'Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available'

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Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Sam at Sibelius, 21 Jan 05:13PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Philip R, 21 Jan 05:37PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 21 Jan 05:47PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - David, 21 Jan 06:48PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Venancio @ Avid, 22 Jan 05:26PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Patrick O'Keefe, 21 Jan 07:14PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:53AM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Bob Zawalich, 21 Jan 07:33PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Peter McAleer, 21 Jan 08:26PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Mike Lyons, 21 Jan 08:28PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 21 Jan 09:01PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Rob Tuley, 21 Jan 09:14PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Cause, 22 Jan 08:35PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:22PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Hans Nel, 29 Jan 02:45PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 29 Jan 04:51PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:29PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Nicholas Freestone, 21 Jan 09:15PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Greg Jones, 22 Jan 12:18AM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - lj, 22 Jan 01:17AM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Philip Woodroffe, 22 Jan 01:58AM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Peter Roos, 22 Jan 02:14AM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 29 Jan 04:37PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:56AM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Frederic Lang, 22 Jan 12:28PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:35PM
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                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:40PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 05:43PM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 05:49PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - David O'Rourke, 22 Jan 02:52PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 03:50PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 06:13PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 06:15PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 06:24PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Ralph L. Bowers Jr., 22 Jan 06:28PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - David O'Rourke, 23 Jan 07:11PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 24 Jan 07:05PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Bob Zawalich, 22 Jan 07:43PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Kenneth Winiecki, 22 Jan 08:59PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Kenneth Winiecki, 22 Jan 09:08PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:33PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - lj, 23 Jan 02:55PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - James, 23 Jan 03:56PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:30PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Ronald Pearl, 23 Jan 08:23PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 24 Jan 12:07AM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Ronald Pearl, 24 Jan 02:00AM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - michaelrohanek, 24 Jan 11:06PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - EricF, 26 Jan 06:19PM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 26 Jan 06:37PM
                                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - EricF, 26 Jan 06:49PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - leprekahn7, 27 Jan 05:30AM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - taki1pan, 27 Jan 02:01PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 27 Jan 02:18PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 27 Jan 03:09PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - taki1pan, 27 Jan 04:04PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 27 Jan 04:24PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 27 Jan 04:44PM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - taki1pan, 27 Jan 05:06PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joseph Twist, 29 Jan 09:52AM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Roy Moore, 29 Jan 10:34AM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Hans Nel, 29 Jan 02:29PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - SianCanning, 07 Feb 05:12PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 07 Feb 05:22PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Peter Roos, 08 Feb 01:03AM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Derek Williams, 11 Feb 10:53PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Derek Williams, 11 Feb 11:04PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 12 Feb 11:34AM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Derek Williams, 12 Feb 01:10PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 12 Feb 12:35PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Florent, 21 Feb 10:40PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 21 Feb 10:59PM

Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Sam at Sibelius - 21 Jan 05:13PM (edited 21 Jan 05:19PM)
It is with great pleasure to announce the release of Sibelius 8.1. This upgrade includes several fixes but most importantly some much needed workflow and engraving improvements to Sibelius, allowing you to spend more time writing music than fixing up the score.

The new changes in Sibelius come directly from your feedback here on one forum and from http://sibelius.ideascale.com where we've been able to add three more of the top-10 issues bringing the total to 26.

To get the upgrade, simply open Avid Application Manager and you should get a prompt to download the upgrade. Your downloads will have already been updated in your Avid account too, which you can find at www.avid.com/subscriptions

Below is a summary of what's included in Sibelius 8.1. If you are in Anaheim at the NAMM 2016 show, please drop by Hall A booth 6400 and we'll give you a hands on demo. For news and more info, see http://www.avidblogs.com/sibelius-8-1-now-available-whats-new

Rests avoid notes in other voices

Rests now intelligently avoid notes when writing in multiple voices, and group with each other in a beam-group and/or bar. This feature includes new options in Engraving Rules to allow you to choose how rests are moved and grouped together. These options are on in all new scores and off when opening older scores. To find these new settings, have a look in the new Rests section of Engraving Rules.

MP3 Export

Sibelius 8.1 adds the ability to export directly to MP3, removing the need to convert exported audio in another application. As you may know, there are licensing costs when converting to MP3, which we are covering for you.

