Uneven and Incorrect Rhythms With PLAY

Article applies to:
  • Sibelius 5, 6, 7
  • PLAY v1.2.5+


Playback is uneven or rhythmically inaccurate or incorrect using the PLAY plugin.


Check the audio buffer that is set in Sibelius from "Playback Devices > Audio Engine Options". A buffer of 2048 seems to cause rhythmic inaccuracies for a majority of users, if this is your current setting it is likely responsible for the behavior. Try lowering the buffer to 1024 which should resolve the issue.

Last Modified: April 9, 2012