Using Rewire to link Logic to Sibelius

dsw67

Logician
Has anyone done this? What are your experiences with it? What are the benefits? I don't really understand it.

I'm actually better at composing in Sibelius than Logic, so for me the goal would be to export my compositions from Sibelius into Logic and tweak them for performance.

Using Rewire to link Logic to Sibelius
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
I can't see any benefits as you have the added complication of two applications.

That's why I just use Logic for composing.
 

Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
Staff member
I only know Sibelius in the most basic terms, so I asked my resident Sibelius expert friend and here's what he said:

Sibelius is really good at notation. Logic is really good at audio and midi synthesis. Sibelius has no way to record audio; it's a score writing/printing application. ReWire lets you compose your notation in Sibelius, and sync it up (easily) with audio and other VIs in Logic. For composers who want to add string sections or other instruments that demand Sibelius notation (for compatibly or collaboration, or publishing), they can keep those parts in Sibelius, and sync them up with the great audio and VIs in Logic that don't really fit into the Sibelius workflow. It's actually a pretty elegant solution for an app that isn't ever going to put a DAW inside it.
So it sounds like if that's what you want to do, it might be worth your while. But only you can decide that.

Hope that helps,
Orren
 

dsw67

Logician
Thanks Orren. Actually, I have no clue what I'm doing. Just trying to pick up things here and there. :brkwl:

Your book is a big help, by the way. :thmbup:
 

Pete Thomas

Administrator
Staff member
For composers who want to add string sections or other instruments that demand Sibelius notation (for compatibly or collaboration, or publishing), they can keep those parts in Sibelius, and sync them up with the great audio and VIs in Logic that don't really fit into the Sibelius workflow. It's actually a pretty elegant solution for an app that isn't ever going to put a DAW inside it.
I would agree that is an elegant way to work if you are tied in to Sibelius for those reasons, and it is better than what many people do, ie export back and forth between Sibelius and Logic.

But I believe it's a good idea to evaluate each method for what you need. If Logic's score really can't do what you need and Sibelius can then obviously you have to use Sibelius. If Logic's score can do what you need and you also need audio recording, it makes most sense to create (and importantly) archive the project in one application.
 
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