'Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time'

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Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 07 Sep 06:28PM
     Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Daniel Spreadbury, 12 Sep 10:53PM
         Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 20 Sep 12:03PM
             Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Daniel Spreadbury, 23 Sep 08:13PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Mark Lipson, 25 Sep 02:28AM
                     Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 26 Sep 03:20PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 26 Sep 03:36PM
                     Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Paul Walmsley, 26 Sep 04:27PM
                         Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 26 Sep 08:10PM

Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Gyorg - 07 Sep 06:28PM
I got the Sibelius 7 just 2 hours ago; coming from Sibelius 3. Sorry to say that I am disappointed very much. You have to look for the old familiar functions in the new Version at different places which makes no sense and is frustrating a lot.
But the main problem I have is: flexi time machine is running unrythmically and bumpy; the results are ridiculous.
Additionally I did not find a possibility to fix the metronome speed.
I am used to play rhythmically exact at a fixed speed. Is there anyone with the same problem? As I have no interest in wasting time with such details, I probably will return the program to the music shop, where I bought it.
Any help is appreciated and I am grateful for your attention.
gyorg

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Daniel Spreadbury - 12 Sep 10:53PM
Sorry you're having problems with Flexi-time, Gyorg. Make sure you have an ASIO interface chosen, if possible, in Audio Engine Options, which you will find in the Playback Devices dialog. See this blog post:

http://www.sibeliusblog.com/tips/taming-the-flexi-time-latency-beast/

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Gyorg - 20 Sep 12:03PM
Thank you for your answer; to give you more details: flexi time metronome works precisely on Sib 3 and Demo Sib 6 on same computer; I have the problem with Sib 7 only.
Kind regards
Gyorg

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Daniel Spreadbury - 23 Sep 08:13PM
Can you provide more details about your system set-up? What keyboard are you using? How is it connected? What audio hardware do you have in your computer?

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Mark Lipson - 25 Sep 02:28AM
I struggled for months with flexi-time, assuming it was the best way to enter notation. After many threads on the forum, someone finally explained that flexi time was the most difficult way to input music (for him), and he gave me general reasons why this was so. Since then, I have used the keypad and my keyboard to enter notes and chords and symbols, and this works extremely well for me. Hope this helps.

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Gyorg - 26 Sep 03:20PM
Dear Mark,
my situation is: I do not have problems to use flexi time with Sib 3 and even Sib 6 demo version; as a jazz musician I am used to play with a steady beat; but Sib 7 flexi time metronome has no steady beat anymore; it's like stuttering or stumbling; there is no more constant time between the beats. This is very disturbing and makes it almost impossible to use.
Anyway thank you very much for your reply; it helped me to express clearer what's going on with me and flexi time
Kind regards
Gyorg

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Gyorg - 26 Sep 03:36PM
> Can you provide more details about your system set-up? What keyboard are you using? How is it connected? What audio hardware do you have in your computer?
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> Contact Sibelius technical help online:
> http://www.sibelius.com/helpcenter/contact.html
>
> Contact Sibelius technical help by phone (charges may apply):
> USA & Canada: +1 650-731-6106
> UK: +44 (0)20 7561 7997
> Australia: 1300 652 172
> Other countries: www.sibelius.com/support

Sorry I cannot. It is a 1 year old computer + Yamaha P120 keyboard, and flexi time is working properly with Sib 3 and Sib 6 demo; the problem I have is with Sib 7 only.

Here a maybe claryfying description: as a jazz musician I am used to play with a steady beat; but Sib 7 flexi time metronome has no steady beat anymore; it's like stuttering or stumbling; there is no more constant time between the beats. This is very disturbing and makes it almost impossible to use.

Kind regards
Gyorg

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Paul Walmsley - 26 Sep 04:27PM
This sounds like the timing problem that is known with DirectSound which we hope to address in a future update.

For the moment, try installing Asio4All from http://www.asio4all.com/ and then in Play -> Setup -> Audio Engine Options select Asio4All from the Interface list. This should improve the timing.

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Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time
Posted by Gyorg - 26 Sep 08:10PM
Thank you Paul,
that worked! Now I am happy with Sib 7!
Thanks a lot!
Kind regards

Gyorg

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Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 07 Sep 06:28PM
     Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Daniel Spreadbury, 12 Sep 10:53PM
         Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 20 Sep 12:03PM
             Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Daniel Spreadbury, 23 Sep 08:13PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Mark Lipson, 25 Sep 02:28AM
                     Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 26 Sep 03:20PM
                 Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 26 Sep 03:36PM
                     Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Paul Walmsley, 26 Sep 04:27PM
                         Re: Sib. 7.0: Flexi Time - Gyorg, 26 Sep 08:10PM