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Title: SIB 8.1 Not Showing VDL Playback Configuration
Post by: bobbyscottmusic on January 24, 2016, 09:40:52 PM
Hey guys,

I just updated my Apple Hardware. I was previously on Sib7.5, VDL 2.5, and OS X 10.11 and everything worked fine. Once I got my new machine, I upgrade Sib to 8.1, transferred over my VDL files, downloaded Kontakt 5, and activated the VDL library. When I go to add the playback configuration to Sibelius, nothing from Kontakt 5 is showing up. I've rescanned for libraries on my computer, restarted my device, and still nothing. I'm currently using the VDL 7.0a template that I was using before I updated my hardware as well. Have help?

Bobby

OS X 10.11.2
Sib 8.1
VDL 2.5
Kontakt 5


Title: Re: SIB 8.1 Not Showing VDL Playback Configuration
Post by: Hugh Smith on January 25, 2016, 12:31:21 AM
Have you copied the Kontakt Player plugin files into the Avid plugins folder?

Sib 8 copied my 7.5 settings over for me (at least that part), but I think I found them and are accessed from "MacHD/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST". See what you have in that folder.


Title: Re: SIB 8.1 Not Showing VDL Playback Configuration
Post by: bobbyscottmusic on January 25, 2016, 07:19:01 AM
Oh great find! There is nothing in there. Which folder/files am I looking to to transfer into that folder?


Title: Re: SIB 8.1 Not Showing VDL Playback Configuration
Post by: Hugh Smith on January 25, 2016, 06:44:08 PM
Hi Bobby

I attached an image of what my Plug-Ins folder looks like. Note the items in the Components folder - I believe these are the ones that will be used instead of the VST ones, and are recommended since you're on a Mac. (I'm running OS X 10.11.3.)

From Kontakt 5 Player Getting Started English.pdf:

"Depending on your operating system and choices upon installation, KONTAKT provides VST, Audio Units, and RTAS plug-in formats. Refer to the documentation of your sequencer to find out which of these formats is the right one in your case; if you have enabled the appropriate format at installation time, KONTAKT 5 should appear in the plug-in selection list inside your sequencer. If it is not the case, re-run the installer and make sure the appropriate plug-in is marked for installation."

If I'm reading that right, rerunning the KP5 installer and checking the AU plugin box should place it where it needs to go.


Title: Re: SIB 8.1 Not Showing VDL Playback Configuration
Post by: bobbyscottmusic on January 25, 2016, 08:08:02 PM
GENIUS! Thanks so much Hugh. Everything showed right up when I ran the installer again. Looks like the order of operations for installation needs to be Sibelius...VDL...Kontakt 5.

You're a gentleman and a scholar.

Bobby


Title: Re: SIB 8.1 Not Showing VDL Playback Configuration
Post by: Hugh Smith on January 25, 2016, 09:13:00 PM
Outstanding! Thanks for letting me know that worked.