I am writing some percussion parts that need to have a suspended cymbal crescendo roll. I have the correct length selected, however, I need it to crescendo a little louder. Currently it is a half note (on beat 3). I need it to start piano and end around forte. Since only one note is on the staff, I have a piano mark underneath it, with the hairpin showing to crescendo. There is currently no release note. Is there a way to have the cymbal increase in volume more than what it already does? Or a way to ";fake"; it to show a greater dynamic fluctuation?
[quote author=Flamdragz link=topic=3597.msg18880#msg18880 date=1270139344] Is there a way to have the cymbal increase in volume more than what it already does? Or a way to ";fake"; it to show a greater dynamic fluctuation? [/quote]
Yes, there sure is. In Sibelius, you have the wonderful tilda (~) that you can use to hide whatever it is you want to not see... OR perhaps use to get the playback you want without seeing it on the score.
In this case, you have a [b]p[/b] marking under the note, which means that the [b]p[/b] sample is going to trigger. What you [i]could[/i] do, is write it as [b]p~f[/b] (or insert your desired dynamic) and it'll play back at forte. Sibelius acts based on the [i]last[/i] text it encounters, so this would make it forte. You could make it fortissimo if you wanted!
Another option would be to simply use [b]Live Playback Velocity[/b] to achieve the same result. Just check the Live Velocity checkbox in the Properties window under Playback, then set it to your desired number. This should get you up and running.
If you're wanting a more dramatic start and stop from a Volume standpoint, Justin's suggestion would also work. However, in that case you'd altering the volume (which is different than velocity).
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almost 10 years ago
This is off the top of my head...
Select the measure(s) then go to Plug-ins > Playback > Cresc./Dim Playback. Adjust the start/stop velocity percentages and that should tailor the crescendo a bit more to your liking.