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General Discussion / Re: staves with different time signatures
If you are prepared to copy the nwctxt to a text editor, you can completely move the triplet marks to position 2000 or -2000 where they can't even be seen as grey in the editor (many people do not like this bit)
Well, that's exactly what I hate: the score behaving in a odd way without any hint in edit mode.
Another example of my pet peeves is a muted invisible note...
A small request: allowing the drag & drop of the nwctxt file?
I'm hard to please.  :)
General Discussion / MIDI to score
A friend of mine "recorded" a piece in MIDI but completely overlooked the MIDI tempo.
It sounds right, but importing it in NWC (or elsewere, for that matter) is a complete mess.
Anyone knows a trick to simplify at least a bit the insane work of rewriting it all by hand?
General Discussion / Re: Single staff and double staff
Se ho capito bene il tuo problema, la risposta è sì.
Al più, ai puristi potrebbe non piacere del tutto l'ultima nota della battuta 7 perché la direzione dell'asta potrebbe indicare quale mano suona cosa e, cambiandola, indicheresti l'altra mano. Ma è una ultra-finezza.
Va là che la vai bene.
General Discussion / Re: Page view
You're right, Mike. the smaller the window (not just the monitor), the more the zoom levels.
Odd that, for 4k monitor maximized, the zoom level is only one.

Many, many years ago I had to connect to a BBS (do you remember when this didn't mean Battery Balancing System :-) ) in Switzerland. The hello page said in German: "This is the first time you connect to this BBS. First, you have to select a language.
1) German
Which one do you choose?"
General Discussion / Re: utilisation de segno et coda
C'est parce-que si on fait une reprise on reprend aussi le couplet.
Pour passer au deuxième couplet is faut une rèpetition, et pout differentier les deux fois il faut le "special ending".
En plus, il faut tenir compte des peculiaritès de NWC, donc il faut ajouter des autres "special ending".
Si vous voulez avoir egalement le signe et le coda il faut le simuler avec des textes.
Regardez le fichier ici modifiè.
General Discussion / Re: Page view
I'm puzzled.
In "print preview" I have just two views. The first one is "full page", the second is ""screen wide" and, in the upper left, there is the caption "page x, zoom y/2" with y either 1 or 2, no matter which way I change the zoom.
General Discussion / Re: Thinking Through Flow
E.G. for each time through that an instrument is silent you have a hidden special ending for that time through that has a hidden ppp dynamic, and each time the instrument plays you have another hidden special ending that has the correct dynamic (still hidden).
A hidden ppp? Well, it's very soft but still audible.
Why not a multipoint controller with expression = 0 (and later, when you want to hear it, 127)?
Object Plugins / Re: (2.1)
Got it!
when I mark both of them and then run the Tremolo plugin's user tool
I'm not running "". (As Harald wrote, it works fine.)
I go to .automatic, then "Make"!
This runs "Make" that's old and bugged.

Probably it's obsolete, but it remained in my tool list.
I suppose the same for "Make", "Convert Text to ChordPlay.nw.lua" and "Convert Text to ChordPlay.nw.lua".
In practice, almost all that went into "AutoUserTools".
Object Plugins / Re: (2.1)
Of course!
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
Object Plugins / Dot ignored
Re-reading this thread seems that the problem of the dotted notes was solved.
Apparently, somewhere somehow the patch has been lost because the problem is still present.
Mike, could you please take a look?
Tips & Tricks / Re: How do I use Drumref in samples
I've never played around with soundfonts or patches.
Impossible! Are you saying that you always used only the piano sound (patch 0)?  :D

Every time you select an instrument you select a patch.
A drum kit is more elaborated: every note is a different instrument of a single drum kit (patch).

To use a drum kit of your choice, you have to select channel 10 and choose the patch number, exactly as you can do with the instrument in the other channels. The problem here is that you don't have an "instrument tree" to choose from using "predefined instruments".

Many kits (but not all) share the same instrument on the same key. For example, the bass drum key is a bass drum in standard kit, room kit, rock kit, etc. and the crash cymbal key is a crash cymbal in standard kit, room kit, rock kit, etc.
Of course, very often the same type of instrument has different sounds in the different kits (that's the reason why they exist).

About the soundfonts, there has been a lot of discussion in this newsgroup. In short we can say that a soundfont is a collection of patches.
Tips & Tricks / Re: How do I use Drumref in samples
Many years ago, I think it was recommended Channel 10 be set to acoustic grand piano to get the right drum sounds.
The "right" drum sound? Maybe you mean the standard one!  ;)

