Home Authors Posts by Mark Nowakowski

Mark Nowakowski

Mark Nowakowski
Dr. Mark Nowakowski is a composer whose works have been performed across the United States and Europe. He holds five degrees in various music concentrations, while currently also serving as the Music Curator and Interim Director for the Foundation for Sacred Arts.
Product packaging

Review: Spitfire’s Albion Tundra and LCO Orchestras

The Albion Tundra library was initially inspired by the music of Arvo Pärt.

Review: ‘Rinascimento’ virtual instruments from FluffyAudio

Rinascimento may be the virtual instrument many composers have been waiting for in this age of renewed interest in the early music genres.

Music software review: Spitfire Audio’s Sacconi Strings

The Sacconi Strings package creates a gem of a virtual instrument that fills a great need in the digital sampling world.

Review: DORICO Notation Software: Was it worth the wait?

Steinberg Media packed their new Dorico music notation software release with enough exciting features and functionality to lure would-be users into giving their package a try. (UPDATED)

Product review: Heavyocity’s intriguing ‘Gravity’

Notes Heavyocity: “‘Gravity’ covers the gamut of intangible scoring elements: complex Pads, evocative Risers, other-worldly Stings, and earth-shattering Hits.”

New for composers: 8Dio’s ‘Requiem Pro’ virtual choir

“Requiem Pro” virtual choir is a rare top-notch competitor in a saturated market populated with very few genuinely compelling choices.

More news on soon-to-be-released ‘Dorico’ music notation software

CDN’s Mark Nowakowski interviews industry expert Daniel Spreadbury on new Steinberg Media Technology music notation software package “Dorico.” (Part 2 of 2)

Daniel Spreadbury discusses new ‘Dorico’ music notation software

CDN’s Mark Nowakowski interviews industry expert Daniel Spreadbury on Steinberg Media Technologies' new music notation software package “Dorico.” (Part 1 of 2)

The Three Bs: Bach, Beethoven, and… Ben Johnston?

CHICAGO, May 30, 2016 – The time: Feb. 17, 2016. The place: Tanner-Monagle Studios in Milwaukee. The Kepler Quartet is about to record its...

Review: Soundiron Symphony Series Brass Ensemble

CHICAGO, May 4, 2016 – Our quest to assemble a high quality and affordable digital orchestra brings us today to Soundiron's Symphony Series Brass...

Top Photo Galleries

Le Relais Bernard Loiseau: Culinary Majesty at the legendary Cote d’Or

Le Relais Bernard Loiseau is a magnificent 5 star Relais & Chateaux luxury restaurant, hotel, and spa under the direction of two Michelin star Chef Patrick Bertron.