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


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.


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.


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.


We have an exclusive interview with the composer whose song was nominated for an Oscar, only to be withdrawn by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over allegations of inside baseball.


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Sam Butler named as new product manager for Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on January 6, 2014 · 6 comments

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A veteran Sibelius employee, former technical support specialist Sam Butler has been named senior product manager for Avid’s music notation and learning products.


In this exclusive interview with Avid’s principal software engineer, we learn about his background, the challenges and opportunities that Sibelius faces, and his thoughts on the competition.