Installing A Sound Set

Installing a sound set on your computer is fairly straight forward. Copy the .xml file from the unzipped template package you downloaded, and paste it into Sibelius’ Sounds folder.

If the Sounds folder is not there, you’ll need to create it yourself. The final directory path should match one of the following.

Mac OS X *

Sib 5: /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius 5/Sounds
Sib 6: /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius 6/Sounds
Sib 7: /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Avid/Sibelius 7/Sounds
Sib 7.5: /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Avid/Sibelius 7.5/Sounds (10.6.7+)
Sib (8): /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/Avid/Sibelius/Sounds (10.6.7+)

Windows XP

Sib 5: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 5\Sounds
Sib 6: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 6\Sounds
Sib 7: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Avid\Sibelius 7\Sounds ¹
Sib 7.5: not supported
Sib (8): not supported

Windows Vista **

Sib 5: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 5\Sounds
Sib 6: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 6\Sounds
Sib 7: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Avid\Sibelius 7\Sounds
Sib 7.5: not supported
Sib (8): not supported

Windows 7/8/10 **

Sib 5: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 5\Sounds
Sib 6: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Sibelius 6\Sounds
Sib 7: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Avid\Sibelius 7\Sounds
Sib 7.5: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Avid\Sibelius 7.5\Sounds
Sib (8): C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Avid\Sibelius\Sounds

 

¹ See the Platform Support note in Changes and improvements in Sibelius 7.1.2.
* The OSX Users’ Library folder is hidden by default. See Mac OSX hidden Library folder for more.
** Can’t see the AppData folder? Make sure you have your hidden folders/files set to “View” in the Folder Options dialog (Tools > Folder Options > View).

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