Interview with Daniel Spreadbury
Until fairly recently, two big names dominated the world of music notation software: Make Music’s Finale and Avid’s Sibelius.
Other software – such as Presonus’ Notion and the free-to-use MuseScore have continued to challenge their supremacy, but with the October 2016 release of Dorico it was clear that a significant professional alternative had arrived on the scene, causing quite a stir.
The backstory has been repeated many times elsewhere – how Avid decided to close their London office in 2012, leaving their existing Sibelius development team – headed by Daniel Spreadbury – without their jobs.
By the start of 2013, music software giants Steinberg Media Technologies – a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha, and the creators of the VST standard, Cubase, Nuendo and Wavelab – had snapped up the team and tasted them with creating a brand new notation package from the ground up. Enter Dorico …
In this interview, I will be chatting with Daniel about his career in the music software world, the development of Dorico, and the birth of version 2.0.
But first …Continue reading The Rise of Dorico