We talk with composer Christopher Willis about his score to “The Personal History of David Copperfield”, its fresh take on familiar musical ideas to match the movie’s aesthetics, and the process he used to achieve results.
Adrian Holovaty is the founder of Soundslice, a service that syncs audio, video and music notation into a robust platform and elegant browser-based viewer for music professionals, teachers, and students to learn any kind of music.
Katie Wardrobe is the founder and director of Midnight Music, a thriving service which helps music educators integrate technology into their teaching. She tells us all about how she uses notation software and many other tools to achieve results.
An obituary of Mary Elizabeth by Bob Zawalich. Mary Elizabeth, known as “ME”, was a composer, author, teacher, and Sibelius beta tester, among many other things. She was someone that most Sibelius users likely never heard of, but she played important roles in making Sibelius what it became.
David William Hearn is the founder and lead designer of StaffPad, the revolutionary music composition app for pen-and-touch devices like Windows Surface and iPad.
Justin Tokke is the technical lead at the music publisher Carl Fischer, and you may also know him as the founder and admin of Music Engraving Tips, a web site and Facebook group with more than 20,000 members. Justin tells us all about music publishing and gives us his thoughts on the future of music notation software.
It’s possible to make a really beautiful, usable application that produces terrible scores, and it’s possible to create a terrible application that produces beautiful scores. The goal is to put those things together into a beautiful application that produces beautiful scores.
Daniel Ray and Martin Keary join us to talk all about Musescore. Learn about the origins of Tantacrul, the way Musescore aligns with the goals of Ultimate Guitar, and the plan for what’s to come in Musescore 4.
We talk with Sam Butler, the senior principal product manager for Sibelius. Sam tells us about how Sibelius updates are released, his favorite new features, the ongoing accessibility initiative with Berklee, and what’s cooking for the future.
Composer, conductor, and arranger Nicholas Buc has seen his share of film scores. We learn about the many ways that music preparation and technology can provide the Midas touch in those high-stakes performances and avoid the phantom menace of notation pitfalls.