promoting the arts of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

ASMAC NYC Presents: StaffPad – Digital Music Notation through Handwriting Recognition

LA 3 PM NY 6 PM UK 11 PM


ASMAC NYC Presents: StaffPad – Digital Music Notation through Handwriting Recognition


David William Hearn and Steve Barden

Moderated by

Steve Orich


Join us for a webinar with the creator of the exciting new notation software, StaffPad. Winner of this year's Apple Design Award, StaffPad converts handwritten musical notation into digital sheet music, using the Apple Pencil to write music directly on the iPad. StaffPad also works with the Microsoft Surface. Participants will be:
David William Hearn - composer, arranger, producer and developer of StaffPad
Steve Barden - film and television composer and author, whose book Mastering StaffPad: Digital Music Notation for the Modern Composer will be published next month.
The webinar will be moderated by composer and orchestrator Steve Orich
StaffPad is an award-winning music notation app for composers and arrangers. It lets you effortlessly write music in your own handwriting, edit with the convenience of touch, and hear your score played back with breathtakingly realistic sounds.
StaffPad magically converts your handwritten notation into beautifully typeset notation using the pen or Apple Pencil to draw notes, rests, accidentals, articulations and dynamics. StaffPad will recognize your writing and engrave your score.
StaffPad can play your score back to you in wonderful detail, using the included core library that features more than 55 instruments. Almost all instruments in the core library feature multiple layers of playing dynamics, repetition samples and recorded articulations like staccatos, trills, tremolos and pizzicatos.
It's also partnered with some of the world's finest sample library developers, creating completely bespoke StaffPad Editions of industry leading, professional libraries from Cinesamples, Orchestral Tools, Spitfire Audio and others - with more to come.
There’s also a free companion app, StaffPad Reader, which wirelessly syncs to StaffPad. You can have a practically unlimited number of Readers connected in real-time over WIFI for rehearsing, performing and recording with a synced metronome.
Tune in to if you want to be one of several lucky people winning a free copy of StaffPad, and also to hear about a 20% product discount you can use.
David William Hearn is an English composer, arranger and app developer working across a spectrum of industries at the highest levels. David started his career as a musician-for-hire on the London studio circuit; this led into engineering, mixing, songwriting and production for artists, and then into arranging and orchestration for film, TV, commercials and live events. David is also a respected music programmer, working with other composers to bring their projects to life. His wide variety of technical and musical skills is complemented by deep connection with technology, and a passion for design. Over the years, David has worked tirelessly to create a number of commercial products to help improve the workflow for modern composers - from small utilities to full-fledged music composition software.
Steve Barden is a production music composer for film and television. His music can be heard on television somewhere in the world on a daily basis. His music has aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, ABC Family, A&E, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Biography Channel, Bravo, The Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, E!, Food Network, Game Show Network, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MTV, National Geographic Channel, Oprah Winfrey Network, Outdoor Channel, Oxygen, PBS, Science Channel, Style Channel, SyFy Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, truTV, Univision, and VH1.
Steve is a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, piano, and violin. He has studied guitar at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood (currently Musician’s Institute) and studied film scoring at UCLA. He has scored animated television series Tic Tac Toons, Journey to the Heart of the World, and Button Nose. He also scored the award winning animated short, The Baseball Card Shop, originally produced by Nickelodeon. He has also written jingles and theme songs for Los Angeles radio personalities, Mark & Brian, and also Kevin & Bean.
Steve Orich is a Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator with over 40 years of experience in Film, Television, Theatre & Recording. As composer, he has created musical scores for numerous television series, documentaries, specials, sitcoms, movies of the week, animated series, and game shows.
Much of his work has been as a Musical Director/Arranger/Orchestrator for theatre, most prominently his Tony-nominated orchestrations for 'Jersey Boys' on Broadway, and more recently for ‘The Cher Show.’ He has conducted tours of 'Annie,' 'Godspell' and 'A Class Act' and has worked at most of the prominent regional theatres around the country. He's also arranged and/or conducted dozens of recordings, including the Grammy-winning 'Jersey Boys' original cast album. His orchestrations have been performed by the National Symphony, the Boston Pops, the BBC Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House and around the world.


Event Date Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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