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  • Fundamentally not understanding Sibelius / VE Pro

     

    Greetings,

    I am just fundamentally not understanding something basic about how to hook up Sibelius (8) and VEP.

    I set up my score with a blank sheet and add my instrument s(say, flute, oboe, horn, and the strings).  I then set them up in VE Pro and set everything to MIDI channel 1/1, 1/2, etc.  I believe I'm following all the instructions in the video, setting each instrument to it's own channel.  And when I test each one I get the right sound.

    But when I go to compose, I'll find that my flute is a violin.  So I look and notice that in Active Devices, the sound set is now set to VE Strings.  Maybe I need to add a new sound set to get the woodwinds+brass?  But I don't see how to do that, since even though I have "use manual sound set" checked, and all the sound ids look okay, it still seems like it only wants to have one sound set at a time.

    And forget adding another plugin (like a synth or a sampler).  When I do that, either everything plays back the sample, or everything plays but the sample.

    Can someone please walk me through this?  It's driving me crazy.

    Really, any help would be appreciated.

    Steve


  • Hello Steve!

    In order to include more than one sound set, you need more than one Vienna Ensemble (Pro) instance  in your Playback Configuration. How to do that is explained in the "Optimizing Sibelius Playback" manual, pages 4 and 5.
    http://www.vsl.co.at/en/MyDownloads/Notation_Related

    Best regards,
    Andi


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    Thanks Andi,

    I thought of that, but that seems . . . awfully inefficient.  Is that really the normal way to do this?  And if I were to add a non-VSL plugin (a synth, say), would it be better to put that in its own VEP instance?

    Steve


  • Yes, that's the normal way. What's so inefficient about it?
    It's completely up to you and your workflow, if you want to add a 3rd party synth in VE Pro or in Sibelius directly. It's not nescessary to add it to it's own VE Pro instance though. With help of the VE Pro Event Inputs you can include it in the same VE Pro instance as the Vienna Instruments.

    Best,
    Andi


    Vienna Symphonic Library
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    @andi said:

    Yes, that's the normal way. What's so inefficient about it?

    Well, I guess there's no reason why it would be.  We're not opening a new *application* instance . . .

    Thanks for your help as always, Andi.  I think you've solved it for me yet again.

    Steve


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