Just purchased Noteperformer for Sibelius about a week ago and am slowly going through the process of, what you might call, rerecording my Sibelius files with this new set of sounds. It is a night-and-day difference. You can actually enjoy listening to the rock and Latin charts. The swing feel is still very stilted but the timbre is so much better that I will take it. I hear that Finale's sounds are superior. Funny, I used to use that notation software and then switched. It is like I invested in the Beta of video playback. However, my main reason for using Sibelius is music notation and it does that fabulously.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.