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Using Sibelius for Keyswitches?
Last post Tue, Sep 22 2015 by John Perry, 8 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Sep 18 2015 17:40
by belkina
Joined on Sun, Jun 13 2004, Montreal, Posts 497

Hi,

I normally do my mockups in Digital Performer, with VE Pro. I usually import the music as a midi file from Sibelius, and I work from there.  Since inserting keyswitches manually is a very tedious job, I was wondering if using the VSL Sibelius sound sets would be a good idea. Wouldn't that at least put the keyswitches in the right place? I have all the VSL string libraries, Woodwinds 1, Brass 1 and Dimension Brass, as well as percussion. 

Or is it not that simple?

Thanks,

Alan

Posted on Fri, Sep 18 2015 20:14
by agitato
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, Posts 424

Hi Alan

I have used the sibelius sound sets with excellent results. It allows me to tweak expression and dynamics note by note if necessary and I never used the keyswitching. I am very glad VSL provides these soundsets rather than leave it to a third party.

I hope I didnt misunderstand your question. 

Best

Anand

Anand Kumar
Posted on Fri, Sep 18 2015 20:17
by belkina
Joined on Sun, Jun 13 2004, Montreal, Posts 497

Thanks, Anand, but that is not really what I meant.

Sibelius alone can never be as refined as a real DAW, but I'd love not to have to enter all those keyswitches. 

best,

Alan

Posted on Fri, Sep 18 2015 20:23
by agitato
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, Posts 424

I suspected that since you must have tried it already ;)

Best

Anand

Anand Kumar
Posted on Mon, Sep 21 2015 14:36
by belkina
Joined on Sun, Jun 13 2004, Montreal, Posts 497

Hi,

I have now installed the Sibelius setup to use VSL. But if I export the midi file, I get a lot of patch changes, but no keyswitches.  What am I missing?

Thanks for help!

Alan

Posted on Tue, Sep 22 2015 17:52
by John Perry
Joined on Fri, Jun 26 2015, Posts 9

Hi Alan,

I've noticed that if I export midi from Sibelius using "the current playback device" that keyswitches will not carry over, but if I use "a different playback device" and set that to "VSL Ensemble Special Edition Plus" that the keyswitches do indeed get included.

Hope this helps. (I'm rather new to all this so I may be misunderstanding your issue.)

Best,

-- John

Posted on Tue, Sep 22 2015 18:42
by belkina
Joined on Sun, Jun 13 2004, Montreal, Posts 497

Hey, that finally worked!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!  :-)

Posted on Tue, Sep 22 2015 18:54
by John Perry
Joined on Fri, Jun 26 2015, Posts 9

Excellent! Glad I could help. :-)

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