I often use the possibility to add more instruments to a staff, assigning them to different voices, to reduce the number of staves in a score (see attachment).
Recently I used the same techniques to assign twice the same string to a staff, reducing the volume of 6dB each, to simulate divisi (see attachment).
I would like to have two indications (i.e. 'unison' and 'divisi') to:
This will simplify a lot inserting phrases sounding in unison, just typing them once (single voice).
Last edited by claudiorosati on Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'm currently working on achieving this. I've added "divisi" to Notion 5.
With "divisi, tutti and unison expressions active in Notion a Custom rule can be used in a variety of ways to do this type of orchestration i.e. using key-switches, channel-change, controllers etc., etc...
Currently 95% done. Almost ,almost there...
And will work with ReWire when done.
A ReWire+MIDI session screen-shot of Notion 5 and Studio One professional doing a section of music.
Using one staff both "Divisi" and "Tutti" symbols are used with a melody line.
Custom rule coding changes the MIDI channel back and forth from "Tutti" and "Divisi".
(At present there are extra hidden symbols attached to each note that were needed to make this work until I can get flags or whatever to work as hoped for.)
This is an mp3 audio clip to go with the image below.
John, great that you're doing that, but I agree with the OP. It would be nice to have an OOTB technique for divisi and unison just as Claudio describes it functioning.
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I want to add a bit to the discussion.
I quote an answer from the NOTION support in relation to this post:
The custom rules are for use with external VST instruments that are loaded via the VST Instrument family of instruments in Score Setup. These rules will not work with the Notion instruments.
That means, being I'm just using the NOTION sounds, I cannot use custom rules to handle tutti/divisi.
Moreover my request is a bit more subtle, and is related to single part printing, because:
Probably implementing my suggestion will require one or more parameters on the staff's Notation Tab to indicate how single parts must be handled.
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