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Combined hairpin line shapes

I would like the addition of two new hairpin line shapes. The first would be a crescendo followed by a diminuendo. The second would be a diminuendo followed by a crescendo, each of these shapes combined into a single line. These new lines would provide a quick and simple way to create a hairpin up followed by a hairpin down or hairpin down followed by a hairpin up where it is required that these appear on a single ...more »

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Streamlining Entering Dynamics

It would great if when entering dynamics, if one could type them much like notes, etc. - If there were a shortcut from within an Expression Text field to add a hairpin cres/desc immediately after it, that would be hugely helpful. - Then after adding a hairpin, while the right handle is still selected, if the next added Expression Text would appear immediately after the hairpin, that would save much time as well. An ...more »

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Need separate dynamics for grace notes

Currently dynamic marks and controls are attached to regular notes, but are not attachable to grace notes. Some compositions require separate dynamics for the lead-in grace notes and the following regular note. Please add this feature. (see example)

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Dynamic Automation Control

Automation Control would be a revolutionary and long needed update for Sibelius. When using any VST such as East West (in cooperation with SSP) dynamics only update volume change per note and not consistently unless you use the dynamic velocity controller, which is highly ineffective and outdated. If you were to implement a way to draw the dynamics instead adding thousands of MIDI volume marks, Sibelius would have the ...more »

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Drawing dynamics rather than using plugins

I would like to see a feature to draw CC-curves especially CC 1, CC 11 and CC 7. The plugins available to do this are text-based which actually is more than insufficient. The time has changed and beside engraving composer do need a good sounding audio-file as well. So in general the dev-team should rethink the continuous data handling in every aspect. The GUI for this should not just another annoying thing that hinders ...more »

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Combine (or allow access to) Hairpin Input with Dynamic Input

It would be really great if while entering dynamics one could add a hairpin or two and then finish entering the dynamics on the far side. I realize they are different object types, but what if a shortcut from within Expression text input would close the Expression text box, add the requested hairpin, and then open a new expression box after and perfectly aligned. A super nice thing would be to allow stretching or compressing ...more »

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Sibelius no longer respects dynamics of individual voices

Sibelius used to play back dynamics of individual voices in a single staff based on dynamics specified with that same voice number. This no longer works, it chooses the same volume for all voices on a staff.

 

This is really important in many places, including multiple instruments on the same staff, but also to bring out melody in piano lines, etc.

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