StaffPad wows with long-awaited iPad release and new free StaffPad Reader

StaffPad, the music composition app that uses handwriting recognition as the means of music entry, has been released for iPad and completely rebuilt for Windows, with a bevy of new features, improvements, and add-ons compared to the previous version. In addition, there is a new free digital music stand app for performers, called StaffPad Reader, providing a synced performance experience across multiple tablets.

Using Finale’s “tempo map”

A tempo map is a MIDI track containing tempo information in beats per minute. Finale generates a tempo map when it parses a track, but its tempo handling won’t behave as you might expect if you’ve worked in a DAW or other notation software. Here are some common problems and solutions.

Notation Express demo available

At NYC Music Services we’ve made a demo of Notation Express available for anyone to try. The demo includes just a small subset of the hundreds of functions in the paid version, so you can see how it all generally works and do a few useful things with it.

Audio interview with Daniel Spreadbury in New York

Steinberg product marketing manager Daniel Spreadbury has been in New York City this week promoting Dorico. We caught up with Daniel before his demo at Yamaha Artist Services. Listen to our engaging 40-minute conversation, in which we discuss his time in New York, the new features in Dorico 2, the development process, and much more.

NotePerformer sound module offers new playback possibilities in Sibelius

Wallander Instruments, a Swedish maker of virtual instruments for computers and mobile devices, this week released NotePeformer for Sibelius. NotePerformer is a tightly integrated sound module that aims to offer more realistic phrasing and expression during score playback in Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7, or Sibelius First than what is produced by Sibelius’s default playback instructions. […]

See Sibelius 7 in Stockholm this weekend

If you happen to be in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden this weekend, check out the Musician’s Planet show, which takes place this Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October at the Münchenbryggeriet, a newly-restored former industrial building on the waterfront in the Swedish capital. Sibelius demonstrator Martin Thomson of LoNote Music will be in attendance on […]