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by BuonTempi
Mon May 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale

I'm not sure that there's any particular keyboard that works "best for Finale" more than any other. Generally, you just want to send MIDI notes when you're using Simple/Speedy Entry, and any keyboard will do that, even a $30 one. I'm not sure to what extent Finale records CC controller data, or to w...
by BuonTempi
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dark Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Dark Mode

Basically, it's white text on a dark background. Well, apart from Mail (and an option in TextEdit), the contents of most document windows still stay black on white: e.g. in Safari, Pages, Word, Preview, etc. You can simply invert the video of the entire display with Command Alt CTRL 8, but it take ...
by BuonTempi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale tutorial books
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Finale tutorial books

Version 3.0...? That's about 28 years old. The information will be of no help to anyone running contemporary versions of Finale, (even allowing for the many things that have not been updated since then. :lol: ) Someone here might want it, of course, but only as a historical curiosity. You could try ...
by BuonTempi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ARIA version confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: ARIA version confusion

loff56 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:14 pm
As it states on the link you provided, the version for the engine can’t be higher than the version of the player.
Screenshot from my ARIA Player:
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Finale should not crash, even if the document was saved with a higher version originally.
by BuonTempi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ARIA version confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: ARIA version confusion

Note that the ARIA Player and the ARIA Engine are two separate things, with separate version numbers.

http://ariaengine.com/support/aria-engine-update/
by BuonTempi
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: Little MIDI app for MacOS
Replies: 2
Views: 701

OT: Little MIDI app for MacOS

Any Mac user who has upgraded to Catalina may have noticed that there is now no easy way of playing MIDI files, unless you load them into a Logic or Garageband. (The old QuickTime Player v7 is 32-bit; the new QuickTime Player X opens MIDI files, but won't actually play them! :roll: ) Anyway, if you ...
by BuonTempi
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable

No, there's no number: you'd have to count the array items.
by BuonTempi
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable

Finale provides significant metadata to Spotlight, including a list of the Parts in the document. See "Get Info > More Info" in the Finder. You can access this information in AppleScript. Possibly using the shell command mdls in a 'do command' call. mdls /Users/Ben/Documents/Music/Palestrina/Palestr...
by BuonTempi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation

No. Software is designed to 'call on' the Operating System to create windows, draw graphics, etc. Mac software needs to run on MacOS, which has different commands from iOS for iPad. Your iPad would not understand what Finale was asking it. Also, the iPad can only run apps that come from the App Stor...
by BuonTempi
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MM's March 2020 newsletter
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Re: MM's March 2020 newsletter

You don't mention that there's a new version out! https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/finale-version-26-2-2-released/ But yes, you're right: little in the way of improvements. MM are always very cautious about making statements of future intentions, claiming that as a public company, such things may a...
by BuonTempi
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplet not allowing correct amount of notes
Replies: 28
Views: 4497

Re: Tuplet not allowing correct amount of notes

The attempts to make distinction between less and fewer , amount and number , and other proscriptions (split infinitives, prepositions at the end of sentences), are themselves novelties; mostly invented by Victorian schoolteachers as a means of introducing some order into a chaotic language. Dryden,...
by BuonTempi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: hyperscribe
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: hyperscribe

I've found that to get decent results from HyperScribe, you must be a completely robotic keyplayer. Also, depending on settings, it either cuts notes short at the barline, so any tied note will have rests on the new bar, or compensates the other way, always tying the last note of each bar onto a cho...
by BuonTempi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Swarm of Finale 25/26 Bugs: At this point, Unusable
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Swarm of Finale 25/26 Bugs: At this point, Unusable

I have tried reinstalling Finale probably 5 times over the past few months After one re-install, it's safe to rule out problems with the application's installation itself. Doing it again isn't going to make it install harder or better. Problems of this sort are likely to be caused by incompatibilit...
by BuonTempi
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

Isn't that painting it a bit too black? I got the hyperbole, but was it just a joke...? The ways of MM being inscrutable, we'll just have to abide... Maybe. Now add another report: "During that decade, we'll face competition from a free, open-source app that produces passable results; a brand new p...
by BuonTempi
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

MM has gotten rid of all their 3rd party contractors, like Robert P, who created the Human Playback system. What? That's on a par with Avid's sacking of the Sibelius dev team. Robert also created FinaleScript, and God knows what else. Robert Patterson? Jari, too? We still remain very much focused o...
by BuonTempi
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

All these are things that Perfect Layout already does. Of course, it's an amazing product, and you deserve to be rewarded for your efforts. But the fact that users need to buy additional tools like PL, TG Tools, Patterson, etc to achieve timely, productive, professional results is not a cause for r...
by BuonTempi
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

Then I'm a bit puzzled by what you mean by "damaging legacy scores", BuonTempi. I would appreciate it if you could spell it out for me. One of Finale's main virtues is that it can open a document from version 1 in version 26 accurately. If MM were to make significant improvements to the spacing of ...
by BuonTempi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 3480

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

if for some reason you think MakeMusic is dropping everything related to Finale to indulge in this new venture, then maybe you should sit down with a nice stiff drink, and relax a bit. Five years ago, Peaksware/MakeMusic acquired Weezic, a French ' interactive music practice tool'. https://www.busi...
by BuonTempi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mac OS Catalina & Finale 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Mac OS Catalina & Finale 2012

I also have an app that emulates the old Classic Mac OS, so that I can run Finale 2000, and see how much has changed in 20 years. (And how much hasn't.... :lol: )

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by BuonTempi
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mac OS Catalina & Finale 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Mac OS Catalina & Finale 2012

I think someone reported running Finale in a Windows virtual machine on their Mac. Then you could run any version of Finale. Or indeed in a VM of an earlier MacOS version. I have Finale 2009, 2011 and 2012 all running in Mountain Lion using Parallels. PS: Admins, we could probably lose the Mojave s...
by BuonTempi
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

Anders Hedelin wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:38 pm
Waiting for Finale to implement it...
We've all joined the "wait list", right?
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by BuonTempi
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

John Ruggero wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Can Dorico do the note denominator?
Yes. There's a setting in the preference panel for selected signatures, and in Engraving Options for the default choice.
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by BuonTempi
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: GPO5 solo violin trills?
Replies: 11
Views: 4113

Re: GPO5 solo violin trills?

jbearch wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:00 pm
I have no idea why but it seems to work.
Rinsing through XML is Support's answer for everything. At best, it cleans up any oddness in the original file's data, and restores various settings to your defaults.
by BuonTempi
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 2014.5 and Catalina
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: 2014.5 and Catalina

I wish I had exported a buch of files as XML before I upgraded. You can install Mojave onto a USB or Thunderbolt external drive, and boot from there. (If it's a recent Mac with a T2 chip, you'll need to allow external booting first .) Or use a Virtual Machine, like Parallels, to run a separate OS i...
by BuonTempi
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Canonic utilities
Replies: 33
Views: 1969

Re: Canonic utilities

Yes. I have the book of the text, with musical examples. It's so insightful.