VDL:2 and Sibelius 4. How do they work together?

OK I have read other posts about how to set up to two programs to work together. I have read the manuals, but I still can't get the programs to work. First Sibelius keeps freezing on me and my system has crashed a fews time because of a ";hardware or software problem";. I downloaded the MIDI yoke and set it up the way it said to but STILL no go. I have enough RAM (2 GB) and a good PC (2.8 GHZ). I know I'm not the best with computers but this just seems like its its becoming more of a pain everyday. I've the two programs for over three weeks and I still can't use them. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME and walk me through all this .
Make sure you're not running any other programs (which will consume valuable ram). Also, it's a great idea to run through the various great [b]tune-up tips for audio on XP[/b] at http://www.musicxp.net.

There's mention of this in the [url=https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?board=13.0][b]Helpful Hints & Tricks[/b][/url] board of the Tapspace forum at:
OK it works now. Thanks alot Jim. Now I have a new problem though. Sibelius is running really slow on my computer with VDL2. I know VDL2 is not running slow so what do you think could be making this happen.

I have 2 GB of RAM and a 2.8 GHZ PC so I know my computer can handle it. Do you think you could help again.

BTW - Congrats on the cavies gig. I can't wait to see you guys during the summer.
Also, be sure you're using the Sibelius template from the Tapspace site. The Sibelius 3 template will work fine in Sibelius 4.
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John - it sounds like the part you're confused about is the Virtual MIDI Cable (MIDI Yoke). In order to get the two programs to recognize each other, this device must be selected as the OUTPUT in Sibelius, and the INPUT for VDL2. Please keep in mind that you're learning to use some tecnology that may be new to you, so be patient as you're learning some new skills.

If you correctly installed MIDI Yoke you should see it as a MIDI device in Sib4's ";Playback and Input Devices"; window. Set it (MIDI Yoke NT 1) as the default OUTPUT device in Sibelius. Then (in Sib4's INPUT device tab), select your MIDI keyboard and ensure that the MIDI Thru checkbox is checked.

In VDL2, go to the Setup window, and click the MIDI tab. Under INPUT interface, ensure that ";MIDI Yoke NT 1"; is set to ";ON";, and all other inputs are set to OFF. Also, in the OUTPUT interface (still in VDL2 setup), all items should say OFF.

If these settings are slightly off, it's very likely that the two programs won't talk to each other. Think of it as a ONE-WAY path:

[b]MIDI KEYBOARD (midi out-->midi in) SIBELIUS (midi out -->) MIDI YOKE (-->midi in) VIRTUAL DRUMLINE 2 (-->Audio Out) SOUNDCARD (end=sound heard).[/b]

It's kind of like hooking up your cable tv box, to your VCR, to your TV. Only without all the wires. Data goes in one direction.

Hope this helps. If you need more help, please take an extra minute before posting to ensure that you've included all elements and details of your hardware and software setup (machine, cpu speed, ram, midi keyboard, notation software, version of vdl2 installed, DFD active or not, and whether you're using the VDL2 template or not).
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