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by rumpole
03-04-19 7:10 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.5.1.4893 & 4900
Replies: 17
Views: 6339

Re: 10.5.1.4893 & 4900

How did you install the new update? In order for the built-in synth to appear, Synthesia.exe needs to be sitting alongside bass.dll and bassmidi.dll. Thank you, Nicolas. Now properly installed and working. However, the actual sound does not sound any different. I have downloaded several different s...
by rumpole
01-31-19 7:49 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.5.1.4893 & 4900
Replies: 17
Views: 6339

Re: 10.5.1.4893 & 4900

Hello Nicholas,
1:Have downloaded 10.5.1.4900 in order to install the new Sound fonts;

2:Cannot find any .SF2 files;

3: Under "Music output" only "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer" comes up, not "Built-in MIDI Synthesizer".

Can you assist?

Frank
by rumpole
07-04-18 3:10 am
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: How-To: Working with Development Previews
Replies: 13
Views: 24645

Re: How-To: Working with Development Previews

Nicholas,

Re: Item two: The horizontal notation "curtain" drops about a couple of inches and stops.

Many thanks, most important number one problem solved.

PS: Is there a way to improve the sound of the various instruments by software, and in particular the piano?
by rumpole
07-03-18 11:11 pm
Forum: Development Updates
Topic: How-To: Working with Development Previews
Replies: 13
Views: 24645

Re: How-To: Working with Development Previews

Hello Nicholas, 1: Most half notes come up without letter label (including the latest 10.5.4664). How to find an earlier version to overcome this issue. KeyboardLabelBonusSize worked wonderfully well at 30 before (default=10); 2:Traditional horizontal notation has stopped working (not fussed about i...
by rumpole
11-24-16 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General queries
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

Re: General queries

Hello Nicholas, A somewhat esoteric question: How does one access Synthesia if you were to fall under the proverbial bus/sell out/go broke, etc? For those of us who rely totally on Synthesia, it would require a major learning shift in going back to traditional notation reading. When downloaded, does...
by rumpole
09-25-16 5:21 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.3.4075
Replies: 11
Views: 12077

Re: 10.3 r4075

Hi Nicholas, Thank you for your correspondence. I now fully understand the difficulties with which you have to deal. The simple explanation on your main website might simply be, that, if you have x older machine then only downloads up 10.2 will work. For those users seeking to use higher and the lat...
by rumpole
09-23-16 3:23 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.3.4075
Replies: 11
Views: 12077

Re: 10.3 r4075

Hi Nicholas, Thank you for your reply. The log.txt does not say anything about "Could not load..." 1: Comments in the log.txt are, in order top down: "Initializing simple settings system" "Loading machine list" "machine not found" "Resource not found. Returning empty document" "Loading settings list...
by rumpole
09-14-16 11:05 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: 4075 produces blank screen
Replies: 1
Views: 783

4075 produces blank screen

Hi Nicholas, 1: Cannot load r4075, although set up registers as being a successfully loaded and integrated program; 2: Blank blue screen is produced with top and bottom taskbars shown (top bar shows 4075); 3: Blank screen occurs with or without loading Microsoft Dirext X. 4: Have just reinstalled a ...
by rumpole
03-22-16 6:35 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.3 preview r3968, r3974 - Platform Update
Replies: 27
Views: 42340

Re: 11.0.3968 - Platform Update

Nicholas,

Re being unable to load r3968, the information listed under "Display Adaptor" is: MobileIntel (R) 4 Series Chipset Family, Driver Version 8.15.10.1892 dated the 2nd Sept. 2009.

What is involved in obtaining an up to date driver, or must the entire laptop be replaced?

Many thanks,

Frank
by rumpole
03-20-16 3:12 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.3 preview r3968, r3974 - Platform Update
Replies: 27
Views: 42340

Re: 11.0.3968 - Platform Update

Sorry, Nicholas,

My win7 ultimate will not accept 3968.

Regards,

Frank
by rumpole
08-04-15 9:14 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.2 Preview r3659-r3715 - Lots of stuff
Replies: 75
Views: 54769

Re: 10.2 Preview r3659, r3690 - Lots of stuff

The re-sizing of the notes in r3690 is terrific. It really aids faster reading and is so much easier on the eye.
by rumpole
08-02-15 2:26 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.2 Preview r3659-r3715 - Lots of stuff
Replies: 75
Views: 54769

Re: 10.2 Preview r3659, r3690 - Lots of stuff

Hello Nicholas, Your quick response and adaptability is appreciated. 1: Minimization of blue and green bars worked a treat with "Gameplay.PinMenuDrawer.Open" by unticking the box. Not any more. Any clues? 2: The re-adjustment of the size of the notes is a big improvement. Some may now wish to argue ...
by rumpole
07-23-15 8:19 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.2 Preview r3659-r3715 - Lots of stuff
Replies: 75
Views: 54769

Re: 10.2 Preview r3659 - Lots of stuff

Hello Nicholas, Further to the conundrum of the black keys' lack of legibility, the picture to the right of your arrow is easier for the brain to identify, because the "Ab" letters are larger because they expand beyond the parameters of the space allocated. The larger "Ab" is thus about the same siz...
by rumpole
07-22-15 12:29 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.2 Preview r3659-r3715 - Lots of stuff
Replies: 75
Views: 54769

Re: 10.2 Preview r3659 - Lots of stuff

Hi, Nicholas, Thank you for the tip to minimize the "blue bar". It works. As to the issue of the reduced legibility of the black key notes (r3659), your suggestion to use the zoom to enlarge the black keys, to my mind, does not really address the problem, for many pieces require the entire 88note bo...
by rumpole
07-19-15 5:38 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10.2 Preview r3659-r3715 - Lots of stuff
Replies: 75
Views: 54769

Re: 10.2 Preview r3659 - Lots of stuff

Hello Nicholas, 1:A small problem: Under r3659 the falling black keys do not stand out under one or more of the colours available. Green is particularly poor, and the two letters (e.g.:Ab) are too small for the space provided. The main and large letters (notes) are visually and splendidly improved. ...
by rumpole
11-29-14 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ridding of nag screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: ridding of nag screen

Many thanks for your prompt reply, Nicholas.
by rumpole
11-29-14 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: ridding of nag screen
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

ridding of nag screen

Can someone advise on how to get rid of the nag screen which comes up everytime you wish to exit an uncompleted song.

Thank you.
by rumpole
09-24-14 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: can you turn off the picture of the keyboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: can you turn off the picture of the keyboard?

Hello Laurel, Spend the time to delve into the program. It is the best thing that could happen to notation learning. Pupils will love it because it removes a complex layer at a time when learning the piano is fraught with difficulties. The horizontal notation version of the program is inadequate, an...
by rumpole
09-17-14 8:19 am
Forum: Learning to Play Piano
Topic: Academic research?
Replies: 21
Views: 12803

Re: General

Dear Mr. Plamondon, I have just come across your posts and your three minute oratory offering. I refer you to my post of the 4th June, 2014: "Feature Requests" and "Your present attempt at sheet music lacks sophistication", and Nicholas's reply. It may help to shed some light on your query. Simply p...
by rumpole
09-15-14 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General queries
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

General queries

Hi Nicholas, Your comments on some queries would be appreciated; 1: The important green and blue bars at the top of the screen are large and take up too much screen space. Can they be reduced in size? 2: Can the main black background colour be changed to other colours? 3: The scrolling down of the f...