Access the Create menu in Sibelius 7

Sibelius 7 — with its Ribbon interface — has been with us for more than two years. If you’re one of those Sibelius 6 (or earlier) holdouts still kicking and screaming your way through Sibelius 7, here’s a little tip to ease the transition: You can still access the old, familiar Create menu in Sibelius […]

Advanced selection techniques in Sibelius

In this guest post, Bruce Munson, explains some of the advanced selection techniques you can employ in Sibelius. Bruce is a composer, arranger, copyist and Sibelius trainer, based in the San Francisco bay area, and runs regular training sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced users at various venues in California and around the US. For more details […]

Use your iPad as a Sibelius control surface

If you have an iPad and are interested in using it as a control surface for Sibelius 6 or the new Sibelius 7, then Sibelius user Tobias Escher (@NovatlanSound) has a treat for you. Sibelius Control is a layout for an app called Custom Keypad, which: …allows you to create custom keypads that you can use […]

Sibelius 6 Essential Training at Lynda.com

My friend Jenny Amaya has been hard at work for the past several months designing and creating a training program for Sibelius 6 through Lynda.com, and the course is now live! The course includes more than five hours of instructional material, and goes from the basics to advanced features. The course description is as follows: […]

Come and see Avid at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011

Next to the winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Musikmesse is the largest music trade show in the world. Taking place from tomorrow, Wednesday 6 April until Saturday 9 April at the fair grounds in downtown Frankfurt, people from all over the world will descend on the city to see what’s new in the worlds […]

An inside look at Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion

I’ve written about Pat Metheny’s remarkable album Orchestrion on this blog before, but I hope you’ll excuse one further mention of this amazing piece of work. This past weekend, CBS Sunday Morning featured a look behind the scenes at Orchestrion, and Sibelius — which played an important part in the creation of the record — […]