Musicians/Composers - Sibelius 2010

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    Mar 24, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    After having a love/hate relationship with Finale over the past several years, I decided to take the plunge and get Sibelius 2010 along with Sibelius Sounds Essentials. I must say that I find the Sibelius user interface extremely intuitive and adept at managing your creativity without stepping on your feet in the process. The magnetic layout function automatically keeps symbols/notes/etc from colliding with one another and causing a jumbled mess (which was a weakness of Finale that required hours of manual tweaking). During the rare occasion that the magnetic layout gets in the way it can be disabled on a per object basis. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Honestly, I'm not sure if there's anything it cannot accomplish.

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    An Excerpt from Horowitz/Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever
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    Mar 24, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    sidenote... Finale makes me cum




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    Mar 25, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    i migrated to Sibelius 3 when it came out and left Finale forever after.

    this said, i don't use it often now .
    I did some transcriptions of Rachmaninov songs a couple years ago, and did it all by hand . aho.
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    Mar 25, 2010 8:34 AM GMT
    Back in high school, I used Finale in order to transcribe a few songs, but the interface is one of the most horrid things I have ever touched.

    I really love Sibelius. It's simple and pretty easy to manage. When I write music, it is much easier to actually capture what I'm looking for on Sibelius than it ever was on Finale. Now, my music ensemble also uses Sibelius in order to transcribe music for our group and it's made life a lot easier.
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    Mar 25, 2010 8:52 AM GMT
    meh, always hated Finale over Sib.. :/