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Finale Notepad on new apple

Postby ciland » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:06 am

Got an email saying as of the new apple system per 20-09 Finale Notepad will not be working anymore on ipad etc.

This is terrible for my fellow singers. A lot of them having apple machines and using the program solely to practice the music with it at home for our choir rehersals. As we have the full Finale program legally bought and i am putting in all the scores with that i don't have the problem as windows users don't have yet but how can we make this work on short term because it can't be that i must tell them sorry no pracicing anymore or don't update? Also impossible to ask everyone personally or our choir to buy an upgraded version for > € 60 each

What is going to be done about that? Can't a version be made just for playback?

Interested in others opinions

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Re: Finale Notepad on new apple

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:47 am

ciland wrote:Got an email saying as of the new apple system per 20-09 Finale Notepad will not be working anymore on ipad etc. …

Finale Notepad has never been working on iOS, only on Mac OS.


Since the issue is “just for playback”, here are some ideas:


1) From Finale you can export as a MIDI file or as a MusicXML file.
There are many free Mac OS programs that can play back MIDI or MusicXML.

As a matter of fact, in Mac OS Finder you can play back MIDI files directly.
Just point at the MIDI file icon, and a Playback triangle appears.


2) The demo versions of SongWriter and PrintMusic can play back Finale documents.


3) You can also export as an Audio file.
However, depending on the duration Audio files can be huge (consider e. g. sending an e-mail with an attached 2 MB Audio file).
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Re: Finale Notepad on new apple

Postby ciland » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:24 pm

it's not meant for mp3 or audio files, i know that can be done in a lot of ways
what we use/need is:
the sheetmusic shown and a hairpin moving during play of the music (and sing along) .
so actually follow the music note for note on the screen for homepractice.
and able choosing solo or 1,2,3, or all voices together and maybe attache a special sound to a voice
even better would be to have scroll view

I knew it wasn't available on ios sorry my mistake
but that would be great too
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Re: Finale Notepad on new apple

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:55 pm

ciland wrote:… what we use/need is:
the sheetmusic shown and a hairpin moving during play of the music (and sing along) .
so actually follow the music note for note on the screen for homepractice.
and able choosing solo or 1,2,3, or all voices together and maybe attache a special sound to a voice
even better would be to have scroll view …

To get Scroll View you need at least PrintMusic.
NotePad and SongWriter only have Page View.

An idea:
Tell the singers, not to update the OS yet.

It makes sense to wait:
The new Mac OS X 10.12 may have some bugs that will be found after the release, and fixed in a later maintenance update.
Also, the singers may have other, older software that will not work in 10.12 - awaiting a new, 10.12 compatible version of such older software makes sense.

Sooner or later MakeMusic will release a new, 10.12 compatible version of NotePad.
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Re: Finale Notepad on new apple

Postby Peter Thomsen » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:44 am

Info about compatibility with Finale Notation Products and Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra in MakeMusic’s blog:

https://www.finalemusic.com/blog/
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