Well I have been playing with this for a while. Maybe I am over tired and I jsut cant figure it out. I am trying to write a piece using African and World Perucssion parts, but I can't seem to get them to work. I have taken the template provided by Tapsapce and tried to change that to work with the World Percussion sounds. Is there a different way to do this. What do I change in my mixer setting
Does anyone know how to set up template or change the template for drumline so that World Percussion sounds work. I never really needed anything but the drumline template before this, but know that I need a different template I don't know how to set it up or if it is easy as just changing the librarys in VDL2.
I am currently using:
Sibelius 4 Oxygen 8 Keyboard and Marble Midi Setup
1. Once you have the template open, press ";i"; to add a new instrument to your score. 2. Add a generic 5 line percussion instrument. 3. Select the first bar for this instrument in the score 4. Make sure you have the Properties window open (ctrl+alt+p) and you will see a section for ";Staves"; 5. in the Staves drop down menu, scroll down to the VDL2 instrument you want. For example, ";VDL2 Congas All Auto RL";
This works for any instrument you want to add to the template.
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almost 15 years ago
This is correct. What jmattson is describing is that in order for the template to work for a certain instrument (i.e. 14in djembe), you must first define that staff (in sibelius) to use that particular [b]staff type[/b]. There are numerous staff types embedded in the VDL2 template that correspond to VDL2 mappings. Once you've set your staff to a particular staff type, it will place the notes appropriately, and play back the sounds mapped in that particular instrument.