Sibelius 8.1.1 update available

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.

Sibelius products on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

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 […]

Apple releases OpenType font fix for Mac OS X 10.6.7

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 […]

Sibelius Blog Dashboard widget

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 […]

Use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a numeric keypad with Sibelius

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 […]