sus. cymbals


I hope all is well with everyone here, its been a while since my last post/problem.  However, here I am again, but this time its more of a curious question then a problem.  I've mastered the art of the ";change instrument"; option, which is awesome and easy.  I am curious though, when I switch to a sus. cymbal for a marimba part I look at the keymaps and there should be several different lengths of cymbal rolls, but they all sound the same.  Am i missing something?  Also, I was wondering how long it usually takes to the updated template from thewritescore.  I received an email stating that I was eligible for the most recent update to VDL template 7.0a.  I am guessing this might have something to do with my curious cymbal sounds.



Mac OS X Version 10.7.4
2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Sibelius 7.1
VDL template 7.0
Kontakt player 5
Aria Player/COMB2
Korg Microkey
Your cymbal sounds may all sound the same if you're using the same notehead for each different length. I think the long/med/soft crescendos have different noteheads when you're using the Sibelius templates. Check your keymap files from The Write Score documentation.

As for template updates, check with the folks at
Keith, you can submit your update request [url=]here[/url].

For the SusCym instruments, are you referring to the keymaps in the VDL User Guide, or the Input Map / Mapping Diagrams in the template-included Maps file?

I am referring to the VDL key maps that i received when I bought the template from thewritescore.  I'll try changing the noteheads and see if that helps, but I am confused as to why the keymaps do not match up the my Korg Microkey.  Thanks for the help again and Hugh, thanks for the link, I believe I filled it out once all ready, but I will do it again. 

The Korg Microkey is a 3-octave controller (which is nicer than a 25!). The keymap diagrams from TWS are broken into 2-octave displays, but the mapping is still identical.

It may help to visualize the keymaps from TWS as one large keyboard from low to high (mentally assembling them from left-to-right). Just pay attention to the octave number on each ";C"; pitch. Lower numbers are in the lower portion of the keyboard's range (to the left), higher numbers are higher (towards the right). Even though they're displayed in 2-octave chunks, they still apply to any keyboard you're using whether it's a 25-key, 37-key (like yours), 49-key, 61-key, or 88-key controller.


Well thanks for the help again, you guys are awesome, Hugh, I received my update for the templates and keymaps and the keymaps looks real nice, I especially like the addition of the different type of noteheads that are shown on the staff.  Jim, thanks for the help.  i think that makes sense.  I'll give it a go and if I need any more help I will post again.


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