the Telephone Support Line. I learned a lot about the program from those chats!!! The good old days!
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Silent Knight wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:57 am Regarding Don.....He was living near my father-in-law near Charleston SC......personally, I would love to meet him for coffee sometime when we visit down there. I used to have some amazingly informative conversations with him in the early days of Overture 3 and 4, when he used to have the Telephone Support Line. I learned a lot about the program from those chats!!! The good old days
Nice memories. I also remember calling in a few times back in the day.
Fabrizio A. wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:13 am No. It was absolutely not directed at you Dean, it's just that there are people here who are wondering what happened to the owner of this software and why every time you have to beg for information.
Alright then. So I think by now you and whoever's behalf you are speaking on, and plenty of others who speak for themselves... have all made yourselves abundantly clear on where you stand. On what you would like to see happen with Overture and hear from Sonic Scores. What you appreciate and what you don't.

My unsolicited advice...would be...to let it be. You can trust Don is aware and you can also trust Don would let us know when and if anything is going to happen with Overture. That goes for a new build, version 6, ANYTHING. The "when" is up to him.

On another point surrounding this activity...although Sonic Scores is run with a more personal touch than many other companies....no matter what forum you may visit... no matter what the company, software-related or not...and no matter how justified someone may feel they are...usually spamming the same thing repeatedly, typically towards the negative, the company itself, the owner(s), and especially encouraging people to drop the use of their products for a competitor's...is no Bueno...and not going to end well. Obviously, they will wind up having their posts edited, deleted, and eventually be banned. What's also not good is that it can spread under different guises and even if the person genuinely had something of value to suggest or fix... which they may very well have had...it just winds up going unheard and becoming toxic. So not only do they potentially lose out...we all do.

Keep posting, asking what you don't know or need help with, improvements, fixes, etc., and try to keep it constructive and on point. Obviously, try not to get into diatribes. It's not going to help us here and nothing positive is gained from it. If your patience has run out and you feel you have to say something, keep it classy and respectable, if you can't... keep it to yourselves. If you can't wait or hold out anymore, what else can I say other than it would be sad to lose you, but not if it's at the expense of the others who feel differently from you.

My .02,

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I'm purchasing a Macbook with the latest OSX on it to run Dorico for certain scoring and will partition the HD and run a slightly older OS to run Overture.
Between the two, I should have solve most scoring issues, especially since the Dorico will handle the leadsheet chord problems I've had with the Overture 5.x
This will give me the best solution. I really need a machine that doesn't run as hot as the desktop model anyhow!

I'm still looking forward to the newer release of Overture (Kraken) when it comes.
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FYI, I've installed Dorico and Overture (latest build) on this Macbook Pro i9-chipset and it works fine so far.
I can start scores in Overture and flip rhythm parts into Dorico (XML) to finish them off. XML helps very much. The way Dorico handles chord symbols is really quite good.

OSX12 doesn't solve any issues I've had.

I replaced the MOTU MIDI/audio interface with the Steinberg UR22C since MOTU simply does not offer good driver support and is a real space heater. The Steinberg runs without any issues on both the OSX10.11 machine and the MacBook and is so much cooler (energy efficient).
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ronnb wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:08 pm FYI, I've installed Dorico and Overture (latest build) on this Macbook Pro i9-chipset and it works fine so far.
I can start scores in Overture and flip rhythm parts into Dorico (XML) to finish them off. XML helps very much. The way Dorico handles chord symbols is really quite good.
I will skip updating the OS to version 12 for now because I'm paranoid. I only wish I could find a cooler MIDI interface to use. This MOTU thing is a real space heater.
Monterey solves a lot of problems that people are having in Big Sur.
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MikeHalloran wrote: Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:31 pm
ronnb wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:08 pm FYI, I've installed Dorico and Overture (latest build) on this Macbook Pro i9-chipset and it works fine so far.
I can start scores in Overture and flip rhythm parts into Dorico (XML) to finish them off. XML helps very much. The way Dorico handles chord symbols is really quite good.
I will skip updating the OS to version 12 for now because I'm paranoid. I only wish I could find a cooler MIDI interface to use. This MOTU thing is a real space heater.
Monterey solves a lot of problems that people are having in Big Sur.
You had me hoping, but I updated to Monterey and it didn't make a difference in the tablature related problems I've been experiencing.
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Blue Sage wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:32 pm
You had me hoping, but I updated to Monterey and it didn't make a difference in the tablature related problems I've been experiencing.
Yes, I found that out as well. The best solution is to replace the MOTU product with the current Steinberg product I'm now using, which, works on multiple system setups and is cool when running (energy efficient). MOTU is off my hardware list since they are not rubust in their product support.
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Can we expect a release date please?
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Hi!
Any news on a release date?
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Why didn't anyone congratulate "Coming Soon" on November 25th on the small anniversary? :cry:
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