Manual Sound Set - No Unpitched Sound ID

Article applies to:
  • Sibelius 5, 6, 7


When assigning an unpitched percussion (or other unpitched) patch to a device/channel, the manual sound set displays "none" for the Sound ID.


This is the expected behavior.

For pitched instrument patches, which generally consist of only one instrument, each patch is assigned one Sound ID so Sibelius displays this in the manual sound set dialog.

Unpitched instruments, by contrast, contain many different sounds and/or instruments, each assigned to a different note in the patch. Rather than assign these patches a single Sound ID, they are instead assigned to a drum map which contains Sound ID's for every note/sound in the patch. Since the drum map assignment replaces the individual Sound ID assignment, Sibelius displays "none" in the manual sound set dialog.

As long as the patch name is displayed in the "Program" column, the unpitched patch is correctly assigned in the manual sound set.

Last Modified: April 9, 2012