Notation programmes are useful tools for composers, but make sure you are writing to the full potential of the musicians you’re writing for – not the weaknesses of the software. In part 1, we find out if the sounds you hear played back are realistic, and why you tend to hear certain techniques more than others in music made with virtual instruments.
Featuring interview with Cassie Kinoshi, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Errollyn Wallen & Yazz Ahmed.
Are the virtual instruments any good?
You hear certain techniques more than others
Watch the next part in our series on notation software here.
Part 3 of this series will be released soon.