I’ve got an old Sibelius CD down in the warehouse, but I couldn’t be ar*ed to find and fetch, and it probably wouldn’t work on Vista anyway. So … I had a look around and installed MuseScore, a free, open source competitor for Finale Notepad (which incidentally now costs $10). David Bolton does a head-to-head here. It’s fine for my basic, barrel organ needs, and I found my way round the interface quickly. The big no, however, is that as far as I can see it doesn’t support MIDI keyboard input on Windows, meaning that writing with it would be way too slow. Other stuff: no undo, problems selecting notes/bars/…, cut/copy don’t appear to work, can’t find way of changing instrument output… One to watch – forums here.
- Palm or similar as integrated sound control device
Rather than mucking around with Gumstix and stuff, the excellent Christian Blanchard runs his Orgautomatix from MIDI data and a MIDI
- Bert Gilbert and his Eagle
This is not Bert Gilbert, the actor, wife-beater and adulterer (although possibly solely for the purposes of the decree nisi) who
- Sibelius acquired! Anyone got any Wesley Willis or Casio keyboard riff transcriptions?
Well, donated by interested Zimbabwean Maoists. I also found an old M-Audio Radium 49 which seems to do MIDI input on
- Merchants and tenants at Billingsgate Market include…
City Music Services. Let me explain. And introduce my top 10 performing fish.
- Karaoke with a virtual street organ
A little experiment, featuring “Tulips from Amsterdam”, “Hungry, hungry” from Dr Seuss, and “When you are old and grey” by one