Canadian Music Trade - April/May 2017 - Page 40

PRODUCT NEWS Steinberg Dorico Score Writer Software Steinberg Media Technologies has released the first iteration of its Dorico score writer software, which has been in development for four years. Designed for aspiring and professional composers, arrangers, music publishers, and music teachers, Dorico offers an uncluttered single-window user interface for both laptops and studio machines, comprising tools and page layout options that facilitate an efficient workflow. Dorico takes advantage of 64-bit multi-core processors to ensure seamless scrolling through the music at all times. It has been designed with high-pixel density, high-resolution displays in mind. Powerful score management features are included to handle multiple independent pieces of music within the same project. Based on Steinberg’s audio engine, Dorico comes with a host of VST instruments and effects. For more information, contact Yamaha Canada Music: 416-298-1311, FAX 416-292-1171, www.ca.yamaha.com. Gibson SG Standard 2017 T Gibson has released the SG Standard 2017 T, which features a blend of vintage looks and tone and contemporary versatility. It features the asymmetrical double-horned body styling and smaller teardrop pickguard that the SGs are known for and which hark back to the originals of the early 1960s. There are also the Classic 57 and 57+ humbuckers that likewise create the vintage PAF tones. The SG Standard 2017 T also features locking Grover kidney-button tuners, a slim taper neck, rosewood fingerboard with rolled binding, and Gibson’s aluminum Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece with chrome plating. Other features include a solid mahogany body and neck, Tektoid nut, and 22 polished frets. There are two volume and two tone knobs and one toggle switch. For more information, contact Yorkville Sound: 905- 837-8777, FAX 905-839-5776, canada@yorkville.com, www.yorkville.com. Aldo Mazza’s Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset Italian-Canadian percussionist and KoSA Music Founder Aldo Mazza has released his latest booked entitled Cuban Rhythms for Percussion & Drumset – The Essentials. It is a condensed study of the most popular rhythms and dances of Cuba. From basic grooves and rhythmic structures to ensemble orchestrations of traditional Cuban percussion, the book sheds new light on Cuban music. Packaged with a DVD-ROM containing 75 play-along audio tracks and 30 video clips, this book equips percussionists with the necessary tools to start playing Cuban rhythms. For more information, contact Music Books Plus: 800-265-8481, mjack@nor.com, www.musicbooksplus.com. 40 CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE