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.

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 NotePerformer 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. […]