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    DIVA Update

    The following should be reaching registered DIVA users shortly. It\'s not the official release letter, just the bulk of the info for those who are impatient [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] (Frank has been offline a bit due to the \'storm\' which recently hit his area...)


    Bela D Media is pleased to present our update 1.1 for the Gigastudio release of DIVA – Classical Female Soloists.

    What are the updates?

    A pitch bend range of +/- 2 semitones has been added to each instrument’s properties.

    In response to user feedback, we have abbreviated the titles of some of the instruments. This abbreviation will make it easier to differentiate between instruments when more than DIVA instruments are loaded into more than one channel of the main window of Gigastudio.
    For example, you will find that the name of an instrument like:
    “Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – ah close”
    has been abbreviated to:
    “S1 Sust Vowels - ah close”
    The abbreviation isn’t too cryptic, and allows you to read the full instrument name in a main Giga window channel slot.

    This first round of updates also adds extended keyswitching of patches to most of the DIVA instrument sets. Keyswitching is simply another way of making program changes - using the keys on the keyboard instead of sending midi program numbers. With Diva, most keyswitching works from C3 and up. For example, if there are 2 patches in a keyswitched instrument, the first patch will switch using C3, and the second patch will switch using C#3. Keyswitches based at C3 will appear in the standard range of any five octave master keyboard, rather than requiring transposing to ‘get at’ the keyswitch keys.

    Below is a brief description of the keyswitch updates:


    Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels. Previous keyswitch patches have been replaced by:

    S1 Sus V cls KS ah oh oo ee mm, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – ah Close mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – oh Close mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – oo Close mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – ee Close mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – mm Close mic’d

    S1 Sus V far KS ah oh oo ee mm, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – ah Far mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – oh Far mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – oo Far mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – ee Far mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Sustained Vowels – mm Far mic’d


    Soloist 1 Crescendo Diminuendo Vowels includes the additional instrument:

    S1 Crs Dim KS ah oh oo ee mm, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Crescendo Diminuendo - ah
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Crescendo Diminuendo - oh
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Crescendo Diminuendo - oo
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 1 Crescendo Diminuendo – ee
    Key E3 loads Soloist 1 Crescendo Diminuendo - mm


    Soloist 1 Marcato Vowels includes the additional instruments:

    S1 Marc cls KS ah oh ee, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – ah Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – oh Close Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – ee Close Mic’d

    S1 Marc far KS ah oh ee, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – ah Far Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – oh Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – ee Far Mic’d

    S1 Marc far-rel KS ah oh ee, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – ah Far Mic’d, with release samples
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – oh Far Mic’d, with release samples
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Marcato – ee Far Mic’d, with release samples


    Soloist 1 Moving Vowels includes the additional instruments:

    S1 Moving Vowels cls KS, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Moving Vowels – Ah Nah Zoe Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Moving Vowels – Lee Mah Stah Close Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Moving Vowels – Voh Sah Loh Vah Close Mic’d

    S1 Moving Vowels far KS, with the following parameters
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Moving Vowels – Ah Nah Zoe Far Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Moving Vowels – Lee Mah Stah Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Moving Vowels – Voh Sah Loh Vah Far Mic’d


    Soloist 1 Syllables. Previous keyswitch patches have been replaced by:

    S1 Syllables All Keyswitch, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 1 Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 1 Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 2 Close Mic’d
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 2 Far Mic’d
    Key E3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 3 Close Mic’d
    Key F3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 3 Far Mic’d
    Key F#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 4 Close Mic’d
    Key G3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 4 Far Mic’d

    S1 Syllables Close Keyswitch, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 1 Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 2 Close Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 3 Close Mic’d
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 4 Close Mic’d

    S1 Syllables Far Keyswitch, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 1 Far Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 2 Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 3 Far Mic’d
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 1 Syllables Section 4 Far Mic’d


    Soloist 2 Marcato Vowels includes the additional instruments:

    S2 Marc cls KS ah oo mm, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – ah Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – oo Close Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – mm Close Mic’d

    S2 Marc far KS ah oo mm, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – ah Far Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – oo Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – mm Far Mic’d

    S2 Marc far-rel KS ah oo mm, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – ah Far Mic’d, with release samples
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – oo Far Mic’d, with release samples
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Marcato – mm Far Mic’d, with release samples


    Soloist 2 Moving Vowels includes the additional instruments:

    S2 Moving Vowels – cls - KS, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Moving Vowels – Loo Mah Sah Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Moving Vowels – Thah Nye Voh Close Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Moving Vowels – Shoh Meh Lay Fah Close Mic’d

