NotePerformer 3 - Artificial Intelligence-Based Playback for Sibelius, Finale & Dorico

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  1. marclawsonmusic

    marclawsonmusic Senior Member

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    Agree. It really is some amazing software. Kudos!
     
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  2. Virtual Virgin

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    Will Noteperformer play back baroque ornaments in Dorico?
     
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    Wallander Active Member

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    NotePerformer never generates its own ornaments, but it only plays ornaments as generated by the notation software, including trills.

    From the top of my head I don't recall whether Dorico interprets baroque ornaments at all, in its current state. I checked the version history, and saw no mention of this unfortunately.

    If you're currently experiencing that they don't work with NotePerformer, they are probably not being implemented for playback in Dorico yet.
     
  4. JT

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    I've just downloaded the demo to try with Finale. I have to say my initial impression is very positive, much better then the included sounds.

    A question about the mixer window, is there any way for the user to add an EQ or perhaps use a different reverb?
     
  5. Steve Martin

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    Can I ask what future plans are there for noteperformer? I use it in Dorico and Sibelius, and I'm very glad that I made the purchase.

    Thank you if you have any info you are able to share, if that's ok to do that.

    :):)
     
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    Wallander Active Member

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    There are no plans ready to go public at this point, sorry. :) But the most pressing matter right now is making sure the notation software implementations are improved. In particular the Finale and Dorico versions. So what's pending is the "boring" kind of news, but those that are necessary to attain a quality software.

    If you want to use a different reverb of EQ, you would have to use this from your notation software. There's unfortunately no way to add your own plug-ins or effects from inside NotePerformer, except for the calibration of the reverb level.

    Another alternative is to bounce to separate stems/audio files and post-process them in a DAW with the effects of your choice.
     
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  7. Steve Martin

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    Hi there,
    thank you for your reply and I'm happy as to what you've shared as it is still good news, so I'm still very happy with your answer :) As I use Cubase, I'm thinking of experimenting in this way if I want a different sound for one of my tracks. As the audio engine in Dorico [which I do have], is the same great sounding Cubase audio engine, exporting my stems, either in a group or separately, to cubase, is what I'm thinking of doing with a particular score - all I would have to do then is add other different sounds to that track in Cubase. For example - I want all the orchestral sounds as Noteperformer, but I may want a different sound for one track instead of the one I played back in Dorico - so I also export the Dorico file as a midi, and import that score, and use the midi track for the particular sound I chose, and eventually mix all of them -the midi file playback of the exported Dorico midi track, with the included audio files of noteperformer tracks from Dorico. I'm sure this should work, even though I haven't tried it as yet. As for the reverb, I'm guessing that you are saying we can turn the reverb off in our Notation program, such as Dorico, and export them "dry" and import them into our DAW and then add our own effects. Is this what you are meaning here? Thanks if you can please tell me if my understanding is correct.
    best,
    Steve :)
     
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    Exactly. The reverb is internal to NotePerformer. You can turn it off either on an instrument-by-instrument basis, but also globally with the slider at the top of the NP mixer.

    You could choose to keep some reverb, just to get the early reflections. If you lower it to 0% the output is anechoic, which is very difficult to mix.

    It's also common to supplement NotePerformer with sounds from other libraries directly inside the notation software. But doing it in a DAW gives you a lot more flexibility, as a DAW was built for that task. Especially if you want to layer multiple sounds/patches for a staff.
     
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  10. FriFlo

    FriFlo Senior Member

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    Sadly, I won't do any more Sibelius Upgrades due to Avid being one of the worst crooks ever ... But I hope Dorico will soon catch up with Sibelius!
     
  11. Steve Martin

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    Thank you kindly for your reply. I like the reverb in noteperformer, so no problems there :)
    best, Steve :)
     
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  12. Brentishere

    Brentishere New Member

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    I got a note today from Avid saying NotePerformer (for Sibelius) was 40% off; down to $77 thru their site.
    Is that a Sibelius-only version, or will it work with Dorico & Finale, too?
     
  13. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Active Member

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    Hi there,
    I wrote this to Wallender a while back.
    "Hi to Noteperformer,

    I have Sibelius 7.5 and Dorico - latest version. If I pay for one Dorico version, can I use one version for both?"
    "Hi Stephen!

    Yes, absolutely. We don't actually technically restrict the number of
    systems or notation programs you use, but the restriction is that it's
    a single-user license. And once installed on a system, NotePerformer
    will work with Dorico, Sibelius and Finale in tandem."

    Hope that is helpful. :)
     
  14. Brentishere

    Brentishere New Member

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    Outstanding.
    Now I have to shop.
    —B
     
  15. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Active Member

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    Glad I was able to help :)
     
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  16. polyfonic

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    I'm using Noteperformer in Sibelius rewired with Cubase. In order to orchestrate in Sibelius/Noteperformer synced with Cubase, I've so far been bouncing a mix of what I got in Cubase to audio and set that track to 1000 ms delayed playback.
    Is there another way to sync wihout having to export the miditracks to audio in Cubase?
     
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    None that I know of, unfortunately. We officially don't support Rewire for this very reason. You're of course very welcome to try and find a workaround, but I've never seen sync working with Rewire when NotePerformer is involved.

    Are the Cubase tracks VSTi instruments? Maybe there's a way to delay tracks in Cubase during playback, e.g. by the use of a MIDI plug-in?
     
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  18. polyfonic

    polyfonic New Member

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    I think I found a workaround that works - Voxengo Sound Delay - https://www.voxengo.com/product/sounddelay/ - which lets me delay the audio and vsts on my Cubase DAW with 1000 ms and now it perfectly syncs with Sibelius/Noteperformer. When I want to record something live in Cubase, then I just deactivate the Voxengo plug and mute the Sibelius track and then voila.
     
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    Clever! :)

    Thanks for sharing!
     

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