I arrange many scores for french horn ensemble, primarily of renaissance and baroque scores, which entail horn ranges far above the modern accepted concert F (top line treble clef). Since my scores are notated in concert pitch, would it be possible to have more choices for the key of the horn to be in other than F, primarily Eb, Bb, C, D, and A. and would it be possible to simply extend the range of the instrument in Garritan to extend to the C above the treble clef? Modern descant and triple horns use this range extensively in modern scores.
You can edit the ranges by altering the values in the SFZ instrument definition files:
I do appreciate this information, and I do understand it but I am having the problem in that after editing the sfz. file it won't save as an sfz. only a utf-8 format file. I have tried Notepad and OfficeSuite Documents as the text editor but no luck with either of them. Also when I go to save it in the original folder I am told that I need to contact the administrator to gain permission to save it there. I am the only user on this computer and I am the administrator account so that confuses me. Is there a recommended text editor and are there answers to my obtacles?
UTF-8 is a Unicode text encoding -- i.e. it defines the way in which text files are described. It's not a 'format' in itself. My SFZ files are encoded as UTF-8, but saved as .SFZ files.
I don't know much about Windows, but I believe "Notepad++" is an often recommended text editor, which might work better with text files that use file extensions other than .txt.
The administrator issue sounds like a permissions/security thing. On MacOS, I have to authorise changes to the folder where those files are stored with my user password. It's possible that a dedicated text editor like Notepad++ may handle this for you.
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