Sibelius blog: Top posts of 2013


If you’re looking to catch up on some holiday reading, don’t forget to include this blog in the mix! Here are some of the top articles from this year.


Finale 2014 released. Read about the new features in the latest version of MakeMusic’s flagship notation software, and how they stack up against Sibelius.

Music handwriting app video shown to be a mock-up. A video posted online nearly a year ago about a music handwriting app caused quite a sensation, but it was ultimately just a marketing piece by a start-up for something that still remains in development today. Meanwhile…

NotateMe brings music handwriting app to market. Neuratron, makers of Photoscore, released a handwriting app for iOS and Android that keeps getting better with each update.

Joseph Trapanese scores “Oblivion” in Sibelius. This in-depth interview with the co-composer of the blockbuster film score also features some tips from veteran music preparer Booker T. White of Disney.

Tim Davies’s “deBreved” Finale tips translated into Sibelius. Speaking of film scores, use Sibelius to achieve the results that orchestrator Tim Davies gets using Finale.

Create custom line shapes in Sibelius using font characters. Guest blogger Robert Puff shows us how to make custom lines based on any character in a font.

NotePerformer sound module for Sibelius released. Wallander Instruments’ plug-and-play product makes it easier to create great-sounding scores in Sibelius 6 or 7.

Making 2-up PDFs in Sibelius 7. Learn a way to make 2-up PDFs in Sibelius on Mac using Create Booklet and Automator.

First look at the new Bravura music font. An early look at the new font and open layout standard from Steinberg, and…

Urtext fonts available from Fontshop. Discover some new music fonts to replicate the look of older scores.

Go wild with text wildcards. Watch this video tutorial and make the most of your file metadata.

Avid’s Michael Ost speaks about Sibelius. If you missed our recent interview with Sibelius’s new technical lead, read it here and get a glimpse into what is in store for the future of Sibelius.

Don’t see your favorite article here? Share it with others in the comments. Happy reading!

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