Graphical MIDI Tools (GMT) 2 is a tool for Sibelius that cleverly and ingeniously combines Sibelius scripting language (“ManuScript”) with a native code application to provide a piano roll window. It opens a temporary sequencer frame on any given selection, and then gives the user the ability to draw in automations to manipulate the data in a way never before seen in a Sibelius tool. Moreover, there are additional windows to adjust velocity and note duration in piano roll-like fashion.
Graphical MIDI Tools 2 has been completely re-built from scratch and is even more powerful and fun to use than the first version of this popular tool. The new version of GMT adds a piano roll view window to Sibelius, allowing you to insert custom automation curves, modify note velocities, or change the sound position and duration of notes. And with the new Phantom Notes module, you can insert MIDI command notes that will sound on playback, but do not affect the written score.
Create more realistic mockups within Sibelius using Graphical MIDI Tools by:
- Adjusting the start and duration of a note’s sound
- Drawing your own CC automation curves (volume, expression, pitch bend, etc.)
- Adding hidden notes that do not affect the written score (great for key switches!)
Control when and how long your sounds are heard via a piano roll
With GMT, you can fine-tune the start position and duration of each note in your music.
These changes will only affect the playback, and NOT the written score, allowing you to polish your MIDI mockup to your needs.
Draw MIDI automation curves for any controller
Take your MIDI mockups to the next level by inserting your own custom MIDI CC (Continuous Controllers) or pitch bend automation curves.
All with your mouse in an easy, graphical way!
Edit note velocities in a graphical way
Get the exact dynamics values your passage needs based on your favorite library.
With GMT you can indicate which velocity you want a note to have, or leave the velocity unset to let the playback engine decide.
Hidden “Phantom Notes” / Keyswitch module
With the new “phantom” notes module, you can insert and edit MIDI hidden notes which are only performed by the playback engine (via MIDI commands), and do not affect written score at all.
This allows you to recreate performances whenever notation is not 100% explicit, like for example on a harp glissando indication.
“Phantom” notes are also great for triggering key switches, if your library supports them.
Scores modified by GMT retain playback modifications
Playback modifications are retained as part of the Sibelius file.
Send a Sibelius file that you’ve modified with GMT to anyone with Sibelius, and your score will retain all the playback modifications, even if your colleague does not have GMT.