Templates

When will the templates be available to download from tapspace? Thanks.
Ditto the above.

I'm assuming that it won't work with Finale until I load a template - is that correct? I haven't be able to get sound from Finale yet, so I'm guessing that's the problem.
You should be able to get sound. The templates are only used to map the notes for display correctly.

Basically C4 in the full snare line is a stick shot. Without a template it will display as the C4 note in the staff. When reading snare drum music, you don't want to read it in the C4 space. The template will place it where it is supposed to be seen with the proper notehead.
Well, I followed their instructions to set things up, but I still couldn't get sound on playback. I'm getting sounds just fine out of the kontak player, just not from Finale. Do you use Finale?
You can use the VDL1 finale template. There will be something things 'missing' that are new to VDL2. This will get you up and running until the templates are finished.

Ted
Finale and Sibelius templates will both be posted very soon (within a day or so) on the UPDATES page. Stay tuned.
[quote=";mcp";]Well, I followed their instructions to set things up, but I still couldn't get sound on playback. I'm getting sounds just fine out of the kontak player, just not from Finale. Do you use Finale?[/quote]

I've mainly been using sibelius since I got VD2. I haven't played with Finale enough to get everything up and running on it. I have an older version of Finale (2003) and the menus are a bit different that what is displayed in the VD2 manual.
I am using the updated Sibelius template. This may be a dumb question but why are both Vibraphone 1 and Marimba 1 written without a key signature while the other Vibes and Marimbas have key signatures?

Thanks,
Jon
[quote=";jonrking";]I am using the updated Sibelius template. This may be a dumb question but why are both Vibraphone 1 and Marimba 1 written without a key signature while the other Vibes and Marimbas have key signatures?

Thanks,
Jon[/quote]

Not a dumb question at all Jon. In fact, the problem is simple to fix. Those two staves were saved with the wrong staff types assigned. If you click on the first measure of that staff, then go to Create>Other>Staff Type Change>Pitched>5 lines, it should then display properly.

The next template revision will automatically default to the correct staff types.
I am having trouble with transpositions on Sibelius 3.1.3 using the current template. For example if I am doubling something in the chimes and glock and need to copy and drop an octave the template doesn't respond. What am I doing wrong? This also occurs on the vibe/marimba lines etc.
[quote=";percatap";]I am having trouble with transpositions on Sibelius 3.1.3 using the current template. For example if I am doubling something in the chimes and glock and need copy and drop an octave the template doesn't respond. What am I doing wrong? This also occurs on the vibe/marimba lines etc.[/quote]

Percatap - there's a few glitches in the current template that will be fixed soon. This was discussed in a previous thread so that you can fix it on your own if you want. It's actually quite simple. Check it at:
https://www.tapspace.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=577

good luck!
Thanks Jim!

I don't know if this is a template issue or not but on playback I am not hearing all the voices that I should have. Some voices are cutting out even below 8. Is this a Sibelius issue or a template issue? Also when do you anticipate the next template update becoming available?
[quote=";percatap";]Thanks Jim!

I don't know if this is a template issue or not but on playback I am not hearing all the voices that I should have. Some voices are cutting out even below 8. Is this a Sibelius issue or a template issue? Also when do you anticipate the next template update becoming available?[/quote]

I'm not sure I understand your question. Cutting out below 8 what? Are you not getting certain sounds, or are voices just dropping out intermittently? Please try to be specific if you can.

New Sibelius template should be available by the end of this weekend, so stay tuned.
Sorry Jim not a very clear post above,

I think I have figured it out. When I have copied and doubled lines in different voices (i.e. chimes to bells, vibes to marimba), the playback on that voice drops out. If I have personally entered the notation into the template it is fine, but when I copy between staves and try to playback it does not always read correctly in the playback. Sometimes in playback it drops a figure at random times. In the previous reply I was talking about 8 voices being loaded and intermitent playback [u]is[/u] part of the problem I am having.

Im using only 2 running copies of VDL2, Sibelius, and midiyoke. I do realize that the bell transposition issue maybe a part of this problem but it wasn't just those voices that I was having a problem with.
Jim,

I saw that you answered part of this already under the posting by mrtwon. Is the playback problem due to the transposition issues in the template? That was the only part I didn't understand.
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