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QUICKSTART GUIDE

MAC INSTALLATION

  • If you've purchased NotePerformer, please download the full version installer using your personal download links.
  • Run the installer and proceed through all steps. The full version overwrites the trial version.
  • NotePerformer may be uninstalled by running:
     
          /Library/Application Support/NotePerformer/Uninstall NotePerformer.command
     

PC INSTALLATION

  • If you've purchased NotePerformer, please download the full version installer using your personal download links.
  • Run the installer and proceed through all steps. The full version overwrites the trial version.
  • NotePerformer may be uninstalled from "Add/Remove Programs".

GETTING STARTED IN DORICO

  • We recommend making NotePerformer your default playback template from Dorico's Preferences.
  • With existing scores you switch to the NotePerformer Playback Template from:

    Play ▸ Playback Template...
  • Instruments and Expression Maps are automatically assigned from our Playback Template.
  • Playback Templates is a Dorico 2 feature.
  • Opening the NotePerformer interface from Dorico reveals our own high-resolution mixer.
  • If you remove staves from the score, you can click Reset in the upper-left corner to clear lingering instruments from the mixer.
  • Solo/mute, volume and reverb work globally across all NotePerformer instances.
  • Channels are automatically grouped and color coded according to instrument family.
  • Double-clicking restores the default value for a parameter.
  • Instruments have different pan defaults, reflecting orchestral seating.
  • You should use the factory settings for note lengths when running NotePerformer in Dorico.
  • Default notes: 85%
  • Staccato notes: 50%
  • Staccatissimo notes: 25%
  • Tenuto notes: 95%
  • Marcato notes: 85%
  • Legato notes: 105%
  • Changing these settings may result in playback issues, such as gaps between legato notes or articulations not being identified correctly.
  • Clicking an instrument's name in the mixer allows you to override the sound for that MIDI channel.
  • This provides access to sounds that are not mapped by your notation software.
  • Or simply for using a different choice of sound for a staff.
  • You may want to increase the unmeasured tremolo speed in Dorico, from the Playback Options dialog.
  • We recommend a setting of 1/8, which is slightly faster than the default setting of 1/5.
  • A slower tremolo speed may produce a measured tremolo rather than an unmeasured tremolo, with NotePerformer.
  • NotePerformer supports custom organ registration by inserting a MIDI CC message into the score.
  • Please use our online calculator to determine the MIDI CC message. You can find it here:

    noteperformer.com/stops
  • In Dorico, you manually enter MIDI controller values in Play mode by expanding the Automation lane for a track.
  • Please select the appropriate controller, e.g. "CC103", and draw the value into the lane using the pencil tool.
  • For more information on how to use MIDI controllers in Dorico, please consult the Dorico Operation Manual.
  • For reference, you may add custom MIDI CC events in Dorico, from Play mode.
  • This is done via the automation lane for each staff.
  • In the case that playback and sound assignment isn't working at all, Dorico's sound driver may have stalled.
  • Please review your Audio Device Setup, in Dorico's Preferences.
  • Try temporarily switching to another ASIO driver, and back, to reset the sound driver in Dorico.
  • Or alternatively, you may switch to a different Sample Rate, and back.
  • For multi-articulation support, you need at least version 12 of our expression map.
  • Please note that any scores saved with a prior version of NotePerformer will still have the older expression map, because Dorico only updates a score's expression maps when you explicitly ask it to do so.
  • To update an existing score to a more recent NotePerformer expression map, please follow this procedure:

       1. Open the Play > Expression Maps... dialog.

       2. Locate the "NotePerformer" expression map and select it.

       3. Click "Reset to Library Defaults".

       4. Make sure the expression map's version now says "12" (or higher).

ARTICULATIONS IN DORICO

PLAIN NOTE
DYNAMICS
CRESCENDO
DIMINUENDO
STACCATO
STACCATISSIMO
MEZZO-STACCATO
TREMOLO
ACCENT
MARCATO
TENUTO
LEGATO
PIZZICATO
TRILL
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

