Broadcast Pro Middle East, a monthly magazine devoted to the broadcast TV and video market in the Arab world, features the United Arab Emirates Philharmonic Orchestra, the UAE’s only full orchestra, and its founder and artistic director, Philipp Maier:
After launching the latest generation of the music notation software, Avid Sibelius 7, Philipp Maier was very keen on giving it a closer look. “In Sibelius 7 there is a definite improvement for usage with regards to beginners in score writing. All possibilities of the software are easier accessible and quicker to find. There is no need to learn keyboard shortcuts anymore. However as an experienced user I still have to find my way around the new design. I particularly use the PDF export feature a lot and am very happy with the fact that the produced file size is not too big. So parts can be uploaded or emailed very quickly.” says Philipp Maier.
Mr Maier is not only the conductor of the orchestra, but also writes new works and arrangements for the ensemble, and finds the Sibelius 7 Sounds library invaluable in the work he does:
Philipp says “The new Sibelius 7 sound library is excellent and with detailed scoring it is now possible to produce extremely high quality tracks directly from within Sibelius, basically without the need for additional audio software.” Phillip has sporadically used Pro Tools when editing his musical pieces and also used Avid Scorch to keep himself up-to-date for music distribution and collaborative projects.
Read the whole article at Broadcast Pro Middle East’s web site.