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The vocal sounds in Sibelius Sounds, mediocre as they are, sound like a chorus -- that is, an ensemble of sopranos, altos, etc. We need vocal sounds that suggest solo singers--1 singer on a part. As with instrumental sounds, they should have some vibrato.
The woodwind and string instruments in Sibelius Sounds sound dull and lifeless. Please give us an alternate set of sounds with some vibrato on the sustained notes. Also, string pizzicato sounds with some vibrato would be much appreciated. The quality of the instrumental sounds in Sibelius Sounds. Here is the most significant area for Avid to distance itself from the imminent competition from Steinberg. IMHO, the ...more »
The Paste-into-Voice plugin should have a shortcut. In fact, it should have two shortcuts: (1) to call up the plugin; (2) to paste into the previously selected voice at the position currently highlighted. Without these shortcut, the process of copying one voice from one part into a voice in another parts is very clunky.
The playback of multiple fermatas in different parts on different beats is often haphazard and unpredictable. This problem often arises is cadenzas -- let's say in an orchestral score of an opera. Two or more singers may have multiple fermatas on different beats. Various instruments may have cutoffs and rests with fermatas on yet different beats. And those instruments that don't play at all will have fermatas on the ...more »
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.
Sibelius' playback of grace notes is often unacceptable. Sibelius plays back all grace notes as acciacaturas: i.e., before the beat and very quickly. I find the only way to get appogiaturas to play back correctly as they would be performed by informed live musicians is to notate them rhythmically as regular notes, possibly with an accent mark. Visually, that negates the intention of the composer who wanted appogiaturas ...more »
One of my greatest annoyances in Sibelius is in the Playback Dictionary. Whenever I enter Allegro, or Andante or any of dozens of tempo indications, Playback Dictionary automatically inserts its default value for the metronome value. This default often overrides my own values for these tempo indications. Creating a new metronome marking is often not sufficient to get rid of the default in the Playback Dictionary. ...more »