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Sibelius 6.2 ... “Check it out!”                                                                                ü Secondary
                                                                                                                ü Tertiary
More flexibility in managing multi-licenses

Recently, Avid Technology released a minor            available by one until it is either checked back in,      language, and that language only. Now, Sibelius 6.2
         update to Sibelius 6.2, available as a free  or it expires, at which point the licence is automati-    supports six different languages all from within the
         download for Sibelius 6 users. Whilst be-    cally returned to the pool of floating licences so that   same program – English, German, French, Spanish,
ing only a “point” update there are numerous new      it can be used on a different computer.                   Japanese and Italian. To change the language set-
features, one of which will be of great interest to                                                             ting simply got to File > Preferences > Languag-
schools... namely the ‘Check out license’ feature.    The licence administrator can specify how many            es and select from the drop-down menu.
                                                      floating licences are allocated for checking out and
The Sibelius Licence Server now allows the licence    the time limit for those licences, via the Licences       *To check out a license users must be logged into their computer
administrator to specify that staff and students can  page in the Licence Server Control Panel. Users*          with local administrator rights.
temporarily move network licences from the Li-        can then choose Help > Check Out Licence from
cence Server to their own machines so that they can   within their copy of Sibelius to check out a licence,       Contact Music EDnet for more details
run the software when not connected to the Licence    allowing them to disconnect their computer from                           Ph 1300 723 700
Server – most likely to a laptop which is taken off   the school network and continue to use Sibelius for
campus for working at home. These are known as        a limited time on their computers. Licences can be                Email: info@musicednet.com.
check out licences, because the teacher or student    checked out for any period of time from a weekend
checks out the licence from the Licence Server,       to a whole year.                                           FREE upgrade to
which reduces the number of floating licences                                                                    Sibelius V6.2
                                                                           Should a computer containing a
                                                                           checked out licence get lost or        Registered users of Sibelius V6 (schools and
                                                                           stolen, or should you urgently         individuals) can upgrade to V6.2 by down-
                                                                           require the return of the checked      loading the update or full installer.
                                                                           out licence back to the pool of        Go to www.musicednet.com/downloads and
                                                                           floating licences, you can revoke      scroll down to Sibelius.
                                                                           a checked out licence before its
                                                                           allotted expiry time, which returns
                                                                           it to the pool immediately.

                                                      Another feature worth noting                              NEW V6.2 License Server
                                                      is that Sibelius 6.2 is now a                             for schools...
                                                      multi-lingual application. Until
                                                      now, in order to have a version of                        Email support@musicednet.com for down-
                                                      Sibelius in a particular language it                      load links.
                                                      was necessary to purchase in that

Hand-held recorders

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                                                      Limiting and Compression                                  USB stereo mic or a USB audio interfaces. In this
                                                      Limiting and/or compression can be conveni-               mode they are no longer recorders, but instead act
                                                      ent when making quick recordings without fuss.            as either microphones or line inputs to a computer
                                                      Basically this prevents overload or distortion on         that is running audio recording software... includ-
                                                      loud peaks... so if recording the rock band in the        ing multi-track recording software. This can be
                                                      band room and you want simplicity, you choose a           a great additional recording capability for laying
                                                      recorder that has a limiter and pre-set/automatic         down multiple tracks or doing vocals over backing
                                                      level switches.                                           tracks or voice-overs to a video and so on. Use
                                                                                                                the recorder in the field to record performances,
achieve a surround sound recording. The H4n also      Digital Effects                                           interviews, ambience etc and then come back to the
allows 4 channel recording when used with external    Effects can be as simple as adding some reverb or         computer to complete the project in a multi-track or
mics or line inputs together with the built-in mics.  echo to an otherwise dry recording environment            video compositing program.
                                                      and is a common feature, even on lower cost re-
Pre-Recording                                         corders. More advanced effects are usually tailored       Multi-Track overdubbing
A feature on some recorders, the pre-record capa-     toward musicians who want more than just a good           A unique feature of the Korg SR-1 is the ability
bility actually records 2-3 seconds (depending on     basic recording. These can include quite sophisti-        to overdub sound-on-sound. But not what you
model) of audio BEFORE you press the RECORD           cated effects such as mic and amplifier modelling.        probably think. Each overdub is actually stored as a
button. This is achieved by continuously recording                                                              total separate file, which means you can drag each
a short loop and as soon as you press RECORD,         Wireless Remote Control                                   one onto a computer and insert into separate tracks
the last loop is also captured. Can be useful for     A few recorders come with a wireless remote               in a recording/sequencing program. Multi-tracks
spontaneous recording.                                control allowing recording AND playback remotely          are automatically in sync. A great feature.
                                                      and, on some models, additional functions (such as
                                                      looping). This is particularly convenient in a band         For more sound advice and to discuss
                                                      room or when the recorder is not within reach (or         your specific needs in a portable recorder
                                                      you want hands-free operation).
                                                                                                                                      contact
                                                      USB Audio Interface                                                          Music EDnet
                                                      A feature unique to the Zoom H2 and H4n record-                           Ph 1300 723 700
                                                      ers is the ability to use the recorder as either a                     info@musicednet.com
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