I keep getting recommendations from composers to use Sibelius (7) and this puzzles me. I have used Cubase score for some years and although it can be a little clunky, its very powerful and I have not yet found a single thing that Sibelius can do that Cubase score cannot do. I have been using the Sibelius trial and have gone through all the tutorials.
Even things like note input are not that much better IMO , if at all in Sibelius. I have also been experimenting with querty score input in Cubase. I have set up the non numberpad numbers on the top of the qwerty keyboard to assign note lengths (using key commands set insert lengths) and when also the note lengths is set to ‘follow quanitize’, its pretty easy with a little bit of practice to write melodies and chords using just the qwerty keyboard - with a little practice. You dont need a mouse or piano keyboard. This way its fast potentially lightening fast. My old Cubase scroring habits were slowing me down, I now realise.
There seems to be lots of advantages to using Cubase over Sibelius, as its scoring function fully integrated and you dont need to import and export Xml or MIDI. There are also a whole host of things you can do in Cubase including expression maps/note expression and lots of other things
Are all these proffesional composers wrong?
I am about to start work on a big project so dont want to take a wrong turn.
I am open to persuasion, but things are currently stacking up in Cubase’s favour.
Anyone care to enlighten me? Currently I am very underwhelmed by Sibelius.