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  • (Sib) The "legato divisi" part playback becomes "acciacatura"

    Since the 4th measure. I have my string divisi notated in Sibelius 7. Unfortunately its playback sounds like kind of Acciacatura (a very short lower note followed by the upper one). I tried to renotate it as 2 voices (with blue upper notes and green lower notes) but the problem still occured. However, without slur line it would sound properly.

    Is this problem occured because of that Vienna Instrument doesn't support "Polyphonic Legato"?

    Another question, is there any method to make Divisi sounds like players are really divided down by half, not stacking up?

    Regards,

    P.Posayanonth


  • 1) Well, Polyphonic Legato is only a feature you have in the Instruments Pro Player. The normal Instruments Player (so the one you don't have to pay for) does not support Polyphonic Legato.
    Therefore the free player "always" interpret 2 notes as a legato transition (so in your case it would sound like a Acciacatura).
    If you use the Instruments Pro Player you could check if the "Polyphonic Legato" Option  "Advanced Mode" -> "Options Tab" -> "Interval Mode" is set to Polyphonic and  "Advanced Mode" -> "Advanced Tab" -> "Interval Mode" and "Interval Threshold" are correctly configured.

    2) Well, there are tricks like using a lower ensemble size (or solo instruments) and then transposing them and pitching them back and giving them 2 independant staves, but the only one where you get a more believable divisi sound is by using the Dimension Instruments (so Dimension Strings or Dimension Brass) as both are recorded in a way that you have seperate musicians. And with the help of the Instruments Pro Player you can even let them divisi themselve when you play more than one note (so you can on the Dimension Violins for instance even start with 8 notes at once and after that all play together and it would work, but it use a lot of ressources).

    I hope that this helps you a bit 


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