Nth time ending lines

First, second and third time ending lines are now placed correctly by default.

Fixes to pinch/stretch and scroll using the trackpad on Mac

We've made further improvements to the way two-finger scrolling and pinch zoom are handled on Mac trackpads. In particular, users of Sibelius 8.0.1 will be aware that scrolling on a Mac was troublesome. This is now vastly improved in Sibelius 8.1.

Official El Capitan support

Sibelius is now officially supported on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 and higher.

Google Breakpad

In the event of a crash, Sibelius now offers to upload a report to our servers which is then collated amongst other reports to help guide our efforts in improving Sibelius' stability. All information sent is anonymous.

Further miscellaneous fixes and improvements

  • Sibelius no longer displays an error when using Share > Send using email

  • Many dialogs now aren't stretched on El Capitan

  • "This package is incompatible with this version of OS X" no longer appears when attempting to install the licence server on El Capitan

  • Reduce plug-in now doesn’t degrade to being much slower on subsequent uses

  • A problem where Sibelius would leak file handles is fixed

  • Spaces were missing from the German tutorials

  • Keypad button highlight logic now behaves properly after using the Transformation plug-ins

  • We've added a new "add11" chord to the Chords library

  • All characters in the news feed now display correctly


Sibelius 8.1 also includes several fixes to the most common crashes, which include:

  • generating thumbnail score previews in the Quick Start

  • 'RTTI access violation error' after closing a score, when the Quick Start is disabled

  • crash when quitting Sibelius on El Capitan (mainly fixed by Apple in 10.11.2 and later)

  • using the Explode plug-in in conjunction with Undo operations

  • when adjusting the color parameters of graphics


As always, please get in touch directly with your feedback or comment below. We've already started working on Sibelius 8.2 and are looking forward to bringing more new and innovative features your way.

Sam

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Philip R - 21 Jan 05:37PM
More here:

http://www.sibeliusblog.com/news/sibelius-8-1-released-rest-placement-ending-lines-mp3-export-among-improvements/

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Laurence Payne - 21 Jan 05:47PM
Is the downloadable demo version now 8.1?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by David - 21 Jan 06:48PM
The "fix endings" and mp3 export will be helpful! Glad to see Sibelius moving forward again.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Venancio @ Avid - 22 Jan 05:26PM (edited 22 Jan 06:14PM)
> Is the downloadable demo version now 8.1?

Hi Laurence, I checked and it is now.

Best regards,

Vee

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Patrick O'Keefe - 21 Jan 07:14PM
There are a few good things here:
I welcome some of the crash fixes.
Rest/note avoidance in multiple voices.
Keypad button highlight logic fix.

It will be interesting to see if the new developers are now getting up to speed and are going to start releasing useful updates.

Anyone have any idea what "A problem where Sibelius would leak file handles" is about?
Is this a problem that extends back to Sib7?
Is the "leak" a storage leak where Sibelius doesn't free some allocated storage, or is this some other kind of leak?
Are the files in question scores being processed or things like S7S sample files?

I'm having a performance problem of Sib7 on Windows 10 that is related to loading S7S sound files so I'm curious about this bug.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 02:53AM
Hi Patrick,

A "file handle" is an internal reference to a file on disk. During the course of run of the mill I/O, Sibelius opens and closes many file handles. In certain circumstances, it's possible that a file handle is opened and then doesn't subsequently get closed, a term that is known as "leaking".

The file in question was related to licensing, so it's actually quite unlikely that you would see any visible effect in Sibelius itself. Robin Walker noticed it got introduced in Sibelius 8.0.1, so we fixed it in 8.1.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 21 Jan 07:33PM
Just curious: were the fixes to the Reduce and Explode plugins made by changing the plugin code, or were the changes made in Sibelius itself? If the latter, other plugins could be favorably affected as well.

If specific changes were made to the plugin code, I would be very interested in knowing what they were so I could possibly use them elsewhere. If that was the case, could you please contact me directly and give me an idea of what kinds of changes were made?

Thanks

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Peter McAleer - 21 Jan 08:26PM
Sam, I think this post needs pinning to the top? Nearly missed it; it was the Sibelius Blog that alerted me to the new release.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Mike Lyons - 21 Jan 08:28PM
And yet, the question remains "Is it worth upgrading and paying $89 for a single major and a single minor update in 7 months?"

