Remove MIDI Pitch Bends

Version 0.1
Added 02 Aug 2012 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Remove MIDI Pitch Bends removes all MIDI pitch bend messages in your selection and optionally adds a pitch reset message at the start of each staff in your selection. MIDI pitch bend messages look like ~B47,66 and instruct the MIDI instrument to tune itself depending on the message; ~B0,64 in particular changes the pitch to default tuning. If you've used a plugin to add large quantities of pitch bend messages to your score (like Offtonic 19-TET or the quarter-tone playback plugin that ships with Sibelius), this is a quick and handy way to take them back out.

New in version 0.1.0:

  • Initial release
  • Removes pitch bend messages. You know, like it's supposed to!
  • Has the capability to add a pitch reset message (~B0,64) at the start of the selection in each staff in case previous music contains pitch bends

Plug-in written by Mauro Braunstein.