Six-stroke rolls?

Hello,
I'm a new user of VDL:2, on a Mac w/ Sibelius 4.  I'm in the process of writing the battery/pit book for this season, & I'm trying to figure out how to get vdl:2 to sound six stroke rolls properly.

Also, I'm not sure about why I play certain keys on the keyboard & then they appear in Sibelius as different notes.  Any references on this forum (I have searched about both) or anywhere else about how to understand how notes appear depending on the sounds that anyone could help me to get me going would be appreciated.  I have sectional on Wednesday & I'd like to have some of this opener finished for my students.

Oh, is the number of instruments I can load limited to eight?

Thanks in advance for your help,
B. Stellar
[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=1199.msg5132#msg5132 date=1151370629]
B.Stellar - welcome to the VDL club!

Thanks!

Six stroke rolls - for each double you want to hear from the drumline, it's best to enter a single slash on (for example) a sixteenth note (resulting in a RR, or a LL). Doing it this way (rather than a double slash on an eighth note) will ensure you hear the appropriate sticking in the rhythms.

Got it.

If you are using a midi keyboard to enter notes (highly recommended!), you must also be sure to use the Sibelius/VDL2 template available for free from Tapspace at:
https://www.tapspace.com/updates

Yep, using that template.

The notes will appear correctly based on the VDL2 ";staff types"; that have been created in the Sibelius file. For more information on what ";staff types"; do, consult your Sibelius documentation. To see correct note placement, you must first ensure that the staff you're entering notes on has been assigned to the proper ";staff type"; that will correspond to the VDL2 instrument you want to play.

Not sure I know what you mean, I'll read up on this.

The current version of the VDL2 Kontakt Player is limited to 8 parts in stand-alone mode. If you need more than that, you can either host multiple instances of this player in a ";host"; program, or use the full version of Kontakt to load the sounds. For more information on host programs, check out this topic:
https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=672.0

Wow, I have Pro tools LE, DP, and a few others mentioned, but I'm too busy to play around with this situation right now - maybe in August when I'm finished writing.

Thanks for your very valuable help.
Bernie Stellar

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B.Stellar - welcome to the VDL club!

Six stroke rolls - for each double you want to hear from the drumline, it's best to enter a single slash on (for example) a sixteenth note (resulting in a RR, or a LL). Doing it this way (rather than a double slash on an eighth note) will ensure you hear the appropriate sticking in the rhythms.

If you are using a midi keyboard to enter notes (highly recommended!), you must also be sure to use the Sibelius/VDL2 template available for free from Tapspace at:
https://www.tapspace.com/updates

The notes will appear correctly based on the VDL2 ";staff types"; that have been created in the Sibelius file. For more information on what ";staff types"; do, consult your Sibelius documentation. To see correct note placement, you must first ensure that the staff you're entering notes on has been assigned to the proper ";staff type"; that will correspond to the VDL2 instrument you want to play.

The current version of the VDL2 Kontakt Player is limited to 8 parts in stand-alone mode. If you need more than that, you can either host multiple instances of this player in a ";host"; program, or use the full version of Kontakt to load the sounds. For more information on host programs, check out this topic:
https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=672.0

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