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Deep-Six the Ribbon & Give Us Our Menus Back

Wishful thinking? Even though I know the ins and outs of the Ribbon, I don't know that I will ever be as comfortable with it as I could be with menus. It is so much more complicated now. Other professionals I know are constantly nagging me about how much they dislike the ribbon. It would certainly be something that would cause an exciting buzz, and it would probably be the most talked-about upgrade, ever (in a positive ...more »

Submitted by (@jmamaya)

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Multi-channel record

I'm an organist at a church with a three manual and pedal pipe organ which has been "midi-ied" and which can both transmit and receive midi data on all four keyboards. The top manual, the "swell," is hard-wired to send and receive midi data on midi channel 1. The middle manual, the "great," sends and receives on channel 2. The bottom manual, the "choir" is set to channel 3, and the pedals send and receive on midi channel ...more »

Submitted by (@jowen.burdick)

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Detect repetitions and "shorten" the score

I have a large collection of MIDI files, and these MIDI files often have repeating sections. Now I want Sibelius to automatically and intelligently recognize repetitions in the imported MIDI file and "shorten" the score by cutting the repetitions and intelligently adding repetition bar lines, 1./2. endings, D.C. als Segno, DaCapo, al Coda, etc. etc. etc. The resulting play-back of the "shortened" score then should be ...more »

Submitted by (@peteraschbacher)

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New and Improved Instruments

While the selection in Sibelius 7.5 is pretty good, and most of the sounds in the Professional Sound Library are fantastic, I have a few more new ideas for instruments. Some have told me to use a third party VST to supply these additional instruments, but check the comments on this idea for reasons why this is not an acceptable solution in my case. Here are my suggestions for new instruments, as well as videos to demonstrate ...more »

Submitted by (@dawson)

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User funded development

I am wondering if Sibelius would agree to develop features if user(s) (crowd)fund the work. There are features that really matter, but only to a narrow segment of users. One example for me is easy entering of nonstandard keys and production of parts with the option to print in the nonstandard key or print in closest major/minor with accidentals for the rest, so that the score is in the correct (nonstandard) key/mode, ...more »

Submitted by (@kkss00)

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Cautionary Accidentals

Cautionary Accidentals are turned on (checked in Engraving Rules) for most default house styles. I'd prefer to turn these on myself, if I want them turned on. This is extremely confusing when teaching the program, in particular, because accidentals start showing up when you don't actually input them yourself. (Confusing when teaching note entry!) Personally, I'd prefer for that setting to default "off," and have it ...more »

Submitted by (@jmamaya)

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Know what the camera companies are doing and prepare

If Sibelius could keep up to date with what the camera companies- than suddenly not having the frame rate needed would be circumvented. Right now other frame rates are being offered because of 3D frame rates. Film and television composers would greatly appreciate the ability to be up to date with new frame rates.

Submitted by (@wendazonnefeld)

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Sibelius Audio on/off

Could it be possible to kill the sound which Sibelius makes whilst inputting notes, while at the same time having the audio still ive on the rest of the computer?

 

I don't like to hear the notes as I input them, but I do like, for instance, to listen to the BBC World service in my web browser whilst I'm working on Sibelius.

Submitted by (@johnwhitfield)

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