exporting templated VDL sib to DAW

If anyone knows how to do this, please share this info:

quick info: vdl's template (newest), Sibelius 5.2.5, Digital Performer 5.13, Intel Mac Pro

so say I write (in Sibelius) for a snare drum or tenor drum and use the template key maps, importing data via midi controller.  Once imported to DP, the tenor line is on one midi note.  I guess it just does not read your assigned key map from the midi controller, just the outcome (what is actually on Sibelius.) 

So my question is how can I export to DP all the different midi notes that were assigned to the tenor or whatever instrument and not have it come out to one midi note on DP? 

I hope I made sense.  any info would be great, and would cut my work flow in HALF!!!!!!  because i dare not play it in real time.  haha


I talked with Sib guys at namm and i'm not sure if that is an option.
I'm not sure if this is what you mean by ";one midi note";, but here is some clarification when exporting midi in Sibelius.

There are two variations of the Standard MIDI File (SMF) format, called ";Type 0"; and ";Type 1";.  Both variations contain the same data, but the arrangement of the data within the file is different. Type 0 is a single track of data; Type 1 is multi-track. 

For what you want to do, export your midi information as ";Type 1"; using the ";Current Playback Device";.  Sibelius will create one single midi file, but when you import it into your DAW, your instruments will show up in separate tracks.  Hopefully each instrument will contain all your notes that you wrote in Sibelius.
let me try to clearify. 

the tenor sample, as many different sound files for hits, shots, rim, buzz.  Which are all represent on the same note on the score.  When I export the midi file, the track shows what is on the score (and not all the different midi data).  ie: c4 drum1 RH hit, c5 drum1 crescendo rolls.

does that make sense now?


Hey Fred!
As Owen mentioned, I think the ticket is being sure you've selected ";The current playback devices"; for the target device BEFORE exporting. I think this makes a difference so that when you import into your DAW, you'll actually get the correct stickings and various articulations assigned to the correct midi pitches. Give that a shot and let us know if it helps!
(sorry for the miscommunication). Ok course, it makes so much sense.  I was telling it to read general midi and not VDL.  Some things are so easy that you miss the answer.

Thanks guys for getting me back on the horse.  Its just one of those things I just should have known. 

I hope this helps for everyone else.
thank god for these forums!!!

It helps me not look like an idiot in the studio
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