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Dynamic range in Sibelius Sounds / tuning by .scl

Various instruments in the latest version of Sibelius Sounds (with Sibelius Ultimate 2018.7) have very different dynamic ranges. For example, in the bassoons, and in the French Horns, the is little difference between playing a note with ppp, and later (the same note) fff. With other instruments (flutes, oboes, clarinets, Saxohpnes. trumpets, timpany, Strings) the diference between ppp and fff is considerably greater. ...more »

Submitted by (@madmusicologist)

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Harmonics plug-in needs actual harmonics samples

The only way to play back harmonics on the latest Sibelius is with the Harmonics plug-in. This plug-in used to play back the sound of the actual harmonic sample, not just a simple interval above the note. This is a real loss for composers who write for strings. Harmonics are so commonly used and the harmonic samples that used to play back were awesome. They are gone. Please restore this functionality!!!

Submitted by (@etbail)

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Text style bugs in edited instrumental scores

Editing instrumental scores from an orchestra score (problem with the "composer" text and "title" text): The text size from the conductor's score does not remain the same when editing the individual instruments and the title text does not remain on top as in the conductor's score. Both bugs have to be corrected manually on every instrumental score. Only for patient people. Please correct this bug!

Submitted by (@gupreuss)

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Scanning from Photoscore and importing to Sibelius

When you scan music that has lyrics attached in Photoscore and import it into Sibelius, why o why does it a) have the treble and bass of the piano lines overlapping the words. Please fix this. AND, b) the words are all over the place, sometimes it takes hours to sort out a song or hymn with four lines of lyrics imported into Sibelius Its' even worse if there was a block verse attached at the end of the piece you ...more »

Submitted by (@julie.a.fox)

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Provide customers with a smaller size sound library.

When I attempt to create an mp3, I get the message, "You can't use this playback ... it does not contain any virtual instruments". (I am using piano, from a previous version of Sibelius.) The Sibelius Sounds package is 23GB in size. I don't have 23GB available on my computer. Provide us with smaller size file. I just need piano. Note that I can export to MIDI ... and then convert to mp3 with a different program ...more »

Submitted by (@bhs677)

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Easier way to put lines/hairpins on fractions of a bar

There should definitely be a more intuitive way to add a line/hairpin to a fraction of a bar. For example, a hairpin over the last 2 beats of a bar with a whole note (as shown in the picture). In order to do this, you currently need to change the whole note into 2 half notes and put the hairpin on the second half note and then change it back into a whole note.

Submitted by (@dkanar)

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Play one chord at a time

Assuming four notes (two notes in treble clef and two notes in bass clef), it would be good if we could play one chord ... then hit the arrow key and hear the next chord.

 

It would be good if Sibelius provided this capability. We could experiment by adding / removing notes and changing individual notes with flats, sharps, etc. (similar playing with a piano).

Submitted by (@bhs677)

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