Sibelius compatibility with Windows 8

Microsoft released Windows 8 in the fall of last year, and while its adoption rate has reportedly been slow, more and more people are using it each day—including Sibelius users. Fortunately, Avid announced today that Sibelius 7 is fully supported on Windows 8. Previous versions of Sibelius should work as well, with some caveats. According […]

A nip here, a tuck there

If you’re an “avid” reader of this blog, you may have noticed that it quietly received a modest face-lift a couple of days ago. Since taking over the blog in the fall of last year, I’ve enjoyed hearing from a wide range of fellow Sibelius users about many topics. Sometimes, though, folks understandably mistook me […]

Avid launches IdeaScale Sibelius Feedback Community

This week, Avid has announced a new Sibelius Feedback Community, powered by IdeaScale. According to Avid’s Sam Butler: Open to all Sibelius users, the feedback community is a great way to collaborate, share, and discuss new features and enhancements for Sibelius and Scorch. Getting started with IdeaScale is easy. You can browse the currently submitted […]

Plug-in tip: Dotted Minim Rests

If you ever work in 12/8 time, you may have discovered that there is no default way to tell Sibelius to group the “macro” beats 1 & 2, or 3 & 4, into a single dotted half (dotted minim) rest. Enter Michael Eastwood’s plug-in, which does one thing, and does it well: Dotted Minim Rests […]