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Running a 66 piece orchestral session with StaffPad…

I recently had a 66 piece orchestral session and decided to produce all scores and parts with StaffPad alone. This is stretching the pu...

Saturday, July 11, 2015


Vale Of White Horse - May 2015

It's been a busy few weeks and great fun...Here's what I've been up to...

  • Orchestral session went well and I am now mixing the files.
  • Went to see Bill Lawrence at the Union Chapel with my composer friend Peter Aagaard...Great stuff with two Snarky Pups in the line up.
  • MIDEM in Cannes...Met up with lots of publisher friends and made some new...Fantastic weather and an amazing room at the Carlton.
  • A very enjoyable visit to Copenhagen to see my friends at Apollo Music followed by a fantastic meal at the Tivoli Gardens and a go on the Dæmonen rollercoaster!!!

StaffPad continues to amaze...The new version has made flats much more easily recognised and the selection of signs and symbols has been made much more intuitive. I had an instrumental session (trumpet and oboe/Cor Anglais) last week, so I tried writing the parts/scores and printing them out directly from StaffPad with great success. I even imported a couple of the pieces into StaffPad from Cubase via a MIDI file, tidied it up and used it as the starting point for writing the parts out for the session. One of my instrumentalists was amazed at the power of it and could see how useful it would be to have, particularly for her teaching work.

The veg patch is producing nicely...We've had asparagus, potatoes, garlic, courgette, strawberries, shallots onions, spinach and chard. The weather has been alternately hot and wet, so growing conditions are very good

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