Praise for NotePerformer

NotePerformer has been on version 3 for around a decade so I was beginning to assume that development had stopped altogether (other than a rare bugfix) but it appears that a version 4 is in the works. After all this time, it would be reasonable to assume there will significant improvements to the instrument realism and indeed Arne has promised as much.


.Huh? Version 3, which added Dorico and Finale support was released in May, 2018.

Even version 2 wasn’t released until March, 2017

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The default is LA Studio, not LA Scoring Stage.

You mean 3.2… I think dko is right here :wink:

No, I don’t.

NotePerformer 3.2 December 11, 2018
NotePerformer 3 May 30, 2018
NotePerformer 2 March 6, 2017
NotePerformer 1.5 May 21, 2015


It seems almost unbelievable that NP only first saw the light of day something over 8 years ago as I seemed to have been using it for ever but obviously my memory was indeed playing tricks on me and I appreciate the correction ! I still can’t believe it was a mere 3 1/2 years though since v3 came out as it seems an eternity.

indeed it is. I assume, though, you mean Dorico Reverence and not Reverberance as I don’t see any sign of the latter in Dorico.

From an email convo with Wallander Instruments [NotePerformer parent company], Dec. 25, 2021:

We’re currently working on the next instalment of our software [4.0],
which is a significant update. I’m afraid I can’t get into the
details. We’re working on a platform that should allow us to use
better-quality sounds, and this is an essential step towards that goal
to provide a greater variety of instruments and sounds in the future.


thanks – I’m aware that a new version is in the making though details are hard to come by. Currently the sounds (or at least some of them-- strings and esp.solo strings are the worst) are weaker than the programming so if there is a significant improvement there, it could make NP even more useful than it is currently.

I had to do a mockup of the Star Wars’ Main Title. There is another one around, but it sounds a bit different (probably depending on the slightly different score or that fine-tuning that I didn’t do).



For a mock up, that is incredibly satisfying, all things considered.

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Done with NotePerformer? I’ve made one two years ago, and was never able to make it sound good with anything else than NP…


All NP with the default settings. I can’t even imagine how much work trying it with ordinary sample libraries can require.


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Yes ok! We fully agree then. I tried John Barron’s EM of BBCSO on this file and experienced the most painful audio drops ever…

Whenever NP 4 arrives, I think there’s going to be a stampede…


Most impressive.

I really like Noteperformer because it balances the instruments in a realistic manner. It helps in creating mock-ups by ear. Here’s a clip of one of my latest, Manly Men from the movie Army of Darkness (which is a great score for doing mock-ups due to clear mix).


Last week in my orchestration class, we did an exercise on Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, from Samuel Adler’s textbook. Instead of the famous opening oboe/clarinet doubling, we experimented with other doublings in NotePerformer: flute/oboe, flute/clarinet (both in unison and octaves), flute/oboe/bassoon, etc. etc.

While it obviously was not the same as writing out parts for live players and bringing them all into the classroom, it was still pretty illuminating.


Great rendition congrats!
This one uses NotePerformer only also and sounds terrific!


Dare I repeat what’s so well known: NotePerformer’s CRAZILY low price and INCREDIBLY easy usage can not be beaten. For these two things, I am extremely happy to have NotePerformer as my main “sound solution” and thank Arne VERY MUCH for it. :slight_smile:

Yes, I do have several other sound libraries, systems and stuff as well, but NP is my absolute favourite in “general use”. Thanks again, Arne. :slight_smile: Really appreciated. :slight_smile:


I agree regarding your 2nd bullet. It would be nice if expression map functionality could be expanded to allow dynamic boost/reduction and (icing on the cake) application of different dynamic response curves.