Hey guys I have a few questions concerning Sib. 6 and VDL 2. I have recently upgraded to Sib. 6 and I would like to be able to use VDL 2 with it. The problem I am having with this 1. is VDL 2 compatible with Sib. 6? 2. I use Reason 4.0 along with the Axiom 49 MIDI controller and in order to use that I needed to delete my virtual midi cable. It was conflicting with reason.
How can I use both programs and run everything with out them conflicting with each other? I would like to use Sib. 6 with VDL 2 but not have to delete the virtual cable everytime and the reinstall it.
The only way to use VDL2 with Sibelius 6 is to run it in standalone mode sending MIDI data out via a virtual MIDI cable like you described. VDL2 uses an older version of Kontakt Player that's not compatible within Sibelius 6.
However, if you update to VDL 2.5 (only $69 if you're a registered VDL2 user), you can simply host Kontakt Player 2 (which comes with VDL 2.5) within Sibelius 6. This is [i]much[/i] more convenient than using virtual midi cables since it'll save the plugin info within each Sibelius score. The new soundworld system within Sibelius 5/6 is completely integrated within the [url=https://www.tapspace.com/VDL-Template-for-Sibelius-6-pr-95.html]VDL Templates[/url] for Sibelius. No more midi channels, or running two apps in tandem would be necessary.
[url=https://www.tapspace.com/pages.php?pageid=29]Click here[/url] for a video intro to Sibelius' soundworld, and how the VDL Templates integrate into Sibelius here. The tutorials should give you a good sense of how much more integrated it would be to work this way than with virtual midi cables.