Hello there, I’m Daniel, a relatively new user. I recently got a new laptop and installed Doric 4 on it (I had it on my last one).
I opened up a previous project but found that I could not hear anything (not on input or playback).
After looking into it, I discovered that the instrument slots in Halion Sonic 7 had no presets in them.
I can’t seem to locate them anywhere in Halion either. The only sound I can find is Init Program.
I am very new to working with Dorico and Halion and really have know clue how to fix this. How can I get the rest of the sounds I need?
(This composition is for a wind ensemble, so I’m going to need a lot of different sounds)
Hi @Dgrady04 , first I’d like to find out, if you have installed the sound files or not. Therefore, please run the attached batch file. First download it, then unzip and then do a double click on it and to let it run. After a few seconds on your Desktop the file VAEDiagnosticsReport.zip shall get created, please post that one here. Thanks CreateVAEDiagnosticsReport.zip (817 Bytes)
Thanks for the data. You have all the contents files installed but it looks like you have the file permissions not set properly and therefore HALion Sonic cannot see them.
It:s late here and I will check in the morning more deeply and come back asap.
Thanks so much! The sooner, the better. This is a time sensitive project that I have to turn in soon, but that doesn’t concern you much, so take your time! As long as I can get this resolved eventually.
Have a look in the file SMTGContents.txt in your diagnostics report. In there are all relevant files listed. Some have “BUILTIN\Administrators” access rights, for some it just says “…”
In the end they all have to look same, namely with BUILTIN/Administrator.
Simply click on Edit and then make the changes. You best compare the settings to the properties of another file where it is already set properly.
If you change the properties on a folder, click on the Advanced button then you see at the bottom an option about allowing child object permissions to be inherited.
Okay, I feel like the problem is so close to being solved. I’ve changed all of those permissions and can now see all the sounds in the media bay.
In Dorico, when I select the HSSE+HSO(PRO) playback template, all of the sounds are automatically imputed into their slots in Halion, except now, I’m still not getting any audio.
I was able to get sound once momentarily, but it wasn’t all of the instruments.
Also, the message: “HALion Sonic Some audio files are missing. Please check installation.” keeps popping up when I try to fix stuff.
Please do another run of my diagnostics script and post the result.
And furthermore, please create a new project from piano template, enter some arbitrary notes (does sound come out?) and then go to Dorico’s menu and choose Help > Create Diagnostics Report. That will also create a zip file on your Desktop, please also post that one . Thanks
Okay, thanks. So the sound loading problem looks like it is solved.
But still you don’t get sound (most of the time). Looking at the diagnostics, I saw that you have HALion Sonic 7 installed. There is a known issue with that one and a workaround described in this thread. So please follow along that line and let me know how it then goes. Thanks
Okay, so I tried what the other thread said about using that file and running it in the background, and it almost worked. I have discoed that any instruments that have a full non-restricted range in Halion can and will make sounds. All the others won’t output anything.
Should I maybe just try switching to Halion 3.5? Would that work?
I do have a Dorico Pro license. I’ve been trying to use the HSSE+HSO (PRO) Playback Template, which is the one that hasn’t been working properly. However, when I use the HSSE (SE) Template, all the sounds do play, albeit at a lower quality. This should work as a temporary solution since I really just need to be able to hear the pitches right now, but not as a permanent solution.
I guess if it doesn’t resolve itself by the time I need the HSSE+HSO (PRO), I’ll just come back and we can see if anything else can fix it.