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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 · 8 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 · 8 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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A matter of status

by Philip Rothman on December 4, 2015 · 5 comments

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Yes, the lowly status bar in Sibelius is more useful than it first appears, and it’s time it gets its due. Learn a few things it’s capable of that you may not have known about.

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Save a Sibelius file as both the current version and an earlier version of the software, along with PDF and MusicXML formats, in just one step by using these new plug-ins from Bob Zawalich.

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Change symbols to articulations with Sibelius plug-in

by Philip Rothman on October 30, 2015 · 6 comments

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Ever wish you could convert a whole lot of free-floating symbols to smarter articulations in Sibelius? Now you can, thanks to a handy plug-in that makes the task easy and fast.

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Lines between notes in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on September 10, 2015 · 7 comments

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Drawing lines between notes in Sibelius, like glissandi or portamenti, can be tedious. Here are some ways to make the task less of a chore by using a plug-in and tab slides.

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