All Virtual Drumline Demystified lessons available for free

Sunday, January 20th, 2019
The original VDL Demystified DVD. People used to watch stuff on these.

Over the years, our onscreen tutorial Virtual Drumline Demystified has helped countless VDL users on the road to mastering it within Finale and Sibelius. Another thing that has occurred over the years is that software has continued to evolve, making the onscreen examples in VDL Demystified appear a bit dated. VDL expert, and founder of Visaudio Designs, Bryan Harmsen, did a fantastic job in presenting these lessons in a friendly, progressive manner. Bryan is a good friend of ours and subjecting him to ongoing rounds of endless video shooting and editing to stay current with frequent OS and applications updates isn’t feasible.

As such, we’ve decided to take this product off the market and make it available for free. While the older versions of Sibelius, Finale, and Kontakt won’t look entirely current, the main theories will still apply. We’ve removed a couple lessons in which outdated methods of installing template files was no longer relevant and would create more confusion than assistance.

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Tapspace Newsletter – June 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE: New Ensembles: Schnabel (Robert Sanderl), Three Scenes from the Desert (Alex Stopa), New Solos: Danny Boy (Traditional; arr. Brian Mueller), Impromptu No. 3 (Schubert; arr. August Pappas), Tristesse (Chopin; arr. Benjamin Holmes), New Books: The Golden Age of Ragtime (Ralph Hicks & Eric Rath), Sequential Studies-Level 1 (Julia Gaines), Nine Minute Drill (Hicks/Rath), VDL Tips: Impose Sketch onto Template, Zero-G (Roger Carter).

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Festival Scores

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

With festival season upon us, we’re very excited about the ‘study score’ options on our website. It makes securing extra copies of scores quick, easy, stress-free, and (most importantly) legal!

Some of you may be familiar with the Festival Score 3-PACKS we used a few years ago. Well, it’s been improved! Rather than receiving a watermarked score that expires after your festival, we now offer the option to purchase two or three individual scores*, each at a significantly reduced price. You can use them for any number of reasons such as festivals, personal study, or rehearsals, and they can be used indefinitely.

Here’s how:

Search for your desired ensemble. Once you’ve navigated to the page of the product you wish to purchase, simply select how many scores you’d like from the Package Selection drop-down menu. If you only wish to purchase 2 or 3 copies of the score you do not have to change the Quantity, just keep it at 1. This will ensure you don’t get double or triple the amount of scores you require.









Once you’ve selected how many scores you’d like to purchase, add it to your cart and check out. It’s that simple! Once we’ve processed your order, we will ship them to you. No paperwork, no photocopying, and no need to destroy your festival scores!

It’s our sincerest hope that you find this process intuitive, easy, and a RELIEF. Best of luck at your festivals!


*Study scores are only available for ensembles (individual parts not included), and not for duets, solos, or book products.