I just recently got EWQLSO Platinum Pro XP. I've installed it and done a bit of messing around with it in the supplied Kompakt Player. However, now I need to actually implement it with Sibelius. I've made minimal progress.
I've gotten the plug-ins loaded up so Sib recognizes the four new VSTs (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion are all considered seperate VSTs). However, the problem now is actually getting them into the score. I've looked up what I can in the manual, but it hasn't been much help thus far (unless I've checked the wrong places). Anyways, I've gotten some to work but here some starting problems that I've encountered:
1. The big one that seems to be restricting me is the inability to manually change the channels for each staff in the mixer. They all get set automatically, but this only creates problems. For example, the first three staffs in my scores are Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2. I open up Kompakt from the mixer and load the sounds in Kompakt. The attached "Figure1" picture shows what Kompakt looks like. I can load eight sounds into a single instance. In the first slot (Channel 1) I have a piccolo keyswitch sound loaded. In the second slot (Channel 2) I have a flute keyswitch loaded. However, these two slots DO NOT correspond with how they're set up in the Sibelius score. Sibelius oddly set the very first staff (piccolo) to channel 5 (although the picture doesn't show this, when I play that is what happens). The later staffs follow similar randomness. Flute 1 is Ch.1, Flute 2 is Ch.3, the next staff is Ch.6... it makes no sense. Of course, when I put notes in the proper range on the Flute 1 staff (which happens to have gotten assigned Ch.1) I get piccolo sounds. I could just load the sounds in Kompakt into the channels as designated by Sib, but then it's out of order in Kompakt and everything is just more confusing for me. How come I can't just manually change the channel in Sib.? In addition to this, it's impossible for me to assign to staffs to the same channel if I want them to share a sound.
2. EWQLSO happens to work with Kontakt, though it comes installed with Kompakt. However, I don't know how to integrate EWQLSO with Kontakt, which I believe would be more ideal since Kontakt allows 16 slots (Kompakt only allows 8).
3. How do I get commands to make the instruments switch sounds? By this I mean how do I set it up so that if I write "flutter-tongue" on a flute staff, the flute will switch to the flutter tongue sound?
4. Would it be beneficial for me to figure out how to use the Sound Set Editor I do whatever I would need to do with that with EWQLSO?
Any help is greatly appreciated!