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Instrument Family Names in Score

Absolute important for publisher...! Please add group-names. The solution might be the following: Add 2 text-fields on the instrument-panel labelled "name in group" and "short name in group". A doubleclick onto a sub-bracket opens a dialogbox where one can enter the full name and a short name of the group, the alignment and whether the inst.name (entered on the instrument-panel) will be left or right of the sub-bracket. ...more »

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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Mixersettings saved into instrument

This would make things easier...

 

It is very common to use the mixer to blend all instruments. When you open another/new score all settings are gone if not edited in the instrument itself.

 

To avoid the double-editing procedure you could add a save-button in the mixer-channel to save the specific setting (vol. pan, vel., fx.) once found into the instrument.

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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More Languages for Instruments

The most common languages in musical history are intalian, german, french,...,english - in this order. Why not adding those main four languages in the "add instrument-panel" and in the "edit instrument-panel"? Just think about Switzerland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany.... They all have publishers and customers in different European countries. And the language-packages exist. So replace the check-box with ...more »

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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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Improve instrument balance and general playback quility

I know this is a big one, but a very careful and thorough adjustment of the dynamics that each instrument sounds at, at every given dynamic level, would be fantastic. In short balance all the instruments better, which would even mean re-recording some instruments (but not all). Some instruments are well balanced when playing slowly, but when speed increases their volume drops (clarinet for example). Some articulations ...more »

Submitted by (@nathanshirley)

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edit instrument via right click

It would be great to have "edit instrument" in the mouse context-menu. It should work as the following: right-click into a staff and select "edit instrument" from the context-menu. The "edit instrument" panel of the corresponding instrument will open to make any change one likes. Especially when editing percussion maps it can be very time-consuming and annoying when one has always to go through all the steps to open ...more »

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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user-defined instrument-families/groups

Please add the capability to define user-instrument-families to get more control over autogenerated brackets when starting a score from scratch. A concertband, for example, divides WW into clarinets, double-reed, flutes, saxophones with their own bracket. If necessary the given families could be blocked, so that they cannot be deleted. EDIT: To automize the brackets when starting a score from scratch the instruments ...more »

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Adjust the order of the instruments with the mouse

It's not very user-friendly to have to use the Up- and Down-Buttons in order to put a new instrument to the right place.

 

I really love that Sibelius put's new orchestral instruments automatically to the right place concerning the usual order of orchestral instruments. But if you don't write for orchestra you have to click on the Up- and Down-Button a thousand time!

Submitted by (@aljoscha)

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Sibelius 7 Sounds Instrument selection

Working with Sib. 7.5 and Sibelius 7 Sounds. Starting a new score. Adding the instruments. I wish that some instruments can play intonations which are usual in Jazz. So the orchestra body I select from the dropdown menu "Orchestral instruments". Then I turn to those where I wish Jazz intonation, select them from "Jazz Instruments". It turns out that the instruments I select by this menu are the same as the "Orchestral", ...more »

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