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General Discussion / Bug when using percussion
Last post by TopQuark -
I am using NWC 2.0. It seems there is a bug. If I have a percussion staff, then all other staves play as percussion, note heads change to X and it's just all wrong. Please help. Is there a bug fix upgrade for this?
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User Tools / Re: USERTOOL: show_all_note_names.lua
Last post by Flurmy -
Gosh! How am I expected to ascertain the harmony when the notes are transposed in a mixed way?
For example, when I have some instruments in C, some in Bb and some in Eb I can see the '>' or the '<', but I'm alone on quickly estimate the harmony, which, I think, defeats the purpose of this tool.
What I got wrong?
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,

The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

Richard Woodroffe D738 Opus 56 No. 3 Im Haine (In the Wood)  (Schubert)
Mike Gibson   Riu, riu, chiu   (Flecha)
John Hooper   Domine, Deus meus   (Hacquart)
Art Saluk  Albumleaf in F  (Saluk)
 
      
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

https://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.html

Stay safe

Richard
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General Discussion / Re: Listen to the Hammer Ring sound effect
Last post by Lawrie Pardy -
Has anyone ever created a sound effect of a hammer striking a piece of steel?

Or could someone show me how to create such an effect?
<snip>
I tried to do this effect for a similar purpose.  Not really sure how good it is, but the .nwctxt below will show what I got.

The first 2 bars are just the hammer blow, while the second 2 have my attempt to imply an echo added...

Percussion staff required (channel 10) instruments (top down) are:
Ride bell
Accoustic Snare
Accoustic Bass

Bar 3 changes the Accoustic Snare for a Side Stick for variation in that bar only.

You could also add a splash cymbal (Bass clef G nat - 4th space) to fatten the sound a little.  I also experimented with a Chinese Cymbal (bass clef E nat - 3rd space) but wasn't happy with it as it rings too long, ditto crash cymbal (bass clef C# - 2nd space)

If you haven't used the code window before, just click Select, then <Ctrl+C>, go to NWC and |Edit|Paste as new file|  (<Shift+Ctrl+V>)

Code: [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.751)
|Editor|ActiveStaff:1|CaretIndex:6|CaretPos:0
|SongInfo|Title:"HammerSound"|Author:"<Name>"|Lyricist:""|Copyright1:"Copyright © 2021 <Name>"|Copyright2:"All Rights Reserved"
|PgSetup|StaffSize:16|Zoom:4|TitlePage:Y|JustifyVertically:Y|PrintSystemSepMark:N|ExtendLastSystem:N|DurationPadding:Y|PageNumbers:0|StaffLabels:None|BarNumbers:None|StartingBar:1
|Font|Style:StaffItalic|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:10|Bold:Y|Italic:Y|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:StaffBold|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:Y|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:StaffLyric|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:7.2|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:PageTitleText|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:24|Bold:Y|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:PageText|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:12|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:PageSmallText|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User1|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User2|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User3|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User4|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User5|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User6|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|PgMargins|Left:1.27|Top:1.27|Right:1.27|Bottom:1.27|Mirror:N
|AddStaff|Name:"Staff"|Group:"Standard"
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Section Close|Visible:Y|BoundaryTop:12|BoundaryBottom:12|Lines:5|Color:Default
|StaffProperties|Muted:N|Volume:127|StereoPan:64|Device:0|Channel:10
|StaffInstrument|Trans:0|DynVel:10,30,45,60,75,92,108,127
|Tempo|Tempo:85|Pos:11|Placement:AsStaffSignature
|Clef|Type:Percussion
|Key|Signature:F#|Tonic:G
|Text|Text:"Drums"|Font:StaffItalic|Pos:12|Placement:AsStaffSignature
|TimeSig|Signature:4/4
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-9,-7|Opts:Stem=Down,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:n2
|Rest|Dur:8th|Opts:Stem=Down
|Rest|Dur:4th|Opts:Stem=Down
|Rest|Dur:Half|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-9,-7|Opts:Stem=Down,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:n2
|Rest|Dur:8th|Opts:Stem=Down
|Rest|Dur:4th|Opts:Stem=Down
|Rest|Dur:Half|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-9,#-8|Opts:Stem=Down,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:n2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:#-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Rest|Dur:8th|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-9,-7|Opts:Stem=Down,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:n2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:#-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Rest|Dur:8th|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-5|Opts:Stem=Down
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
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General Discussion / Listen to the Hammer Ring sound effect
Last post by bjhall1950 -
Has anyone ever created a sound effect of a hammer striking a piece of steel?

Or could someone show me how to create such an effect?

I've tried some of the sounds in various instruments such as the celesta instrument but nothing comes close to what I am needing.

If you want to hear the sound I am needing it is in a YouTube video Listen to the Hammer RIng which is at URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgx4sKcSh58

I am writing a song that I want to use that effect and export as a midi file.

Any help would be appreciated.
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User Tools / Re: MUSICXML TO NOTEWORTHY CONVERTER
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
Thanks for the response. First, I will let you know that I got the tool to run, and I will be testing it on several MusicXML files shortly.  Next, I'll let you know what I discovered about the error.

When I examined the registry path you gave, it was empty on my system (that is, it contained only (Default) with (value not set).  I ran NWC and went to Tools > Options... > Folders and there was an entry for Object Plugins, which listed ":programdata:\Noteworthy Software\nwc2\UserPlugins". Just for fun, I highlighted this entry and clicked Modify... and then clicked OK without changing anything. I then reran RegEdit32 and lo and behold, there was now a string named UserPlugins in that key, with the expected value.  So it appears that NWC will create the string once you modify a folder value from its default. (I should mention that I recently had to reinstall Windows 10, and hence NWC, so my system was in a "clean slate" mode.)  I would suggest that if you don't find a UserPlugins string in the registry, that you could assume the default user plugin location that NWC uses.

Thanks again for the quick turnaround.

Mike
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User Tools / Re: MUSICXML TO NOTEWORTHY CONVERTER
Last post by Opagust -
I'm getting this error when I try to run it.

(It took me a while to find the program. It would be nice if it gave the option of creating a shortcut on my desktop :) )

Hi Mike,

1) About the error:

One of the first things the tool does is looking into the Windows registry to find the folder for the object plugins (wich you can see in NWC via 'Tools/Options', tab 'Folders').
I'm searching with register key ' \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NoteWorthy Software\NoteWorthy Composer 2\Folders' for an entry 'UserPlugins'. That always worked on my (Windows 10) computer. I don't know why it doesn't work on yours, but the error can easily be intercepted.

When the tool inserts an user object and the corresponding plugin is not found in the plugin folder, a popup is shown, saying "You need to download following object plugin: ...".
But the purpose is only to inform the user of a missing plugin, the user object itself will be present in the output file anyway.
So now I've changed the program to intercept that error and go on.
In that case you can get popups 'You need to download...' for one or more user objects, even if you already downloaded it.

2)About  finding the program:
During installation the target folder is shown and can be modified as well. But it can be easily overlooked, so I will explicitly state that.

3) About a desktop shortcut:
I've changed the installation procedure: a desktop shortcut 'MXMX2NWC' will be created. Unfortunately I couldn't find out how to include it as an option,so it will always be created.

Go to  https://www.opagust.be/?q=content/mxml2nwc to download a new Windows installer for the new version of the program.

I'm looking forward for your feedback.

Gust