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by andyg
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Focusrite not available as device
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Focusrite not available as device

General MIDI won't work with ASIO. Have you downloaded and installed Sibelius Sounds? If not, that's your next step, but I'm not 100% sure it works in the trial period. Only one way to find out. Big download - 23GB+ and unpacks to over 34GB. Once installed, you'll be able to use the Playback Configu...
by andyg
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Process for signing up to SIBELIUS FIRST
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Process for signing up to SIBELIUS FIRST

Not sure of the cost for you - check on the Avid website - but it's still really cut down from the full Ultimate version, which is the only one worth buying. Playback using virtual instruments is good but not perfect. You can use the Sibelius sound library itself right out of the box. Or buy third p...
by andyg
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SIBELIUS FIRST in "Review Mode" Telling me to log in to Avid Link
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

Re: SIBELIUS FIRST in "Review Mode" Telling me to log in to Avid Link

I'd switch to Musescore 3. Free, no silly authorisation issues, and more powerful than Sibelius First! And Musescore 4 is on the way. I've given up recommending Sib First because it's so cut down - almost useless IMHO. And when you want to upgrade from Musescore to Sibelius Ultimate, if you should n...
by andyg
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Google Drive saved my files as a .vf HOW DO I ACCESS THESE NOW
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Google Drive saved my files as a .vf HOW DO I ACCESS THESE NOW

I back up to a second hard drive and then to an external hard drive that isn't normally connected. That can be kept off site if that's required. And on the home intranet is a RAID server that I can always use, and there's a large capacity USB stick plugged into the Hub. Many quick and easy ways ways...
by andyg
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Playback through MIDI not working
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Playback through MIDI not working

Have you updated the Mac OS to Big Sur? If so, that's a big problem. Only more recent versions of Sibelius are compatible. You would have 3 options. 1) downgrade the OS 2) upgrade to the latest version of Sibelius Ultimate 3) invest in a dedicated Windows laptop just to run Sibelius If you haven't c...
by andyg
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Individual note spacing between staves?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Individual note spacing between staves?

As you probably are already aware, everything is spaced correctly but there is just too much on each system for Sibelius to make it look 'pretty'. If you really must have that number of bars on each system, you'd have to shift a heck of a lot of notes individually with the X parameter in the Inspect...
by andyg
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Music notation and Text in one Document
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Music notation and Text in one Document

I'd use the first method that Mike suggested. It is a bit faffy and there is the usual learning curve to be ridden, but you can eventually get good results that way. I did so for my teaching diploma thesis. Not quite a book, but not far off! Doing things in Sibelius only really works if the text sec...
by andyg
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Text Input Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5079

Re: Text Input Problem

I'd agree with Mike on this one. I bought a refurbished Dell laptop a few months ago. i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD. 1920 x 1200 screen. 3xUSB3 ports, 1xUSB C, LAN and HDMI ports. Legit copy Windows 10 pre-installed (though we did do a clean re-install of Windows 10 to get of anything Dell-related and ...
by andyg
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Looking for the Dream Computer when using Sibelius in a variety of ways
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Looking for the Dream Computer when using Sibelius in a variety of ways

Transferring isn't exactly transferring the app, as you probably know. Install 7.5 on the new machine. Then ask Avid to deactivate 7.5 from your old machine and finally follow the instructions to activate 7.5 on the new one. Of course if you only have one active instance of 7.5 you can get it up and...
by andyg
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Looking for the Dream Computer when using Sibelius in a variety of ways
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Looking for the Dream Computer when using Sibelius in a variety of ways

I'm with Mike on the Windows laptop vs Mac issue. Twice bitten, thrice shy - 2 dead Macbook Pros upstairs. :( Many years ago, there would have been a performance reason to go with Mac, but not any more IMHO. In any case, if you went with Mac you would also have to upgrade to the latest version of Ul...
by andyg
Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Sibelius fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: Sibelius fails to load

Ditto to Symphonic Choirs! I reviewed it for a magazine when it came out and it took a very long time to get to grips with it. When I calculated my hourly rate for writing that review it was in the pennies, not pounds. TBH, it's still there on my system, ready to go with Cubase, but I haven't used i...
by andyg
Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Sibelius fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: Sibelius fails to load

Make sure that Sibelius is not using ASIO4ALL. Normally you would look in the Audio Engines window but if it won't load...... IIRC, GM and ASIO4ALL are not compatible. As for Jamulus, I don't know anything about that app. There's propably a forum for that as well! I'd download and install the Sibeli...
by andyg
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Sibelius fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: Sibelius fails to load

I'd suggest a very careful read about how ASIO4ALL works. https://www.asio4all.org/index.php/help/instruction-manual/ Particularly attention to what it says about NOT using the GM sounds! I haven't looked but there may be an ASIO4ALL forum, and this question is probably best asked and answered there...
by andyg
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Sibelius Help
Topic: Sibelius fails to load
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: Sibelius fails to load

The Sibelius start up sound is nothing to to do with Sibelius' audio system as such, it's just an audio file played by Windows, so if you're not hearing that, it suggests a driver issue with your audio card. The fact that Sibelius stops on 'initialising playback' is another indication of this. Go to...
by andyg
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Playback Problems
Topic: Edit Live Tempo
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Edit Live Tempo

Anything is possible , but it will sometimes take longer than re-recording and doing it properly. Without seeing what you currently have on screen in front of you and what you want to do with it, there's no way of giving specific advice. If you download and read through an on line article called 'Ta...