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Note Performer 3 is out--now with Beta support from Finale 2014 on, and from Dorico 2 on; full support still from SIb 6 on

NotePerformer 3 is out!
Posted by Arne @ NotePerformer - 30 May 11:40AM

(This is from the Sibelius forum:)

And yes, it's a FREE update for NotePerformer 2 users. Enjoy. :)

More information at:

https://noteperformer.com/

And before you ask, we haven't sent out update notices yet. So if you haven't received an email, that's perfectly normal.

And only in the case that you don't update now during the initial phase, you're going to get an email reminder in a few days.

--
Arne Wallander
www.NotePerformer.com

Known issues in Finale:

https://noteperformer.com/?page=known_issues_finale&return_to=home

Known issues in Dorico

https://noteperformer.com/?page=known_issues_dorico&return_to=home

Known issues in Sibelius:

https://noteperformer.com/?page=known_issues_sibelius&return_to...

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

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Thanks for the news and the link Bob.

Since I had nothing better to do today and as I was sitting in an internet café with fast connection I downloaded and installed it. A few first impressions:

There is a lot of things that I like about this update (being free is another good thing). The samples and other sounds are better in quality and I noticed it from the first few notes in the first piece that I tried. Then heavy orchestral writing with a lot of tutti sections became now much more transparent. I used to think that I must re-consider some of my dynamic markings in tutti sections to avoid muddled areas, but now they sound a lot clearer and I will not bother trying to improve the music as written, which in turn gave me a lot more confidence as confirming that what I write is possible to come out clear with a live orchestra. Especially the brass is moderated as per my markings and does not eclipse the WW and strings as it used to do, so the melodic lines in other areas come out much more audible!

Interpretation of dynamics in general for every instrument is now much more realistic.

I see a lot of new additions in terms of samples (apart from solo instruments and full sections) and also more articulations and playing techniques present.

Because I write a lot for voices my biggest complaint with NP was the quality of its vocal soloists and ensembles, but I already put it to the test and there is improvement there too. The voices seem to follow their own natural swelling and diminishing like a real choir in one or two pieces I tried, but still here it needs a lot of investigation by me.

Another area that I tried and noticed improvement is that of classical guitar which I use a lot for solos and accompaniment. It seems that it will do for the moment before I invest in more specialized guitar samples.

That is about all I had time to check. It is all nice, but creates for me two problems :-)

One is that I want to re-render a lot of pieces with the new setup which I have already published in youtube as scrolling scores with NP2, and the other perhaps you could advise me:

I always work in a default setting of allowing 95% duration of the notated value of any note I write. I noticed now that a lot of orchestral sounds translate a bit more staccato than I intended. It worked ok with NP2, but now NP3 seems to have a higher, more detailed definition of duration, if you try it and you find that this is the case could you let me know?

All in all I would say is quite an improvement for NP and coming without charge to existing users it is very good indeed. Every user should update.

Thanks.

I always work in a default setting of allowing 95% duration of the notated value of any note I write. I noticed now that a lot of orchestral sounds translate a bit more staccato than I intended. It worked ok with NP2, but now NP3 seems to have a higher, more detailed definition of duration, if you try it and you find that this is the case could you let me know?

Hi Socrates--

Youre welcome--and heres the reviews of NP3 so far on the Sib forum--I havent seen anything anywhere else:

http://www.sibelius.com/cgi-bin/helpcenter/chat/chat.pl?com=thread&...

The length of notes is mentioned and use of more ambience to keep the notes from sounding too dry..

I hanent tried it yet as Im buried in two other pieces but will let you know anything I experience or hear from others.

Apart from maybe upping the 95% slightly as a test--(this is the unslurred note setting in Performance->Note Durations?) --you might also send Arne an email about this and see what he says:

Arne @ NotePerformer

Hope this helps and please keep us posted about your additional experiences using NP 3.

Thanks so much

Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

I bought it for Finale and am experimenting with it now. My initial impression is that it is pretty darn good. Much better than the built-in Garritan sounds

Thanks Gav--with Sib users on the forum Id say 95% plus really like NP, and prefer it more than Sib sounds. for many reasons--its size, cost, support etc..

Also Ive often heard it mentioned that people feel NP does better with larger ensembles.

Arne Wallander is extremely helpful, and IMHO the standard by which all software companies should treat their customers--and as mentioned, this again is a free update. And now making it available to Finale and Dorico really is a very smart business decision.

ENJOY using it!

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito



Gav Brown said:

I bought it for Finale and am experimenting with it now. My initial impression is that it is pretty darn good. Much better than the built-in Garritan sounds

NotePerformer 3 for Sibelius released; beta support for Finale and Dorico added

Scoring Notes blog with a complete overview including playback demos and Q&A with creator Arne Wallander:

https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/noteperformer-3-for-sibelius-rele...

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

This link was provided by Arne on the Sib forum for the previous version of NotePerformer, if a user preferred the earlier version (2.0.2) over Version 3.

https://noteperformer.com/version2.0.2/

Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito

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