Sibelius 4

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Maestro, May 16, 2006.

  1. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Can anyone help please?

    Can someone please tell me just what Sibelius4 can do when it comes to playing in by midi?
    Is there a quantize function?
    Can you play with a click?
    Will it playback the sounds from a keyboard?

    All help greatly accepted.
    I know what it can do notation wise, it's just the midi bit I haven't got a clue on.


  2. Magic Flute

    Magic Flute Supporting Member

    You can play back with a click. I think there is a quantize function, and I've now worked out how to stop the metronome/ click speeding up and slowing down when you play it in! :biggrin:
    Not totally sure about the sounds from the keyboard bit - I think it depends on whether you've set it up to play back through the keyboard (and therefore with keyboard sounds) or through the computer soundcard.
    You need a good soundcard too - the standard ones can't always play in time with the click - and would also affect what sounds were played back (if playing back through the soundcard).
    (Could even show you this in school tomorrow if you like...;) )
  3. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Something else I need to know is, can it be converted and read by LOGIC 5?
  4. BrianT

    BrianT Member


    I've arranged stuff in Sib4, then exported from that to a MIDI file that opens fine in emagic Logic HitKit (the cheapie Logic version - I only do sound recording occasionally so I don't need the more expensive version).
    Sib4 can read MIDI files from Logic too.