I remain to be convinced. If we had maybe seen two point releases that solved long-standing issues by now (ie quarterly) I might be more willing to part with cash. I'm certainly more hopeful now, but I'm still going to hang fire until June on parting with my money (pr not.)

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Laurence Payne - 21 Jan 09:01PM
If the colliding rests - a long-standing problem considered not trivial by the old team - have truly been sorted out, it could modify our attitudes when June comes round.

My nasty, suspicious mind suggests that if the Kiev team programmed this, it must have been with the help of considerable planning inherited from Finsbury Park.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Rob Tuley - 21 Jan 09:14PM
It depends on your definition of "sorted out". Looking at the examples in the blog - well, they seem not to collide with anything. But hardly any of them match the recommendations in Gould, Gardner Read, or the other reference authority.

Some of the detailed examples in the blog look like complete garbage to me - possibly the sort of thing a computer programmer who doesn't know what music looks like might invent.

It takes exactly the same time effort to move a rest from *anywhere* to the *right* place, so this looks like barely an improvement, except for people who don't care much about what their scores look like.

In any case, non-colliding rests and properly placed repeat lines have both been in free software for a decade or more - but curiously, the blog doesn't mention and programs that get these things right, only a list of those that get them wrong. Time to "read between the lines", perhaps.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Cause - 22 Jan 08:35PM
> It depends on your definition of "sorted out". Looking at the examples in the blog - well, they seem not to collide with anything. But hardly any of them match the recommendations in Gould, Gardner Read, or the other reference authority.
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> Some of the detailed examples in the blog look like complete garbage to me - possibly the sort of thing a computer programmer who doesn't know what music looks like might invent.
>
> It takes exactly the same time effort to move a rest from *anywhere* to the *right* place, so this looks like barely an improvement, except for people who don't care much about what their scores look like.
>
> In any case, non-colliding rests and properly placed repeat lines have both been in free software for a decade or more - but curiously, the blog doesn't mention and programs that get these things right, only a list of those that get them wrong. Time to "read between the lines", perhaps.

For me, it doesn't take "exactly the same effort to move a rest from *anywhere* to the *right* place". With this new "wrong place", it's easier to drag the rest. It's more difficult if the rest is overlapping a note, being careful to grab the rest and not the note.

So although I agree that the new code still puts rests in the wrong place, it's slightly easier to clean it up now. Not that such an improvement is worth $89 per year. If doing things "less wrong" as as close to "right" as Avid can get, it shouldn't surprise anyone.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 23 Jan 05:22PM
Hi Cause,

You might prefer to switch on only the collision avoidance:

1. Go to Engraving Rules > Rests, and tick "Rests avoid notes in other voices".
2. Un-tick "Align rests vertically with surrounding pitches..."

Would you mind sharing some examples where you're not happy with rest placement?

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Hans Nel - 29 Jan 02:45PM
> > It depends on your definition of "sorted out". Looking at the examples in the blog - well, they seem not to collide with anything. But hardly any of them match the recommendations in Gould, Gardner Read, or the other reference authority.
> >
> > Some of the detailed examples in the blog look like complete garbage to me - possibly the sort of thing a computer programmer who doesn't know what music looks like might invent.
> >
> > It takes exactly the same time effort to move a rest from *anywhere* to the *right* place, so this looks like barely an improvement, except for people who don't care much about what their scores look like.
> >
> > In any case, non-colliding rests and properly placed repeat lines have both been in free software for a decade or more - but curiously, the blog doesn't mention and programs that get these things right, only a list of those that get them wrong. Time to "read between the lines", perhaps.
>
> For me, it doesn't take "exactly the same effort to move a rest from *anywhere* to the *right* place". With this new "wrong place", it's easier to drag the rest. It's more difficult if the rest is overlapping a note, being careful to grab the rest and not the note.
>
> So although I agree that the new code still puts rests in the wrong place, it's slightly easier to clean it up now. Not that such an improvement is worth $89 per year. If doing things "less wrong" as as close to "right" as Avid can get, it shouldn't surprise anyone.
>
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> Cause

You know, I do LOTS of arrangements for all types of ensembles in a year. I don't have the time to engrave all the musical elements as described by Gould, Gardner Read...still the musicians have NO PROBLEM reading my scores and parts.

