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Miroslav Horns

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:21 pm
by normbear
You musicians may know this, but I discovered that if I enter anything above F# at the top of the treble clef for the French Horns, it's silent. It seems that although exceptional players can go higher, and Beethoven, at least, wrote a G above the treble clef, Notion SLE is silent above F#, although it will let you write a note there. I ended up giving the G to the clarinet.

Re: Miroslav Horns

PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:26 pm
by bazhorn
I'm glad, personally, that Notion (and indeed Sibelius) restrict the range to normal levels! It is indeed, in the real world, extremely inadvisable to write anything above an F for Horns (or to dwell too long up there, from C#-F) - and am glad that notation software is playing it's part to stop composers venturing up to the stratosphere in their writing!

Re: Miroslav Horns

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:29 am
by catshsh
The instruments tessiture is restricted by miroslav. This is due to 2 things: First ability for an instrument to play range of notes, Second is the set of samples used when recording the instruments.

Above F# for horns is not a normal playing note for this instrument.
If you want, there is a trick so that the above F# are playable, yet the sound can become bizarre. Using IK SampleTank (free and compatible with miroslav), one can modify the sample allocation to the keyboard and the range associated.