Sibelius 2022.5 is out, making it easier to apply a header or footer on a per-section basis, such as a song or movement. Also added is the ability to define or change the content of a wildcard directly in the score.
Dorico 4 review: Do more with your score
Dorico 4 is available. This massive update brings features first seen on the iPad, like a Key Editor in Write mode and a revamped Play mode. From smart MIDI import to a library manager with granular house style control, to better score setup and more, this update touches every corner.
Remove a certain articulation from a passage in Sibelius
Articulations in Sibelius are toggles — like on/off switches on a lighting panel. Once you know that, you can add and remove them more easily than you may have thought.
The secret powers of Finale’s Selection Tool
Master the humble Selection Tool in Finale and you will save precious seconds every time. Multiplied by a few hundred or a few thousand times each time you use it, and it adds up.
2019: A Sibelius plug-in year in review
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.
Sliding notes in Sibelius
You can move notes and rests horizontally in Sibelius, which we call “sliding” notes. This first appeared in Sibelius 8.2 and was refined in 8.3. If you don’t know about this feature, you’ll want to see this 90-second video.
2014: The plug-in year in review
Bob Zawalich authors the final post of 2014, and it’s a good one: nothing less than a comprehensive round-up of all the new plug-ins created in the past year.
New and updated plug-ins, part 1
Savvy Sibelius users have been treated to a bounty of new and updated plug-ins in recent weeks. In this first post I’ll highlight plug-ins created by Kenneth Gaw. Later in the week I’ll focus on Bob Zawalich’s plug-ins. It’s worth saying here that Kenneth, Bob, and all the other independent developers who spends countless hours […]
Getting selective with filters
One of the axioms for efficient use of Sibelius is: “Copy, don’t re-input.” If you can copy and paste something rather than input it again, you’re going to save time. Sibelius provides many ways to copy and paste, including Alt+click, R to repeat something after itself, multicopy (to fill one or more staves with one […]