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 Sibelius 7 Sounds manual lists a layout of six or eight cajon samples in the percussion library. But only two can be accessed within Sibelius, and they are mapped to entirely the wrong keys in the wrong octave.
Fix the sample mapping to match what it says in the owners manual. Find the missing samples and enable them.
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 »
The Sibelius 7 Sounds installer on Mac OS writes the file-system path of the sample library installation into a file called "Sibelius 7 Sounds.xml" in folder "Libraries" at: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Sibelius Sounds/Libraries/ But if the user has chosen an installation location on a file-system volume whose name contains XML reserved characters (such as ampersand), then the sounds installer fails to encode the ...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 »
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 »