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Sibelius Sounds strings

IMHO, the string sounds in Sibelius Sounds 7 are still in need of drastic improvement, even though SS7 improved slightly from SS6. They still sound somewhat acrid and metallic, with a buzzy tone. While many other of the instruments are now acceptable, the artificial string tone and poor articulations are dead giveaways when listening to a playback that this computerized performance.

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Improve instrument balance and general playback quility

I know this is a big one, but a very careful and thorough adjustment of the dynamics that each instrument sounds at, at every given dynamic level, would be fantastic. In short balance all the instruments better, which would even mean re-recording some instruments (but not all). Some instruments are well balanced when playing slowly, but when speed increases their volume drops (clarinet for example). Some articulations ...more »

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Improvement of sounds on Scorch

Could you please improve the sounds on Scorch when playing back the score... People are selling their scores on score-exchange and a good sound is always selling point. Why not a licence-agreement with, lets say sonivox SF, so the sounds come along with the plugin installed locally on a users computer. http://www.sonivoxmi.com/ProductList.asp?new=1&lstSort=Instrument&mnu=List&lstShipCode=D&optDetail=D&lstSynthSearch=Soundfont&sfpict=1&pagetitle=SONiVOX%20-%20Soundfonts&a1b2=379988135 ...more »

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separate midi-channels per voice

This is one of the "very cool" - category...

 

It might be helpful when you could select different midi-channels/sounds per voice in one staff ie. Flute and Piccolo in one staff but different sounds.

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More channels in Sib 7 Sounds

There's a steady stream of questions in the support forum proving that 128 channels are not enough. We're provided with a sound set including a range of articulations, but not with sufficient channels to USE them in a large score.

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Direct integration with sample libraries west qlso, etc. controlling all articulations, and sound changes.

Direct integration with sample libraries like east west qlso, etc. controlling all articulations, and sound changes without the need to make very complex configurations that also you need to buy.

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Assign different playback sounds to different voices

It would be great to be able to assign different playback sounds to different voices within a stave. For example I frequently make practice recordings of SA/TB music, and would love to be able to assign a different voice (and volume level) to the Sops to that of the Altos, without having to split out the music into S/A/T/B.

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Flute trill playback in Sib 7 sounds broken

Multiple trills in Sibelius 7 sounds results in garbage on playback. The trills do not terminate after the note ends and make the following note or notes trill. After two or three trills the trill then continues in all following notes for about 4 bars.

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Additional instruments

In addition to the vast sound library that Sibelius offers, I would like to propose that the software should include additional sounds such as: an accordion/bandoneon set, additional woodwind instruments (such as bass saxophone, Japanese wind instruments, Latin-American instruments and oboe d'amore), additional brass instruments (such as a cimbasso and contrabass trombone), additional string instruments (such as a Koto, ...more »

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Redefine MIXER & MIDI/Audio routing for better file exchange

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 »

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Vibrato Free Strings and Woodwinds

Allow strings and woodwinds to play long notes without vibrato. Right now a short not is played without vibrato and a long note plays vibrato. This adds dissonance, and is inappropriate for many types of performance practice. I want a way to control vibrato either in the mixer or more ideally in the score.

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Messagebox when sounds are missing

When opening scores from other composers Sibelius asks whether or not to change the playback-configuration.

It would be also great to get a notification when sounds/plugins are missing, listing the affected staves and the plugins + sounds that are missing.

 

At the moment it is very time-consuming to recover scores and finding replacements.

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