Sibelius 7.1.2 update now available

A new Sibelius 7 update is available from today, bringing the program to version 7.1.2. This update is free for existing Sibelius 7 users, and includes more than 150 bug fixes and improvements. Among the most significant improvements in this release are substantial performance improvements to both screen redraw and editing speed, improved support for […]

Sibelius 7 Essential Training on

[youtube][/youtube] If you’re looking for ways to learn Sibelius 7, you’re spoiled for choice. Not only is there comprehensive on-screen documentation provided with the software (which you can also download here), an optional printed version of the Sibelius 7 Reference Guide, an excellent book in the Avid Learning Series by James Humberstone, Sibelius 7 Music […]

Upcoming Sibelius clinics on the Pacific coast

If you’re fortunate enough to live in the western United States of America, you may be interested in some upcoming training days and clinics being run by two master clinicians: Mike Klinger of the Synthesis MIDI Workshop, and Bruce Munson, formerly of Sibelius and now self-employed at Munson Music Services. Their upcoming clinics are as follows: […]

Come and see Sibelius at Musikmesse Frankfurt

The great and the good of the music industry are descending on Frankfurt, Germany this week for Europe’s biggest music trade show, which opens tomorrow and closes on Saturday. Avid will be there with a big and beautiful stand in Hall 5.1, Booth A68, and you’ll be able to check out all of our latest audio […]

Reflecting on the ribbon

…or how I learned to stop worrying, and love the ribbon. Over the years we’ve made some pretty controversial changes to Sibelius. Who remembers when the Enter key on the numeric keypad stopped editing the selected note and instead added a tie? Or when the Space bar was changed to start and stop playback, instead […]

Add a count-in to your exported audio tracks

Plug-in guru Bob Zawalich has produced another great plug-in to help with the preparation of materials for rehearsal. I’ve posted about the Rehearsal Rercordings plug-in in the past, and the new Export Audio With Count-In plug-in is something of a complementary solution. Export Audio With Count-In creates a copy of the current score, and inserts […]

Using Live Tempo for rehearsal

Directing choirs is my main musical pursuit outside of my professional life, and I’m fortunate to have been working with the same chamber choir for over a decade now. Normally, for practical reasons, our performances are a capella, since we don’t often have instrumentalists or ensembles available to accompany us, but every so often we […]