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2016 holiday shopping guide

by Philip Rothman on November 22, 2016 · 1 comment

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Have you been bad or good? We know you’ve been good, and that’s why we’ve assembled this unique holiday shopping guide for 2016 of books, apps, gear and more that you won’t find anywhere else — tailor-made especially for readers of our blog about music notation and technology.

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Go wireless with the Xkey Air MIDI keyboard: a review

by Philip Rothman on July 19, 2016 · 8 comments

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CME delivers on its promise to make a version of its Xkey that connects to your computer or tablet wirelessly. Hands-on with the Xkey Air 37, the latest addition to CME’s MIDI keyboard lineup that connects via Bluetooth.

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Add custom shortcuts for Keypad features in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on February 24, 2016 · 21 comments

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Keyboard shortcuts are productivity staples for most desktop software, including Sibelius. But did you know you can assign custom shortcuts, including ones for any feature on any Keypad layout?

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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 37-key addition to the Xkey MIDI keyboard family

by Philip Rothman on October 5, 2015 · 1 comment

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Hands-on with the Xkey 37, an excellent addition to CME’s lineup of slim, portable, and sophisticated MIDI keyboards that work well with music software on tablets and PCs.

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If you work with music that uses two voices and have been stymied by Sibelius’s stubborn positioning defaults, you need this longtime plug-in staple in your toolbox.

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It’s not entirely obvious at first glance, but Sibelius offers an easy way to powerfully customize shortcuts in word menus to quickly apply common text expressions in your score.

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A review of CME’s XKey MIDI keyboard, a slim yet sophisticated 25-key controller that works well with Sibelius and other music software.

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Guest author Chris Hinkins takes us through a review of the Rollermouse Red and describes how he’s saved both pain and time using this unique pointing device with Sibelius.

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New M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 includes Sibelius First

by Daniel Spreadbury on September 15, 2011 · 4 comments

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The brand new M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 is an ultra-portable MIDI controller that was announced a couple of weeks ago. Over the last couple of years, mini keyboard controllers have become very popular, and Avid’s new entry into this growing segment of the market has a number of advantages over other, similar products. Firstly, the […]

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