Are you going to frame your scores or organizing a "Best looking Score of the year" contest. In MY world I work with real pro's and no-one ever complained if I did not place a rest at the exact millimeter on his part.

I like what the guy said above...I'm glad I don't have to Zoom to 500% to grab the rest and not the actual note.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 29 Jan 04:51PM
Reference materials, Gould, Read, Roemer, professionally engraved scores and so on are my first port of call, and something that I refer back to constantly.

A static reference like a book has the benefit of being just that - static. What we're tasked with in Sibelius is boiling those models down into rules that are dynamic - that's to say, algorithms that place rests in a sensible, predictable manner, no matter what you input as a composer or engraver. We then need to provide controls to you, the user, to allow you to flexibly apply those rules in the way that you want to work.

Overall, I'm really pleased with the feature, and even more so that we're working on grass roots notation features. I think Sibelius 8.1 does a good job in common cases. But there is certainly room for improvement; in fact, we're working on some already.

What I'm looking for now from our community is examples where Sibelius doesn't do what you expect, so that I can feed that into the development process and build on the feature. Constructive feedback is very useful.

I don't expect to solve these problems overnight, far from it. I hope, in providing fixes to issues that were reported over the last few weeks, we've given you a little glimpse of what you can expect going forward.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 23 Jan 05:29PM
Hi Rob,

I'd be interested to see some examples of where Sibelius' rest placement isn't performing as you expect. It's actually a pretty complex problem we're trying to address here, and the devil is certainly in the details.

We have arranged the controls in Engraving Rules > Rests like this:

1. Rests avoid notes in other voices - basic collision avoidance a la Magnetic Layout.
2. Grouping rests in vertical space - builds on collision avoidance and groups rests according to their beam grouping, optionally taking into account the bar too
3. A further option for controlling how Sibelius manages the transition from multi-voice writing into single voice writing.

Some users, for example, may prefer to have the grouping option switched off, but to have the collision avoidance switched on.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Nicholas Freestone - 21 Jan 09:15PM
Most promising news to come out of Sibelius HQ since the release of 7.5, if not since the events of 2012 - here are some useful engraving features that appear to work well. Hurray! If 8.2 is similarly useful (and appears before June), then I may well be tempted into the annual upgrade fee.

Interesting to note in Philip R's blog post the fact that the file format has changed *again*. I raised this as a concern with Sam as soon as the new Sibelius model was announced last year, and was told that there was going to be a file format that would be consistent between point versions of Sibelius 8.x - clearly this isn't the case this time around. Is such a format being worked on? It will be a true pain if every point release of the new Sibelius comes with a change in file format.

Alternatively, as Philip suggested in his blog post, a feature for recent older versions (say, 7.5 and 8.x) to open new files (perhaps utilising a cloud feature to transfer the files into the relevant format) would be truly useful here. Otherwise it will be a *nightmare* for collaboration work.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Greg Jones - 22 Jan 12:18AM
I think that is really great news, especially with Sibelius now being compatible with OS X El Capitan as well as the MP3 export and rest updates.

I'm looking forward to the 8.2 update.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by lj - 22 Jan 01:17AM
It's so great Sibelius fixed these problems! I'm so happy about the El Capital info.

Also, the export to mp3 is great too!

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Philip Woodroffe - 22 Jan 01:58AM
I'm pleasantly surprised at this also, joe mentioned that the consistent update architecture was being worked on, i hope this release sees this architecture so 8.2 can come swiftly, with some truly useful new features. mp3 encoding is indeed a step forward but not something i use much. keep up the good work and pls get 7.2 out before june. i might consider the upgrade then

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Peter Roos - 22 Jan 02:14AM
Hooyah!

Installed upgrade through Avid service center and it's running smoothly. :)

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 29 Jan 04:37PM
Hi Nicholas,

We had to up the file version for 8.1 in order to provide logic for opening old scores and deciding whether to update rest positions or not.

I think it's pretty obvious that we're not going to be able to keep on adding file versions with every release. Generally, we'll try to avoid it (it makes our own development easier) but we've also got plans for a more transparent solution.

