The Scorch browser plugin is now incompatible with all major browsers on all computer platforms, because all major browsers are going to 64-bit. There is now no browser, 32-bit or 64-bit, that can run the Scorch plugin on the Mac platform. ScoreExchange just announced that they are trying to find a way not to use Sibelius Scorch to sell sheet music anymore, and so is every other business that relies on Sibelius Scorch ...more »
Sibelius attaches breath marks to the note head, which should be positioned between the notes. I would like a way to change their default position so I don't have to move every single breath mark over...and often up.
Scorch is terrific--and Scorch is the standard platform for online music sales. But Scorch has serious issues--enough so that Firefox 18 users are reporting on the Sibelius forum that Scorch is being blocked as a security problem. My understanding is that Scorch development was halted during one of the Avid "re-organizations" at Finsbury Park--and that those developers are aware of a number of significant issues that ...more »
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 »
Guys, I can see the need for the timeline (and it is very useful for LARGE scores), but, seriously, we don't need it most of the time. please add a checkbox in the "Preferences" that disables the Timeline until called for. Seriously, this should take at the most 10 minutes to program, trust me, I know.
In my company ( http://newzik.com ) we're hardly working on nicely displaying MusicXML files. And we like using Sibelius in our musician life. But it seems that Sibelius MusicXML compliance is quiet limited/bugged, and as MusicXML support grows for mobile apps, it may be good for Sibelius to improve its compliance. We would ever be ready to send you many technical bug reports with .sib and .xml files if we knew you ...more »
When I place a crescendo (hairpin) over a note containing a tie across two measures, the sound volume abruptly drops when playback reaches the second measure. This problem has existed at least since Sibelius 7.0 and continues in Sibelius 7.5. I have encountered it with the flute instrument sample, but not with all instruments.
Please see for reference score my entry at http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&start=667526&groupid=3& For certain instruments, when using quartertones, accents cause wrong pitches. Especially oboes, with accent >. Then I found that sometimes using legato slurs, or even the technical expression "legato" itself, caused the violins either to transpose a bit, or grace notes are added. !!! ...more »
Having magnetic layout apply to staves so that very high or low notes from other staves don't collide.
Steps: 1. Open Sibelius with a valid MusicXML file, e.g. "test.xml". 2. Sibelius will handle this fine and display the score. 3. Make a small change, e.g. add or delete a note. 4. Save the file. Result: Sibelius will save the file as a SIB file but overwrite the original XML file and leave the original name. In other words, "test.xml" will now be a Sibelius binary file. Note: The Avid support person thinks that this ...more »
I was experimenting with the new Scorch on an Intel Mac using various browsers and was surprised to find that it was taking 30 seconds plus to load a simple, one-line part of eight bars, irrespective of the browser. I think that this is a bug as the previous version in its prime was much quicker.