MIDI Note Input; Glock Range

Sibelius 6/VDL Template/MacBook 10.5.8

a) Using my M-Audio O2 MIDI keyboard for note input into Sibelius 6, striking a 'C' on the keyboard results in a 'D' in the music (et al.). How do I eliminate this transposition?

b) For audio playback, the Glock must be written an octave higher - can this be changed to play back within the standard written Glock/Orchestra Bells range?

Thanks in advance -
TS
a) I'm presuming you've tried disconnecting/powering down your O2 and reconnecting it?

b) Are you using the VDL Glock or the built in Bells instruments in Sibelius? If you're using the VDL instruments, the playback and mapping of the Glock instruments should be accurate in the score.
[quote author=Bryan Harmsen link=topic=3550.msg18646#msg18646 date=1266300546]
a) I'm presuming you've tried disconnecting/powering down your O2 and reconnecting it?

Yes.

b) Are you using the VDL Glock or the built in Bells instruments in Sibelius? If you're using the VDL instruments, the playback and mapping of the Glock instruments should be accurate in the score.

Glock: VDL Sibelius 6 Template (audio plays only written an octave higher)

TS
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TS - on the M-Audio O2, it's easy to accidentally press the center of the octave up/down button, causing the ";Transposition"; function to kick in (I'm not sure why they did this...). When you do this, subsequent presses of the up/down octave keys will transpose the keyboard by a half-step per click. This has happened to me numerous times in the past, so I'm willing to bet that's what happened to you. You can either transpose back down (using the same technique), or check the O2 user guide on how to reset the keyboard to its factory settings.

The VDL glock instruments are mapped to the written pitch. A glock transposes up 2 octaves, however if you've assigned one of the actual Glocks from the VDL family of instruments (in the sibelius template), they're already setup to accommodate this with no other transposition necessary. Just play the part in as you would if you were playing on a regular glock. Middle C equals middle C. The transposition is done naturally in the audio recording with no need for the software to synthetically alter it.
Thanks, Jim -

I performed a reset on the M-Audio O2: problem corrected.

Entering notes of a scale on the O2 (beginning with C4, 'middle C'), my Sibelius 6 VDL template does not play the audio in that written range.  The first pitch that plays audio is F5, and higher.
Thoughts?
TS
Glad to hear your O2 is back on track!

By your description, I'm guessing you probably haven't assigned the correct glockenspiel instrument to your score/template. Bryan and I tried to describe this earlier, but admittedly, it's not completely intuitive. Below are a couple screenshots so you can know what we're referring to.

If this is the case (I presume it is), simply do an instrument change in the first bar of that staff with a proper VDL glock instrument assigned.
VDL Glock Range Audio/Playback problem persists - see attachment

I added a 'new' VDL Glock into my score, and copied/pasted the music in the 'old' staff into the 'new' staff, then deleted the 'old' staff, but the problem persists.

TS
If you're doing as Jim suggested and are using the VDL instruments, you shouldn't be having this problem.

Are you loading the sounds into an instance of Kontakt or Kontakt Player and not the Sibelius Player?
I reconfigured an older score (from a previous version of Sibelius) - adding staves - using the VDL 6.0 Template and instrument sounds.

From my attached screenshot [above] (including the Mixer), do I have this setup properly?

TS
Thanks for the detailed screenshot. That really helps a lot.

It looks like the problem is that your Glock staff is set to playback using the Sibelius Essentials library (which uses Sibelius Player, not Kontakt Player which is what the full VDL library loads into). If you haven't already, make sure of the following:

1) In the Mixer, your Glock staff is set to [b](auto)[/b] for its playback device/map, and you haven't manually assigned it to Sibelius Player. With the instrument you've chosen, if this is all set to ";(auto)"; it should load your glock into [i]Kontakt Player[/i], not [i]Sibelius Player[/i].

2) In your Playback Configuration (in Play>Playback Devices), your activated instance(s) of Kontakt Player are set to use [b]VDL SoundSet 6.0[/b] for their sound sets (assuming you're using the Sib 6 template).
'Newbie': exactly.

Corrected with Playback Configuration -

TS
Excellent. Glad to hear you're back on track!
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