Finale enters the world of 64-bit computing today with a new release focused on streamlining and modernizing the codebase. New features include ReWire support, correct transposed instrument note entry, dashed slurs, and more Garritan sounds.
A few thoughts on school and music teachers at the start of the academic year.
Many Mac users have reported that Sibelius is performing sluggishly on their OS X Mavericks systems, in addition to experiencing issues with Sibelius 7 and Mavericks regarding how fonts are displayed in dialogs and with ReWire capability. With more users upgrading to Mavericks each day, and new Macs coming pre-installed with Mavericks, user interest in the […]
When Apple released OS X Mavericks (10.9) two weeks ago, Avid noted issues with Sibelius 7 and Mavericks regarding how fonts displayed in dialogs and with ReWire capability. Subsequently, several users reported that Sibelius was performing sluggishly on their Mavericks systems. While no solutions have yet been announced, Avid’s Sam Butler today has given a […]
Today Apple released OS X Mavericks (10.9) as a free upgrade to any Mac user currently running 10.6.8 or higher. Sibelius users interested in upgrading to Mavericks should note the following information, posted a short while ago by Avid’s Sam Butler on the chat forum: As you may have heard, Apple have recently released the […]
I recently had the pleasure of serving again on the faculty of the NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker. The 2013 workshop, which concluded last week, offers participants from around the world an intense 10-day period in which they attend clinics, participate in seminars, and work with a great faculty of […]
“Bagrock” is a term that has been coined to describe the sound of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, a band featuring those most traditional of Scottish instruments, bagpipes and snare drums. Another term that has been used is “Jock and Roll”! With a new Red Hot Chilli Pipers album, Music for the Kilted Generation, about to […]
My pal John Hinchey was kind enough to send me a copy of Leticia Wolf’s new album, The Fire and the Flood, which is available now on iTunes. Among his many talents, John is a brass and string arranger extraordinaire, and worked on four songs on Leticia’s new album, including Comfortable in Hell, which eagle-eared […]
My good friend Philip Rothman at NYC Music Services has been creating a number of tutorial videos about Sibelius and Finale and posting them at YouTube. Philip is an expert user of both Sibelius and Finale, and has some valuable tips to share. The video above shows how to synchronise Sibelius’s playback with Logic Pro […]
The forthcoming biopic of John and Charles Wesley from Foundery Pictures, titled simply Wesley, features a score by conductor and composer Bruce Kriesling, composed on Sibelius. Kriesling was profiled by the News & Record newspaper in Greensboro, North Carolina: Bruce Kiesling has waited months to hear this music live. He had composed it on computer, […]