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Following up with Gear Fisher, MakeMusic CEO

by Philip Rothman on November 24, 2015 · 5 comments

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More than a year after taking the helm of MakeMusic, and shortly after its latest software release of Finale 2014.5, I caught up with CEO Gear Fisher about the company’s products, its progress, and future.

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In part 2 of this two-part interview, Sibelius co-founder Ben Finn speaks to us about selling Sibelius to Avid, events after the sale, marketplace developments, and the state of the field today.

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In part 1 of a two-part interview, Sibelius co-founder Ben Finn speaks to us about the early days of Sibelius, evolving the software, and growing the company into the market leader.

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Learn more about the inspiration behind StaffPad, in this interview with its creator, David William Hearn.

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Coinciding with today’s official release of MuseScore 2.0, we have a roundup of the program’s new features as well as a lengthy interview with MuseScore’s co-founder and CEO Thomas Bonte.

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An interview with Daniel Spreadbury

by Philip Rothman on February 12, 2015 · 28 comments

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An extensive interview with Daniel Spreadbury about Steinberg’s scoring program, technology, music engraving, the state of the field, and more.

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Forum expert Robin Walker on his life, work, and Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on September 10, 2014 · 7 comments

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An interview with Sibelius user Robin Walker in which he discusses his background, helping fellow Sibelius users, and the future of music technology.

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A musician recruits strangers to form an orchestra and perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the span of 10 days, and scores the music in Sibelius in an unconventional way.

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Expert plug-in developer Bob Zawalich gives us an overview not only of some of his most recent additions to the repertoire, but also an inside look into the process behind their creation.

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In this Q&A we learn about the process of publishing new editions of music that’s in public domain, as well as a trip down memory lane as engravers Steve Reading and Annie Miller recall the early days of the Sibelius software.

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