"Could Not Load the Sound Set" Error

Article applies to:
  • Sibelius 5, 6, 7


The "Could Not Load the Sound Set [sound set name]. Substituting General MIDI Instead" error indicates that the sound set .xml file is not installed in the correct location.


Verify that the sound set is installed in the correct location for your operating system:

Sibelius 5 / Sibelius 6 (where "x" is the version number, 5 or 6)

Mac OS X:
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Sibelius Software/Sibelius [x]/Sounds/

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sibelius Software\Sibelius [x]\Sounds\

Windows Vista / Windows 7:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Sibelius Software\Sibelius [x]\Sounds\

Sibelius 7

Mac OS X:
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Avid/Sibelius 7/Sounds/

Windows Vista / Windows 7:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Avid\Sibelius 7\Sounds\

Last Modified: April 9, 2012