Thank you schwa!
Originally Posted by schwa
FWIW REAPER supports 3 voices. The only reason we didn't make this 4 is that we'd then need to add logic or options to figure out whether a given voice should be notated high or low on the staff. It was simpler just to define the voices as default, high, and low. This decision is in the category of having to draw the line somewhere on the feature.
I totally overlooked that the "default voice" is the third voice. Maybe to be more clear you should give it another name, like... ehm voice 3? Middle voice? If I see two options (low and high) and a "default" option i think that "default" is either voice 1 or 2 and that is set under some preference setting.
By the way usually voices are arranged like that:
Voice 1) High voice 1 (stem up)
Voice 2) Low voice 1 (stem down)
Voice 3) High voice 2 (stem up)
Voice 4) Low voice 2 (stem down)
If there is only one voice in the staff the stem follows the position rule (exactly as it does now in reaper). If you add a voice they start to follow the rules I mentioned. If you have a staff with voice 1 and 2, voice 1 is high voice, voice 2 low voice. But if you have a staff with something in the voice 2 and something in the voice 4 they both have stems down because they are interpreted both as low voices.
But more important than that is dynamics positioning, I mean that they usually go under the staff and they should be moved freely in vertical because they overlap with low notes. Am I overlooking something?
I think I understood why dynamics disappear in sibelius. I think that it expects them to be under the staff (because it's an instrument staff) and if you lower them in reaper, Sibelius lowers them even more and they just go out of visibility.
By the way thank you again, the notation is growing in a very promising way.