David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I meant to add (but editing a post seems very time-limited for some reason) I'm afraid I have no explanation for why you say you don't get a "live velocity" field in the Inspector when activating Live Playback. It works fine with me. Possibly…"
Nov 22
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I do use a MIDI keyboard but use Step time input. This means that there is actually no difference in practice in playback from someone who enters notes from mouse and keyboard as I understand it such as yourself. The crucial thing is that you cannot…"
Nov 22
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Hi David,
It's not switched off, it's just that the active tab in that screenshot was "Home", and Live Playback is on the "Play" tab in my version of Sibelius. But here's a quote from the most recent User's Guide:
"So if you provide Sibelius with an…"
Nov 22
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Found the solution, I think. Looks like you have switched off "Live Playback" from the ribbon. I didn't think of this as I always had it activated as per default but if you're not using it, you lose the dynamic control feature. Section 6.5 in the…"
Nov 22
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Yes, I have "Sibelius Ultimate", not plain Sibelius.
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Nov 21
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"You definitely have the Pro version of Sibelius which these days seems to be called Ultimate? It appears that with the middle version which is simply called "Sibelius", control of dynamics is indeed limited. It also only allows 16 staves which rules…"
Nov 21
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Wow. Here is a screenshot of the Inspector in my version of Sibelius (running under MacOS, if it makes a difference...)
As you can see, it comes up as a sidebar to the main score window and it has no "Live velocity" field. I wonder what the…"
Nov 21
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I thought for a moment that I had completely misremembered how Sibelius works but no. If I do a screenshot of the Inspector, it looks like this
The "Live velocity"  is actually a misnomer becuase the primary dynamic controller is more often a MIDI…"
Nov 21
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Hi David,
Fine-tune the dynamic on playback with the Inspector? This is something I did not know! When I bring up the Inspector for a given note, I see only a row of checkboxes for "Play on Pass" (which honestly I do not understand) and then some…"
Nov 21
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I find this latest dynamic an improvement but to be honest, you're the composer and have obviously thought things through. Stick to your own guns! There was just one comment on the dynamics which puzzled me a bit though. Of course in the score you…"
Nov 21
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Wow, there does seem to be a divergence of opinion here!
H.S., I found your analysis above quite interesting, but to be honest, I suspect that your ears are starting to become "conditioned" to hearing the piece as heading towards C and concluding in…"
Nov 21
H. S. Teoh replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Yeah, I did also find the initial entrance of the high C a bit too strong. Soften it a little and it should work better IMO.
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Nov 21
David Owen replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"To me, the original is actually better. In this version the high C comes too early (and anyway draws too much attention to itself by being louder than necessary in my view). I would probably trust the listener to pick up on the final modulations to…"
Nov 20
Rowy van Hest replied to Liz Atems's discussion String Quartet No. 1, Op. 1
"I'm not one for a lot of attention. Just let me think, perhaps I'll make a new thread."
Nov 20
H. S. Teoh replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"I decided to actually listen to the whole thing again.  This time round I'm starting to appreciate even more the structure of the first half of the piece, and how you have subtle (but effective) contrasting sections bordering on the sunny major…"
Nov 19
Liz Atems replied to Liz Atems's discussion Sinfonia Solenne for String Orchestra, Chamber Strings, and Solo Strings
"Thanks for the feedback H.S.! That's exactly what I was thinking: it helps make the C major more stable, but the ending comes too soon to allow the ear to completely forget that F minor was the established key.
But why wonder? I replaced the…"
Nov 19
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  • Welcome Liz. I think I sent a friend request. This was simply to offer putting your work to instruments libraries.

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