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  • Sibelius 7.1.3 and VSL: Tenuto (staff text & articulations)— How its defined in the VSL Hou...

    First of all, I want to thank Andreas/Andi for all the help he has provided to Sibelius users. We would be nowhere with out his advice. OK. Now about the subject. I am wondering about the definition of Tenuto. Using the VSL House Style, the Playback Dictionary provides a Sound ID that is + legato, staccato and the setting of the dynamics and attack to 110% with no adjustment to the duration. This is what appears in both the staff text and articulations tabs. I'm not sure I agree with that definition. Tenuto, in my understanding, is a prolongation of a note, with some emphasis. There might be some contextual separation of several consecutive tenuto notes. I will say that the staccato element that shortens the duration is contrary to what I'm looking for in a tenuto passage. I am a bit confused by the tenuto variances in the various Sibelius House Styles, but the one that puts the Sound ID as + tenuto, with the dynamic at 110%, the attack @ 100% and the potential duration @ 110% to be closer to my sensibilities. I can redefine the tenuto myself in the dictionary, so I'm OK. However, I just was wondering if perhaps the VSL definition, with the staccato aspect, has a particular point-of-view or maybe is some oversight or am I completely wrong. Respectfully, Alex

  • Hello Alex!

    Thanks for your nice words and welcome to the forum.

    Please notice that the change of note duration and dynamic is only applied, when no fitting articulation can be found. So as far as I know only the Special Edition is affected by this entry. All other sound sets including the Special Edition PLUS should switch to the best fitting articulation.

    Best regards,
    Andi


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