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On the release of NotePerformer 2.0, a major update to the Sibelius-compatible sound library, we interview Arne Wallander, creator of the Wallander family of virtual instruments and NotePerformer.

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Third Dorico maintenance update released

by Philip Rothman on February 28, 2017 · 0 comments

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The third Dorico update, version 1.0.30, is available, with some new features particularly in the areas of rests, barlines, bar numbers, tremolo and grace note playback, as well as other areas of the program. In addition, dozens of bugs and other performance issues have been addressed.

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2016: The Sibelius plug-in year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 30, 2016 · 2 comments

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Thanks to Bob Zawalich, Kenneth Gaw, Hans-Christoph Wirth, and Tom Curran, 2016 brought us more useful Sibelius plug-ins. Bob summarizes the year in plug-in development along with a list of all plug-ins newly created in the past year.

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Dorico is here: A review

by Alexander Plötz on October 19, 2016 · 80 comments

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At long last, Steinberg has released Dorico, its new music notation and scoring software. Alexander Plötz takes a detailed look into the new software’s philosophy, its features, and its feature. Andrew Noah Cap and Philip Rothman contribute additional content to this thorough review.

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A step-by-step tutorial on how to create feathered beams in Sibelius — first by spacing the notes evenly, and then by spacing them according to their speed, making for more realistic playback and display.

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Harp glissando and arpeggio playback in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on July 22, 2016 · 9 comments

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Learn how to get harp notation that is pleasant to both the eye and ear by using several convenient plug-ins, in this guest post by Bob Zawalich.

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Steinberg announces Dorico; availability in Q4 2016

by Philip Rothman on May 17, 2016 · 56 comments

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Today Steinberg announced details about Dorico, the music scoring software more than three years in the making. This post covers the program’s release date, pricing, and details about its modes of working, and other initial impressions.

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Start your day with news about the NotePerformer 1.5.0 update, learn about the new features in NotateMe 3, and check out some summer workshops from veteran music technology instructor Mike Klinger.

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NotePerformer updated to 1.4.0

by Philip Rothman on February 24, 2015 · 25 comments

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The NotePerformer 1.4.0 update offers significant additions and enhancements to its integrated Sibelius playback module.

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Harp support in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on February 20, 2015 · 5 comments

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Bob Zawalich gives us a helpful roundup of the variety of tips and plug-ins to help the notation and playback of harp passages in Sibelius.

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