Brussels Philharmonic Goes for Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, Drops Paper Sheet Music

This is world’s first orchestra to replace paper sheet music with tablets

By on November 9th, 2012 09:32 GMT

It appears that Samsung and Brussels Philharmonic joined forces in order to offer the latter a unique and innovative way to handle its paper sheet music.

Those unfamiliar with symphonic orchestras should know that each musician is given a piece of sheet music every time they participate in a play.

Aside from the time spent on this process, the amount of paper and space needed for deposit is quite huge.

This is why Brussels Philharmonic set out to find a solution to this problem, and this is how they found NeoScores, a Belgian software company that creates software specifically aimed at orchestras.

Together, they decided Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 combined with NeoScore’s technology would make as an excellent replacement for their music paper sheets.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is “the only tablet on the market that offers the necessary features to meet the high creative demands of a symphonic orchestra, this makes for a technological and musical world premiere.”

Brussels Philharmonic is world’s first orchestra to replace its paper sheet music with tablets. Given Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1’s excellent features musicians will be able to make changes to the sheet music by using the tablet’s smart S pen.

These changes can then be shared among musicians or between the conductor and the whole orchestra. There’s also the matter of space needed to keep a fair amount of paper sheet music.

With Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Brussels Philharmonic orchestra’s musicians will be able to carry all their sheet music in a 600 g/21 oz. tablet.

Furthermore, the tablet can now be used to copy sheet music, a process that was previously done by specialized people in the orchestra. This will save them more time as the Galaxy Note 10.1 can be used for the copying process.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is currently available for purchase from leading retailers around the world for a suggested retail price of € 500/$635.

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