Getting Started with Sibelius

This guide will help you sign up for a new SoundFlow account, redeem your free 30-day trial, install the SoundFlow application, and set up SoundFlow to control Sibelius with Sibelius Connect.

Setting up SoundFlow as a first time user

System Requirements

To use SoundFlow with Sibelius Connect, ensure you have installed Sibelius 2024.3 or later and, as detailed later in this article, install SoundFlow 5.7 or later.

Creating a SoundFlow Account

SoundFlow stores your content in the cloud, so your workflows travel with you. You can log in to your SoundFlow account from any computer, and all your key commands, decks, macros, and scripts will be ready to use.

To set up a SoundFlow Account, go to

On this Sign-Up page, enter the email address you want to use with your SoundFlow account – and click "Continue."

Choose a strong password for your account, and then click "Create Account."

In a moment, you will be presented with our onboarding wizard. On the first screen, click the blue "Let's Get Started" button. Please answer the questions that follow.

Once you submit the questionnaire, you will be taken to your SoundFlow account page.

To start your free 30-day trial of SoundFlow, please click the blue "Start Free 30-day Trial" button.

Your SoundFlow account and SoundFlow Cloud Pro Trial are now active.

Installing SoundFlow

Next, we will install the SoundFlow application and set it up to automate actions on your computer.

From your SoundFlow Account page in your browser, click the blue "Download" button near the bottom to download the newest stable version of SoundFlow. SoundFlow 5.7 or later is required to use Sibelius Connect with Sibelius 2024.3 or later.

To begin the installation, navigate to the downloaded installer file, double-click it, and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you are asked for your macOS password, please fill it in so the installer can continue.

When the installer is complete, you will see a green check mark – and the SoundFlow app will pop up in the top right corner of your screen. You can now click the "Close" button on the installer window.

We now need to set up SoundFlow's access to your computer to automate actions for you.

  1. First, click the button "Step #1".
  2. In the pop-up window, click the "Open System Settings" button.

We now have the "Accessibility" section of the "Privacy & Security Settings" window open.

You may need to click the lock icon to make changes on older macOS versions. This will also prompt you for your macOS computer password.

Then, scroll down to find SoundFlow in the application list and ensure the toggle switch is on.

You can now close the "System Settings" window.

Finally, click the "Step #3" button to complete the installation process.

Sign In To SoundFlow

Next, we need to sign into our SoundFlow account.

Click the " Sign In " button from the SoundFlow menubar app in the top right of your computer screen.

Enter the email and password that you used to set up your SoundFlow account.

If the SoundFlow Editor doesn't open automatically, click the "Open SoundFlow" button from the SoundFlow menubar app.

The SoundFlow Quick Start Guide

When the SoundFlow Editor opens for the first time, you will be presented with the Welcome screen. This first screen displays some global shortcuts SoundFlow has set up for you. For example, you can always use Control + F1 to open the SoundFlow Editor.

Click the blue "Next" button to continue the setup.

On the next page, you can choose which Official Integrations you want to install with SoundFlow. You can install one or multiple of SoundFlow's integrations for Sibelius, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, or iZotope RX.

To install only the Sibelius Integration:

  1. Uncheck the boxes for the Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and iZotope RX integrations.
  2. Click the blue "Get Started" button to continue.

Next, you will begin SoundFlow's Quick Start Guide. This guide will help you set up your account to control Sibelius from a Stream Deck, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

First, click the "Next" button to continue the setup.

On this page, you must choose which device you want to use with SoundFlow.

For this guide, I will set up SoundFlow with an iPhone.

Next, ensure the free SoundFlow companion app is installed on your device. You can install the SoundFlow app for iOS and Android devices from your device's app store.

Once the companion app is installed, click the "Next" button to continue the setup.

Ensure your device is on the same WIFI network as your computer running SoundFlow so that SoundFlow can connect correctly. Once you launch the mobile app on your device, you should see your computer name on the mobile app's main page.

Once connected, you can continue with the SoundFlow Quick Start Guide.

SoundFlow has now set up the default content in your account so that you are ready to use SoundFlow with Finder, Safari, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro.

Click the "Next" button to see the content SoundFlow added to your account.

First, SoundFlow has added a Deck for Finder.

When we click the "Next" button, SoundFlow shows that it has added a trigger to the Deck. This trigger will ensure the Finder deck shows when you use the Finder app. Using this Finder Deck, you can launch and switch between Finder, Safari, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro.

Click the "Next" button. The SoundFlow Quick Start Guide is now complete!

In the bottom right corner of the SoundFlow Editor, the SoundFlow Quick Start Guide is now shown as completed in the Get Started with SoundFlow checklist. We encourage you to complete the rest of the tutorials in this checklist, beginning with the "Intro Tour." These tutorials will help you understand how SoundFlow is laid out and set you up to start making macros in SoundFlow.

Setting up SoundFlow with Sibelius

Setting Up SoundFlow with Sibelius Connect

Avid's Sibelius Connect was added in Sibelius 2024.3, allowing SoundFlow to interact directly with Sibelius and perform over 900 commands.

Each time you open Sibelius and trigger a SoundFlow command, you will be prompted to allow the "SoundFlow Integration for Sibelius" to connect to Sibelius for remote control.

Click "Yes" to allow SoundFlow to connect. This connection will remain active until you close Sibelius.

Sibelius' preferences related to Sibelius Connect can be modified via the "Input Devices" section under the "Sibelius Connect" heading.

For SoundFlow to interface with Sibelius, the "Allow Sibelius to be remotely controlled by other applications" checkbox must be checked.

Creating Your Own Decks for SoundFlow and Sibelius

SoundFlow's Official Sibelius package does not include pre-designed icons or decks. We hope to add icons and pre-made decks later, but we have prioritized getting this technology out to our community as we work on more content for this package.

We recommend following the guides for Creating Your Own Decks and Adding Icons. To quickly add commands to a deck, follow the guide for Pinning Decks.

Other Resources

Check out the "Learning SoundFlow" playlist on YouTube for more videos on creating macros, setting up Stream Decks, and getting the most out of SoundFlow.

Getting Help

If you need more help, check out our "Getting Help" article.

Thanks for reading – we hope you enjoy using SoundFlow with Sibelius!

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