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RE: Improvements To Sibelius - New Midi Editor

(What follows is a letter I sent to Sibelius contact and, Josh with the support team, recommended that I post the letter on this page.) March 14, 2014 RE: Improvements To Sibelius - New Version Development: Get With The Times. Be The First. Hi Guys, I believe the time has come for Sibelius to really become the most useful, the most powerful, the most modern musical notation software on the market. Now, you may ...more »

Submitted by (@charlottewrinch)

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23.976 frame rate

Sibelius has 23.98, but not 23.976 options for frame rate. Careers have been ruined by not acknowledging the incremental bad dub/sync when using incorrect frame rates between 29.97 drop and 29.97 non drop. Can you imagine how badly dubbed/ synced the music is if you have a much smaller number - 23.976. Our brains process sound 60,000 times faster than our eyes view "pictures" - why we have film in the first place. ...more »

Submitted by (@wendazonnefeld)

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Playback: Allow live playback of MIDI Note ON and Note OFF

Existing playback mechanisms in Sibelius, Notion, and many other platforms use user keystrokes to initiate the MINI Note On message--and use the note's length to determine when the Note Off message will be sent. In many forms of music (example: plainchant, Anglican chant, other forms of early choral music) the written note may only suggest the length. In Anglican chant in particular, the written note is held for however ...more »

Submitted by (@johnmurdoch)

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Better support for font customisation

Formerly placed with the title 'Improve notation features (2)' part of an earlier thread suggesting systemic changes. There should be a way to export system settings. Local (document) settings can be preserved in a house style but this does not include things like modifications to fonts made at the system level in music fonts. Edits made to music fonts - for example slightly larger copies of existing fonts - don't ...more »

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