Version 2.36, updated August 9, 2014
There are some advantages:
(1) It is faster to switch between these applications by point and click than by typing commands. All SIP utilities that generate MUS files have a button which gives control to Score with the implied filename. You can select one or more MUS files and the selection remains valid for all utilities. Utilities which generate MUS files such as SipSib, immediately call Score to visualize the result.
(2) SIP does away with the Score path length restriction of 24 characters. Long paths can be used in Score, Page, Scorlas and all SIP utilities.
(3) When Scorlas generates EPS files, SIP will maintain the original input filenames with the EPS extension.
(4) File selection is identical for all utilities and conform to PAGE.
Could be. If there is a potential customer asking me this I would be interested and work out an agreement for testing. The first user to validate SIP under Linux receives a 20% discount.
Windows 95, 98, NT, XP sp2/3 and 2000 sp4. Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64) as well. Provide your platform when ordering.
Also, SipText requires the Score license key so provide that too when ordering.
Note that Windows ME is no longer supported.
Users with Vista and Windows 7 have successfully installed from XP installation CDs.
SipDur, SipClef, and SipThema (free products which come with any licensed product).
These original DOS utilities are called by the SIP Control Center but the file selection and option setting is greatly simplified through
the graphical interface. Also, they do not suffer from the 24-character name restriction which typifies Score.
SipSplit now exists as a pure Windows application. Licensed users still receive the old DOS version 5.12 and have the feature to switch between them.
ACCS and LJ by Tom Brodhead, Lascor by Sergey Lebedev, seps4id by Thomas Weber. Obviously you need to have these licenses.
It is Windows only. The program size is 158 4Kbytes and it is still growing. This module
is called by the SIP Control Center which has a size of 1476 Kbytes.
Memory management in Windows cannot be beaten by a DOS application which would require multiple passes, lots of work files, overlay technique and
all the development restrictions I have been fighting with since 1965. So Windows it is. Windows XPsp2 is the current development environment,
and SIP has been successfully installed on Win2000 sp4. Some users run it on NT, 95, 98 while currently most users are XP or Vista.
Files made by Sibelius on Mac Classic and Mac OS X translate on SipSib under Windows.
Some of the utilities in SIP are pure DOS applications and I call them from SIP, like I call SCORE, PAGE, and SCORLAS which all run happily in a
DOS box. When done, they come back to the SIP Control Center so that the DOS functionality is transparent to the user.
Optionally, Tom Brodehead's DOS utilities ACCS and LJ are called by SipSib.
Yes. All versions of Sibelius I have been hit with translate equally well. There are differences between 1.4, 2, 3, 4 and 5.0/5.1 6 all taken care of by the
program. Newer versions than 5.1 are to be qualified.
Since Sibelius does not announce changes to me which could affect the converter, there is a module called SIPSIB06.EXE which checks your installation against the latest download of SIPSIB. Whenever you upgrade your Sibelius software, you need to get an update of SIPSIB06.EXE as well. I distribute these free of charge by email attachment. Delivery of SibSib on CD always has the latest SIPSIB06.EXE.
No. When an EPS file is created by another program such as Score, Finale, or a graphic package and presented as input to SipSib, an error
message is given and the run is aborted.
You can of course input Score and Finale files into Sibelius and then generate EPS.
Note that Sibelius 1.4 can only produce one type of EPS. Sibelius 2/3/4/5 versions offer a choice of EPS output formats. Only the generic EPS is supported by SipSib.
No. The converter will signal situations for which SCORE has no equivalent. However, the collection of Sibelius symbols is available through
the "Symbol compatibility package". You need to be a licensed Sibelius and Score user to be able to benefit from this package. Symbols from the
Sibelius "Opus" fonts become Code16 items in Score.
Good results are from SharpEye and Capella. Sibelius can make MusicXML as an option but it is for MIDI and not fit for graphic processing. No other products qualify at this moment. When there is an interest, please contact me.
SipInput - Score input program - 75 US$ or 60 euro
SipSplit - part extraction - 50 US$ or 40 euro
SipXref - cross-reference program - 130 US$ or 105 euro
SipScore2XML - SCORE to MusicXML conversion - 75 US$ or 60 euro
id., Batch extension - 50 US$ or 40 euro
SipSib - Sibelius to SCORE conversion - 225 US$ or 180 euro
SipEPS01 - EPS post processor to create white around text when crossing staff lines - 60 Euro or dollar equivalent.
SipText basic - text editor - 25 US$ or 20 euro (If this is your first SIP license, the price is 50 US$ or 40 euro)
SipText Kerning extension - 75 US$ or 60 euro
SipText Cyrillic extension - 175 US$ or 140 euro (SipText discount of 10% when initial SipText order has both extensions)
SipXML2Score - MusicXML conversion to SCORE - 75 US$ or 60 euro
SipTtoS - Tablature to staff notation converter - 75 US$ or 60 euro
The Symbol Compatibility Package - Use Sibelius symbols in SCORE - 25 US$ or 20 euro (NO LONGER MARKETED)
The minimum license sold is SipSplit.
All other utilities come for free with any of the licensed products. The list of utilities is maintained on the website.
NOTE that as of September 1, 2010, software delivery is via YouSendIt, WeTransfer or equivalent. CDs are no longer distributed unless ordered:
For Europe, add 4 euro.
For the rest of the world add 5 US$.
Most of the development time these days goes into ScoreEngine which runs DOS Score and its utilities in Windows.
Microsoft is now definitely going different ways with the various dialects of Windows. As I understand,
only Vista and Windows 7 are currently being maintained. Today, when ordering SIP, you must specify for which Windows this is.
I have the following development platforms: 95, 98, XPsp2 and 2000sp4.
While the installation mechanism of XP is being used for packaging and installation, these have shown to work on Vista and Windows 7.
This is because not every module update is published. Sometimes a next version is made to solve a minor issue for a particular customer or for myself which is not worth to be generally announced/published/uploaded.
SipScore is a module which does not have a panel and you will not see it being used. Whenever SIP calls SCORE, it uses SipScore to work around the
24 character path length restriction.
SipSkore is where you get when you push the 'Score' menu on the main panel. It is an easy interface to the SCORE software.