Sibelius Tutorials – “Playing It In” (Flexi Time Input)


I’ve been a bit busy over the last week or so, hence my absence from here, but I’m back, and I have a gift for you – 3 videos telling you how to set up and use FlexiTime input for Sibelius – THE quickest note input method (if you follow my instructions!)

I have heard people claim otherwise, though – what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.


New Sibelius Tutorial Uploaded – Interface Overview

When Sibelius 7.5 came out, I made a series of over 40 video tutorials for the software, taking the user from never having sat in front of Sibelius, through to being comfortable with some fairly complex tasks. Since there have been many upgrades to Sibelius since then, I have decided to make these freely available, and I will be uploading them regularly onto my YouTube channel. Everything I talk about in the videso is still relevant to the latest version, so if you are using any version FROM v7.5 onwards, then these videos will be useful for you.

I hope you enjoy them, and I would be delighted to hear your thoughts, so drop me a comment!


Getting Started Fast with Pro Tools

I just came across this great wee video series from Avid Blogs on YouTube. It explains the whole process of creating a song from start to finish in ProTools, and he does it in very easy to understand language and with clear examples. Thoroughly recommended to anyone working with ProTools, either as a teacher or as a student.

Using an audio interface with your iPad

UR44 and iPad running Cubasis

Did you know that you can use a separate audio interface with your iPad?

Well you can!

If you do a quick Google search for iPad Audio Interface, you will come up with plenty of suggestions for interfaces that will work with your iPad.

My current weapon of choice is the Steinberg UR44, which I’m using with my MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro. It allows me to attach guitars, mics and midi keyboards to either device, which in turn means i can input any audio signal into whichever DAW i’m using. Currently, these are Cubase 9 on the ┬áMac and ┬áCubasis on the iPad, but the same setup would work equally well with ProTools and GarageBand respectively.