We'll be aiming to keep the same level of support for exporting/importing from the various legacy versions of Sibelius as we go forward.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 02:56AM
Hi Bob,

The changes were inside Sibelius itself. We haven't taken a deep dive into analysing other plug-ins, but the developer responsible did say that we should expect increased performance from other plug-ins too.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Frederic Lang - 22 Jan 12:28PM
I have upgrade from Sibelius 7.5 => Sibelius 8.0.1.40 on January 10 2016 for €94.-. Why have I not access to this Upgrad to Sibelius 8.1???

I do not find a means of making the upgrade of Sibelius 8 => Sibelius 8.1 (but only Sibelius "1 to 7.5" => 8.1... And I do not want to pay €94.- once again.

Thanks for your answer!

Fred

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 02:35PM
Hi Fred,

> Why have I not access to this upgrade

The answer is, you should do! Things to try:

* Restart Application Manager
* Try logging directly into your Avid Account, where you should find your available installers have been updated for you.

If not, let us know and I'll ask one of the team to look into it for you.

Best wishes,

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Piotr Kolodziej - 22 Jan 02:38PM
The same problem. I've have found and bought Sibelius 7.5 crossgrade (boxed version). Verification has been successful and no free upgrade...

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 02:40PM
Hi Piotr,

Sibelius 8.1 is an upgrade for active Sibelius 8.x users. It looks like you don't own Sibelius 8 (correct me if I'm wrong!) so therefore you wouldn't get a free upgrade.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Piotr Kolodziej - 22 Jan 05:43PM
I have bought Sibelius 7.5 on 18th Jan. (with free Sibelius 8) upgrade. I have activacted Sibelius 7.5., but someone at tech support wasn't able to do the job. 3 E-mails without solution. Important! Before releasing Sibelius 8.1.

Today no answer. Is it really tech support? So you are saying, I have bought Sibelius 7.5, but I don't get free Sibelius 8?





> Hi Piotr,
>
> Sibelius 8.1 is an upgrade for active Sibelius 8.x users. It looks like you don't own Sibelius 8 (correct me if I'm wrong!) so therefore you wouldn't get a free upgrade.
>
> Joe
>
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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 05:49PM
Hi Piotr,

You didn't mention you also got a free Sibelius 8 upgrade! In which case, it sounds like yes you are entitled to 8.1.

Let me get in touch with my colleagues in tech support to see what we can do.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by David O'Rourke - 22 Jan 02:52PM
Reduce works with a pause while Explode is still broken for me.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 03:50PM
David,

When you say "broken" can you say a little more about what is going wrong?

The specific fix we made in 8.1 should improve the performance of the Explode/Reduce function in Sibelius, but the actual functionality should remain the same as in previous versions.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Piotr Kolodziej - 22 Jan 06:13PM
Dear Joe,

thank you help!

Best,
Piotr

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 22 Jan 06:15PM
No problem Piotr, let us know how you get on.

As I mentioned by e-mail, what we're hoping for is plenty of feedback on the new features that we can address in Sibelius 8.2, which we've already started work on.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Piotr Kolodziej - 22 Jan 06:24PM
I'll let you know.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Ralph L. Bowers Jr. - 22 Jan 06:28PM
> No problem Piotr, let us know how you get on.
>
> As I mentioned by e-mail, what we're hoping for is plenty of feedback on the new features that we can address in Sibelius 8.2, which we've already started work on.
>
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+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Would love to see dashed and dotted editorial ties Joe.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by David O'Rourke - 23 Jan 07:11PM
Hi Joe,

I got the spinning beach ball when I copied the source music and then chose the destination staves.

David

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 24 Jan 07:05PM
> I got the spinning beach ball when I copied the source music and then chose the destination staves.

Any steps that you can identify to reproduce? Do you have any external MIDI gear attached to your machine?

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Bob Zawalich - 22 Jan 07:43PM
Wonderful! I have no specific plugins that I had such nicely instrumented slowdowns as Dave had, but I would imagine that memory freeing or the like might be responsible, and so other plugins that use and free a lot of memory could well benefit.

