Quick production tip: Organise your synth patches first

Like every producer out there, I know how easy it is to get stuck in the weeds looking for that 'perfect' synth patch that's going to add fairy dust to your track, or somehow achieve that impossible sweet-spot between sounding totally 80s and completely modern at the same time. I know, you only came here… Continue reading Quick production tip: Organise your synth patches first


More on condensing in Sibelius

Following on from my last blog post in which I laid out a method for 'condensing' scores in Sibelius (combining numbered instrumental parts onto one stave while retaining separate dynamic parts), I went ahead and made a video outlining another method for achieving this which doesn't involve needing to make a separate copy of the… Continue reading More on condensing in Sibelius


Orchestrating in Sibelius – condensing workaround

I've recently been doing some orchestrations in Sibelius as part of a fun project to introduce some of Debussy's piano music to youth orchestras. As it had been a little while since I wrote anything for large ensembles using the software, coming back to it for this project reminded me of a few problems for… Continue reading Orchestrating in Sibelius – condensing workaround