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Exclusive e-book excerpt: From DAW to Score

by Tristan Noon on March 4, 2017 · 4 comments

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Composer, orchestrator, and copyist Tristan Noon’s new e-book, From DAW to Score, is now available. We have an exclusive excerpt from the book on our blog — and a special discount code as well.


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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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New Sibelius plug-in: Impose Sketch onto Template

by Philip Rothman on August 23, 2016 · 24 comments

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A new plug-in from Tom Curran automates the laborious task of transferring the structure of a sketch score, such as a piano-vocal or MIDI export, onto a full orchestral template. Tom describes how orchestrators and copyists can make use of this new time-saver.


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Michael Bacon’s “Good Fortune” with Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 9, 2013 · 1 comment

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Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.

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The veteran composer, arranger, orchestrator, and band leader Tim Davies has been writing a series of refreshing and immensely useful posts about orchestration on his new blog, deBreved. With an eye toward practical and creative instruction for film orchestrators, I always find myself learning something new with each of Tim’s posts. One of the posts […]


Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music is offering a new online course with the goal of make your arranging tasks quicker and easier using Sibelius. The course, called “Speedy Arranging with Sibelius“, runs for four successive Mondays beginning July 29, and concludes on August 19. About the course and its origins, Katie says: Throughout the 25 […]