Filter Notes By Beat

Version 01.10.00
Added 28 Jul 2021 (last updated 06 Aug 2021)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Initial Version 01.09.00. Filter notes, rests, and/or tuplets at a specific beat position from the start of their bars.

The size of a beat is determined by the current time signature in each selected bar. Beat 1 is always the start of the bar.

This plugin treats any time signature with a numerator divisible by 3, except 3 itself, as compound time. For compound time, the beat size is 3 times the size represented by the denominator. For any other time signature, the beat size is the size represented by the denominator. For 3/4, 4/4/, 5/4, ... 126/4, the beat size is a quarter note. For 4/8 or 11/8, the beat size is an 8th note. For 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8, the beat size is 3 times that of an 8th note, or a dotted quarter.

Use whole numbers or fractions that are a multiple of 2 for a beat to match: 1.5, 1.25, 1.125...

Compare positions with the operators equal to, less than, greater than, less than or equal to, and greater than or equal to.

The operator =multiple will match all objects whose beats are an exact multiple of the beat size. It does not automatically match the first note/tuplet in the bar.

This plugin is dedicated to Ilkay Bora Oder.

Updated 30 July 2021. Version 01.09.01. Reset default settings and restricted Execute Command-related features to only work in Sib Ultimate 2021.2 or later.

Updated 06 August 2021. Version 01.10.00. Renamed Trace macro button and made code cleanup.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.