THE MUSIC IS ENGRAVED, NOW WHAT?
Finishing up an engraved score in Sibelius 6
Starting today, I will create regular posts, explaining how I take an engraved score and it parts and make it publishing/printer ready. I will explain how to prepare and export a midi file from the main score that can be used in your Digital Audio Workstation. We will take a look under the hood to see how and why Sibelius does what it does and how we can adjust these settings to your own wishes.
This course is developed on a Mac, therefore the screenshots and video’s you will see are showing a Mac environment. The workflow however will be exactly the same when working under Windows.
The course is split up into three parts:
Part one: in which we make the main score print/publishing ready.
- Creating the publisher’s house style.
- Importing the publisher’s House Style.
- Using wildcards.
- Text: Naming and positioning the title, subtitle, instrument name, lyricist name, composer name, footer and header according to the publisher’s wishes.
- Cue notes: give the solo player some visual hints.
- Paginating: creating the pages layout and page turns.
- Adjusting the top & bottom staff margins.
- Object Check: reposition incorrect placed and colliding objects.
- Staff spacing: create an equal distance between the staves.
- Proof reading: compare the engraving note by note with the source score to be sure that the engraving is done correctly.
- Final Check, making the last and mostly subtle adjustments.
- Part two: in which we make sure that the main score is playing back correctly and exporting it as a midi file which you can open in your DAW.
- Part three: in which we extract the instrument parts from the main score and make them print/publishing ready.
We will work on a score from a fictional publisher named “Publishing Anonymous”. If you want to follow along with the files used in this course, you can download them here: https://app.box.com/s/d36n2xq1grrrkrbne9vh