When you say that Explode and Reduce were improved, I assume you are referring to the plugins (accessed by the Explode and Reduce icons on Note Input >Arrange), not the corresponding features in Arrange that use built-in code. Am I correct about that?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Kenneth Winiecki - 22 Jan 08:59PM
I installed 8.1 update from 8.0.1 to my Applications folder. In the Version column, it says 8.1.0. I created a sub-folder "Sibelius folder", and moved Sibelius there. Now the Version column says 8.0.1. The version number in Finder / Get Info agrees with whatever shows in the Version column, and it agrees with Sibelius / About Sibelius. I've moved it back and forth a couple of times, and this is reproducible. Very weird.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Kenneth Winiecki - 22 Jan 09:08PM
Oops. The version shown in Finder doesn't agree with that in Sibelius / About Sibelius which always shows 8.1.0. Copying Sibelius from "Applications / Sibelius Folder" to Applications changes the version to 8.1.0. So I have 2 copies, both the same size (923.9 MB) that show different version numbers. My head aches.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 23 Jan 05:33PM
Hi Kenneth,

Attached is what I see from Finder. Is it different for you?

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by lj - 23 Jan 02:55PM
On the next update,
Please make pinch zoom on MAC OSX an option. I honestly DO NOT like it all all. It is so annoying.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by James - 23 Jan 03:56PM
Can't you turn off pinch zoom globally in System Preferences>Track Pad>Scroll and Zoom?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 23 Jan 05:30PM
Hi lj,

We can consider doing that. Can you say more about exactly what behaviour is irritating you?

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Ronald Pearl - 23 Jan 08:23PM
One question before I upgrade: I have 7.1.2, and all works well. When I upgrade to 8.1, will I need to download the sound library, as well? Or, can 8.1 find what it already on my hardrive? Yes, I realize that I will have to download the bass clarinet patch, but apart from that, is the program itself?

Thanks, and congratulations on what looks like a very promising development.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Robin Walker - 24 Jan 12:07AM
You will just need to update the sound library to 7.5 level, plus the Bass Clarinet patch afterwards. Otherwise 8.x uses the same physical sample library as 7.x

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Ronald Pearl - 24 Jan 02:00AM
Robin,

Thanks!

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by michaelrohanek - 24 Jan 11:06PM
Please allow us to disable pinch/zoom. It's better but still very annoying. Disabling it in System Prefs doesn't disable it in Sibelius.

IMO this is a bug and needs fixing.

Version 8.1.0

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by EricF - 26 Jan 06:19PM
I've just done the upgrade, and seem to have lost playback. The "no audio devices" appears when I start Sibelius now. The Playback Devices box is all greyed out, as are the audio engine options. What's happened?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Robin Walker - 26 Jan 06:37PM
EricF, please start your own trouble-shooting thread, rather than hijacking an announcement thread. Please attach screen-shots of Playback Devices, and Audio Engine Options. Please ensure that Sibelius is not starting in "ReWire" mode.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by EricF - 26 Jan 06:49PM
Apologies. First ever posting. This looked like the only relevant thread - no idea I was hijacking.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by leprekahn7 - 27 Jan 05:30AM (edited 28 Jan 05:44AM)
Even in Sibelius 8.1 where this is supposed to be fixed. Whenever I scroll with two fingers, the zoom slightly engages. This doesn't happen in any other mac program. I think one way to fix it is to PREVENT ZOOM FROM ENGAGING IF SCROLL OR DRAG IS ENGAGED. In no other mac program can you scroll and zoom at the same time. The threshold to zoom should be increased so that the program first assumes you want to scroll (or if you have 3 fingers on, you obviously want to drag). I hope this problem is resolvable by more testing, but a simple option to turn off pinch zoom would be great fix in the meantime.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by taki1pan - 27 Jan 02:01PM
I have Sibelius v7.5.1, payed €94 for an upgrade hopefully to v8.1, but in "Products Not Yet Downloaded" there is only an info for me: "No products found".
No any instructions or link to go back in case I missed something. On the email form Avid there is an Order No. and my Billing Address, so I don't know if I should wait for a posted parcel or still wait until a mill of the Avid web page will produce for me the download file. No clue…
Searching anything on the Avid website seems to me meaningless because the site so defragments the information that you can only spin around its own tail. For three or four years since I use Sibelius, I have, unfortunately, the worst opinion on the functioning of that page.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Laurence Payne - 27 Jan 02:18PM
I believe it will be in "My products" (or similar), not in "Products not yet..."

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 27 Jan 03:09PM
The page is currently being redesigned, you'll be pleased to hear!

