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===Video Demo===
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See also: [[Tutorials: How to Retune a Score with Tune Smithy - Tutorial for Sibelius - Retuned to 7 Equal]]
See also: [[Tutorials: How to Retune a Score with Tune Smithy - Tutorial for Sibelius - Retuned to 7 Equal]]
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===Main Steps in Pictures===
===Main Steps in Pictures===
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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.
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.
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First you need to download and install Loopbe1 (from [nerds.de]) and Tune Smithy (from [tunesmithy.co.uk])
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First you need to download and install Loopbe1 (from [http://nerds.de]) and Tune Smithy (from [http://tunesmithy.co.uk])
In Tune Smithy make sure you choose the Composition Retuning task.
In Tune Smithy make sure you choose the Composition Retuning task.
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===How to connect Loopbe1 to Tune Smithy===
===How to connect Loopbe1 to Tune Smithy===
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You can find it in the In menu in Tune Smithy, make sure it is selected, like this:
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Make sure you have Tune Smithy set to the Composition Retuning Task. You can find this in the [[Tasks for Tune Smithy]] folder on your desktop, you can also select the Task during the install.
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Then look for Loopbe1 in the In menu in Tune Smithy.
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Make sure it is selected, like this:
[[Image:tune-smithy-in-device.png | Loopbe1 selected in Tune Smithy]]
[[Image:tune-smithy-in-device.png | Loopbe1 selected in Tune Smithy]]
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Also, start up Tune Smithy and select Loopbe1 in its In menu.
Also, start up Tune Smithy and select Loopbe1 in its In menu.
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===What you have to do===
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Are you still not sure what to do?
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Here is a check list to go through:
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====In Sibelius====
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* You have to create a new Playback device in Sibelius, which you can call "Loopbe1"
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* You have to activate Loopbe1 inside your new Playback Device.
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* Then save and close.
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If you have already created a new Playback device in Sibelius, then it is a simpler process:
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* You have to select your new Loopbe1 Playback device in Sibelius
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====In Tune Smithy====
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* Make sure Tune Smithy is set to the Composition Retuning task.
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* You have to select Loopbe1 in the In menu in Tune Smithy.
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====Testing====
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When you change the scale and arpeggio in Tune Smithy check that the tuning of the notes played in Sibelius change. If they do then you must have the two programs connected to each other successfully.
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If you want to follow what happens in detail, look at {{w27}} in FTS. Every time you play a note in Sibelius then the numbers should change in {{w27}}. Details of what you see there are only really of interest if quite techy.

Latest revision as of 22:40, 28 June 2011

Contents

Video Demo

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


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 [1]) and Tune Smithy (from [2])

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

Make sure you have Tune Smithy set to the Composition Retuning Task. You can find this in the Tasks for Tune Smithy folder on your desktop, you can also select the Task during the install.

Then look for Loopbe1 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.

What you have to do

Are you still not sure what to do?

Here is a check list to go through:

In Sibelius

If you have already created a new Playback device in Sibelius, then it is a simpler process:

In Tune Smithy

Testing

When you change the scale and arpeggio in Tune Smithy check that the tuning of the notes played in Sibelius change. If they do then you must have the two programs connected to each other successfully.

If you want to follow what happens in detail, look at Most Recent Note Played from Midi In (Ctrl + 27) in FTS. Every time you play a note in Sibelius then the numbers should change in Most Recent Note Played from Midi In (Ctrl + 27). Details of what you see there are only really of interest if quite techy.

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