I have layer 1 set as Concert Band Combo and have selected the Concert Band Combo in the Percussion Layout Selection in the staff attributes. I have Layer 2 set as Ratchet. In the instrument list, Layer one is playing back through MIDI Map ";Concert Band Combo"; and layer 2 is playing back through MIDI map ";Ratchet";. At this point playback for both layers is working and I am able to place layer one sounds on whichever staff lines I choose in the staff attributes/percussion layout selection. However, I was not able customize the staff line and note head with the ratchet sound, so I went searching for a solution.
Looking through the various forums, I finally discovered how to define/apply a Staff Style for layer 2 and access the Percussion Layout Selection through this magical back door. I can now place the ratchet sound on whichever staff I want and change the note head. But when I do, I loose the sound for the ratchet. So it's like I can have playback or custom notation but not both.
What did I miss?
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over 13 years ago
Update: I finally got it to work. Unless I unknowingly changed some other parameter, the problem seemed to stem from notes entered in layer 2 that were not on the Layer 1 percussion map and subsequently had an orange note heads. If I entered notes on layer 2 and then applied the new staff style, the black note heads would accept their staff style positions and note shapes but the orange note heads would not. BUT, if I applied the new staff style first, then entered the notes, all notes accepted their staff style positions and note shapes and playback worked perfectly.