Playback issues regarding the update to VDL 2.5.1

Just yesterday i updated my VDL from 2.5 to 2.5.1. I have searche the forum back and forth, and nothing has come about. Now, regarding my post:

with the new updated library, my sounds have been popping more and more. I was just finishing up a cadence and the ending has a lot of FFF batterie in it. From about half way through the piece, one instrument likes to drop out, then they all do. also when watch it inside of Kontakt, the decibel meters play, then just shut off.
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i also have problems with these
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this is all happening for the first time after the update. Please help

Thanks a bunch in advance
It sounds like there are some basic aspects you're unfamiliar with. This might be a good time to slow down a tad, and check out your VDL 2.5 User Guide. Read the Glossary. It talks about DFD, Polyphony, and all the various audio driver formats for your PC (like ASIO, MME, Directsound). Kontakt Player has a pretty clear soundcard setup window (go to the File menu...). Again, this is covered in the user guide.

Reading (and understanding) the information in the User Guide will likely save you some time and grief (as well as the people here on the forum).
For my DFD slider, i have it set with the highest possible DFD voices. I thought this would help. Also, what in the world is polyphony? and I have no idea where to get info on my soundcard, let alone its capabillities.
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do these have anything to do with everything you all said

[quote author=Cobybos link=topic=2328.msg12308#msg12308 date=1204233731]
With Sibelius 3 you may want to double check your live playback settings and your playback dictionary settings.  Are using a virtual midi cable as well?

Gabe
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yeah, maple virtual
Another thing you may want to check is to see where the DFD slider is set (in Kontakt Player 2). To do this, click the ";options"; button at the top of the KP2 screen, then click the ";DFD"; tab. Try setting this to different levels and see if it helps your results. It does sound like a polyphony thing, and this can affect that depending on what you're churning out. Also, the VDL 2.5.1 update updated your Kontakt Player to version 2.2.4, so some of these settings may have been altered a bit since your old version.

Other than that, you may want to check the settings in your ";soundcard"; setup window in Kontakt Player 2. This is one of the most common areas of confusion for some users. Knowing your soundcard and what settings work well for it on your system can make a world of difference.
[quote author=Keith Anderson link=topic=2328.msg12309#msg12309 date=1204234519]
Could this be related to the amount of ram needed to execute three, four, or five independent bass samples at fff as opposed to executing just one unison sample?


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Over one gig should be enough for just battery.  You could also turn down the polyphony to see if that helps.
Could this be related to the amount of ram needed to execute three, four, or five independent bass samples at fff as opposed to executing just one unison sample?

With Sibelius 3 you may want to double check your live playback settings and your playback dictionary settings.  Are using a virtual midi cable as well?

Gabe
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