Tighter flam playback Vdl 2.5

Can some one walk me through the steps for closing the space between the grace note and main note, my flams are very wide.
A quick [b]search[/b] here in the forum turned up this:

https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=584.0

https://www.tapspace.com/forums/index.php?topic=98.0

Hope this helps.
I used to manually drag all of the grace notes closer to the main note, but one of the problems I had was then the score didn't look right - especially when working on a shopping spree exercise. One thing I did was to have a play version, which had all the grace notes moved, and a print version so everything looked good. This has worked well in the past, but it can take a while to manually make the adjustments.

Now what I do is select as many of them as I want to edit at the same time, open the [b]Properties[/b] dialog, then the [b]Playback[/b] tab, check the box that says ";Live start position"; and enter whatever number sounds the best. In this example the number might be a little high, and or needs to be negative, can't remember which, but you get the idea.

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This method has saved me tons of time and allows me to not need a print version.


Late


chznvrt... I really like how you did that. Props for yet another great way to adjust playback! I'll find this out through trial when I get to it but you may be able to answer it first... Does this info export as midi? In other words if I were to open this up in GB, Logic, or any sequencer for that matter, would this info be ignored when sibelius exports it or is it included so the midi note spacing would still be tight? Peace...
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Does this info export as midi? In other words if I were to open this up in GB, Logic, or any sequencer for that matter, would this info be ignored when sibelius exports it or is it included so the midi note spacing would still be tight? Peace...
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I would think that [i]all[/i] of that information is included in the midi file, otherwise it would make that option in the program rather pointless. I don't know.

It's been a while since I exported as a midi file; and when I did it was with Sib 4. With the new playback structure in Sibelius 5 I don't know if this will even be needed at all. I have never used any of those other programs you mentioned, but from what I can tell, I will be able to do everything I want within Sibelius.

Anyway, when you do some of your own experimenting, please let us know what you find out.


Hugh

In your screen shot, the ";21"; do you know if that is EDUs?  What is the unit of measurement there?  I havent used Sibelius in a while, so I will check the manual, just wondering if you knew off hand what the measurement unit was for my curiosity.
Found it.  Looks like it is measured in ";Ticks";.  ie  256 ticks = 1/4 note.
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In your screen shot, the ";21"; do you know if that is EDUs?�� What is the unit of measurement there?�� I havent used Sibelius in a while, so I will check the manual, just wondering if you knew off hand what the measurement unit was for my curiosity.
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Hey Coach

You know what, when I found that I could edit the grace notes like that I didn't pay the least bit attention to what the actual unit of measurement was. I just started putting different numbers in until I got the results I wanted.

I am not sure on this, but I think that the slower the tempo is the larger the number has to be. Or you can use the same number regardless of tempo. Either way, being able edit large groups of grace notes at the same time is quite handy.


Hugh




Yes.  Definitely a handy feature!
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