We discuss the news that Fender has made plans to acquire PreSonus, and dig up an interview from the Scoring Notes archive with CEO Jim Boitnott about Notion, the PreSonus notation software that was an early pioneer for both its focus on playback and for its iPad app.
The second of a two-part episode in which we discuss the playback features of music notation software. We share the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years, look at some software-specific tools, and provide a few examples so you can hear how it all sounds.
The first of a two-part episode in which we discuss the playback features of music notation software, why playback is important, and how you can make use of it when you work on a score.
If you have trouble keeping up with all of your computer operating software updates, new hardware, and naming conventions, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we can help. An encore presentation, with an update for Windows 11.
Jonathan Newman returns for the second of a two-part conversation, in which he emerges out of the copyist wilderness into a thriving composition career. We talk about writing for wind band and educational ensembles, and how that experience shapes his current position as an educator himself.
Jonathan Newman joins us for the first of a two-part episode, in which we discuss the profession of music copying, balancing a composing career with other obligations, and watershed moments in the history of music notation software.
Creating teaching materials to be completed directly in music notation software can help students learn both the theory and practical technological skills that are essential to a modern music education. Here’s a curriculum to follow when doing this in your classroom.
Worksheets are that quintessential element of music instruction that appears in everything from homework assignments to quizzes. Here’s how to work with music notation software to create documents that are worthy of top marks.
Join us on a musical journey from the Golden Age of analog mastering to the digital methods of today. We’ll find out why the music industry became obsessed with loudness, and learn how the digital era transformed the way that music sounds. Courtesy of Twenty Thousand Hertz.
The second of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue. In this part: Darcy’s philosophy of music preparation; Finale tips, plug-ins, and resources; the role of publishers and software developers in elevating the quality of music notation.