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Topic: Sibelius music notation software playback

Velocity = [20, 39, 61, 71, 84, 98, 113, 127; 0, 15, 33, 52, 70, 88, 108, 127]

Sibelius 6.2's MIDI playback dictionary defines score dynamic markings, and the corresponding MIDI velocity values, as:

ppp    20
pp    39
p    61
mp    71
mf    84
f    98
ff    113
fff    127

Therefore I have mapped these values to Pianoteq values according to what I can discern from the velocity graph in Pianoteq 3.6.7

Last edited by Wheat Williams (14-11-2011 22:45)
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Re: Sibelius music notation software playback

Thank you for posting. This is useful info.

Regards,

Chris

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Re: Sibelius music notation software playback

This is my first post. I do not play keyboards. I purchased Pianoteq Play last week for use in playing back scores that I create in Sibelius 6.2 and 7.03 through step-time input (I am a music copyist). I realized that everything Sibelius was playing back to Pianoteq was at least one dynamic level too loud, so I started investigating the velocity curves. Sibelius playback has a useful feature for "humanizing" notation that has no MIDI velocity data to begin with, and it can generate some convincing-sounding piano performances. Pianoteq sounds much better playing through crescendos than the sampled piano sound that comes with Sibelius, so for me it's an "upgrade" to my music notation system.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
macOS 10.12 Sierra
Apple MacBook Pro (mid-2012), 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 3210M "Ivy Bridge", 16GB RAM
PreSonus AudioBox USB external audio interface