I have some questions about Kontakt and Sibelius and was going to post a new topic, then found this and since it fits just post them as a reply.
First, I have to say the integration of Kontakt with Sibelius if more than confusing. Here's my story. I used Kontakt Player 2 then tried to update to 3.5. Now Kontakt 4 is out. And I don't understand anything at all.
Up until now there always has been the Software-Sampler called "Kontakt" and the stripped down "Kontakt Player". Am I right, when I say, if one has installed the Kontakt (the complete software-sampler) software you don't need the Kontakt Player? At least, that's what I'm thinking, but I'm not sure about that.
Right now I have the Kontakt 4-Software installed (the complete version, not the player).
I tried deleting the old softwares (Kontakt 2 Player and Kontakt 3 Player were both installed on my system) to clear up all those entries appearing everywhere. Now that's a hell of a task: I delete all the Library/Application Support and Library/Preferences files I could find associated with version 2 and 3.
NI Tutoriol on that can be found here:
http://www.native-instruments.com/knowl ... e+on+a+Mac
I also deleted the Homefolder/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius 6 "PlogueEngine" folder. That is something D. Spreadbury recommended on the official forum.
But all the entries for Kontakt Player 2 and 3 under Sibelius Play/Playback Devices still appear. Also, there are several entries for e.g. the Absynth 5 synthesizer and 3 entries for Kontakt 4 (all VST), which I don't understand what that is good for.
When I select the Kontakt Player 2-device I get an error saying that it can't be found. Of course, that is expected, but then why do I still see that dead entry?
When I select Kontakt 4 (AU) with the Sibelius Essentials (tried both: 16 and 32) I don't hear a thing. Same when I choose Kontakt 4 (VST).
Do I really have to use Kontakt Player 2 although I have the full version of Kontakt 4? Why (on the official Sibelius help-page) is there still a link to Kontakt Player 2 although version 4 was released 02/2010?
It seems there are several versions loaded but only one can be used: http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcen ... 3&&guest=1
Can someone explain all this and how to set up Kontakt 4 and Sibelius 6 properly? I don't get it at all, sorry.
The above video was quite helpful. I'm now hearing something. And I managed how to assign the different sounds to the various instruments used in the score via the mixer.
Great. Guess we can call that one solved. Besides the open questions about how to ged rid of the old entries and why sibelius is still promoting v2 of the Kontakt Player.