My current Sibelius slur settings

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Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by OCTO » 29 Jan 2018, 06:54

Thanks for the feedback.
The things I tried to avoid are:
- slur shoulders on the ending (to much in Sibelius),
- to curvy (usually Finale), particularly when avoiding collisions,
- zero tip-width (so ugly, Finale).

I like more flattened than curved slurs; also, the boldness is higher in order to compensate the balance with note-heads and beams (my opinion). Finale has to thin slurs and 0 tip.
The example could, perhaps, be improved. However I tried to avoid manual editing for this example.
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Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by Schonbergian » 29 Jan 2018, 14:39

I don't mind the thickness, but they could be a bit more tapered in my opinion. It does look exactly like SCORE's defaults, if that's what your end goal is.

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Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by John Ruggero » 29 Jan 2018, 15:30

As an unedited example, it is excellent, achieves your stylistic goals, and is probably good enough since there is always a little hand work to be done here and there. Good to know in case they continue to "improve" Finale to the point where I too can't use it any more.
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My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by odod » 18 Feb 2018, 12:48

This is by far my current sibelius slur setting (untweaked yet) .. btw this is with magnetic layout ON .. (mostly i will turn OFF)
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Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by OCTO » 18 Feb 2018, 18:25

Very nice, odod. One of the Sib examples that actually don't look like Sibelius.
I like it very much, not only the slur settings but everything else.

If you want to share your settings (screenshots), I would be more than happy to explore your approach.
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Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by odod » 18 Feb 2018, 22:47

Thank you so much OCTO,
of course i would be happy to share
remember when you finalize the slur, you must TURN OFF the Magnetic Layout
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Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Post by OCTO » 19 Feb 2018, 10:34

Many thanks odod. But, if you turn off the magnetic layout, don't they move again? My settings would imply as little editing as possible, yet I am aware that the full automatisation is not possible (yet!).
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