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Spring cleaning at the blog

by Philip Rothman on March 31, 2014 · 9 comments

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It’s my hope that a spring cleaning, a few new coats of paint, and other recent changes to this blog result in a more satisfying experience for loyal and casual readers alike.


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On the road: Score prep master class at Berklee

by Philip Rothman on March 8, 2014 · 1 comment

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A report from the Berklee College of Music, giving a master class on digital score preparation to talented students.

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The old and the new

by Philip Rothman on February 14, 2014 · 7 comments

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While looking ahead to the latest version of Sibelius at a recent presentation, I received a tangible nostalgic reminder of its early days in the form of a mousepad.


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Sibelius blog: Top posts of 2013

by Philip Rothman on December 26, 2013 · 0 comments

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A holiday reading list of some of the top articles from the past year on this blog. News, tips, and reviews await you as you cozy up to the fire.


Read the friendly manual

by Philip Rothman on April 5, 2013 · 12 comments

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Often I receive questions from friends, colleagues and strangers alike, asking for help with one Sibelius question or another. While I’m not an official source of information, I try to help when I can, although it’s not always possible for me to reply to every question. Sometimes the question is along the lines of “Sibelius […]


A nip here, a tuck there

by Philip Rothman on January 28, 2013 · 2 comments

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If you’re an “avid” reader of this blog, you may have noticed that it quietly received a modest face-lift a couple of days ago. Since taking over the blog in the fall of last year, I’ve enjoyed hearing from a wide range of fellow Sibelius users about many topics. Sometimes, though, folks understandably mistook me […]


Signing off

by Daniel Spreadbury on October 31, 2012 · 61 comments

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Today is my last day of employment at Avid, and this will be my final post here on the Sibelius blog. My first day of employment with Sibelius Software was Tuesday 4 May 1999, when I was an Oxford music graduate of just 22 years of age, and I was splitting my time between singing […]


Wishing you a Happy New Year!

by Daniel Spreadbury on January 2, 2011 · 1 comment

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As the New Year begins in earnest, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a Happy New Year, thank you for reading this blog over the past year, and to tell you that 2011 will be a very exciting year for Sibelius users. Stay tuned!

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Links for 2010-08-10

by Daniel Spreadbury on August 10, 2010 · 0 comments

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Pixels on Fantastic video on a fantastic curated site that gathers the best of YouTube, Vimeo and other video sites. (tags: video, youtube, pixels)


Links for 2010-08-06

by Daniel Spreadbury on August 6, 2010 · 2 comments

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MIDI Mockup Madness Interesting thoughts on how close MIDI mock-ups come to live performances. (tags: midi composer mockup computer) How Sibelius 6 changed my workflow Composer Colton J. Provias on how the virtual instruments support in Sibelius 6 has changed his composing workflow. (tags: sibelius vst kontakt vi) Steve Bird reviews the app NumPad with […]