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General Discussion / Re: NWC on Facebook
Last post by melismata -
Yes, I noticed that too.  I hope that means good news!
General Discussion / NWC on Facebook
Last post by SEBC -
I've noticed in the last week that there have been daily posts from NWC on Facebook, with a comment about support and an update in the works!
General Discussion / Re: How to indicate parameter values?
Last post by HorstH -
Hi Bart,
thanks for replying.
And thank you in particular for sharpening my awareness of potential external influences on the conditions of a score, as long as these are not controlled in the score itself.
What I am interested in, however, is not changes in the score through the editor, but the momentary numerical values of the internal parameters at a given point of the score during play. I don't think a user tool can provide that, but it would probably need an object plugin instead, which could be inserted at the point of interest like a probe.
As an example, let's take a long crescendo over, say, 20 notes, between a standard p and a standard f. Now my question could be:  When play has reached the 7th note under that crescendo, what are the numerical values of velocity, volume, and expression at the end of that note? And if I set an accent on that note, or a marcato: How would those values change? What if I used an active hairpin instead of the 'cresc' marker, and what if some MPC interfered?  I  could look forward to a lot of interesting experimenting with such a tool, and I  would love being able to base my adjustments in the score on numbers instead of trial & error & just listening.
BTW: Tina Billet's fabulous documents are well-known here, but I would love being able to measure her results.

General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

Bertrand Vanbrabant   Louischen - Polka francaise   (Strauss, Johann II)
John Hooper   Mass No 5 - Hob XXII4 - Missa in honorem B.V.M. in E flat major   Haydn)
Richard Woodroffe   Die Rose (The Rose)    (Schubert)
Mike Gibsom   La la Maistre Pierre   (Clemens Non Papa)

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

General Discussion / Re: How to indicate parameter values?
Last post by Bart -

I think that what you ask is not available.

But there is a good search function (alt+E - F) and the button with the four dots after the input screen let you select specific objects like instrument change en multipoint controller. That way you could find what has been changed.

Be aware that, if there is no such an object in the staff or score, a value can be used from the staff properties or even from the midi channel that was used before. 

For instance: When your previous song used a string instrument for the first channel, and a new song doesn't have instrument information, you will hear also in you new song the string instrument in your first channel.

Be also aware that one tempo object impacts all staves, while velocity and volume only impacts the staff with that object. Some objects can also influence all staves that share the same channel.

A usertool cannot give information that is not available in the file and could foul you if it existed.


General Discussion / How to indicate parameter values?
Last post by HorstH -
Tinkering with changing conditions in a score, using tempo or dynamic variances, hairpins, MPCs and the like, I am trying to get a better understanding of their mutual interactions. To this end, it would be helpful to get an indication of the current values of certain parameters (like tempo, velocity, volume, expression etc.) at a given point of a staff in a playing score. Is such a tool available in NWC vers. 2.75a.2, or does an appropriate user plugin exist?
Object Plugins / Re: (version 2.0)
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
The object has been significantly updated, and now includes a number of new parameters to implement swing tempo equation display.  The new parameters were added with backward compatibility in mind, so that scores which used the old object should work the same as before.  The following changes of behavior have been made for the new version:
  • The "spin" keys (+/-) now control the scale factor, and the numeric keypad keys can be used to toggle the other parameter values. Refer to the context sensitive help for more information.
  • The logic which controls the presence of ( ) now works with both the standard tempo as well as the swing tempo equation. Refer to the context sensitive help for more information.
  • If the tempo value is set to a blank string, the standard tempo will be suppressed. This makes the most sense if the user wishes to only display a swing tempo equation.
  • The position of the augmentation dot on standard tempos has been tweaked slightly for better appearance.
  • When a new is inserted in the score, it will inherit the parameter settings of the preceding object in the score, if one is present.
Please let me know if you encounter any issues with the new object version.
General Discussion / Re: Preparing Teaching Tracks
Last post by MusicJohn -

   Using Noteworthy Files with a suitable emphasis, and the Viewer is good, but as good - and with the advantage that it works for people with Macs, Tablets and Smartphones - is turning them into Midi versions.  I make a Master Midi - with all the dynamics and so forth - and then directly prepare from it whichever Voice-emphasised versions are needed.  For this I usually employ Chris Hills's - - MidiPlay, which works fine.  You can see/listen to the results on my Website,,

   MusicJohn, 8/Feb/20

General Discussion / Re: reinstalling NWC
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
If you still have your authenticity ID from your original purchase, you can purchase an upgrade to 2.75 by going to this page. The cost is USD15.00, and you would get an electronic version that will install version 2.75 directly.  For an extra 10.00 you can have a backup CD shipped to you, although I don't know if there is an extra charge to ship overseas. However, I think CDs are going the way of the dinosaur these days, and I would just keep a backup copy of the original installer handy.

There may be other options if you contact support.
General Discussion / reinstalling NWC
Last post by Guido van Harten -
In the past I bought NWC 2.0 and I got a CD ROM. In the years later I had to install NWC many times (due to crashes of my computer, a new hard disks, reinstalling Windows, etc.). In the first years I used the CD ROM, but the CD ROM now is damaged and can not be used anymore.
When I reinstalled the software, I installed 2.0, updated it to the next release and repeated the update process until I have the most recent version.

At this moment I do not have an option to install NWC from scratch. How can I become a new installer (2.0 or may be 2.75)?

Any help is very appreciated.

Best regards,