Sibelius has the ability to automatically load Virtual Drumline instruments into hosted AU or VST plug-ins of Kontakt Player allowing for a seamless way of integrating VDL into Sibelius. This functionality was first introduced in Sibelius 5 as a part of its "Soundworld" technology. Depending on the version of Sibelius you're using, only certain versions of Kontakt Player will be recognized as a "Kontakt" style VST or AU plugin. If Sibelius doesn't specify it as a "Kontakt AU or VST" in its Playback Devices window, it will not be able to auto-load your VDL instruments.



 
Kontakt 2Kontakt 3Kontakt 4Kontakt 5Kontakt 6
Sibelius 8.xnononoYesYes (v. 2018.11 and higher)
Sibelius 7.x
no
noYes
Yes (Sib 7.1+)
no
Sibelius 6.2Yes
Yes
Yes
no
no
Sibelius 5.2.5Yes
Yesnonono
Sibelius 4 no plug-in support

 

Legacy versions of Kontakt 5  are available as a free download from the Native Instruments website. (NI login required)


Still need Kontakt 4 Player? Even though Kontakt 4 Player has now been discontinued by Native Instruments, registered users of Virtual Drumline may request a free installer here.