Is there any way to use other soundfonts?

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GormyGorm
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Is there any way to use other soundfonts?

Post by GormyGorm » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:23 pm

I am currently writing music for marching percussion ensembles, and I am not yet ready to take the plunge and buy VDL. Is there any way for me to use something like the MDL soundfonts in Sibelius if I have access to the .sfz files? The default percussion sounds in Sibelius are horrible in my opinion, and it is really difficult for me to get a decent end product while using them.

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MikeLyons
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Re: Is there any way to use other soundfonts?

Post by MikeLyons » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:18 am

Any external percussion sounds that you use must be 'enabled' by the use of a soundset. Making your own soundset is tedious - at best - and long-winded. Have you tried NotePerformer?

Other libraries are more expensive and can be tricky to set up.
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Re: Is there any way to use other soundfonts?

Post by bobp » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:25 pm

Besides, there are lots of marching percussion sounds in Sibelius.
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