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Instrument names get mixed up with Instrument Change Name

Bug in the Edit Instrument Name dialogue. To replicate the bug: Go into Edit Instruments and choose an instrument to edit. Put different text in all five fields at the top left (Name in dialogs, Full name in score etc.) Save the score and close Sibelius Reopen Sibelius and reopen the score. Go back to editing the instrument you edited previously You will see that the text in "Instrument change name" has been replaced ...more »

Submitted by (@simonnathan)

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Mute Notes/Selection

I would like to be able to quickly mute a selection. I realize you could go into inspector and unselect 1st time playback but its a bit cumbersome and also then there is no visual indication that the section has been muted. So perhaps something like: select a few bars, hit the mute notes button or Ctrl-M, and then the music turns grey (or hidden) and the notes do not playback. Hitting the button again unmutes the ...more »

Submitted by (@billmalchow)

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Return selection to a note after ending a slur/line/hairpin

I prefer to use the keyboard shortcuts when I can. So if there is a way to remain editing after I add a slur or line type. For example. When I enter a slur. I select a note, I hit S, hit spacebar to the length I want, and hit Shift S to remove the slur. Wonderful! so fast. But now when I want to enter the next slur I have to select a note with the mouse again. If when you hit Shift S, the note remained selected then ...more »

Submitted by (@billmalchow)

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Transport Improvements - Playback Start Marker

A suggestion for improving playback navigation. If you are working on a section of music and hit the spacebar Sibelius relocates to the beginning of the piece. Yes you can select the section and hit P but sometimes you forget to select something, hit the spacebar and now you've been relocated. It would be nice to have some kind of Start marker that could be moved about so that hitting the space bar starts from that ...more »

Submitted by (@billmalchow)

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Transport Improvements - play at half speed.

It would be productive to have a quick way to play back at a slower speed. I like and use the slider but sometimes its a bit cumbersome for a quick listen. So something Like Shift - Spacebar to play at 50% ( protools plays at half speed. ). or right click the play button, Or perhaps a button on the transport 50%,75,100% near the slider.

Submitted by (@billmalchow)

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articulation triggers program change or CC change

Right now (V8.6.1) the playback dictionary only allows Sound ID changes. That's fine for people who are using Sibelius Sounds or have spent the hours and hours to create custom sound id's (if even possible). However, most sample libraries rely on program changes, CC messages and/or keyswitches. Please add those three options to the articulations tab in the playback dictionary. Please!! The staff text tab already ...more »

Submitted by (@mackieguy)

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Legato note position

In addition to adjusting durations of legato patches, also include notation start times relative to the notated time as a lot of sample libraries are based on starting the following note slightly AHEAD of the beat so that the slur/slide happens first and then the note lands on the notated pitch on the beat. By only adjusting the duration, notes sound like they are a little late and playback sounds off. Also have the ...more »

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Sensible glissando lines

Perhaps my oldest request, can we please get gliss and portamento lines that actually attach between two notes as opposed to horizontally over the bar? Sibelius is the only notation program that does this and you have to manually adjust it with the mouse. When you have multiple instruments and sections doing a lot of this it can get pretty infuriating...

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