Sib 8.1 should be under my products.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by taki1pan - 27 Jan 04:04PM
Dear Joe,
It is just hillarious, if not grotesque. Somehow I've found my way to the Download and have the app. on my HD but I cannot Activate it. I’m getting “Sibelius wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this”. I understand it is question from my system, so I type it. The window disappears and nothing happens.

Look, since I first bought Sibelius in 2013 I've got the following:
-- Verification Code
-- Activation ID
-- System ID
-- Registration ID
-- Activation ID - again twice
besides twice different ASCs
-- order No (useless)
-- now the Download Code (which doesn't work again if I want to get back for overlooked info)

All of course different each time, and all on separate subpages found on accidentally or blindly or sent by email. Sorry, but Avid is a master of absurd in all dimensions! I lost half a day and it's not solved!

Avid, are you reading this page?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Robin Walker - 27 Jan 04:24PM
> I understand it is question from my system, so I type it. The window disappears and nothing happens.

See: http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/troubleshooting/Sibelius-crashes-on-Mac-OSX-10-10-Yosemite-when-trying-to-launch

All the numbers you need are: (a) System ID, and (b) Activation ID for Sibelius 8.x

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 27 Jan 04:44PM
Hi taki1pan,

Sorry you're experiencing problems. I'll ask one of the tech support team to get in touch.

Joe

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by taki1pan - 27 Jan 05:06PM
Hi Joe,
A link from Robert Walker helped instantly so I must be grateful to all of you. But more then 6 hours are lost! Now I see this page works and this is one tiny positive observation on the present state of Sibelius ;-) Now perhaps I'd take chance and share my more "musical" questions. We'll see…
Best regards,
J

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joseph Twist - 29 Jan 09:52AM

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Roy Moore - 29 Jan 10:34AM
@taki1pan

If you have a specific issue, it is safer to start your own thread with the problem in the topic.
This thread is about the release of Sib 8.1 and will not be read even by users adding new posts, so will easily be overlooked.
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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Hans Nel - 29 Jan 02:29PM
I'm really glad about the mp3 and rests functions. Way to go!
Now, if we could just have that audition function, I'll be ecstatic. If 8.2 comes out before my yearly subscription is over, I'll be content.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by SianCanning - 07 Feb 05:12PM
Hi,
I work in a school that recently upgraded to Sibelius 8.0.
In order to work from home (mark students' work and prepare lesson resources) I have just upgraded my own personal version from Sibelius 7.0 to Sibelius 8, however, I now have version 8.1 so I still cannot show the students any of the files I have created nor return their homework to them, once I have opened their work in my newer 8.1 version, they cannot see it in 8.0.
How easy/difficult is it for the school to update from 8.0 to 8.1, will it cost extra...and assuming it can be done, will I experience any further for-seeable issues with viewing students' work and vice versa?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Laurence Payne - 07 Feb 05:22PM
8.1 is a free update for Sibelius 8.0 owners. I can't say how much trouble it would be for the school to deploy 8.1 across their system.

Don't forget you have the option to Export/Previous Version/Sibelius 8.0 in your File menu. Once you get into the habit, it's little more trouble than standard Saving.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Peter Roos - 08 Feb 01:03AM
What Laurence said, you can export a 8.1 score to any previous version, including 8.0, to make sure scores are compatible.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Derek Williams - 11 Feb 10:53PM
Thanks Sam

When I choose File > Help > Check for updates, a crash dialog opens up, despite Sibelius still remaining open just behind crash log window.

I attach a screenshot showing the 'crash' in front of evidence that Sibelius 8 hasn't crashed at all. I have sent crash logs directly to you via email.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Derek Williams - 11 Feb 11:04PM (edited 11 Feb 11:04PM)
Issue with rest avoidance feature. Not sure whether this feature takes into account previous manual adjustment. I attach two screenshots, one showing the way the score was with rest avoidance turned off in the Engraving Rules > Rests, and the second showing the rests moved too far down from the treble staff. I also note the interpolation doesn't work for all situations where there are continuous leger lines.

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 12 Feb 11:34AM
> Not sure whether this feature takes into account previous manual adjustment.

Yes it does. The process should be something like this:

1. Open a file created in an older version of Sibelius.
2. Rests features are all switched off, score appears identically as it did in previous versions.
3. Switch on rests features in engraving rules
4. All rests that are unadjusted (i.e. in their default position) are deemed candidates for adjustment. All rests that have been manually moved are not touched.

