The Edit Instrument Names plug-in for Sibelius can now handle various formatting conventions and apply preset formatting patterns to names, and you can multiselect instruments and apply formatting to all selected instruments at once.
Tone clusters are a shorthand notation for several adjacent notes played at once. In this comprehensive post, we’ll discuss many different ways to represent tone clusters in a notated score, and how to achieve those results in Sibelius.
The Chord Symbols As Polychords plug-in for Sibelius takes pairs of selected chord symbols and creates polychords, which are two full chords stacked on top of each other, represented by a horizontal line between the two chords.
Bob Zawalich, Sibelius guru and plug-in developer extraordinaire, gives us a personal tour of how many new and updated plug-ins came to be over the past few months, meeting friends along the way.
Two plug-ins for Sibelius that could help you speed up some tedious text entry tasks: Add Fingering To Notes for Sibelius 7+ and ReInput Text.
The Tie Extended Stable plug-in for Sibelius replaces tied notes that would need to be dragged to reach their target with notes in different durations and different voices, whose ties do not need to be dragged because of their duration.
To make it easier to work with a large selection of many items scattered throughout a score, Bob Zawalich has created a new, powerful plug-in that could change the way you use Sibelius: Browse Selected Objects. Here’s how it works and how to use it.
An essential element of Sibelius’s dynamic parts feature is the ability to make certain changes in a part without affecting the score. This extends to the ability to have different names for instruments in parts than what they are in the score. This useful feature has its intricacies and comes with a few caveats, so we’ll explain what those are and how to make the most of the available options.
Cloud Sharing (in Sibelius 8.7 and later) identifies a score using a hidden file ID that is created when a score is saved or exported in Sibelius. It is important to understand that if you make a copy of a score outside of Sibelius, the file ID will not change. Bob Zawalich discusses where multiple variant copies of a score are generated from a single score, and how to use Cloud Sharing with such a score.
We can rightly call Bob Zawalich “the dean of Sibelius plug-ins.” His contributions to the Sibelius community are invaluable, and he’s written a year in review for 2017 to take stock of the updates and new plug-ins available for use.