Here is the selection that could be available changing the patch of channel 10 (as usual, all depends on the soundfont):
  • 00 = Standard Kit           
  • 01 = Standard Kit 2         
  • 04 = Hit Kit                
  • 07 = Room Kit { SC-88 }     
  • 08 = Room Kit { SC-55 }     
  • 16 = Rock (Power) Kit       
  • 24 = Electronic Kit         
  • 25 = Analog Kit { TR-909 }  
  • 26 = Dance Kit              
  • 32 = Jazz Kit               
  • 40 = Brush Kit              
  • 48 = Symphony (Orchestra) Kit
  • 49 = Ethnic Kit             
  • 50 = Kick & Snare Kit       
  • 56 = Sound Effects (SFX) Kit
  • 57 = Rhythm FX Kit          
  • 80 = Live! Standard Kit     
  • 81 = Live! Funk Kit         
  • 99 = Chaos Standard Drum Kit
  • 127 = MT-32 Drum Kit         
General Discussion / Re: strange notes (for me)
Dicesi "tremolo".
Meno male per te che ci sono gli opportuni plugin per farlo, se no sarebbe stato una seccatura.
Prova ad utilizzarli. Se poi non ci riesci fammi sapere.
General Discussion / "A" 200
Warning: shameless ad below! ;)

Just to show you what can be done with my plugin, I attach here a file in memoriam of the great John Lord.
Be aware that, as it's often the case, the exact result depends on synth and soundfont.
Object Plugins / MIDIcontroller
My first plugin, and done with a very rusty Lua. Anyway, surprisingly ;-), here is it and seems doing what I needed.

This plugin allows access to the MIDI controllers (MPC) NWC doesn't handle natively. I still wonder why.
The controller values are always assumed as absolute values (no sweep allowed).

Some controllers are simply on/off switch like the well known "pedal up"/"pedal down". Indeed, "pedal" is itself exactly a controller, simply handled natively by NWC.
The switch controllers available are 'Portamento', 'Sostenuto', 'Soft', 'Legato' and 'Hold'. In these cases any value below 64 means off, above or equal 64 means on.

Since I found annoying this plugin text taking a lot of space, I added a parameter equivalent to the well known "preserve width" that's unchecked by default.
I'd have found useful to have also the text hidden by default, but I was unable to do so.

N.B. I took for myself the NWC plugin ID "fl". I hope none has anything to object. But since it's not "official" I can't attach the bare file, I had to zip it.
Object Plugins / Re: (2.2)
Alas, there are many cases in which we must reinvent the wheel.
Many routines are for sure already implemented in the NWC "core" but they are not exposed in the API, so we have no choice than to redo them from scratch in the plugins/user tools. Very error prone!
This seems one of those cases.

There are a lot of possibilities to consider so the burden is excessive but, still keeping the workaround implemented by Mike, maybe we could try to manage automatically the most simple and common ones. I'm thinking about limiting to clef and octave change (instrument transpose).
My feeling, however, is that even this is too much work for too little.
Probably the Mike's workaround is the best we can do.

Thanks, Mike.
General Discussion / Re: vertical line
Not that NWC implements all 3 identically as far as I can tell.
Probably you missed an "e": "Note that NWC implements all 3 identically as far as I can tell."
Basically there are two groups of tempo variances.
The first is "Breath mark", "Caesura" and "Fermata", in which you can specify a delay.
The second is composed of all the remaining items and, as far as I know, they are all equivalent for NWC.

Where you place these marks depends on how you will present the chart.  If each part will be individually printed then you'll need to put them on every staff, BUT if the parts will always be printed together on one page then you have more options.
There are always the options "Top staff only" and "Single staff prints".
Object Plugins / Re: (2.2)
No, it's not restricted to pitchbend.
Here follows a simple example.

Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]

Thanks, Opagust. Of course I was already aware of that page.
General Discussion / Re: Libreria ritmi batteria.
Sì, ci sono librerie di ritmi MIDI e io ne ho varie, raccolte qua e là negli anni.
Le trovi qui.
Poi, ad esempio, ci sono gli "stili" per le tastiere arranger, ad es. Yamaha, ma quelli sono già più complicati da estrarre.
Avant-garde / Re: Rehearsal marks
Many years have passed since I abandoned Boxmarks2 for the compatible but much better MusikDings* by Lawrie...
General Discussion / Re: changing the key
Indeed, playing the "natural" scale on both the alto and the sopranino recorder you get a scale of F while, with the soprano and tenor, you get a scale of C, but it's a player's duty to "transpose" because the whole family is written in concert pitch.

Talking of oddities: the harp octaves are counted from the treble to the bass and each octave starts with an F...
Go figure!  ::)
General Discussion / Re: changing the key
Well, my idea about it is that those instruments have a "natural" way to play a scale, and this is called a C scale.
In a sense is the same as saying that the piano is an instrument in C because, using only the white keys, you get a C scale.

Of course, that's not carved in stone.
For example the harps, that are tuned in Eb (lever) or Cb (pedal) but are notated in C.
I'm also thinking to the baroque recorder. In that flute the fourth degree (let's call it F) has a fork fingering in the right hand, but the basic idea is still valid.

General Discussion / Re: Key signature
Two more quirks.

If you need a temporary accidental in a bar, today it is customary to just put it only on the first altered note. The others of that same bar are automatically altered.
In my old score, every altered note of the same bar has its accidental.

If you put a flat on a note you lower it a semitone.
Since, the score being in D, C and F are implicitly sharp, if you need a natural C od F you put a flat on it.
simple, isn't it?  ???