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New Sibelius plug-in: Impose Sketch onto Template

by Philip Rothman on August 23, 2016 · 15 comments

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A new plug-in from Tom Curran automates the laborious task of transferring the structure of a sketch score, such as a piano-vocal or MIDI export, onto a full orchestral template. Tom describes how orchestrators and copyists can make use of this new time-saver.

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Using the Open Selected Parts plug-in in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on July 28, 2016 · 2 comments

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Bob Zawalich’s Open Selected Parts plug-in for Sibelius not only makes it faster to open just the parts you want, but it also quickly closes unwanted parts at the same time.

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Harp glissando and arpeggio playback in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on July 22, 2016 · 6 comments

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Learn how to get harp notation that is pleasant to both the eye and ear by using several convenient plug-ins, in this guest post by Bob Zawalich.

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In this guest post, Bob Zawalich shows us how to import only certain elements of a Sibelius house style — lines, symbols and noteheads — without otherwise changing the appearance of your score.

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In this guest post, Bob Zawalich explains the concept of house styles in Sibelius and how to identify families of styles for use in your scores.

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Using the Clipboards plug-in in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on May 11, 2016 · 6 comments

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Clipboards, a new plug-in for Sibelius, lets you store the contents of selections into up to 30 numbered clipboards, and to paste from those clipboards into a score. The plug-in’s creator, Bob Zawalich, walks us through how to use it.

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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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