Sibelius Blog Dashboard widget

If you use Mac OS X 10.4 or later and use Dashboard, then my pal Marc Schonbrun (author of the book Mastering Sibelius 5) has cooked something up that you may find useful: a Dashboard widget for this here blog. Download the widget (360K) To install the widget, simply unzip the downloaded zip file (if […]

Sound sets for EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra

Sibelius user Jonathan Loving has been working for several months now on producing sound sets for the EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra sound libraries, and today he has announced that the fruits of his labours are now available for everybody to use. EWQLSO is one of the leading sound libraries and is famous for its […]

Use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a numeric keypad with Sibelius

Now this is pretty ingenious. My colleague Gabe Cobas tells me that BALMUDA Design’s NumberKey application for iPhone and iPod Touch (available from the iTunes App Store for £1.19 here in the UK) works beautifully with Sibelius on Mac OS X 10.5. Recent Apple laptops have done away with the embedded numeric keypad that was […]

Sibelius plays part in latest Alan Hood album

I received a note from Sibelius user Dave Hanson about his new album, Just a Little Taste. He says: I’ve just completed a CD of orchestral backgrounds for the jazz trumpet player Al Hood (my colleague at the University of Denver), including arrangements and original compositions of mine.  Much of it is in the the […]

Sibelius-powered score editor in Pro Tools 8

My colleague Scott Church, Pro Tools Software Strategist and one of the product managers for the music creation features in Pro Tools, posted a video tutorial for the new score editor in Pro Tools 8 on his Pro Tools Blog over the weekend. The score editor in Pro Tools 8 uses technology from Sibelius. The […]

Developer asks how computers could help people to compose music

Software developer Mark Walsen has been writing music notation software since 1994, when he founded Notation Software. He tells a fun story about how he cornered Bill Gates after starting working at Microsoft in 1988 as Program Manager for the Windows SDK and Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC): I then started at Microsoft. At a party […]