Tenors diddle quality in sibelius 5.1 with vd 2.5

Ok, Im going to keep this short and simple

1.  Snare's and basses play back fine with diddles at any speed, for any length.
2.  Tenors diddle quality is not fine, but choppy, wobbly, and just not smooth at any speed or length. It almost sounds like it was written using velocity sensitive key strokes, but it wasn't.

3.  I didn't experience this problem with vd2 and sibelius 4, so I am unfamiliar with a fix.  So to experiment, I took an old file that was written using vd2 and sibelius 4, and plugged the same notes into sibelius 5.1 using vd2.5.  I had already recorded an mp3 of the sibelius 4 file back in 2006, so I went ahead and recorded an mp3 of the same passage, but using vd2.5 and sibelius 5.1.  Next, I compared the two recordings, and everything plays back  exactly the same in both recordings, with the exception of the diddle quality in the tenor passage; good tenor diddle quality in 2006, bad tenor diddle quality in 2008.

4.  Any suggestions?

If this has been posted in other section of the forum, just point me in the right direction.  Thanks in advance!!!
Glad to be of service.  Pretty much 99% of the time when it seems it might be a problem with VDL2, or samples in general, it is something that can be pretty easily tweaked in Sibelius/Finale.

And yes, God bless the forum.
God bless the forum! 

Thanks so much for your help!  Both fixes helped to smooth out the tenor passage in question.  The fix was much simpler than I imagined. 
Here are a few things to try:

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[li]Assigning [b]Live Playback Velocities[/b] to the passages with the diddles in them and giving all the notes the same velocity.[/li]
[li]Something else that might have an effect on is the settings under [b]Play > Performance[/b]. Setting those to [b]Meccanico[/b] might help even things out.[/li]
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Both of those ideas might help since the standard Expressivo setting will not actually give all notes at the same dynamic level the same velocities. Weird, I know, but outside of our realm, it helps to give music a more humanized feel.

Let us know how they work out for you!
[quote]Instead of trying to ";record"; what plays back in Sibelius, export your score as a wave file. The resultant audio file is not dependent on your system specs at all. Sibelius basically ";compiles"; all of the sounds into a (theoretically) perfect rendition of what you are after[/quote]

I gotta agree that when I am not going to be able to sit down and take the time to edit a recording in a DAW, that this option works rather well. I remember when using Finale, before it supported the VST sounds to be exported as a WAV file, having to have an audio program that was recording what was playing back. It was somewhat of a hassle and I know it used up that much more RAM than I should have been having to. With Sibelius all that was fixed. I know it was fixed in the latter versions of Finale as well, I just really never took the time to do so. I usually just export the file as a WAV file and then tweak it here and there with Sony SoundForge or SoundBooth. Even then, most of the tweaking can be eliminated by simply using the effects available within KP2 itself. Just find which settings work for you. Granted some things might not work the same for everything, so it might take some time to figure it out, but it sure is handy.
Thanks Hugh,

    I will give everything you mentioned a try, and let you know how it goes.
I have been playing with some audio recordings myself lately and had some questionable playback as well. I have chalked it up to my 2 year old laptop's hardware capabilities - or apparent lack thereof. The most noticeable areas of any playback problems were with flams, I guess because two sounds were being triggered pretty close together. But I did find a fix...

Instead of trying to ";record"; what plays back in Sibelius, export your score as a wave file. The resultant audio file is not dependent on your system specs at all. Sibelius basically ";compiles"; all of the sounds into a (theoretically) perfect rendition of what you are after.

If this doesn't help, then there may very well be a setting in Sibelius you need to change.

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... It almost sounds like it was written using velocity sensitive key strokes, but it wasn't.
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See if this works for the above:

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