A question about snares rolls...

Hey all,

One other question I have is the snare rolls in Sib 5.1.

I have a cadence that was given to me by a friend about 10 years ago.  I put it into sib 5.1 and the VDL 2.5 sound set, near the end is a 2.5 measure open roll that is fp crescendoing to ff.  When it plays back, you hear some notes of the roll louder than others (like accents, etc) and it sounds uneven.  Is there a way to fix this?  I turned the live playback off, and it still does it.  I deleted the measures and re-entered them.  Still the same thing.  Any help would be nice.

Robby
[quote author=palosjr link=topic=2279.msg11953#msg11953 date=1201825575]
If you are using the latest Sib. Template, make sure that the Playback settings are as set to meccanico to ensure that battery scores playback ";smoother";... to access this option go to PLAY--->PERFORMANCE--->STYLE->MECCANICO

by default, I believe the template is set to playback espressivo...
hope this helps...
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This is correct, not by design, but none-the-less. And this has already been changed for the next ";one of these days"; forthcoming Template update.

You can also begin reading on page 263 of your Sibelius Reference for more information.
If you are using the latest Sib. Template, make sure that the Playback settings are as set to meccanico to ensure that battery scores playback ";smoother";... to access this option go to PLAY--->PERFORMANCE--->STYLE->MECCANICO

by default, I believe the template is set to playback espressivo...
hope this helps...
Hey there,
One way to fix this would be to manually edit the live playback velocity values for each individual note in question.�� Basically, a note can have a velocity value between 0-127; 0 being inaudible, and 127 being the loudest possible triggering of the note.�� Here is some text taken from page 273 of the Sibelius 5.1 manual:

";Viewing Live Playback velocities
To see the Live Playback velocities stored in your score, switch on View > Live Playback Veloci-
ties. This option is only available when Play> Live Playback is switched on. Notes that have Live
Playback data (and have the Properties checkbox Live velocity switched on) display a vertical
column above the staff, a little like the columns you see in a bar graph. The height of the column
represents the maximum possible velocity (127), and the colored section rising from the bottom
of the column represents the Live Playback velocity of the note or chord in question.";

As it says above, make sure to have the ";properties"; panel open and check the 'Live Velocity"; check-box. - I missed this step myself once;) - Then, simply use the mouse to edit each individual bar (velocity value) and you should be able to shape the dynamics of the roll any way you like.

Let me know if this helps...

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