Quite a few: 340,237, in fact. (And there are 63,157 words in the Sibelius 5 Handbook.) Now you know!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you add a bar at the start of a score, there are a number of things to be aware of. For example, if you want to create a pick-up (upbeat or anacrusis) bar at the start of the score, you may end up with an extra time signature at the start of the old […]
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’s Flexi-time real-time input feature is capable of great results, but you need to know how to use it to best effect. After the jump are some tips for making Flexi-time work harder for you.
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 […]
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 […]
This post is outdated and is only available for historical reference. An enterprising blogger from Singapore, Ong Jiin Joo, has created a WordPress plug-in that makes it easy to embed Sibelius scores in blog postings using the free Sibelius Scorch web browser plug-in. You should see a little choral ditty I wrote some time ago […]