sus. cymbals

Hello,

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.

Thanks,

Keith

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
Hello,

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.

Thanks!

Keith
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.

Hello,

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. 

Thanks
Keith, you can submit your update request [url=http://www.thewritescore.com/update-request.html]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?
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 http://www.thewritescore.com.
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