The Sibelius Demo is currently a daunting 600 Mb or so download. It would be much more convenient to potential Sibelius users to have a smaller version to download with not all the features enabled, especially for student users and those with slow connections.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Click on a measure, write your music, when you are out, music is already there, it is especially useful if Sibelius finally gets into tablet environment.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
Just click on the measure, record, your voice, or your instrument, when you are finished, it is already there. no hassle of switching instruments
I know this sounds like something drastic, and it is, but that doesn't mean I'm suggesting scrapping the whole Sibelius program and rebuilding it from scratch... that would be stupid... However, I do propose some serious changes. Andrew Noah Cap mentioned on my "New and Improved Instruments" thread that Sibelius is currently not meeting the needs of its customers, as both the engraving and the playback need serious ...more »
Apologize on forehand for my English. It is not my native language. Music has never be meant for our eyes. I totally agree with Charlotte Wrinch, she wrote a great article. But even her statement doesn't go far enough for a lot of us. However, this article is inspired by Charlotte's letter to Sibelius.Thank you for that. Developers: People like Charlotte Wrinch, myself and a lot of other composers take the effort ...more »