Sibelius Playback with NotePerformer and the Norfolk Font

Sibelius Playback with NotePerformer and the Norfolk Font

Norfolk Font
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Sibelius Playback with NotePerformer and the Norfolk Font

I have to say that as well as being a Sibelius sheep…I’m a VSL sheep too!..I love their software and have a lot of it, but lately I’ve found myself using NotePerformer more and more!

Why you may ask!..well if I’m honest its the ease of use as I’m able to write using their section builder for any amount of instruments on a single stave. When I use VSL I find I get best results if I use multiple staves for instruments, for example, I write for 2 flutes often, so I’d add two flute staves to my score and add music in each stave, then consolidate these two staves once everything is finished, into an edited conductors score.

However, with NotePerformer, I’m able to adjust the amount of instruments I would like to write for on a single stave using their section builder plugin, so when I play it back everything is perfectly balanced, yet I dont have to later consolidate everything into a conductors score as I’ve written it to begin with.

If you add a nice reverb (and I have to admit to being a big fan of the inbuilt Sibelius reverb) like Liquid Sonics ‘Seventh Heaven’, NotePerformer can sound stunning if you tweak it with all the plugins available with the software.

In this video, I demonstrate the playback straight from the score of Sibelius Ultimate 2021.2 with NotePerformer 3.3.2 using the wonderful music font ‘Norfolk’ available directly from notation central. It looks wonderful and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a font to give that extra bit of polish to your scores.

Check it out on their website here

I’ve done quite a few demonstrations of the playback you can achieve with Sibelius, you’ll find all of the blogs I’ve done here

If you’d like to use NotePerformer and Sibelius, but need help setting everything up, don’t hesitate to contact me directly, or perhaps book a one-to one, where we’ll go over everything together.

It’s a great way of me showing you exactly what you need to do to get started with these two pieces of amazing software!

Or check out this course to find out how to get the best out of this brilliant sound library

I’d love to know what you think of this, or anything else Sibelius related, so feel free to comment below!

Thanks for taking the time to check this blog out, I’ll see you soon for the next one.

Comments (4)

  1. Andrus Rannaääre

    I hope you can help me with adding Seventh Heaven reverb to sibelius with noteperformer.
    I tried several times to add Liquid sonics folder or VST3 folder where I could see seventh heaven dll. file put it doesn´t show up in Sibelius (playback devices-effects) ?

    1. Paul Del-Nevo
      Paul Del-Nevo

      Hi Andrus.

      I think the issue is with VST3. If you are able to install the VST2 version (if one is available) of Seventh Heaven that should work perfectly, as currently, some VST3 plugins aren’t compatible with Sibelius.

      Give that a go and hopefully, you’ll be sorted.

      Good luck, and let me know how you get one, as the Reverb is amazing!

      1. Andrus Rannaääre

        Thank you, it works and souds really nice finally ! (found Vst 2 version)

        1. Paul Del-Nevo
          Paul Del-Nevo

          Hi Andrus.

          That’s great news, thanks for letting me know you’ve got it sorted.

          The Reverb is lovely, I really hope you enjoy using it.

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