Sibelius Sound Set Editor
You can download the Sound Set Editor application from this page.
Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
If you are using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, please ensure you are running Mac OS X 10.5.1 or later before you download and install the Sound Set Editor.
Step 1: Download the Adobe AIR runtime
The Sibelius Sound Set Editor now uses Adobe's AIR technology.
Step 2: Download the Sibelius Sound Set Editor
Click below to download the Sibelius Sound Set Editor. The same file is required for Windows and Mac.
Step 3: Install the Sibelius Sound Set Editor
- If necessary, double-click the sse.air.zip archive to extract the sse.air file.
- Double-click the sse.air file to start the installation
- This application is not currently signed, so you will be warned about the publisher of the application not being verified; click Install
- You are prompted to choose an installation location and whether you want a shortcut on your desktop; adjust these settings as you like, then click Continue.
- You are told that installation has completed; click Finish.
- If you chose to run the Sound Set Editor immediately after installing it, it will now launch.
The following templates are available to help get you started with creating your soundsets. Download one of these and use File > Open in the Sound Set Editor. If you complete a sound set, please email it back to us so that other people can also use it.
- Alesis QS 8.1
- E-mu Proteus 2
- E-mu Proteus 2000
- E-mu Virtuoso 2000
- Korg Karma
- Korg Trinity
- Korg Trinity Rack
- Korg Triton
- Korg Triton LE
- Kurzweil K2500 with contemporary, orchestral & stereo piano boards
- Kurzweil K2600 with piano, orchestral and contemporary exp. boards
- Roland JV-1010
- Roland RD-700
- Roland XP-30 with orchestral exp. board
- Yamaha PSR-550
- Yamaha Motif 6, 7 and 8
- Yamaha Motif ES 6,7 and 8
- Yamaha S90
NOTE: These templates include all the program names and program numbers
for the device.
If the device has a General MIDI bank we have filled in the sound IDs but other than that the sound IDs need to be added to the Programs tab of the sound set in the Sound Set Editor. Before putting in the sound ID for each pitched instrument, you will need to change the Type from Drum map to Sound.
In the Drum maps tab the drum kit patches are listed but you will need to define the Name, Sound ID and Pitch for each sound in each drum kit. We have filled in one pitch as an example although it may not be exactly correct and is purely to show the type of information which needs entering.
How to use
Choose Help > User Guide from within the Sound Set Editor to read its documentation.
We are unable to offer detailed technical support on creating your own sound sets, but if you encounter problems, feel free to post a message on the Sibelius chat page to ask for help.