Sound sets for Sibelius 7

No additional sound sets are currently available for Sibelius 7.

The following third-party web sites include sound sets for third-party sound libraries and MIDI devices:

Installing a sound set

For installation instructions, click here.

Sound sets for Sibelius 6

Download sound sets

The GPO4 and JABB3 sound sets listed below are updated versions of the sound sets included with Sibelius 6.2. If you are not yet running Sibelius 6.2, download and install the update before using these sound sets.

Installing a sound set

For installation instructions, click here.

Sibelius Sound Set Editor

The Sibelius Sound Set Editor is a free application for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.4 or later that allows you to create sound sets for Sibelius 5 or later.

Download the Sibelius Sound Set Editor here.

Share your sound sets

If you have created a sound set for a MIDI device or a sample library, please share it with the Sibelius user community. Send your sound set to and we will add it here.

Sound sets for Sibelius 5.2

Download sound sets

The following additional sound sets are currently available for download for Sibelius 5.2:

Note that downloading a sound set does not make these sounds available to you. Trying to use a sound set for a device or sample library that you do not own will produce incorrect playback and other error messages.

Installing a sound set

To install a sound set:

  • Download the sound set you want, and extract the archive.
  • One or more XML files (e.g. Sibelius Essentials.xml) will be extracted.
  • Copy the XML file or files to the following folders:
    • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\your username\Application Data\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 5\Sounds
    • Windows Vista: C:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 5\Sounds
    • Mac OS X: /Users/your username/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius 5/Sounds

(You may have to create the Sibelius 5 and Sounds folders yourself.)

To use this sound set inside Sibelius, use the Play > Playback Devices dialog. See 4.10 Playback devices in Help > Sibelius Reference for more details.

Older versions of Sibelius

Still using Sibelius 5.0 or Sibelius 5.1? Update to Sibelius 5.2 now!

Looking for sound sets for Sibelius 4 or earlier? Click here.