This blog post is written by Alexander Plötz, a music engraver, editor, proof reader and more based in Dresden, Germany. Read on to learn more about using Sibelius’s third keypad layout to exert fine control over beams that continue over rests. This tutorial originated from a discussion over at the Sibelius help forum on how […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Some Sibelius plug-ins take a few seconds to run rather than running instantaneously. Here’s how to improve the performance of some of those plug-ins.
Discovering Sibelius was eye-opening for Béla Fleck, who used the notation software for his concerto for banjo and orchestra.
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 […]
Avid has announced on its official blog that they are offering free training excerpts of their Sibelius certification program to music educators attending the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The sessions are January 25, 26, and 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Says Avid: Master instructor Jenny Amaya will present training excerpts […]
Update — January 15, 2013 As anticipated by some, ThinkMusic has announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund their project. Those inclined to support this endeavor might pause to consider its credibility, given that it has gained notoriety largely for a promotional video that masquerades other products as ThinkMusic’s own, original app — even as they […]
Update, January 7, 2013: See the follow-up post Makers of music handwriting app video used Sibelius and GoodReader to create dramatization A promotional video for a new tablet app has created a bit of a sensation in the last couple of days. A company called ThinkMusic Technology has made an internet commercial for “The Music […]