Concert Tom Rims in Virtual Drumline 2.5.5

Hey Guys,

I checked around and couldn't find an answer for this anywhere.  I recently upgraded to Virtual Drumline 2.5.5 and the VDL Sibelius template 6.0b.  I've loaded the Concert Toms Full instrument into my score and cannot hear the ";rim"; playback.  I'm using the VDL Soundset 6.0b in playback devices.  I've tried using the ";1"; and ";40"; keymaps and get the correct noteheads, but the rim sounds don't playback.  I've also entered the notes on the specific key assignments with the same result.  Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,   

Kevin

Sibelius 6
VDL Template 6.0b
Virtual Drumline 2.5.5
The addition of rims for that instrument is new in VDL 2.5.5 and therefore won't be available in VDL Template 6.0b. Options: you can add the pertinent elements to the sound set and instrument mapping yourself, or just get [url=https://www.thewritescore.com/product/sibelius-vdl-template/]VDL Template 7.0a[/url] which has [i]everything[/i] already done.
Thanks for the info Hugh.  Would you care to explain how to map the sounds for just the tom rims to the existing 6.0b template?  I will eventually upgrade my template, but this seems to be the best option for now. 
Yes, I would. But I'll throw you a bone and say this...

1) Make a copy of VDL_SoundSet_6.0b.xml.
2) Change the ";Name"; on line 7 to whatever (this is what shows up in Sibelius).
3) Study the file, then make the appropriate additions to the Concert Toms Full (MW) drum map definition.
4) Start Sibelius.
5) Add the appropriate elements to the instruments' drum mapping (.sib file).

Have a great day!
Hugh,

I figured you might say that, and started analyzing the Concert Toms instrument in the xml file.  I'm glad I've studied programming in the past, it really helped me out here!  Here's what I did.

1) Opened the XML file and renamed the file on line 7.
2) Mapped each tom rim sound to the corresponding midi note, and named each sound in the XML file.  This was done underneath the Concert Toms Full instrument.
3) Relocated the renamed xml file to be found in /Users/Username/Library/Application Support/Sibelius 6/Sounds.
4) Recalled the new XML file in Playback Devices in Sibelius.
5) Created noteheads and designated a sound for each new note in the Edit Instruments window.

That was a process...but it works, and I learned something.  I realize it's not in your best interest to spoon-fed me all the info!  I do have one final question though.  It seemed that when mapping the midi notes, there was a discrepancy in the midi note reference between the User Guide pdf, the XML file, and Sibelius.  The pdf seems to be an octave below the XML and Sibelius Concert Tom reference.  For example, a RH Drum 1 Tom Rim calls for D#0 in the pdf, but is called as a D#1 in Sibelius and XML.  The 2.5 User Guide is off right?  

Thanks,

Kevin
[quote author=zeppelin150 link=topic=4685.msg24148#msg24148 date=1389179650]
That was a process...but it works, and I learned something. I realize it's not in your best interest to spoon-fed me all the info!
[/quote]

Nobody taught me how to do any of this, I learned it all on my own. And anyone could do the same if they took the time. Besides, learning is fun, right?

[quote author=zeppelin150 link=topic=4685.msg24148#msg24148 date=1389179650]
... The pdf seems to be an octave below the XML and Sibelius Concert Tom reference. For example, a RH Drum 1 Tom Rim calls for D#0 in the pdf, but is called as a D#1 in Sibelius and XML.  The 2.5 User Guide is off right?
[/quote]

No, the guide is correct. It's just that Sibelius' MIDI octave numbers are one octave higher than Kontakt Player (and Aria Player). For example, MIDI note 60 is C3 in KP/Aria and C4 in Sibelius.

Looks like your previously learned programming skills came in handy. Awesome!

Login or Signup to post a comment