After a week where a PDF importing feature unexpectedly ignited a firestorm on social media, MakeMusic decided to pull the feature — and all scanning capabilities — from future versions of Finale.
Finale’s new importing feature should be welcomed, not scorned
Finale’s recently announced PDF-importing feature does not spell doom for composers, despite what you may have otherwise heard.
Sibelius plug-ins from Kenneth Gaw
A new plug-in that exports and imports mixer settings, and updates to existing plug-ins, make for a substantial fall harvest from plug-in developer Kenneth Gaw.
Sibelius online courses by Midnight Music scheduled for 2014
Registration is now open for four online Sibelius courses in 2014 headed by Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music: Basics, Speedy Arranging, Advanced, and Projects for Students.
Arranging in Sibelius – online course scheduled for July and August 2013
Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music is offering a new online course with the goal of make your arranging tasks quicker and easier using Sibelius. The course, called “Speedy Arranging with Sibelius“, runs for four successive Mondays beginning July 29, and concludes on August 19. About the course and its origins, Katie says: Throughout the 25 […]
New plug-in: Rhythm Paste
In Sibelius it is often very useful, as the Reference says, “to be able to change the pitches of a sequence of notes/chords without re-creating their rhythm.” To do this, there is a feature called Re-input Pitches where you copy existing music from a source to a target staff, and re-input the pitches without concerning […]
Sibelius makes light work of ETHEL’s new album Heavy
The New York-based experimental string quartet ETHEL (@ETHELCentral) are one of the most exciting chamber music groups performing today. Founded in 1998 by graduates of Juilliard and Eastman / SUNY Stony Brook, the group has built a reputation both as champions of contemporary and new music, but also music education through its Foundation for the Arts. […]
Gutbucket rocks REDCAT at Disney Hall, with a little help from Sibelius
Gutbucket are a four-piece band from Brooklyn who, in the words of Chris Barton of the LA Times, work “a jagged yet fertile seam between jazz and rock.” This past May, they played at REDCAT – the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater in the Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles – with […]
Sid Meier’s Civilization V scored in Sibelius
In the world of PC strategy games, Sid Meier‘s Civilization series is the undisputed heavyweight, and the latest incarnation is Civilization V. The video above is the opening cinematic from the game, and it features music by c0-composers Geoff Knorr and Michael Curran, scored in Sibelius. Geoff got in touch to say, “Thank you for creating an […]
Renée Fleming sings Wayne Shorter’s premiere thanks to Sibelius
A few weeks ago, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played the opening gala concert of the 2010/2011 season at Powell Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. The main attraction was American soprano Renée Fleming, who would be singing some crowd-pleasing, favourite arias, ideal for a high-profile fundraising concert. However, this year’s gala concert would also feature […]