Finale v. Sibelius

Finale v. Sibelius

    
Finale v. Sibelius    16:20 on Wednesday, March 29, 2006          

Oboe-Bassoonahol
ic

I currently have Finale 2006 which is very good. Yet many people say that they use Sibelius. Which do you think is better?


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    01:04 on Monday, June 12, 2006          

oboedude888
(381 points)
Posted by oboedude888

Sibelius is amazing (but i've never tried Finale so I dont know)


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    14:43 on Tuesday, June 27, 2006          

maw102190
(17 points)
Posted by maw102190

I use the Finale Notepad (and like it alot), but I have a 'music genius' friend who hates Finale because the program is not advanced enough for him.


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    02:48 on Tuesday, July 25, 2006          

High_School_Bass
oonist200

i think sibelius is a good program, its user friendly, has a good playback and more universal than anything else ( in my limited 3-4 year experiance)


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    07:16 on Saturday, July 29, 2006          

muso_man
(80 points)
Posted by muso_man

Well really Finale is made by Sibelius now so which ever way you go they're pretty much the same program...Theres not a lot of difference between the two. I wouldnt be to bothered by which one is better


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    18:02 on Friday, August 04, 2006          

Penny
(218 points)
Posted by Penny

I use Finale notepad. I don't like it. It only has the basic stuff, it doesn't have dynamic settings. It has crescendoes and decrescendoes but not dynamic settings. It don't have 1st and 2nd ending settings either.


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    04:38 on Monday, August 07, 2006          

oboedude888
(381 points)
Posted by oboedude888

I now have Sibelius and it is amazing. It's really helping me to compose because it has everything you'd want. I strongly reccommend if you have the money!


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    11:13 on Wednesday, August 23, 2006          

JJMMWGDuPree
(8 points)
Posted by JJMMWGDuPree

Sibelius is better if you're a musician (He said, from the point of view of someone who hasn't tried Finale in about 15 years...) because it 'thinks' the way you do, but I don't really trust the company because I bought Sibelius when it first came out, you had to buy a RiscPC because that was the only machine fast enough to run the program back then, but in return they promised early adopters free upgrades for life.

When the IBM clone PCs finally caught up with RiscPCs they abandoned the Risc machines. So much for free upgrades for life...


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    14:27 on Friday, September 08, 2006          

Piano_Princess
(103 points)
Posted by Piano_Princess

I have been on Finale, but I vote Sibelius - they use it at school in the Music Department (and our music department rules, so no doubt it's good software!!)

XxX

<Added>

ps - I meant, I haveN'T been on Finale (sorry!) I forgot to write the 'N'T' on the end of have.....:P


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    13:28 on Friday, September 29, 2006          

maestrowick
(29 points)
Posted by maestrowick

Man, I've been a Finale guru for years. I live by it!


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    16:01 on Friday, September 29, 2006          

redick
(29 points)
Posted by redick

Finale Notepad has dynamic settings. It's under articulation


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    12:34 on Thursday, November 16, 2006          

nowmieeee
(15 points)
Posted by nowmieeee

I always use sibelius 4. I havn't tried the full version of finale just the free notepad download. but for me sebailious is better becuse more people I know use it and we share tips- because we're just getting the hang of it.


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    04:10 on Friday, November 24, 2006          

vanessa6
(24 points)
Posted by vanessa6

erm..i use finale..cuz it's free and for smtg tat's free i'd say it's great and d features are basically complete..i dun hav sibelius but really, finale is good enough if ur juz doin basic notations..i'm not a professional musician so..oh well..


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    00:25 on Saturday, December 09, 2006          

brad711
(17 points)
Posted by brad711

I have only used Finale Printmusic, which has almost all of the features of the full Finale that costs like 8 times as much. I like finale, but there are a few issues. Or one big issue. Finale is kind of buggy, especially with playback. It freaks out a lot if you try to minimize it while it's playing. Also, printmusic is $70, unless it's gone up since i bought it 2 years ago, and you can do almost everything that the full Finale can do. It's not that they make the smaller versions and then add things to make the big versions, they make the full version, then take features away to make the less expensive version. However, there are ways around a lot of things it doesn't normally let you do. Thats a lot of rambling. Hope it helps!
Brad


Re: Finale v. Sibelius    14:03 on Monday, December 11, 2006          

Piano_Princess
(103 points)
Posted by Piano_Princess

I've never been on Finale as I said before, but I now have Sibelius at home and it's really really awesome I really don't think any other software could beat it!


   





This forum: Older: The Sammus Theory
 Newer: How do you find reviewers for your compositions?

© 2000-2016 8notes.com