Could you pop me the excerpt you've taken a screen shot of as a Sibelius score?

Re. the leger lines, can you provide some examples?

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Derek Williams - 12 Feb 01:10PM
Thank you Joe

I've emailed you the score.

Derek


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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Joe @ Sibelius - 12 Feb 12:35PM
Hi Derek,

Can you send us the .crash files themselves instead of a screenshot of them?

A system report would be very useful too:

1. Apple icon in top left
2. About this Mac
3. System Report
4. File > Save

Current theory is that it's not Sibelius crashing at all, but somehow the process is being mis-identified by OSX. Strange!

Joe
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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Florent - 21 Feb 10:40PM
Hello, how do we update Sibelius???
It's been 30 minutes I'm looking on Avid's website and I can't find it.

I own Sibelius 8.1, how to I update to 8.5?
thanks
FG

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Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available
Posted by Robin Walker - 21 Feb 10:59PM
Florent, you simply use "Avid Application Manager" to update both Sibelius and "Avid Application Manager" itself.

Alternatively, the hard way, you download the latest installer from your account at http://my.avid.com/

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Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Sam at Sibelius, 21 Jan 05:13PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Philip R, 21 Jan 05:37PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 21 Jan 05:47PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - David, 21 Jan 06:48PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Venancio @ Avid, 22 Jan 05:26PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Patrick O'Keefe, 21 Jan 07:14PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:53AM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Bob Zawalich, 21 Jan 07:33PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Peter McAleer, 21 Jan 08:26PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Mike Lyons, 21 Jan 08:28PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 21 Jan 09:01PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Rob Tuley, 21 Jan 09:14PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Cause, 22 Jan 08:35PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:22PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Hans Nel, 29 Jan 02:45PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 29 Jan 04:51PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:29PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Nicholas Freestone, 21 Jan 09:15PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Greg Jones, 22 Jan 12:18AM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - lj, 22 Jan 01:17AM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Philip Woodroffe, 22 Jan 01:58AM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Peter Roos, 22 Jan 02:14AM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 29 Jan 04:37PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:56AM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Frederic Lang, 22 Jan 12:28PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:35PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 02:38PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 02:40PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 05:43PM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 05:49PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - David O'Rourke, 22 Jan 02:52PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 03:50PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 06:13PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 22 Jan 06:15PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Piotr Kolodziej, 22 Jan 06:24PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Ralph L. Bowers Jr., 22 Jan 06:28PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - David O'Rourke, 23 Jan 07:11PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 24 Jan 07:05PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Bob Zawalich, 22 Jan 07:43PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Kenneth Winiecki, 22 Jan 08:59PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Kenneth Winiecki, 22 Jan 09:08PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:33PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - lj, 23 Jan 02:55PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - James, 23 Jan 03:56PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 23 Jan 05:30PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Ronald Pearl, 23 Jan 08:23PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 24 Jan 12:07AM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Ronald Pearl, 24 Jan 02:00AM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - michaelrohanek, 24 Jan 11:06PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - EricF, 26 Jan 06:19PM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 26 Jan 06:37PM
                                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - EricF, 26 Jan 06:49PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - leprekahn7, 27 Jan 05:30AM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - taki1pan, 27 Jan 02:01PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 27 Jan 02:18PM
                     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 27 Jan 03:09PM
                         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - taki1pan, 27 Jan 04:04PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 27 Jan 04:24PM
                             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 27 Jan 04:44PM
                                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - taki1pan, 27 Jan 05:06PM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joseph Twist, 29 Jan 09:52AM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Roy Moore, 29 Jan 10:34AM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Hans Nel, 29 Jan 02:29PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - SianCanning, 07 Feb 05:12PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Laurence Payne, 07 Feb 05:22PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Peter Roos, 08 Feb 01:03AM
     Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Derek Williams, 11 Feb 10:53PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Derek Williams, 11 Feb 11:04PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 12 Feb 11:34AM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Derek Williams, 12 Feb 01:10PM
         Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Joe @ Sibelius, 12 Feb 12:35PM
             Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Florent, 21 Feb 10:40PM
                 Re: Sib. 8.x: Sibelius 8.1 update now available - Robin Walker, 21 Feb 10:59PM