Finale enters the world of 64-bit computing today with a new release focused on streamlining and modernizing the codebase. New features include ReWire support, correct transposed instrument note entry, dashed slurs, and more Garritan sounds.


Sibelius 8.1 adds support for automatically handling rests in multiple voices, places ending lines correctly by default, and, for the first time, offers direct MP3 audio export.


The 7.5.1 update to Sibelius addresses numerous issues relating to audio and video export, the Timeline, localization, and playback, improves the user interface, and belatedly introduces the official 7.5 Sibelius Reference.


Muted staves, playback, and audio export in Sibelius

by Philip Rothman on December 27, 2012 · 4 comments

in Tutorials

This blog post is written by Bob Zawalich, creator of hundreds of useful plug-ins for Sibelius. Read on to learn more about how to deal with muted staves while playing and exporting audio in Sibelius. Staves in Sibelius can be muted using the mixer. When a staff is muted, it may or may not play […]


Add a count-in to your exported audio tracks

by Daniel Spreadbury on March 7, 2012 · 3 comments

in Tips

Plug-in guru Bob Zawalich has produced another great plug-in to help with the preparation of materials for rehearsal. I’ve posted about the Rehearsal Rercordings plug-in in the past, and the new Export Audio With Count-In plug-in is something of a complementary solution. Export Audio With Count-In creates a copy of the current score, and inserts […]