Graphical MIDI Tools plug-in brings sequencer-like capabilities to Sibelius

Graphical MIDI Tools (GMT) is a Sibelius plug-in by Santiago Barx that cleverly and ingeniously takes full advantage of Sibelius’s extended features such as colored objects, custom text, hidden MIDI messages, and more. It uses those features to superimpose a temporary sequencer-like frame on any given selection, and then gives the user the ability to draw in automations to manipulate the data in a way never before seen in a Sibelius tool. Moreover, there are additional windows to adjust velocity and note duration in piano roll-like fashion.

Playback in Dorico: past, present, and future

Andrew Noah Cap gives a thorough review of Dorico’s playback capabilities and the wide variety of needs it attempts to address — from engravers preferring simple playback, to those wanting adequate sound rendering without thinking too much about settings and post-editing, to those that expect playback and editing functionality that is comparable to MIDI editing within a DAW.

Updated plug-in: Round Metronome Marks

If you ever work with MIDI files that were created in a sequencer and you’ve opened them in Sibelius, you may have encountered some strange metronome markings upon opening the file: Sibelius faithfully reproduces the tempi from the file to many decimal places, which may be ultra-precise but is not very practical for musicians reading […]