Sibelius 2020.9 is available with enhancements to the Focus on Staves feature, enabling new layout and formatting workflows for scores and parts. There are other improvements to MIDI and MusicXML importing, ManuScript, and accessibility.
A comprehensive roundup of the variety of tips and plug-ins to help the notation and playback of harp passages in Sibelius.
An obituary of Mary Elizabeth by Bob Zawalich. Mary Elizabeth, known as “ME”, was a composer, author, teacher, and Sibelius beta tester, among many other things. She was someone that most Sibelius users likely never heard of, but she played important roles in making Sibelius what it became.
You’ve downloaded dozens or hundreds of Sibelius plug-ins — now how do you squeeze even more speed out of them and quickly access your favorites? One solution is Bob Zawalich’s My Plugins plug-in — “the plug-in’s plug-in”.
The Convert LV Symbols to LV Ties plug-in replaces LV (laissez vibrer) up and down symbols in Sibelius with native LV ties, which were introduced in the Sibelius 2020.3 update.
The impressive plug-in Flip Selected Notes makes it easy to flip or force the stem direction of notes and beamed groups in Sibelius.
Notation Central is a marketplace for music notation technology, with fonts, utilities, templates, plug-ins, and more, helping you create music at the highest level.
A handy tool for keeping current on your Sibelius plug-ins was itself recently updated, so now is a good time to check to make sure you’re running the latest versions.
When you want to back up your Sibelius scores in a different format or work on scores you created in Sibelius in another program, there are lots of options and formats to export to, like MIDI, PDF, or MusicXML. But what if you want to work on many scores at once and need to convert folders of scores?
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.