Co-ordinating SmartScore and the Aria player
The Aria player is a software package entirely separate from SmartScore. It is installed separately and while it
responds to some SmartScore controls, it is not fully integrated into it. This means you will need to co-ordinate
certain features in both programs in order for the Aria player to respond the way you expect.
If you pushed the “Play” button and you hear nothing, it’s because you haven’t yet loaded any instruments into
the Aria player. So, let’s do that now...
Ensembles - Multi-channel presets
1. Click the “__” icon in the lower-left corner of the Ensemble window.
2. Select one of various multi-channel presets appropriate for your score. Ensemble presets will populate each
channel with sounds appropriate to the name of the ensemble. For example, “All Piano” loads the Garritan
grand piano sound into all channels (except Channel 10 which is reserved for drum sounds).
Load instrument sounds individually
1. Click on any of the 16 channel name tabs.
2. In the popup menu that appears, select the desired instrument from any one of seven families of instruments
found under “SmartScore”.
NOTE: Be aware that SmartScore assigns contrapuntal voices within a staff to different channels and not neces-
sarily in perfect numerical order. Refer to the channel assignment hint on the diagram to the right. Once you
get the idea, it will become clear. Just remember that you need to co-ordinate channel assignments carefully.