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about the UIC

The Universal Instrumentation Code or UIC was created by Peter Grimshaw in 2014 to create a standard for the identification of instrumental parts that is not bound to any language or convention and can provide new ways to search and … Continue reading

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Making UICs FLY!

The changeover to the UIC has many advantages for HLMSW users and their customers but there is a compromise in speed. The old HLMSW system for managing stock was very efficient because the entire stock record was saved in a single slot … Continue reading

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UIC Errata Handling

The UIC is growing little by little every day, and one of the most complicated parts of the database maintenance regime is to fulfil the underlying concept that every instrument should only have one UIC. To give you a glimpse of the … Continue reading

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UIC Footnotes

One important new feature with the introduction of the UIC is the concept of Instrumental footnotes.  Footnotes are useful for textual descriptions that supplement the UIC to indicate special requirements, to list actual percussion or some other requirement important to that … Continue reading

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Navigating the UIC

As the UIC grows, so does the complexity of locating your instrumental parts when using the system in HLMSW and so I thought it may be timely to review the instrument selection possibilities and introduce a new feature in HLMSW v 8.00.4.9. … Continue reading

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UIC benefits Zinfonia Users

The benefits for better stock control with the Universal Instrumentation Code are now very clear as more and more HLMSW users world-wide start using the system. There are benefits also for Zinfonia users where the UIC icon is becoming a common sight. When a … Continue reading

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UIC auf Deutsch

Thanks to the hard work of the team at Schott Mainz, the Universal Instrument Code or UIC can now work in both English AND German with more languages to follow. An important design feature of the UIC is that is not … Continue reading

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A UIC Footnote

When the paper The “Universal Instrumentation Code”: Bringing Consistency to Orchestral Instrumentation Information by Mark Carroll, Peter Grimshaw and James Koehne (Music Reference Services Quarterly (Volume 17, Issue 1, 2014) was published last year, the UIC was just a theory. Now that it is in … Continue reading

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Adventures in UIC-land

Last week BTMI spent a very busy but rewarding week in Stockholm working with the wonderful team at Gehrmans Musikförlag introducing them to the world of HLMSW and Zinfonia. One aspect of this install that was new for us all was … Continue reading

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UIC First Sighting

The very first UIC (Universal Instrument Code) assigned to a title in in Zinfonia can be seen here:http://www.zinfonia.com/zShowWork.aspx?WID=126806. If you click on the UIC logo there, you can view the complete instrument list which was uploaded directly from HLMSW.  This particular example does … Continue reading

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