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So far--after many headaches--I have had reasonable success employing sundry percussion instruments. I say "reasonable" just to be polite, as so many of the percussion instruments simply do not play. I can get steel drums and a didgeridoo, but Latin instruments are particularly pesky.

Maracas? I have tried just about everything. Instruments showing up in the same lists and maps are a hit and several misses to get to playback. Including maracas and cabasas.

I have tried a few ideas found in the Knowledge Base, including loading the GWI Libraries.
One that quasi works is using SmartSynth and selecting "Cuban" instruments. What ever the sound is, it is similar to maracas.

Has anyone had any successes you can share?

Thank you!
:-)
Nessa

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If you have Garritan World Instruments, I am guessing you have seen this...

 

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GWI Libraries. …

 

If you have Garritan World Instruments, …

 

I figured I was missing something when GWI wasn’t spelled out but, for the life of me, I couldn’t come up with Garritan World Instruments, which I have and use frequently (I use CUBA from NI more, though).

 

Just a reminder that one shouldn’t assume we are going to just know the acronyms that anyone uses other than GIFF.

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Hi Guys,

Thank you for the feedback.

I'm afraid, though, that I'm still confused/dumbfounded.

In ScoreManager I have Garritan World Instruments, and from there I can find Latin Percussion and maracas, but in the end, the only source that actually plays back is using SmartSynth and selecting "Cuban" instruments. Again, I'm not sure what the sound is, but it is close.

:-)
Nessa

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Aha!

Perhaps I spoke too soon... on the other hand...

So, I tried again using the GWI, this time choosing Latin Percussion 2, and it worked... sort of.

This is what it looks like:

I'm guessing his is a font problem?

At least I'm in the ballpark. In this example, there are two maracas. (Maracasas? sp?)

:-)
Nessa

 

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Eureka and Hooray!

I just couldn't let it go, and finally figured it out. It was a font issue, of sorts.
More specifically, the type of note head:Please note the other instruments are in another font.
:-)
Nessa

 

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I'm glad you got it solved, and I admire your persistence.

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:-)
Nessa

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