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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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Program Concept Makeover

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 »

Submitted by (@dawson)

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Inflexibility with Sibelius instrument names, more options

I find Sibelius to be the best notation software, but I feel that there is one important feature missing. For example: When I need four horn staves and want to number them, I have to write the staff names like this: Horn 1 in F Horn 2 in F Horn 3 in F Horn 4 in F This doesn't look very good, because it is very hard to read if there are lots of instruments (for example in an orchestral score). I would like to have ...more »

Submitted by (@tesamu)

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Bugs

MusicXML conversion incorrect

After the changing of an instrument on a staff upon the original instrument returning, an exported MusicXML file does not reflect the correct transposition changes. For example. I input Ex 1 into Sibelius. I then export this as a MusicXML file. I then open this MusicXML file back into Sibelius and get Ex 2. The C Clarinet is now transposed incorrectly. There is also a B flat key signature. upon inspection of the MusicXML ...more »

Submitted by (@jonathan404)

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Allow for user-defined groups in mixer/stop randomizing it.

If you have a large score in S7.5 (30 or more), I have found that some instruments get grouped together in the mixer. They sometimes aren't even related, for example my Piccolo track is linked to my Snare (b) track. When making MP3s, it makes for a challenge to get the correct level. There should be a feature to allow for groupings defined by the user and not randomly added by Sibelius with no editing capabilities.

Submitted by (@christiancold)

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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 »

Submitted by (@madmusicologist)

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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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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 »

Submitted by (@andrewnoahcap)

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