Sibelius 5 help please!!

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by Masterblaster jnr, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    How did you guess?
  2. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    OK, Do the above put your chord notes in for a long as you need where you need them (you'll need to think carefully about the time sig you've chosen. Then hide those notes and rests (ctrl shift h) and use symbols from the z menu to put mock notes/fermata etc in the appropriate places. You can also add fake barlines if you need them. Any extra barlines can be hidden using invisible barlines from the create barlines menu.
  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I'lll try it tomorrow.
  4. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Well....................I tried to uninstall the sound package which was taking up more memory than the composing program itself. But then there was no sound, not even the default one.

    I go back on a couple of hours later to find multiple hundreds of errors and i can't get on the computer. We realise it is broken.

    call in a computer specialist who tells us that he can't recover anything on it from the last 5 years and takes the computer away to see what he can do.

    He comes back and says that the computer has a memory space of 512 RAM and sibelius takes up 512 RAM exactly. He thankfully has managed to recover everything bar a couple of folders but has ordered more memory for the computer so it will handle the sibelius full package. this with the recovery programs, many hours of labour, complete rebuild of the computer and the memory then sums up to just short of £400. it'd probably have been chepaer buying a new computer than sticking sibelius on it.

    Hopefully now if we get the memory sent to us around the weekend time it might be able to work and i can get on with a couple of arrangements i'm doing.

    The computer guy saved our lives in a sense. My mum and her multiple thousand of westlife photos from over the years and my (it would come out anyway) various brass bands i have created (around 512 to be exact. entirely made up, uniforms et al). Sad or what! Well when you lose inspiration you turn to the bright side. do you?!!

    Well it looks like i've found my unlucky number. 512, what a strange figure.
  5. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    I'd start panicking here. Not at the fact that you think it's irrecoverable, but at the fact an 'expert' has told you it is.

    Yes it would. And it's highly likely that just piggybacking the old drive in the new machine and pulling the data off it would've worked. It's likely that it was just the OS that was laying on it's back kicking it's legs in the air. And you'd have got a new, much faster machine. Incidentally, 4GB of Corsair RAM is about £60 quid. It's cheap at the minute.

    Is this the same guy that told you it was irrecoverable? :rolleyes: Obviously just took loads of time billed by the hour, no doubt.

    You need to, as I think you've been fleeced I'm afraid.

    No it's not. it's 8^3.....which relates to bytes....or 2^9 which refers to binary registers....
  6. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Oh yeah. i knew that :-?;).

    It was the same guy. And this would come out in the wash. i lost inspiration more and started doing regional championships, Nationals, Spring festival, wiliinsons and butlins contests with the made up bands . I'll make one up for my Welsh area for ttMp and post it on this thread in a minute or 2!!
  7. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Check this out.

    Location: t’internet
    Area: Wales
    Section: 1st
    MD: JR
    Principal Cornet: themusicalrentboy
    2nd Man: 2ndmandown
    3rd Man: Leisa
    4th man: Towse1972
    Soprano: RobSop
    Repiano: MissRepiano
    2nd Cornet 1: tpcornet12
    2nd Cornet 2: imthemaddude
    3rd Cornet 1: WhatSharp
    3rd Cornet 2: brass journo
    Flugel Horn: Mesmerist
    Solo Horn: Dyl
    1st Horn: Sandy Smith
    2nd Horn: Yorkshire Bloke
    Solo Baritone: SoloBaritone
    2nd Baritone: Rob
    Solo Euphonium: Mark Bousie
    2nd Euphonium: Robcav
    Solo Trombone: Nuke
    2nd Trombone: Ipswich Trom
    Bass Trombone: HUDDSBASSBONE
    Eb Bass 1: Steve Butler
    Eb Bass 2: mikelyons
    Bb Bass 1: Chunky
    Bb Bass 2: Ali
    Percussion 1: Theweetimpanist
    Percussion 2: Dave R
    Percussion 3: jas drum
    Percussion 4: VACANT
    Assistant 2nd triangle: Blasterbates
    Librarian: Brassneck
  8. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    and there is a uniform but it ain't coming up on here
  9. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    I feel privelidged :oops:
  10. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    proves you don't have to be posh to be priveliged. Sorry KMJ, not sure what you play or i'd have got you in there too.
  11. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

    stick him on 4th perc :D
  12. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    No, there always has to be one vacant percussionist :D:D:D:D;)

    if you get it, well done.
  13. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    As do I. I would be absoluted to play under Mr B! Wow! What a privilege and to think you included me in this line-up. Thanks.:oops:
  14. on_castors

    on_castors Member

    You know... I saw his post in my email notification, gasped, and DELIBERATELY did not log on for a couple of days to post..... I had no idea how I could have put it as politely as you did!

    Incredible, completely incredible :-(
  15. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Not incredible, just sad :D
  16. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Given the relative cheapness of external hard drives, if you had backed up your system onto such then all you would have had to do was reformat the original drive and reinstall windows and your backup software then restore from the external drive. After a couple of very messy HD failures I learned this lesson. All my stuff is backed up on a 250G external drive, there are also 2 copies of all my data files and my sib stuff is also on a pen drive. You just can't be too careful!

    And it's cheaper than forking out £400 to a rip-off merchant.
  17. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Funny though isn't it, since KMJ just reminded my why memory capacity goes up in 8s, how come hardware retailers are allowed to sell hard drives at 1000mb per gig - when it should be 1024?

    Which means if you buy a 1 terrabyte hard disk llike the one I had to order for work the other day, you actually get around 920 gig. Where's my other 80 gigs gone?!! Plus a terrabyte should be 1024 gigs, not 1000!

    It's flippin highway robbery.
  18. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Because, as usual, the computer industry is allowed to short change us outrageously. If I have one regret about going into teaching it is that I didn't go into IT when I had the chance.
  19. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Like paying £400 for a 10 minute fix :frown:
  20. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    But there are examples of this in other areas which involve lack of customer knowledge and 'expert' inspection/sales. Central Heating, car maintenance/repair, private dental/medical work, legal advice etc. etc.