This Grid was developed for simple switch control of Sibelius 5 music composition software. (It's a simplified, adapted version of the 'SmartNav Computer Control' Grid bundle also posted by Drake Music.) Although there are 7 Grids contained in the bundle, we have only used one - 'Sibelius Control 2', which is set as the Home Grid and does not currently link to any of the other grids. The other grids are included in case they are useful for further development. Although this Grid bundle is for Sibelius 5, it should be able to be adapted for more recent versions of Sibelius, as well as for other access methods.
Menus & Shortcuts need to be changed in Sibelius for this Grid set-up to work.
Set up preferences in Sibelius so that...
Menus & shortcuts: set to ‘Notebook (laptop) shortcuts’ to avoid problem of numeric keypad input from the Grid, then create and name a user definable copy of ‘Notebook shortcuts’ to which you need to apply the following changes:
• Tuplets: delete keyboard shortcuts for ‘Octopus’ and ‘non-tuplet’ • Selection: change ‘move object up’ to cntrl+8 and ‘move object down’ to control+9. • Menus & shortcuts / Selection: add the following key commands: • Extend selection left: shift + l • Extend selection right: shift +r • Extend selection up: shift + u • Extend selection down: shift +n
Dynamics: to change keyboard shortcuts for expression and dynamic marks, go file / preferences / word menus (not menus & shortcuts!) Keyboard shortcuts that I've added: • PP = ctrl + o • FF = ctrl + g • MP = control + m • MF = ctrl + n • file / preferences / word menus: add the following key commands • PP = ctrl + o • FF = ctrl + g • MP = control + m • MF = ctrl + n
Once these changes are made, close and then re-open Sibelius to ensure they are saved (and just incase sibelius crashes before the end of the session).
If you have any queries, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org