About

What is the Symphonova Stem-Production Software Service?

Skilled  musicians’ playing is at the centre of our method of orchestral stem productions.

In our service, the musical expression of any virtual instrument we use is derived exclusively from the musical expression of the musicians we record. Our software uses  the musical expression of the recorded musicians to shape the performances of the virtual instruments. The stems we deliver are  created in a musically authentic way: by our skilled musicians.

The stems we deliver provide you with the  best ingredients for your mix. Our stems have extremely low bleed from secondary instruments. For example, the ‘conductor’s-tree’ and ‘surround’ stems of the flutes, oboes and clarinets will have no significant sounds from the neighbouring low woodwinds or brass sections. 

Using our unique method, we are able to do the production for you and deliver stems for scores of any size. As a result, both logistics and cost are considerably reduced without any compromise on the size of the orchestra or the orchestration.

Our pricing model is based only on the duration of your score and the package you select. You can free your imagination and compose for any orchestration without affecting the price. Using our service, high-end orchestral recordings are available and affordable.

What is the heritage of the Symphonova Stem Production Service?

The Symphonova project leverages technology to renew the assumptions and concepts of what an orchestra can do and the contexts in which it can perform. After years of research, we have developed and combined a collection of technologies that enable a small ensemble to perform anywhere, delivering the sound and experience of the largest possible symphony orchestra. The technology has been used in a series of successful performances and recording projects.

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Process

Our Vision

High-quality orchestral production rooted in the authentic, nuanced expression of skilled musicians, made affordable and accessible to all.

The Team

DR ABIGAIL DOLAN

CEO
  • Flautist (Rubin Academy)
  • PhD (Performance Studies), Kings College London
  • Edison Fellow, British Library Sound Archive
  • Artistic Director, Clare Hall, Cambridge University

DR SHELLEY KATZ

Technical & Artistic Director
  • Pianist & conductor (The Juilliard School)
  • PhD (Tonmeister), University of Surrey
  • Author of numerous granted patents,  including the Symphonova Stem Production Patent

GORAN TCHUBRILO

Score Production Director
  • Composer (University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz)
  • Virtual instruments artist
  • Author of Symphonova Stem Production Patent