2) ~p3 on one channel will actually effect another channel
3) Whenever I have a line play by itself (highlighting the staff), it drops the volume in K2 to where I have to manually set it back
4) The Bass Drum in one staff will not stop rolling after the first time it's triggered.
Sorry to bombard you guys with these questions, but the deadlines are looming and I don't really have time to stop everything and figure this out.
ANYONE seen this stuff before? Any of them? Restarting and reloading didn't do anything.
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about 14 years ago
[quote author=Lydian9 link=topic=1348.msg5942#msg5942 date=1158112098] Something VERY strange is happening...
1) Program changes are happening at random [/quote]
I've seen similar funky behavior which was driving me nuts until I realized Sibelius was sending program change messages from its Dictionary messages. Pay attention to when these random program changes are happening. Are they happening when text is encountered in the score? I think I found the words xylo, glock, mute, had dictionary staff specific dictionary terms that send program changes. After deleting those dictionary terms, functionality seemed fine.
[quote author=Lydian9 link=topic=1348.msg5942#msg5942 date=1158112098] 2) ~p3 on one channel will actually effect another channel [/quote] Are you absolutely, 100 percent, positively sure your channels are set properly in K2 and in the Sibelius mixer? Be sure to also take note of the ";device"; setting (in addition to channel) in the Sibelius mixer.
[quote author=Lydian9 link=topic=1348.msg5942#msg5942 date=1158112098] 3) Whenever I have a line play by itself (highlighting the staff), it drops the volume in K2 to where I have to manually set it back [/quote]
I've started seeing this too, and haven't quite had the time to figure it out. But here is some info that may help you in the meantime.
The volume sliders in Sibelius' (and I think Finale's) mixer have a direct correlation to volume settings responded to in Kontakt 2. So you may find some relief by simply cranking thos sliders. Not an elegant solution, but maybe will help.
In K2, go to ";options"; and click the ";Audio Engine"; button and select the ";0db"; button next to the words, ";Default Volume for new instrument etc....";. Also, make sure you're using the most current version of K2 as I think this message may not appear on all versions of K2. I'm not sure, but this setting here may be the culprit of why these volume settings are being dropped. I haven't figured that out yet...
If your VDL volumes are still too low in Kontakt, you can globally increase the output simply by clicking the ";Outputs"; button, and raising the slider for your main outs (probably labeled as St.1 or something)
[quote author=Lydian9 link=topic=1348.msg5942#msg5942 date=1158112098] 4) The Bass Drum in one staff will not stop rolling after the first time it's triggered. [/quote]
You probably didn't resolve a ";tie"; marking. By doing this, a ";release"; message is never sent. Some people mistakenly use actual ";ties"; in Sibelius or Finale to indicate a ";let ring";. If you wish to do this, it's best to use a symbol, slur, or actually tie the note into another note so it is resolved. For example, if you want a tam tam crescendo to release on a downbeat, rather than writing a quarter note with a tie to indicate the ring, just write a whole note, or if you don't like how that looks, a half note could be a nice compromise.