GLISSANDO
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

ARPEGGIO
COL LEGNO
SNAP PIZZICATO (BARTOK)
HARMONICS (WRITTEN PITCH)
ARTIFICIAL HARMONICS
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

DÉTACHÉ
MUTE
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May only be cancelled by "ord."
BUCKET MUTE
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May only be cancelled by "ord."
CUP MUTE
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May only be cancelled by "ord."
PLUNGER MUTE
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May only be cancelled by "ord."
HARMON MUTE
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May only be cancelled by "ord."
LET RING
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC64=127 ······ CC64=0
NO VIBRATO
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC20=6 ······ CC20=0
VIBRATO
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC20=5 ······ CC20=0
MOLTO VIBRATO
INCOMPLETE FEATURE
in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC20=18 ······ CC20=0
SLAP BASS
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC18=13 ······ CC18=0
FLUTTER-TONGUE
PLOP
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC15=83 ······ CC15=0
DOIT
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC15=82 ······ CC15=0
SCOOP
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC15=81 ······ CC15=0
FALL
NO MAPPING
available in Dorico

May be triggered by MIDI using
CC15=80 ······ CC15=0
a2, zu 3, ...
Range: X=2...8
(number of players)

CC104=X ······ CC104=0
VIBRATO DEPTH (OVERRIDE)
Range: X=1...64...127
(scale by 0% ... 100% ... 200%)

CC105=X ······ CC105=0
VIBRATO SPEED (OVERRIDE)
Range: X=1...64...127
(scale by 0% ... 100% ... 200%)

CC106=X ······ CC106=0
A4 TUNING (HERTZ)
Range: X=1...64...127
(377 Hz ... 440 Hz ... 503 Hz)

CC109=X ······ CC109=0
ORGAN REGISTRATION
USE OUR SCRIPT

noteperformer.com/stops
BOWED PITCHED PERCUSSION
OVERRIDE THE SOUND
FROM OUR MIXER


Or trigger by MIDI using
CC18=30 ······ CC18=0
GUITAR EFFECTS
USE OUR SCRIPT

noteperformer.com/stops

KNOWN ISSUES IN DORICO

  • Multiple articulations at the same time is only possible with NotePerformer 3.2 or higher.
  • Additionally, if you open a document saved with an older version of NotePerformer, you must make sure that your document’s NotePerformer expression map is at least version 12. Please see our support article on how to update your document’s expression maps in Dorico.
  • Unison notes are performed solo, even when using different voices.
  • This is the expected behavior in Dorico.
  • We hope to see a workaround to this in a future version of Dorico.
  • Dorico may collapse grand staves to a single staff in playback.
  • If a single Layout ▸ Solo Player is assigned to multiple staves in Dorico, these staves share a common MIDI channel.
  • What this means is, all articulations unavoidably spill over to the other staves in playback—including dynamics.
  • Identically pitched notes are also collapsed into a single solo note.
  • If you want to maintain staff separation in playback, the rule is to use different Solo Players in Dorico.
  • Dynamics within a bar may be inconsistent.
  • It happens because Dorico defaults to using beat stress, on a scale equivalent to two dynamic levels (e.g. mf becomes ff for stressed notes).
  • And also because Dorico humanizes dynamics by 50%.
  • You can manually alter these Dorico settings from Play ▸ Playback Options...
  • Accents and marcato may be very loud.
  • We currently don't have control over accent and marcato playback, but this is simply a dynamic change governed by Dorico from Play ▸ Playback Options....
  • There may be gaps of silence between subsequent slashed notes.
  • This is a known bug/behavior. Instead of shortening the individual notes in the tremolo by 85% (default note shortening) Dorico performs a tremolo only for 85% of the note's written length.

SUPPORT FOR DORICO

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Dorico version
CPU speed
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