Composer, arranger, and orchestrator Jeremy Levy shares his pro tips on using the macro program Keyboard Maestro to make the most of Finale. Examples and sample scripts included!
Avid today released Sibelius 8.1.1, a minor update to the recent Sibelius 8.1 update. 8.1.1 addresses a few issues, improving the trackpad experience on Mac and fixing sluggishness in some areas of the program.
Many Sibelius users also have one or more of the excellent audio utilities from Rogue Amoeba installed on their Macs, such as Audio Hijack Pro or Airfoil. Both of these products include a feature called Instant On, which allows the applications to capture audio from an application that is already running, rather than requiring the […]
With more than a million copies of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion sold via the Mac App Store in the first 24 hours following its release on Wednesday 20 July, it seems safe to say that Apple’s new operating system is a big hit. If you’re itching to click that Purchase button in the Mac App Store […]
Nearly a month ago, Apple released the Mac OS X 10.6.7 operating system update, and (unusually) the update introduced a problem with how Snow Leopard handles OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines, including the music fonts supplied with Sibelius. You can read all about the issues here. Now I’m able to bring you good news from […]
Update –- 26 April 2011 Apple have released a fix for this problem, which is available now from Software Update. Read all about it. Original post — 29 March 2011 If you are running Sibelius 6.2 on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, beware that some users are reporting fairly serious problems relating to font […]
We have today made available small updates for Sibelius 5, Sibelius First and Sibelius Student that fix the only significant known problem with running these programs on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, namely that the program can crash when displaying the Mixer window. Go straight to the download, or read on for the boring […]
Apple have announced that Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will ship on Friday 28 August 2009. Sibelius 6.0 and Sibelius 6.0.1 are not yet fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and users may experience the following issues when running Sibelius 6 on the latest version of Mac OS X: Crash on […]
If you use Mac OS X 10.4 or later and use Dashboard, then my pal Marc Schonbrun (author of the book Mastering Sibelius 5) has cooked something up that you may find useful: a Dashboard widget for this here blog. Download the widget (360K) To install the widget, simply unzip the downloaded zip file (if […]
Now this is pretty ingenious. My colleague Gabe Cobas tells me that BALMUDA Design’s NumberKey application for iPhone and iPod Touch (available from the iTunes App Store for £1.19 here in the UK) works beautifully with Sibelius on Mac OS X 10.5. Recent Apple laptops have done away with the embedded numeric keypad that was […]