Features

Note-editor for IPad (and Android-Tablets)

Everybody is talking about... but no solution in sight.

 

A little easy-to-use note-editor for the IPad/Android-Tablets as a free download for registered Sibelius User would bring you miles ahead.

One can enter some ideas and syncronize them with Sibelius or export them as a sib-file...

 

You wont believe how many people would just freak out... ;)

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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Allow Sibelius files to call other Sibelius files

If Sibelius files could call other Sibelius files, it would be possible to write entire books using Sibelius. This would be especially useful for educators at all levels and would make exporting Sibelius books to mobile media extremely easy, particularly on the iPad. It would also obviate the necessity to place text and graphics in one program whilst having the musical examples in Sibelius.

Submitted by (@bobhaydengilbert)

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Sibelius Sounds strings

IMHO, the string sounds in Sibelius Sounds 7 are still in need of drastic improvement, even though SS7 improved slightly from SS6. They still sound somewhat acrid and metallic, with a buzzy tone. While many other of the instruments are now acceptable, the artificial string tone and poor articulations are dead giveaways when listening to a playback that this computerized performance.

Submitted by (@markstarr)

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REWIRE 64-bit

Currently, Sibelius can only communicate with a DAW that is in 32-bit mode. Like many other people, I use Sonar in 64-bit mode. I bought Sibelius specifically TO use Rewire and now it's useless to me.

 

I am requesting that Sibelius create a patch that allows Sibelius 7 to communicate with 64-bit DAW. Thank you.

Submitted by (@melodicjimmy)

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Bugs

Sibelius 7.5.1 breath mark malfunction

The new operable breath marks (commas) and caesuras in Sibelius 7.5.1 are a real blessing. But I have encountered one problem. Breath marks don't operate if the preceding note is tied. Can this problem be corrected? Also, it would be better if the commas appeared between the notes where the breath mark occurs. It takes time to manually nudge them all leftward, and sometimes they dislodge from the note where they ...more »

Submitted by (@lauries.coltri)

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Step playback in selected voices or full score

Currently, you can select a staff and by the right and left arrow on the direction pad step through the part note by note by rest - etc... It would be wonderful to select multiple staffs or full score and do the same thing, and have the pitches sustain no matter what articulation or duration. This is for verifying the "right" notes. Currently the only way to do this is to alter the playback tempo to very slowly. You ...more »

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Vibrato Free Strings and Woodwinds

Allow strings and woodwinds to play long notes without vibrato. Right now a short not is played without vibrato and a long note plays vibrato. This adds dissonance, and is inappropriate for many types of performance practice. I want a way to control vibrato either in the mixer or more ideally in the score.

Submitted by (@napoleoniv)

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New and Improved Instruments

While the selection in Sibelius 7.5 is pretty good, and most of the sounds in the Professional Sound Library are fantastic, I have a few more new ideas for instruments. Some have told me to use a third party VST to supply these additional instruments, but check the comments on this idea for reasons why this is not an acceptable solution in my case. Here are my suggestions for new instruments, as well as videos to demonstrate ...more »

Submitted by (@dawson)

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Bugs

(7.1.3b77) object.Select() no longer works for rests

As of Sibelius 7.1.3, selecting a note rest programmatically in ManuScript does not work. This has broken most plug-ins which select things (!) including my own Copy/Repeat Notes Only. Given a single bar passage selection, assuming the variable "selection", toSelect = CreateSparseArray(); for each object in selection { toSelect.Push(object); } while (toSelect.Length) { toSelect.Pop().Select(); } should select ...more »

Submitted by (@corwinnewall)

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Program Concept Makeover

I know this sounds like something drastic, and it is, but that doesn't mean I'm suggesting scrapping the whole Sibelius program and rebuilding it from scratch... that would be stupid... However, I do propose some serious changes. Andrew Noah Cap mentioned on my "New and Improved Instruments" thread that Sibelius is currently not meeting the needs of its customers, as both the engraving and the playback need serious ...more »

Submitted by (@dawson)

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