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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000217.txt from 2005/04

From: Roger Hewitt <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music notation software
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:06:28 -0400

I do use Sib 3.1 and I have Kontact Gold, which certainly does suffer
from speed and memory shortage when I have a concert band score of 20
to 30 staves. So I suppose I must admit that 850MHz/384KB is not
enough for all features, but I mostly want notation and playback is to
check the notes are right before I put it in front of real people.
Sibelius playback is not to get an accurate sound - the real people do
that for me. Mind you when/if upgrade, I will no doubt wonder how I
managed before - that always happens ;-)

Roger H

--- Ormondtoby Montoya <> wrote:
> Roger Hewitt wrote:
> > I have an 850 MHz processor and 384KB
> > memory and Sibelius runs very well, with very
> > few occasions when delay is noticeable, and
> > then only very brief, so I don't find it a
> > problem. I admit that playback can sometimes
> > be a little poor, but this is not at all important
> > to me as my requirement is notation, not
> > playback.
> It's true that I have the opposite needs. I want playback more than
> I
> want notation. And perhaps your 850 mHz is just enough more than
> the
> 700 mHz on my slow machine to make a difference? The box says
> "minimum
> 1 gHz, but their tech desk told me that even 1 gHz isn't always
> enough
> as you add more staffs and/or more reverberation.
> Another thought is that even Sibelius 3.0 (as opposed to 3.1) was
> ---
> or pehaps still is? --- sold without Kontact. I know this because,
> in
> the beginning, Sibelius shipped me the "Kontact update" in error.
> The
> box said that it would work only on with Sibelius 3.0 and higher ---
> which I didn't have at the time. Thus 2.0 users probably don't need
> the same speed or memory space as 3.1 users do.
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