Fixed problem with “always tenuto” not working
The switch for turning on tenuto permanently (CC #108, value 1) didn’t work as expected. The bug was fixed.
In Dorico on Windows, there’s no longer a bug where NotePerformer could put the Steinberg ASIO driver into a state of malfunction
Due to a bug in NotePerformer, the ASIO driver for Dorico could be sent into a state of malfunction, producing only a strange “carpet of sound” during playback. The bug was fixed.
In Finale, percussion sounds in the lowest octave now work
Sounds in the lowest octave of the orchestral percussion map wouldn’t trigger, because they collided with the key switches. The problem was fixed.
In Sibelius, strings and woodwinds now ignore “let ring”
Strings and woodwinds no longer respond to sustain pedal messages. This could previously trigger a never-ending build up of sound, when writing “let ring” in Sibelius. This is a relatively common technique for contrabass pizzicato.
The problem doesn’t apply to Finale or Dorico, because these notation programs don’t automatically respond to “let ring” (sustain pedal down). When they are manually setup to send a sustain pedal event, the fix will naturally apply also to these notation programs.
Log files now rotate
To make it easier for us to track down bugs during startup of notation programs, NotePerformer now rotates older log files. The files are in order (starting with the most recent log file)
Dorico 3.5-specific expression map was added
Our expression map was updated to take advantage of some of the new features in Dorico 3.5, and the installer was updated to reflect these version changes.
Exclusion groups for hi-hat was fixed
When updating the drum sets to General MIDI mapping, in a previous version, the exclusion groups for hi-hat closed/open where damaged, such that the closed hi-hat would no longer terminate the open hi-hat sound. The problem was fixed.
Triangle round robin repeat speed was tweaked
When playing triangle strokes, the instrument no longer rotates between left/right strokes unless there’s a very fast repeat.
In Finale, Dynamics for mandolin and banjo now works
Mandolin and banjo did not respond to dynamics in Finale. This discrepancy was corrected for.
The “bowed marimba” mixer override now works, also in Finale & Dorico
The marimba (bowed) override used to set the bowed xylophone program, rather than the bowed marimba (the problem did not apply to Sibelius, where sounds are assigned from the Sibelius mixer). The problem was fixed.
In Finale & Dorico, the bowed xylophone is now the fallback sound for the glass harmonica
NotePerformer will now automatically fallback to the bowed xylophone sound, when picking the glass harmonica instrument in Finale or Dorico.
(In Sibelius, the fallback sounds are determined by Sibelius. In order to achieve the same thing in Sibelius, the bowed xylophone sound needs to be manually assigned from the Sibelius mixer.)
In Finale,“custom XX” percussion sounds now have names
Unpitched percussion sounds in NotePerformer, which don’t have a natural mapping in Finale, are configured to use the Custom 1, Custom 2, … sound slots. These sound slots have now also been supplemented with custom names in Finale, making them easier to utilize in practice.
Fixed bug with long notes during MIDI input
During MIDI keyboard input, notes would sometimes playback longer than expected. The problem was fixed.
In Dorico, “dead notes” for guitar are now mapped
In Dorico, guitar notes set to the “dead note” technique (X notehead) are now performed as a muted note.
In Dorico 3.5, jazz articulations are now mapped
Starting from Dorico 3.5, jazz articulations should now play back.
Finger cymbals “open stroke” sound was added
An “open” finger cymbals sound was added to the percussion map, on MIDI NOTE 111.
In Sibelius, the standard finger cymbal is now the open stroke. The muted sound requires manual mapping.
In Finale, the standard finger cymbal is now the open stroke. The muted sound was mapped to the “Finger Cymbals Muted Clap” type in Finale.
In Dorico, the “Natural” technique is now the open stroke. The muted sound was mapped to the “Muted” technique.
Fixed trill playback for woodwinds and brass in Sibelius
In Sibelius, wind instruments wouldn’t always perform trills in a slurred fashion. This problem was resolved by an update to the Sound Set.