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I have several files in sibelius where playback either pauses on notes (in particular an upbeat into a second section) or plays with a lurching sort of effect with the strong/weak accents of normal music made a nonsense of. This last problem often resolves with a restart of the computer, so it isn't an issue of errors in the actual inputting.Anything obvious that I might have done wrong, or any suggestions for correcting this?

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    Any more info about the hardware you're using? – topo morto Jan 29 '17 at 10:53
  • When I've run into similar issues, it's been performance problems with my audio setup. ASIO drivers did help things. – endorph Jan 29 '17 at 10:54
  • Thanks for your reply. Playback is just through 2008 iMac running El Capitan. – Stu Feb 5 '17 at 17:32
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You really need to show us the sib file. Performance instructions can cause strange effects - e.g. the word 'Waltz' can cause notes to disappear. On the main Sibelius forum we've just done troubleshooting on a score where the word 'cool' in a block of text had an unwanted playback effect. Or this could be the characteristic lumpy playback of an inadequate audio system. Come on over to www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?groupid=3 , describe your hardware and attach a sib file, then those who know can help you.

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    "On the main Sibelius forum we've just done troubleshooting on a score where the word 'cool' in a block of text had an unwanted playback effect." Wow. Makes me glad I'm not a Sibelius user. Also... this answer has a very comment-like feel. It asks for more information and refers the asker to another resource, but it doesn't provide an answer. – Todd Wilcox Jan 29 '17 at 16:29
  • @ToddWilcox "Makes me glad I'm not a Sibelius user" - it's definitely too clever for its own good sometimes. The most confusing playback bug I've had was when the words "second time" as part of the song title were interpreted as a playback instruction!!!! – user19146 Jan 29 '17 at 17:22

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