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.
Andrew Noah Cap gives a thorough review of Dorico’s playback capabilities and the wide variety of needs it attempts to address — from engravers preferring simple playback, to those wanting adequate sound rendering without thinking too much about settings and post-editing, to those that expect playback and editing functionality that is comparable to MIDI editing within a DAW.
Composer, orchestrator, and copyist Tristan Noon’s new e-book, From DAW to Score, is now available. We have an exclusive excerpt from the book on our blog — and a special discount code as well.
Daniel Spreadbury recently visited New York to give music publishers and engravers a preview of Steinberg’s new scoring application.
Did you know that, with just a little bit of effort, you can route your MIDI from Sibelius or Finale through Logic Pro? This tutorial will walk you through the steps.
The NotePerformer 1.4.0 update offers significant additions and enhancements to its integrated Sibelius playback module.
An extensive interview with Daniel Spreadbury about Steinberg’s scoring program, technology, music engraving, the state of the field, and more.
Edit and notate a complex click track right in the Sibelius score and parts of a piece, and have the actual sound file for the click track created automatically.
If you ever work with MIDI files that were created in a sequencer and you’ve opened them in Sibelius, you may have encountered some strange metronome markings upon opening the file: Sibelius faithfully reproduces the tempi from the file to many decimal places, which may be ultra-precise but is not very practical for musicians reading […]
Wallander Instruments, a Swedish maker of virtual instruments for computers and mobile devices, this week released NotePeformer for Sibelius. NotePerformer is a tightly integrated sound module that aims to offer more realistic phrasing and expression during score playback in Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7, or Sibelius First than what is produced by Sibelius’s default playback instructions. […]