You remember the fuss when US owners Avid shut down the London development office of Sibelius, the music notation software.
And the relief among musicians when the entire Sibelius team decamped to arch-rivals Steinberg, owned by Yamaha.
Well today the team announced that it is working on a notation software to beat all predecessors, a Supersibelius in the making:
We have a vision for a flexible, powerful music notation application that is equal to the task of notating today’s most challenging art music and capable of producing graphical results of the highest quality, while providing an environment for composing and arranging that is as close as possible to the simplicity of writing music with pencil and paper, or improvising at your instrument.
The notice appeared on a new blog by team leader Daniel Spreadbury. Read him here. The team has been under legal constraints until now and talk of an improved Sibelius could only be speculative. From tonight, it’s a work in progress.