It would be great to be able to remap pitches arbitrarily, both on a staff basis and on a note-by-note basis. Basically, Sibelius could let you inspect a note and change its sounding pitch to something else entirely, and it should also be possible to write a plug-in that will change the pitch programmatically. The use case would be for retuning notes beyond the limit of the MIDI pitch bend, and it should be an easy ...more »
In older versions of Sib it was possible to easily reassign playback sounds for each stave from the Mixer. Each stave/channel revealed the instrument assigned to it and allowed that to be changed. This has disappeared in the more recent versions. As an arranger, I miss having the ability to easily reassign different sounds without having to add a new stave to the score, copy the notes into it, audition the results, ...more »
As I understand it at the moment the groupings in the mixer are somehow decided automatically by Sibelius. When opening a file created in a previous version of Sibelius I often find many instruments no longer attached to a group. The only way I have found to solve this is to laboriously create new instrument staves, copy the old part to it and then delete the original. It would be handy to define ones own grouping. ...more »
The input map mixer features are broken since version 7.0.
Transport and Keypad features work fine but Volume, Pan, Solo, Mute, do not.
This has been reported already in the forum:
The Mixer randomly loses its assignments and instruments become "unallocated".
Version: 8.5.1 on macOS Sierra 10.12.4.
I use the Pan feature in the Mixer to create 100% stereo separation between staves. This is done to create tracks for choral singers to learn with. Vocal lines are represented with instruments - usually, woodwinds and brass. I find that, occasionally, when I export the file to wav, a single note on one staff, set to pan=100% right, leaks over to another staff, set to pan=100% left. This isn't a reverb problem - I ...more »
Identifying Instruments in the Mixer of a large score distracts from workflow. At the very least it would be helpful for instrument groups to be color coded. Icing on the cake would be the ability to set custom colors in groups, as can be done in Pro-tools.
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.
When working with Sibelius-sounds adding instruments with their specific sounds is quite easy going and very comfortable. Also a lot of sound-libraries such like EastWest stuff can be handled easily with soundsets. But very often there are no soundsets available for unique, rare or older sound-libs like Forest Kingdom, Colossus or ActionStrings. Also when creating own sounds with NI Kontakt adding those to Sibelius ...more »
The mixer volume and pan features are controlled by dials. Is the possible to add a digital entry so then you want a specific volume or pan, you don't have to go adjust each voice
Midi routing is hard to learn for each program, so if Sibelius and Pro Tools had the same Mixer with identical Midi/Audio routing principals it would be perfect! Not only You learn one and know how to work in PT AND Sibelius, but more: we should be able to exchange templates from each of the two programs to the other. So this also means, that PT should consider a better method for triggering sounds by articulation ...more »
It might be very helpful to be able to create mute-groups in the mixer. A few predefined and some programmable could be clever like
visible only (when focus on staves is used)
family (only brass, ww or strings)
custom 1 to 9 (mute the channels you don't need and click onto a button in a mute-group field while pressing ctrl to save this mute-setting. A simple click would recall the mute-group)