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Extended keys in Notations>Key Signatures

It frequently makes more musical sense with Bb transposing instruments to have a Gb major key sig. whilst the non-transposing score is in E major. But Sibelius won't let me have a Gb major key sig - it insists on F# major. Selecting engraving rules>Clef and Key Sigs> Respell remote keys doesn't work as both Gb and F# are equally remote with 6 sharps or flats in their key sigs. This is an Enhancement Request to be able ...more »

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More pedaling features

Symbols built into Sibelius to notate half (or third, quarter or 3/4) pedaling. It would also be great if the line could match the notation, so that when the pedal is held down normally, the line displays normally, and when half pedaling is required, the line is a little higher. Also, there should be a way to edit the text before the pedal line, in order to use the sostenuto pedal, or some new pedal for a special instrument. ...more »

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Dynamic Automation Control

Automation Control would be a revolutionary and long needed update for Sibelius. When using any VST such as East West (in cooperation with SSP) dynamics only update volume change per note and not consistently unless you use the dynamic velocity controller, which is highly ineffective and outdated. If you were to implement a way to draw the dynamics instead adding thousands of MIDI volume marks, Sibelius would have the ...more »

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Fermata over barline

It should be possible to place a fermata over/under a barline and have it insert a gap or pause for a specified time. This can be done on notes in later versions of Sibelius, but the only way of doing it on barlines at the moment is by a huge faff inserting bars with an odd length and hidden rests which is crazy.

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Allow old versions download

Hello,

 

Please provide a link for old versions of Sibelius as some can have undesired behaviors/bugs.

 

Thanks!

 

Regards,

Gil.

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Sibelius 8.6.1 legato wrong position for ID change

Hello, I encounter a problem after updating Sibelius from 8.6.0 to 8.6.1. I'm using special soundsets from http://www.soundsetproject.com for using Sibelius with EWQL Play Hollywood Orchestra. The soundsets work well from Sibelius 7.5 to 8.6.0. There are differences in midi messages sent when doing a decrescendo (and possibly a crescendo) with slur notes between version 8.6.0 and 8.6.1 and it makes sound wrong. The ...more »

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Additional Lyric Styles(Text) are not shown in related areas.

I have added Text styles for Lyrics Line 6 and Line 7 to accommodate old Wesleyan era hymns with many verses. These additional text styles do correctly appear in the drop-list of Lyric Lines when manually adding the lyrics to the score, but they are not reflected in the 'Lyrics Text Style' drop-list control in the 'Create Lyrics From Text File' option (Text Tab->Lyrics). Also, the Add Verse Numbers Text Plugin also limits ...more »

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playback

Only one voice in score responds to playback. Nothing is muted and mixer shows all voices active...just no sound. Using 7.5....HELP!!!

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playback

All voices have stopped responding in playback except one (bsn 1) in orch score. Using 7.5 windows. Worked fine earlier. No mute settings I can detect.

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Problems with xml export

I am using Sibelius 8.3.1 for Windows. When I export the .xml it contains, I believe, a couple of errors. I couldn't attach the .xml file since this ideascale believes this is not an allowable file type. 1) After the 1st double bar the positions given in the .xml file for the high c and a are incorrect, registering far to the right of the actual positions. The problem seems to be that the note positions are given ...more »

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Previous Version Convertor

I was just wondering about the possibility of the programmers of Sibelius to use the code that exports a file to a previous version and make a little stand-alone app for those that does not have the latest version of Sibelius. Say for example I receive a Sibelius file that was created in Version 8.x, but I have Sibelius 4, then I could open the version 8 into this converter and export it to version 4. Thus far, I have ...more »

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Previous Version Convertor

I was just wondering about the possibility of the programmers of Sibelius to use the code that exports a file to a previous version and make a little stand-alone app for those that does not have the latest version of Sibelius. Say for example I receive a Sibelius file that was created in Version 8.x, but I have Sibelius 4, then I could open the version 8 into this converter and export it to version 4. Thus far, I have ...more »

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