Bob Zawalich takes us on a tour of a mega-plug-in library of routines that can be treated the same as commands in Sibelius, and gives an overview of the kinds of things these commands will enable you to do without having to go directly into ManuScript code.
Sibelius’s Commands feature extends the program’s capabilities in many ways. If you’re willing to dig in a little more, there are some tools available for you to extend it even further by building powerful automations directly within Sibelius.
Learn how to import only certain elements of a Sibelius house style — such as lines, symbols and noteheads — without otherwise changing the appearance of your score.
A plug-in creates tuplets in Sibelius that appear to cross barlines. You can specify a tuplet starting position, a tuplet ratio and size, and some other tuplet properties, such as a tuplet bracket and number that will span the entire tuplet.
A comprehensive roundup of the variety of tips and plug-ins to help the notation and playback of harp passages in Sibelius.
An obituary of Mary Elizabeth by Bob Zawalich. Mary Elizabeth, known as “ME”, was a composer, author, teacher, and Sibelius beta tester, among many other things. She was someone that most Sibelius users likely never heard of, but she played important roles in making Sibelius what it became.
The Convert LV Symbols to LV Ties plug-in replaces LV (laissez vibrer) up and down symbols in Sibelius with native LV ties, which were introduced in the Sibelius 2020.3 update.
When you want to back up your Sibelius scores in a different format or work on scores you created in Sibelius in another program, there are lots of options and formats to export to, like MIDI, PDF, or MusicXML. But what if you want to work on many scores at once and need to convert folders of scores?
Plug-ins can be solutions to various problems or ways to make it easier to accomplish tasks. Bob Zawalich looks back at the end of another productive year in the world of Sibelius plug-in development and gives a preview of what’s to come.
The downloadable Sibelius plug-in Fill With Tied Notes fills the bars between the first selected note or chord in a staff and either a second selected note, or the end of the selection, with tied copies of the first selected note, using the pitches, voice, and notehead styles of the first notes.