updated 07:20 pm EDT, Wed September 3, 2008
MusicXML for Sibelius
Recordare has unveiled the newest version of its Sibelius plug-in, Dolet 4. The plug in now allows users to save notation in the open MusicXML 2.0 format for sharing with other programs including Finale and Cubase. Previously, users could import MusicXML to Sibelius but not save as that format. The XML music format allows levels of notation detail much closer to a written score compared to MIDI files, which do not support many of the intricacies.
New symbols are supported, including cue-size notes, multirests, double note tremelos, cautionary accidentals, beaming, and chord symbol diagrams. With one action, an entire folder can be translated into MusicXML. Dolet 4 will work with Sibelius 5, on Windows or Mac, available from Recordare. The price for new users is $150, or upgraded from version 3 for $100.