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Sibelius/Vienna Percussion Parts Set Up
Last post Sat, Aug 12 2017 by andi, 2 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Aug 11 2017 18:56
by Bigtotsky
Joined on Wed, Aug 02 2017, Posts 3

I am using Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition and Sibelius 7.1.3.  I am new to Vienna, so there has been a learning curve, but I am starting to get things set up like I want them. 

I am having problems with percussion instruments.  I added a second Vienna Ensemble file specifically for my percussion instruments.  After some wrangling, I have the mallets playing nicely with the winds in the full score.  When I add a bass drum, however, I get a lovely bass drum part, BUT various snare drum sounds are added to mallet instrument parts (for instance, the xylophone part will be a combination of xylophone and snare rolls on every note).  I'm sure there is an easy fix, but I have been unable to locate one on the forum or in the manuals.

Posted on Sat, Aug 12 2017 06:11
by andi
Joined on Wed, Feb 18 2004, Vienna, Posts 2784

Hello Bigtotsky!

This problem can have different reasons. Maybe you didn't reserve enough channels for the Percussion on the Manual sound sets page or have a wrong instrument in your score. Or maybe the channel numbers in Vienna Ensemble are wrong. Additional help can be found in the Troubleshooting chapter of the "Optimizing Sibelius Playback" manual. In particular the points "Instruments switch wrongly or don’t switch at all (2)", "Percussion instruments switch wrongly or are mixed up (1)" and "...(2)" might help.
https://www.vsl.co.at/en/MyDownloads/Notation_Related

Best regards,
Andi

Andreas Olszewski
Vienna Symphonic Library
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