Sibelius reseller is one of UK’s top entrepeneurs

DS Music is one of the UK’s biggest Sibelius resellers, and its Managing Director, Jon Petrie, has been shortlisted for the Shell Live Wire Young Entrepeneur of the Year 2009, a highly sought-after award that recognises the best young businessmen and businesswomen under 30 years of age. To have got to this stage in the […]

Walt Ribeiro’s Sibelius 6 YouTube giveaway

Avid has partnered with Walt Ribeiro, the Internet’s music teacher (so I’m told), to give away a few copies of Sibelius 6 via YouTube. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Sibelius 6 is leave as many comments as you like on this video. Walt will […]

Taming the Flexi-time latency beast

If you find that Sibelius always seems to be a sixteenth note (semiquaver) or an eighth note (quaver) behind you when you’re using Flexi-time note input to play notes in from your MIDI keyboard, then chances are you have been struck by the Flexi-time latency monster. Read on to find out how to tame this […]

Create rehearsal recordings in seconds with new plug-in

There are now more than 250 plug-ins available for download from the Sibelius web site that make all sorts of tasks quicker and easier. But very few plug-ins are as useful as Bob Zawalich’s latest, Rehearsal Recordings. I run a choir in my spare time and I use Sibelius to prepare arrangements for them. I […]

How to create drum notation in one minute

I’ve already linked to Katie Wardrobe’s excellent new blog, Music Tech Tips, but I couldn’t resist linking to Katie’s latest video, which is tantalisingly called The 1 minute drum part. Writing drum parts in notation software is normally pretty involved, and Katie shows you how to create a simple drum part in a matter of […]