Since I've more or less been talked into needing to try it, and I am getting acquainted with NP3, I thought I better start a new thread.
Sounds good in general, but some things elude me so far (not much specific info to find in the documentation ...)
1) I don't seem to be able to keep different groups of NP instruments assigned to separate banks. I can do it in the score manager, but then when I run Reassign Playback Sounds everything goes back to Bank 1. Does NP always insist on filling up a bank untl all 16 channels are used?
2) I have also created a separate bank for some sounds I want to use with the ARIA player, but when I Reassign,then that goes also back to NP on Bank 1.
3) I assume it's because of this MIDI feature of percussion having to be on channel 10 - I have a vibraphone on ch.15, but the marimba doesn't want to be on ch.16, it always turns up on ch.10 (changing the score layout.in the Mixer) - it' confusing.
4) And here the problem (or ignorance, as it may be) that made me discard NP last time I tried. All eigth notes (particularly brass) are played more or less staccato. How can one achieve a more tenuto or legato phrasing?
P.S.: later ... it seems it can only be done by applying slurs (expressions don't seem to), which works fine, but that's usually something I don't apply until the very end, when finishing a score and parts.