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General Discussion / Custom Staff Sets
Last post by ItmightbeJB -
Is it possible to create custom staff sets?  For instance, if I want a staff set to include a "lead vocal", "backup vocal", "treble & bass clef keyboard", "guitar 1", "guitar 2", "strings", "brass", "top & bottom percussion" without having to recreate them for every song, how might I accomplish this?
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General Discussion / Re: Sound Font Banks
Last post by ItmightbeJB -
Thank you sir.
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,   

The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

Bertrand Vanbrabant   Kanon-Galop   (Lumbye)
Mike Gibson   Christmas Oratorio (English Choral parts)   (Bach)
Mike Gibson   Christmas Oratorio (German Choral parts)   (Bach)
Richard Woodroffe   Winterreise - Der Leiermann (The hurdy-gurdy player) (Schubert)

If you would like to be notified every time the Scriptorium is updated, please send an e-mail  requesting Scriptorium Update
notification to scriptoman "at" tiscali "dot" co "dot" uk

http://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.php
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General Discussion / Re: Sound Font Banks
Last post by Lawrie Pardy -
While there are certainly commercial soundfonts available, there are quite good ones available free, like the Fluid_R3GM.  Lots of others, just use Google.  For what it's worth the commercial world is turning away from GM soundfonts in favour of VST and VSTi's.

NWC2.x can't manage soundfonts internally as it does not have a built in synth, BUT the current player does have this facility.  As far as the editor is concerned, to manage soundfonts for now you will need to use a synth that supports soundfonts.  This can be a hardware (sound card that supports soundfonts) OR a softsynth solution.

Based on a post from NWC about a year ago it seems that when NWC reaches V3 that internal synth support will be introduced:
https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=9595.msg68526#msg68526

For now, this guide by Rich Nagle is very useful:
https://nwc-scriptorium.org/helpful/vst_12steps_2.pdf

Also check out the scripto helpful files section:
https://nwc-scriptorium.org/helpful.html

As for the keyboard at the bottom of the screen, click <View> <toolbars> and make sure that "Piano Bar" is checked.
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General Discussion / Sound Font Banks
Last post by ItmightbeJB -
Is it possible to purchase 3rd party sound fonts or even entire banks of sound fonts and be able to access them from inside NWC2?  And if so, does anybody have suggestions for reasonably priced vendors of same?  Also, I've lost my keyboard midi-input on the bottom of the screen and can't find how to get it back.
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General Discussion / Re: transpose
Last post by hmmueller -
Actually, NWC changes the key signature. Did you maybe write the staff in C, and not use a "C key signature"? - then NWC will behave as described.

So, simply add a key signature for C at the beginning (which will not show up in the printed score, but you can see it in the editor as a grey natural sign on the uppermost staff line), and transposing should change this accordingly.

H.M.
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General Discussion / transpose
Last post by iksunglim -
Hi,
When I transpose a song using "transpose" for Alto Sax, it distribute keys (# or b)  to each note rather than changing key signature in the beginning of a staff. Is it possible to change the key signature in the beginning of a staff instead of adding # before notes?
Thanks,
iksung
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I did discover your swing fonts. Is there a difference between them that I should know about or is it just a matter of taste?
Everything is about taste ;)
If you want to see differences between my font suites check out this web site:
http://zoundz.pardyline.com.au
The "Sample Charts" are all the same chart, but rendered with the different font suites I created.  They were done a long time ago, but have no fancy tricks - they're exactly how they came out of NWC.
MusikDingsSerif is pretty close to what NWC would do if rendered with the native fonts.
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,   

The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

Bertrand Vanbrabant   Die Libelle, Polka Mazur - Op. 204   (Strauss, Josef)
Mike Gibsom   Tu Es Petrus   (Palestrina)
Richard Woodroffe   Winterreise -    Irrlicht (Will-o'-the-wisp) (Schubert)

If you would like to be notified every time the Scriptorium is updated, please send an e-mail  requesting Scriptorium Update
notification to scriptoman "at" tiscali "dot" co "dot" uk
http://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.php
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That's a lot of great info there! Thanks so much for sharing it.

I am a complete novice when it comes to brass instrumentation, conventions, idioms, etc. I've been locked in my art song tower for a while, lol. I write very serious works...but every now and then I just have to compose something that sounds fun and happy. Now I just have to learn to do it with integrity so that performers won't scoff, ha ha.
Listening to the works of others is always a great place to start.

Check out any of the great trombonists on youtube for ideas; Al Grey, Sammy Nestico, Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Frank Rossolino, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, JJ Johnson, Carl Fontana, James Pankow...  there's just so many.  Nestico arranged for Count Basie.

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As far as the notation goes, I think I see that the actual quarter notes, etc. have a different hand-drawn look to them in that article. Is there a way to change that in NWC? I did discover your swing fonts. Is there a difference between them that I should know about or is it just a matter of taste?
The chart sample I posted uses the SwingDings suite.  Really, it's just a matter of taste.  The NWC2SwingDings.ttf is an alternative to the standard NWC2STDA.ttf engraving font.