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Tutorials: How to install Tune Smithy and Loopbe1 for Composition Retuning

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Click Close and answer Yes when asked to save the new settings.
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===How to connect Loopbe1 to Tune Smithy====
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===How to connect Loopbe1 to Tune Smithy===
You can find it in the In menu in Tune Smithy, make sure it is selected, like this:
You can find it in the In menu in Tune Smithy, make sure it is selected, like this:
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So that's it done, now when you play notes or edit the score in Sibelius your notes are played through Tune Smithy.
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So that's it done.
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Now when you play notes or edit the score in Sibelius your notes are played through Tune Smithy.
You choose the scale and arpeggio using the drop lists in Tune Smithy.
You choose the scale and arpeggio using the drop lists in Tune Smithy.
Hopefully the rest of the video will now make sense :).
Hopefully the rest of the video will now make sense :).
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With this setup, Sibelius can only play notes if Tune Smithy is running.
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===How to go back to normal composing in Sibelius===
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To get back to normal composing in Sibelius, just go back to the Playback Devices window, and choose something else from the drop list of configurations.
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===Whenever you want to compose microtonally===
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When you want to compose microtonally again, then choose Loopbe1 in the Playback Devices window in Sibelius.
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Also, start up Tune Smithy and select Loopbe1 in its In menu.

Revision as of 19:56, 22 June 2011


See also: Tutorials: How to Retune a Score with Tune Smithy - Tutorial for Sibelius - Retuned to 7 Equal

Contents

Main Steps in Pictures

This is how to connect the two programs together. It's the most important part of the demo - as this is what lets you use Tune Smithy to retune the Sibelius scores.

First you need to download and install Loopbe1 (from [nerds.de]) and Tune Smithy (from [tunesmithy.co.uk])

In Tune Smithy make sure you choose the Composition Retuning task.

Now you need to connect the two programs together.

How to connect Sibelius to Loopbe1

This is for Sibelius 6 First. May be slightly different in other versions of Sibelius but basic idea is the same.

You need to add Loopbe1 as a new playback device. So first find the Playback Devices window here in the Play drop menu in Sibelius:

Show Playback Devices in Sibelius

Now you need to create a new device, press the New button, and enter the name for your new device, e.g. "loopbe1"

New Playback Device

Then you need to activate loopbe1 in the new device. If you see anything else on the right hand side here then de-activate it. Make sure it only shows loopbe1 in the list of active devices.

Activate Loopbe1

Finally it looks like this:

New Device in Sibelius all set up - ready to close

You are all done, Sibelius is now set up to play everything through loopbe1.

Click Close and answer Yes when asked to save the new settings.

How to connect Loopbe1 to Tune Smithy

You can find it in the In menu in Tune Smithy, make sure it is selected, like this:

Loopbe1 selected in Tune Smithy

So that's it done.

Now when you play notes or edit the score in Sibelius your notes are played through Tune Smithy.

You choose the scale and arpeggio using the drop lists in Tune Smithy.

Hopefully the rest of the video will now make sense :).

With this setup, Sibelius can only play notes if Tune Smithy is running.

How to go back to normal composing in Sibelius

To get back to normal composing in Sibelius, just go back to the Playback Devices window, and choose something else from the drop list of configurations.

Whenever you want to compose microtonally

When you want to compose microtonally again, then choose Loopbe1 in the Playback Devices window in Sibelius.

Also, start up Tune Smithy and select Loopbe1 in its In menu.

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