When there are two notes of the same pitch in opposing voices (stem-up and stem-down) at the same time-point, Sibelius overlays the noteheads. This is incorrect when the notes are of differing lengths (e.g. one has a rhythm dot and the other does not): in this case the notes should be offset to avoid overlaying each other. The noteheads should overlay only when they are of identical lengths.
When a note of a certain pitch is followed by another of the same pitch but in a different "voice" on the same staff, then playback might be incorrect. In the attached example, one should be able to hear a rising sequence in C-major in the stem-down notes. But the note G in the sequence is prematurely silenced: an unwanted side-effect of the slurred G beforehand in the stem-up voice. To correct this, Sibelius needs ...more »
Use Alt + arrow to jump to note in chord even if not in same instrument voice.
Often need to quickly move to other voices in chord, even if not in same voice, i.e Split Voice. Alt+ arrow does not allow jump to voice other than the one selected.
Sibelius used to play back dynamics of individual voices in a single staff based on dynamics specified with that same voice number. This no longer works, it chooses the same volume for all voices on a staff.
This is really important in many places, including multiple instruments on the same staff, but also to bring out melody in piano lines, etc.
Has anyone noticed 'staffPad" ability to recognise voice inputs. "add repeat sign at bar 7", "c major minum triad on second beat on bar 6", "delete bars 4 through10", "remove the 1st trumpet staff: etc. How about it? Is AVID capable of such cool programming? Go check out StaffPad,net for exaple.