I just received by Sibelius 6 upgrade and as I'm reading around the forums I noticed that the 5.2.5 template will still work with Sibelius 6 with [url=https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=3167.msg16730#msg16730]this one exception[/url]. I'm not saying that $10 isn't worth it (I'm certainly willing to buy the new template if necessary), but is there a major advantage to having the 6.0 template and soundset if version 5.2.5 works just as well?
Forgive me if I've missed the answer in another thread. Thanks everyone.
Bryan, you beat me to it. The following list is from the ";What's New"; part of the product page (Bryan's link):
[size=11pt][b]What's New in Sibelius VDL Template 6.0[/b][/size]
[list] [li][b]All Right/Left paired sounds now have a consistent, similar notehead scheme.[/b] This improves copy/paste functionality between instruments.[/li] [li]New [b]Input Variables feature [/b] provides added flexibility when inputting music to several instruments. Depending on how you like to work, it may not require as much need to alter notehead numbers when working without a MIDI keyboard. Simply add pre-defined articulations to basic note entries to achieve enhanced playback of other sampled sounds. [/li] [li][b]Alternate snareline maps [/b] which allow you to choose between notating snare music on the 'C' space or the 'A' space. [/li] [li]New [b]Keymaps file [/b] containing graphical MIDI pitches for all VDL 2.5.1 instruments as well as new ";hover"; functionality displaying sounds which allow input variables. [/li][li][b]Improved suspended cymbal functionality [/b] including: corrected functionality where tied cymbal rolls would re-attack, as well as standardized consistent staff placement for crescendo rolls. [/li] [li]Crossover noteheads added for snareline instruments. [/li] [li]Many small fixes to notehead assignments in the template and documentation typos.[/li] [/list]
[size=8pt][b]Note[/b]: If you've already purchased the 5.2.5 Template, and choose not to purchase the version 6 Template, the above features will not be available to you, however your 5.2.5 Template will still function correctly in Sibelius 6, with the exception of [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBRe7lPMbzM&hd=1]this one small item[/url] (Jim's vid explaining notehead 28) that changed within Sibelius 6.[/size]
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about 12 years ago
Thanks guys. Sorry I missed the ";What's New"; tab at the top of that page. That's exactly what I was looking for.