    S2 Moving Vowels – far - KS, with the following parameters
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Moving Vowels – Loo Mah Sah Far Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Moving Vowels – Thah Nye Voh Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Moving Vowels – Shoh Meh Lay Fah Far Mic’d


    Soloist 2 Syllables. Previous keyswitch patches have been replaced by:

    S2 Syllables All Keyswitch, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 1 Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 1 Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 2 Close Mic’d
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 2 Far Mic’d
    Key E3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 3 Close Mic’d
    Key F3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 3 Far Mic’d
    Key F#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 4 Close Mic’d
    Key G3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 4 Far Mic’d

    S2 Syllables Close Keyswitch, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 1 Close Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 2 Close Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 3 Close Mic’d
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 4 Close Mic’d

    S2 Syllables Far Keyswitch, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 1 Far Mic’d
    Key C#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 2 Far Mic’d
    Key D3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 3 Far Mic’d
    Key D#3 loads Soloist 2 Syllables Section 4 Far Mic’d


    Diva Ensembles Merge requires a preliminary instrument merge before it can be applied*. This instrument includes all Ensemble instruments as well as:

    Diva Ens KS 1 2 3 4, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Diva Ensemble 01
    Key C#3 loads Diva Ensemble 02
    Key D3 loads Diva Ensemble 03
    Key D#3 loads Diva Ensemble 04

    Diva Ens KS 3 4 5 6, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Diva Ensemble 03
    Key C#3 loads Diva Ensemble 04
    Key D3 loads Diva Ensemble 05
    Key D#3 loads Diva Ensemble 06

    Diva Ens KS 1 2 5 6, with the following parameters:
    Key C3 loads Diva Ensemble 01
    Key C#3 loads Diva Ensemble 02
    Key D3 loads Diva Ensemble 05
    Key D#3 loads Diva Ensemble 06


    Perliminary update install info:


    1. Load one of your Diva .gig files into the editor
    2. Click on ‘File’ and choose ‘Load Articulation’
    3. Browse to the directory in which you saved the .art file updates
    4. Double click on the .art file whose name corresponds to the currently loaded .gig file. It will load almost instantly.
    5. You should now see a slightly different set of patch names in the instrument bank list, including the new keyswitched instruments.
    6. NB. When upgrading software, it is always a good policy to backup user data before overwriting it with an update. If your Diva files are currently unchanged from those on the install disk, then your install disk can act as your backup. However, if you’ve made ANY changes to the Diva instruments which you would like to keep, please make sure that when you save the updated file to disk, you save it to a new directory – NOT the same directory from which you loaded the gig file. This will allow you the option to merge your edited user files with the updated file at a later date.
    7. Save your new instrument.
    8. Please note that at times, even after using the editor’s ‘download’ button, the currently loaded Gigastudio instrument doesn’t update, which means you will not hear the most recent patch you think you’ve ‘downloaded’. Selecting another instrument in the bank list, and then switching back to the one you downloaded is usually enough to cause the correct instrument to load.


    * The Diva Ensembles Merge .gig file requires all 6 Ensemble instruments to be loaded in the same instrument prior to applying the articulation update.
    Please follow these steps to merge the 6 instruments:

    1. Load the editor
    2. Open a NEW file by selecting the ‘new file’ icon, or holding ctrl and typing ‘n’.
    3. Click on ‘file’ and choose the ‘merge file’ option.
    4. Browse to the ‘Diva Ensembles’ folder
    5. Highlight ALL 6 of the Diva Ensemble instruments and select ‘Open’
    6. Now that all 6 instruments are in the same .gig file, you can load the Diva Ensembles Merge articulation file in the same way as any other .art file.
    7. Remember that you will need to save this new instrument to its own location.

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    Re: DIVA Update

    Marc [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Hi! You will be emailed this evening. All registered users. Register people [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Some have not yet done so.

  3. #3

    Re: DIVA Update

    Where do we register? I can\'t find a \"register your software\" link on your site. Please post the url where we can register. Thanks!

  4. #4

    Re: DIVA Update

    email register@beladmedia.com and put \"registering diva\" in the subject line.

    Gary

  5. #5

    Re: DIVA Update

    Thanks!

    Duh... In my excitement to load/use the sample CD, I didn\'t bother reading any of the papers included in the folder. I just took the CD out [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

  6. #6

    Re: DIVA Update

    Wow [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Do I win this or is this if I buy Diva?
    Sorry, Newbie chic [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    NH

  7. #7

    Re: DIVA Update

    Hey Chad,

    ..and where to download ? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    -Marc

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