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New plug-in: Dot Undot Rhythm

by Philip Rothman on April 23, 2016 · 12 comments

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A new plug-in by Bob Zawalich and inspired by Daniel Spreadbury instantly converts straight rhythms to dotted ones, and vice versa.

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Calculate statistics in a Sibelius score

by Philip Rothman on March 23, 2016 · 3 comments

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A powerful but little-known plug-in, Calculate Statistics has been included with Sibelius for many years and can quickly analyze a score and provide a wealth of quantifiable information about its contents.

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Using the Compare feature in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on March 17, 2016 · 2 comments

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Sibelius has a useful feature that can compare two scores, or versions of the same score, and give you not only a detailed list of the differences but a visual representation of them as well.

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Add custom shortcuts for Keypad features in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on February 24, 2016 · 21 comments

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Keyboard shortcuts are productivity staples for most desktop software, including Sibelius. But did you know you can assign custom shortcuts, including ones for any feature on any Keypad layout?

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The big list of plug-ins

by Philip Rothman on February 4, 2016 · 1 comment

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A new addition to the blog is a comprehensive, sortable, searchable list of all 500 Sibelius plug-ins available for download. Bob Zawalich assembled the list and we’ll try to keep it updated as frequently as possible.

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Sibelius download page plug-ins

by Philip Rothman on February 4, 2016 · 4 comments

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A comprehensive, sortable list of all the plug-ins on the Sibelius download page. This list was built by Bob Zawalich and we will try to keep it updated as frequently as possible.

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Disable the Avid Application Manager at startup

by Philip Rothman on February 2, 2016 · 9 comments

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The Avid Application Manager was introduced with Sibelius 8 and provides information on product licensing and other functions, but it’s not necessary for it to be running in order to use Sibelius. Here’s how to prevent AAM from automatically launching on startup.

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Open a new window

by Philip Rothman on January 13, 2016 · 9 comments

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If you’ve never tried opening a new window in the same document before, you’ll be whistling a new song once you learn how and why to do it, in Sibelius, Finale and MuseScore.

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By making a few easy adjustments to your document’s settings, you can use the free Numberpile font to place more beautiful circled numbered rehearsal marks in your Sibelius scores.

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2015: The plug-in year in review

by Philip Rothman on December 28, 2015 · 8 comments

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2015 was another active year for plug-in development, thanks to Bob Zawalich and Kenneth Gaw. Bob summarizes the year in plug-ins for us along with a list of all plug-ins newly created in the past year.

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