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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000206.txt from 2005/04

From: "Dee Flint" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music notation software
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 22:56:21 -0400

If you are switching from Encore, I believe that Finale can read native
Encore files but Sibelius cannot.

----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Music notation software

>I don`t know Finale so I`m not the ideal comparisonarsonistist. I have been
> using Sibelius for 6 years, and I w/couldn`t live without it now. All I
> can
> tell you is that there is not much that the manufacturers are not telling
> you. Most of the top big publishers` use one or the other. They are simple
> to use use simply, and they can also cope with advanced music processing
> almost beyond what we could imagine.
> I would suggest that you try them both a little more before you decide.
> Tony W.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Erik Tkal" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 7:23 PM
> Subject: [kl] Music notation software
> There has been some discussion on another list about different music
> notation software, specifically Finale vs Sibelius, and I'm looking for
> some
> input. I have been using Encore for some time, but it has a couple of
> really bad annoyances, namely that slurs and dynamics don't "stick" - i.e.
> they are not logically attached to a note or measure, so that when you
> extract parts or reflow they don't always end up in the correct place, and
> you have to manually go fix them.
> I was told that Finale and Sibelius do not have these issues, so I'm
> specifically looking for your gripes about them. Both are competent
> products, but are just different, and I'm not quite swung either way after
> having played with demos. What I really want to know is are there
> specific
> things that one or the other just doesn't do right. Like not being able
> to
> have a pickup bar, or you can't do cues, or when you extract a part from a
> score the bar lines get messed up. I want to know what the sales material
> isn't telling me... ;-)
> aTdHvAaNnKcSe,
> Erik Tkal
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