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by MikeLyons
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Problem with Printing Parts Sib 8.1
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Problem with Printing Parts Sib 8.1

Until recently I have no problems printing parts on Sibelius. However now I have theses problems. 1. The Instrument Name in the top left hand corner is in a faint red instead of black. It is orange because it is in a slightly different place in the part than in the score 2. The hidden Instrument na...
by MikeLyons
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Latency settings, and configuration options
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Latency settings, and configuration options

Jonpgtr wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:21 am
I let it go overnight, with my sleep setting set to "never". (I mean the PC power setting, not my own. I slept like a baby. :lol: )
I'm jealous. Not sleeping well at the moment. Glad it's sorted.
by MikeLyons
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Latency settings, and configuration options
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Latency settings, and configuration options

Yeah. My advice, make yourself a meal, have a brew and watch a bit of telly. I have a superfast broadband and it was about 3 hours on that. Make sure your machine doesn't sleep or hibernate while the download process is going on or you will end up with a corrupted file.
by MikeLyons
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Latency settings, and configuration options
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Latency settings, and configuration options

I just cross-graded from Sibelius to Ultimate, and also installed Noteperformer. I'm on Windows 10. I have two questions: 1. I'm getting a small amount of latency when inputting notes (from a midi keyboard, or the PC keyboard). I've found I can reduce this in various ways, I'm just wondering what i...
by MikeLyons
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Phantom text over staves
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Phantom text over staves

These are MIDI control messages left over from a MIDI import. 1. they are probably sending subtle dynamic changes 2, they will not print 3. they are harmless If you want to get shut of them either turn off view Invisibles hidden objects or filter for technique text containing the tilde character (~)...
by MikeLyons
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Printing Names of individual parts
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Printing Names of individual parts

Check the top left corner of the score. Show hidden objects and see if there is a piece of text there that looks like this: Full Score It may be grey (because it is hidden in the score), If it isn't there, in the score, rt-click, text-->Special text-->Instrument name at top left then type EXACTLY $\...
by MikeLyons
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Activation Conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Activation Conundrum

TBF, maybe because I've been a user for so long and I have always updated my software as soon as it comes out, I have only once had an activation problem. I think that I have also kept up my perpetual licence and support plan so I've never had to try to reinstate it. Looking back over the years I've...
by MikeLyons
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Text Input Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Text Input Problem

All you get from Avid is "Well we wanted to standardise it across our entire platform!" - as if that justifies it.

It's an awful system, badly executed and I hate it with a passion and a vengeance!
by MikeLyons
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Text Input Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Text Input Problem

The only possible solutions are these:

1. Go back to a previous MacOS that supports your version of Sibelius.
2. Upgrade your version of Sibelius to the latest Sibelius Ultimate (If you have Sib 6.x/7.x or 8.x any other option is a serious downgrade.)
3. Get a Windows PC.
by MikeLyons
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Instructions for Instrumentalists
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Instructions for Instrumentalists

There are lots of different text styles already set up - and editable if they don't do what you want by default - some are system styles and some are staff styles. There are special styles for tempo marks, titles, subtitles composer and so on which are already set up to be positioned where they look...
by MikeLyons
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Adding a double barline in measure
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Adding a double barline in measure

The solution you have found for yourself is the most stable one. It won't get its panties bunched up when you reset or alter the spacing and you can put a double bar or key change there without it causing havoc with your layout.
by MikeLyons
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Instructions for Instrumentalists
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Instructions for Instrumentalists

No. Don't use a staff text style, use a system text style. When selected (after you've typed) system text appears purple, staff text appears blue. Rt-click will bring up a context menu. Click above the staff and clear of any object. Follow the menu to Text->Other system Text->Plain system text Type ...
by MikeLyons
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Instructions for Instrumentalists
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Instructions for Instrumentalists

Use a system text style. Plain system text will work fine for performance instructions.

The text will only show on the top staff of the score, but will appear at the same bar of the score in all of the parts.
by MikeLyons
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Audioscore Lite organ music?
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Audioscore Lite organ music?

OK, you are NOT going to like this answer.

Give up now. AudioScore is not worth the money you didn't pay for it! It does not work except in the most very basic way even with monophonic clean recordings it will give you diddly squat.
by MikeLyons
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Restated accidentals at every chord
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Restated accidentals at every chord

The problem is I do NOT want naturals in front of natural notes as they are assumed to be naturals unless they have an accidental, so I guess it'll just be loads of work, then! So the second of the two plugins would be of use to you then as it only adds accidentals to sharps and/or flats. You could...