Lower & Raise Pitch Chromatically

Version 01.51.00
Added 24 Apr 2006 (last updated 17 Jul 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x, Sibelius 18.x, Sibelius 19.x, Sibelius 20.x and Sibelius 21.x

Raise Chromatic Pitches raises the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step (semitone). Lower Chromatic Pitches lowers the pitch of any selected notes by 1 half-step. The note spelling (such as C# vs. Db) is determined by Sibelius. It should be comparable to what you would get if you entered the same pitch on a MIDI keyboard.

These are intended as a chromatic replacement for Up and Down Arrow, which move pitches diatonically. Typically, one would assign each plug-in to a shortcut key so it could be run with a single keystroke. Please be aware that if you assign shortcuts to plug-ins and download more plug-ins, the shortcuts will shift to different plug-ins and you will need to reset them.(Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Warning: unlike Up and Down Arrow, these plug-ins cannot move individual notes within chords. If you select any notes within a chord, all the notes in the chord will be moved! (Edit - this has been fixed in the most recent update when run in Sibelius 5.2)

Quartertones will be moved to their closest half-step (semitone) in the desired direction. At that point running the plug-in again will move the notes by a half-step (semitone).

Articulations and Live Playback data are retained in the moved notes.

Updated October 31 2008. If these plugins are run in Sibelius 5.2 or later, most of the limitations are removed. Individual notes within a chord can now be moved, and the problem with plugin shortcuts instability was fixed in Sibelius version 5.2.

Updated 17 July 2017 to support Magnetic Glisses in Sibelius 8.6 and later. Note however that these plugins should not be needed in Sibelius 7.5 and later, since chromatic transposition is now supported using the Shift PgUp/PgDn keys.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.