Graphical MIDI Tools (GMT) is a Sibelius plug-in that ingeniously superimposes a sequencer-like frame on any given selection, and then gives the user the ability to draw in automations to manipulate the data. Moreover, there are additional windows to adjust velocity and note duration in piano roll-like fashion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike the other elements of a Sibelius score — which can be transferred through exporting and importing house styles — there has never been a good way to transfer your mixer settings between scores… until now. The UltraMix plug-in does that, and lots more, besides.
If you’re eager to try out Dorico, the new scoring software from Steinberg, but you haven’t yet committed to laying out the cash, you’re in luck: a 30-day free trial is now available for download.
Steinberg’s Daniel Spreadbury delivered a 90-minute presentation of Dorico to attendees last evening at the Yamaha Artist Services Piano Salon in New York, covering the software’s existing features and previewing those to come in the next update.
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. […]
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 […]