Finale users know that Jari Williamsson’s plug-ins are practically essential for working efficiently in Finale. JW Fit Music is another valuable tool that will make page layout easier and quicker, automating several steps to get good results.
NotePerformer 3.2 is out with improvements to its plug-and-play sound library. Most significantly, for Dorico users, multiple articulations will now work with any new scores. The update also includes a number of performance fixes for all users.
NotePerformer 3.1 is out with some major updates. The main improvements are the vastly improved Finale implementation and the ability to override instruments directly from the NotePerformer mixer, but there’s lots more for users of Sibelius, Finale, and Dorico.
There are two new plug-ins for Sibelius that could help you speed up some tedious text entry tasks: Add Fingering To Notes for Sibelius 7+ and ReInput Text.
The Tie Extended Stable plug-in for Sibelius replaces tied notes that would need to be dragged to reach their target with notes in different durations and different voices, whose ties do not need to be dragged because of their duration.
To make it easier to work with a large selection of many items scattered throughout a score, Bob Zawalich has created a new, powerful plug-in that could change the way you use Sibelius: Browse Selected Objects. Here’s how it works and how to use it.
Wallander Instruments has released NotePerformer 3, a major update to its plug-and-play sound library for Sibelius. The update is the first major update since the release of NotePerformer 2 in March 2017. The update is free for all existing users, and the price for new users continues to be $129. For the first time, NotePerformer 3 has opened its doors to Finale and Dorico users as well, with a few caveats.
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.
Unlike the other elements of a Sibelius score — which can be transferred through exporting and importing house styles — there has never been a good way to transfer your mixer settings between scores… until now. The UltraMix plug-in does that, and lots more, besides.
A new plug-in automates the tedious process of creating special barlines and manually adding in fake “barlines” in certain instances where you don’t want the barline to appear to be joined between staves.