Opinion

After a week where a PDF importing feature unexpectedly ignited a firestorm on social media, MakeMusic decided to pull the feature — and all scanning capabilities — from future versions of Finale.

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Finale’s recently announced PDF-importing feature does not spell doom for composers, despite what you may have otherwise heard.

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2015 holiday shopping guide, from the Sibelius blog

by Philip Rothman on December 10, 2015 · 1 comment

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Ho ho ho, the 2015 holiday shopping guide is out for music nerds and those who love them, with some new goodies and some old favorites to stuff your stocking and lighten your wallet.

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A modest proposal for a Sibelius app store

by Philip Rothman on July 7, 2015 · 18 comments

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A concept for a place where users can discover add-ons, purchase plug-ins, sound sets and more, with installation and updates automatically managed all from directly within Sibelius.

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2014 holiday shopping guide, Sibelius blog style

by Philip Rothman on November 25, 2014 · 3 comments

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Whether you’re buying for yourself or a like-minded music and technology enthusiast, get the lowdown on some products that see regular use around here.

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Back to school

by Philip Rothman on September 3, 2014 · 3 comments

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A few thoughts on school and music teachers at the start of the academic year.

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Steven Reading’s prepared remarks for the opening plenary of the 2014 conference of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA): The Art of Reprinting and Re-Engraving — A Dialogue.

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An independent guide that compares certain features of the two leading commercial music notation applications, as prepared for the 2014 conference of the world’s orchestra librarians.

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The old Mac Pro sucked power at a rate far greater than its more efficient successor, and for a pro user constantly using the machine, the different in the electric bill is significant.

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One year on

by Philip Rothman on October 31, 2013 · 11 comments

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Reflections on the one year anniversary of the departure of Sibelius’s Finsbury Park development team, with some thoughts and news about the future.

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