For some strange reason unknown to me, I can not change the midi channels in the mixer of Sibelius 5.
I am trying to use ARIA GPO4 and Sibelius 5.2.5.
Thanks for any help in advance.
It can be changed, I believe (never tried) by setting up a Manual Sound Set but ensure that it is activated in the Preferences. All a bit fiddly, though.
Sibelius does indeed assign the channels itself since version 5. And as kwg333 mentioned, you can set up a manual sound set that gets Sibelius to load GPO. Unfortunately, this only sets up a one-to-one relationship and getting multiple instruments into GPO onto one channel in Sibelius would require some clever manipulation and running several more instances of GPO.
Colton J. Provias
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I am at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention this week and I saw Sibelius being displayed at the AVID booth. AVID has taken over M-Audio if I'm not mistaken. Have they taken over Sibelius as well?
thanks guys, !!!
I can not believe Sibelius does not allow us to change the midi channel.
As Colton and kwg333 said, I guess I have to create a manual sound set.
Sibelius is cleverly making many channels the same number... what kind of logic is that....
oh sorry Apple, it's AVID
What a joke.
To be fair to Sibelius, it is primarily a notation app, which it does very well. Playback in most notation apps are a kind of bolt-on, apart from Notion. But then Notion is not a full-blown notation program. Horses for courses.
Personally, I never bother with sophisticated playback in Sibelius and make do with General MIDI until I get to the DAW stage. Saves a lot of angst. The enhanced GM sounds on a Mac are not too bad.
Thanks KG, I was trying to help a friend who uses Sibelius, and what he was telling me did not make any sense until I saw it for myself.
I have Sibelius because I have a few clients who send me midi and scores created with it, but I never use it for making music... I'm glad about that, I use Digital Performer.
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