Apple releases OpenType font fix for Mac OS X 10.6.7

Nearly a month ago, Apple released the Mac OS X 10.6.7 operating system update, and (unusually) the update introduced a problem with how Snow Leopard handles OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines, including the music fonts supplied with Sibelius. You can read all about the issues here. Now I’m able to bring you good news from […]

Creating single parts from multiple staves

I get asked surprisingly often how to create an instrumental part containing multiple staves. It’s not surprising that I get asked this — after all, it’s a common enough requirement, particularly so for percussionists — but rather that people haven’t figured it out for themselves, or been able to find the information in Sibelius’s documentation. […]

Come and see Avid at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011

Next to the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Musikmesse is the largest music trade show in the world. Taking place from tomorrow, Wednesday 6 April until Saturday 9 April at the fair grounds in downtown Frankfurt, people from all over the world will descend on the city to see what’s new in the worlds […]

An inside look at Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion

I’ve written about Pat Metheny’s remarkable album Orchestrion on this blog before, but I hope you’ll excuse one further mention of this amazing piece of work. This past weekend, CBS Sunday Morning featured a look behind the scenes at Orchestrion, and Sibelius — which played an important part in the creation of the record — […]