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.
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 »
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 »
A Windows XP or 7 'side by side' critical error - BSOD) occurs intermittently when Sibelius 7.1.3 is rewired to Pro tools 8.x.x. This has now occurred on two distinct, powerful computers. Will continue to troubleshoot Windows assemblies; however, it is floated here just in case it is an AVID issue.
I'm currently trying to work on a piece that is in 8/4 time, and is 200 measures long with 33 staff lines on Sibelius 7.5.1, using Windows 7 Home Premium. I notice that even after calibrating live tempo, when I try recording a live tempo section, the recording bar often seems to either lag far behind or skip far ahead of the measures and tap-points where I am actually trying to conduct. It also doesn't handle fermatas ...more »
Here is an excerpt from a log in the Sibelius 7 Licence Server: (52098) : 192.168.13.35(56955) : Adding client id: 6669 (9 of 50) (52099) : 192.168.14.112(57375) : Client alive (52099) : 192.168.14.112(57375) : Client add request version: 7.1, feature: ENT_SIBELIUS_SEAT, protocol: 5000, machineID: 6CF7D469, comp: LAPBRAD, user: Bradley (52099) : 192.168.14.112(57375) : New client at this address (52099) : 192.168.14.112(57375) ...more »
Hello, I encounter a problem after updating Sibelius from 8.6.0 to 8.6.1. I'm using special soundsets from http://www.soundsetproject.com for using Sibelius with EWQL Play Hollywood Orchestra. The soundsets work well from Sibelius 7.5 to 8.6.0. There are differences in midi messages sent when doing a decrescendo (and possibly a crescendo) with slur notes between version 8.6.0 and 8.6.1 and it makes sound wrong. The ...more »
Hyperlinks in Sibelius were high on Daniel's list of improvements shortly before the shutters came down on The Old Toy Factory. Michael Ost likened it to HTML, and in a way, it is. For writers of analyses, methods and histories, it would enable authors to write completely within Sibelius, thus obviating a trip to any 3rd party software. So how could it work? Put the text and graphics on a blank page. At the end paragraph ...more »
A proprietary tablet custom designed for professional musicians, and groups of musicians, in a local network using Sibelius as the engine. The tablet system would meet this criteria: 1) True 9x12 inch screen size matching that of traditional printed music sheets. 2) Two 9x12 inch screen tablets hinged together as a book to match common printed music form, and for portability. 3) Wifi connection with a master/sub ...more »
When I place a crescendo (hairpin) over a note containing a tie across two measures, the sound volume abruptly drops when playback reaches the second measure. This problem has existed at least since Sibelius 7.0 and continues in Sibelius 7.5. I have encountered it with the flute instrument sample, but not with all instruments.
The current Sibelius Network License server for multiseat licenses only works over IPv4. Please re engineer the licensing server to support IPv6 as well as IPv4.
With more and more educational institutions moving to IPv6 (we are fully IPv6 apart from our Sibelius machines), as well BT rolling out IPv6 nationwide in the UK in 2016, supporting IPv6 in Sibelius will become important.