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Best Notation Software? Finale? Sibelius?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Brus Jun 26, 2015. 20 Replies

Classic Jazz Recordings- EQ strategies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Lauber Sep 10, 2011. 11 Replies


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Greg Brus replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Best Notation Software? Finale? Sibelius?
"You can edit just about any note entry key bindings to your liking. On PC you can, anyway. :) The first I did when switching from Finale 2003 to 2007 all that time ago was completely remapping the shortcuts to match the ones from the old version. It…"
Jun 26, 2015
Gav Brown replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Best Notation Software? Finale? Sibelius?
"Finale: Plus side: it can do anything you want it to do. The program's capacity for notation seems literally infinite. Down sides: #1: Keyboard shortcuts are unintuitive, must be memorized even for simple things (on a Macintosh - example:…"
Jun 26, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Best Notation Software? Finale? Sibelius?
"Based on your title, I was gonna say Lilypond, which produces the most beautiful scores, but then you ask for a DAW hookup, so I have to retract that. Lilypond's MIDI interface sux. Well, it's not even an interface, it's a MIDI export…"
Jun 25, 2015
Richard Bartlett replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Best Notation Software? Finale? Sibelius?
"Notion 5 is excellent! It can play nice with any DAW through rewire capability. Notion also allows you the option of loading your own vst's for instruments A very flexible and innovative program"
Jun 25, 2015
Doug Lauber replied to Paul Buckby's discussion Sub Genre
"What are you looking for? Simply allow various influences to inform your own original music. Composers have been doing that for centuries. An eclectic album that comes to mind, is the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album. It stand out in my mind because…"
Jul 3, 2014
Doug Lauber posted a blog post

Website -up and running!

I finally got my website uploaded. I'm sorry for the delay. Check it out: More
Mar 25, 2014
Bob Porter commented on Doug Lauber's blog post Notation software?
"Yes, but as I understand it, xml retains more of your file's information than mid. May not be too important, but depending on how the mid is created and how you open it, sometimes things like instrument name don't show up. Just depends.…"
Feb 19, 2014
Doug Lauber commented on Doug Lauber's blog post Notation software?
"I'll be exporting MID files - .mid, probably not .xmf  I assume all of these notation programs can import .mid files?"
Feb 18, 2014

Doug Lauber's Blog

Website -up and running!

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

I finally got my website uploaded. I'm sorry for the delay. Check it out:

Notation software?

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 6:37pm 5 Comments

What are your thoughts about notation software? 

Recordings: New LONG excerpts posted!

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:32pm 2 Comments

Hey there! I've just posted new longer excerpts for your listening enjoyment. Let me know what you think of this- my first album. 'One' can be described as a fusion of jazz and rock. There are also two songs with vocals by Darl Chryst. I co-wrote a tune with Christopher Alpiar- track 6, 'Ostinato Trip'. Chris plays saxophone on many of these tracks. Superb drums by Adrian Peek and also Seth Burkhart. I played guitars, bass, and…


New excerpts here at CF. Fusion Galaxy 'One'.

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 9:40pm 1 Comment

Today I created short excerpts of the tunes on my new album- Fusion Galaxy 'One'. Please stop by and have a listen. Thanks! -doug

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At 8:42am on November 25, 2012, Deborah Young said…

Hey, Doug! Love Solstice. I've been absent from the forum for quite a while. I think I missed out. I don't know if you're interested in having your music played on podcasts, but if so you might check out I think it's relatively new, and they seem to play mostly electronic music (created on a computer). I love electronica but would hate to see live instrumental music go the way of the 8-track tape.

Best wishes.

At 9:26pm on November 5, 2012, Pete Carroll said…

Cheers Doug


At 10:42pm on November 1, 2012, Fredrick zinos said…

Damn Doug! Solistice is GREAT! There are guys walking around with gold records and academy awards who don't do work this good. Congrats.

At 12:20pm on April 15, 2012, Kane Aoki said…

sup man! do you have axe fx? just wanna talk about it if you have one.. I just recently bought one.

At 11:56pm on April 13, 2012, Rudi [Rudolf Schmitt] said…

Thank you Doug! I'm really grateful for your interest and appreciation!

At 1:04pm on December 2, 2011, S. R. Buckman said…

Thanks for the welcome Doug,

Real nice setup you have there. Great music! As anyone ever told you you look a little like Randy Newman?

At 5:46am on November 20, 2011, Claudio Cannas said…

Thanks Doug,

See through me was co written and produced with Alex Dunn (also on composers forum) The distortion sound is quite crackly as I'm using a fender strat (single coils) I'm working on getting a better sound.

At 11:02am on September 30, 2011, Andrew Gleibman said…
Thanka Doug, "Two Jazzmen" was purely improvised and then accelerated, edited and left unfinished; it exists in MIDI form only. I am not knowledgeable enough in Jazz instrumentation and rhythms to arrange it with the swinging rhythm; you are right also that it needs pauses to break out the overused rhythm. Your Jazz pieces look much more interesting; they are really Jazz!
At 9:01pm on September 25, 2011, Oliver Dolgener said…

I hope you enjoyed my music!

At 6:44am on August 19, 2011, Abraham Fabella said…
Hi Doug, yes I would like to create a blog and share my experience with Water Music :)  How are you?

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, film, web
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Phoenix, AZ
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Guitar lessons in my youth, sent me in the direction of composing music. Later I taught myself a basic knowledge of piano/keyboard. I divide my time between music and the visual arts. (see my Website) I have been using MIDI and DAWS since the late 80's. I've posted a few photos of my gear. My favorites include Wayne Shorter, Hendrix, Beethoven, Copland, John Adams, Stravinsky, Brian Eno, and various fusion bands, to name a few.
I'm currently working on my first album, although I've composed and recorded for many years. I'm using the band name, Fusion Galaxy. I'm working with session musicians and I've found our Remote Sessions group to be helpful. I just recorded a local vocalist here in Phoenix, AZ.

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