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by DrLeonard
Thu May 06, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: The Music Lounge
Topic: Symphony No. 4 -- I. Andante - Allegro
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Symphony No. 4 -- I. Andante - Allegro

Here is the first movement of my Symphony No. 4, marked Andante - Allegro. After the slow introduction it proceeds in a swinging 3/8 time. It takes just under ten minutes. The PDF score is attached, and the recording (using Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra) is at: https://www.forecyte.com/music/leonard_s...
by DrLeonard
Mon May 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Overture Still Alive?!
Replies: 29
Views: 2763

Re: Is Overture Still Alive?!

Writing PC/Mac software in 1969 would have required prescience and foresight! Yes, that's quite right. And the technology for forums like this probably wasn't around till the 1980s (the era when I first got into computers). So the "1969" date is a mystery. Still, I was using Score Writer ...
by DrLeonard
Sun May 02, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Overture Still Alive?!
Replies: 29
Views: 2763

Re: Is Overture Still Alive?!

According to information appearing on this site, Don joined this forum at the end of 1969. That would have been 51 years ago, perhaps back in the early days of Score Writer. So Don could be around my age (I'm 82). Perhaps there is a health issue.
by DrLeonard
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

[/quote] I have moved this topic to the "How Do I" section of the forum. Thanks, Dean. Yes, of course this is the right thread for this topic, after all. Being the novice that I am, I am not always sure where topics belong! learning how to load instruments into KONTAKT, consolidate and sha...
by DrLeonard
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

I was successful in converting an orchestral score (not the one I started this thread with) to four instances of Kontakt (from 18, I assume). It was a test file so I could compare it with the original. Of course I had to rename the tracks, restore clefs (bass clef, viola clef), and restore playback ...
by DrLeonard
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

OK, I think I see where I went wrong. When I chose the instrument for the second track (Piccolo, although it's called "Flute 1") I dragged the ASO sample from the left panel into the right panel, which changed the Flute in track 1 to Piccolo. Instead, if I clicked the Piccolo sample it wen...
by DrLeonard
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

I don't understand Step 2. When you start with Choose Track's Instrument/Software Instrument/Kontakt you are given a "Library" field underneath where it now says Kontakt where you can choose the library you are using (in this case you choose Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra.) There is no need ...
by DrLeonard
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

Open your score switch to the Library Panel on the left Choose Software instrument / Kontakt In the Library dropdown choose Amadeus Expand the Woodwinds (as and example) Drag Flute I and drop in onto the flute staff in your score Bill, in my system Kontakt and Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra are alread...
by DrLeonard
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

I am attempting to follow Dean's instructions but without success so far. Here were my steps: (1) I made a test file of an orchestral score and cleared the instruments by selecting "None." (2) I went to the Flute track and selected "Software Instrument" and then "Kontakt.&qu...
by DrLeonard
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

I will attempt to follow Dean's instructions at some point (and, again, many thanks for the tutorial), but first I want to finish the piece I am working on in the original file. I should explain that I am submitting the piece (in segments) to an instructor at the University of Wisconsin for critique...
by DrLeonard
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

Thanks for the responses. I have concluded that the whole premise of this thread I started is without merit. The problem I am trying to solve ("stuttering" or static-like distortion on playback, in fast and heavily-noted sections) has nothing to do with how many instances of Kontakt might ...
by DrLeonard
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

Bill Reed wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:57 am You use Software Instrument.
That's what I have always used before to load instruments, until it was suggested that I might be creating multiple instances of Kontakt that way and I should use "Existing Instrument" instead. But I am beginning to wonder if that is what actually happens.
by DrLeonard
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

under the MIDI Device tab go one more step and select/click an instrument (in blue) from the last column: My "MIDI Device" tab has "None", "GM Player 1" and "GM Player 2." Would I use the GM Player flute if I want the Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra flute (which ...
by DrLeonard
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

Right-click on the Flute Track and click Choose Track's Instrument. Then click the Software Instrument tab. From there you should have a drop-down offering you to select KONTAKT. Select it. I did that, but I can't back out of that window ("Done" button is inactive) until I select an instr...
by DrLeonard
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: How do I...?
Topic: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt
Replies: 42
Views: 2631

Re: Adding Another Instrument to Instance of Kontakt

Thanks, I went and opened Kontakt and found the Amadeus instrument samples in my SSD, per your image. But I wasn't opening Kontakt from within Overture and my current composition, so how can I load the instruments to an instance of Kontakt as applicable to this particular piece of music? (Other piec...