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by Djard
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: portamento
Replies: 63
Views: 755

Re: portamento

Regarding the difference between glissando and portamento, I spoke with a professor of music at the Newcastle conservatorium of music, also with another at the University of Tasmania, in Hobart. Then I read all the assertions on the topic at The Vienna Symphonic Library. There seems to be no clear c...
by Djard
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: portamento
Replies: 63
Views: 755

Re: portamento

Taking a second look at the OP, I get the impression that the composer is trying to abbreviate the phrase, perhaps to simplify reading. If I wanted to ensure this particular section is played as later described, I would write the individual notes, except for the larger interval, where I would use gl...
by Djard
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: portamento
Replies: 63
Views: 755

Re: portamento

If Finale honored slurs in playback then we could compare the sound with what we wrote and correct any discrepancies. I was taught to write what I hear; but such practice often results in unnecessary clutter and difficult-to-read passages. In an imperfect world, some credit for intelligence is best ...
by Djard
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: portamento
Replies: 63
Views: 755

Re: portamento

IMHO, you would add a gliss. mark between each note for playback, since a true port. is not possible on piano (unless played at blinding speed). The slur terminating on Db indicates that the gliss ends smoothly. In the second instance, the Db is played at the end of the sequence (to me the use of th...
by Djard
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Windows 10 - Sound Too Low in Playback
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Windows 10 - Sound Too Low in Playback

Which instruments do not play back well for you, all or just some...in SmartMusic or Garritan or both?
by Djard
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Windows 10 - Sound Too Low in Playback
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Windows 10 - Sound Too Low in Playback

There are at least two settings in Windows that regulate output volume: one is in the Control Panel and the other in your soundcard software. If both are boosted above "normal" then the Finale output will be affected.
by Djard
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Finale vs Audacity
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Finale vs Audacity

Another option is to use a quantizer plug-in to synchronize the waveforms. You can do it manually with the TimeStretch tool in Audacity, but that is very time-consuming. Yet another option is to use a DAW with quantization for synchrony, or use a watered-down version just for the synchronization the...
by Djard
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Windows 10 - Sound Too Low in Playback
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Windows 10 - Sound Too Low in Playback

In the sound settings of Windows, you can boost playback volume; it is in the same place where the microphone sensitivity can be boosted. In Finale, I set the lead instrument in the mixer to 127. In VST, the master vol. can go up to 200 without clipping. If using ARIA player as the device, I always ...
by Djard
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?

If I recall correctly, I experienced the same issue of not being able to start a new thread, many moons ago.

Keep participating. It did not take long before I was able to post my first question. Then again, I might be confusing forums.
by Djard
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pitch Bend/Glissando/Etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Pitch Bend/Glissando/Etc.

:wink: I too am interested in learning if a pitch bend is controllable. The most common issue for me is a bend not reaching the pitch of the subsequent note. I often have to write a separate score for playback with incorrect notation for correct playback of a bend. There might be a setting esconced ...
by Djard
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Play-back issue
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Play-back issue

You did not mention if the document I uploaded works for you.
by Djard
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Play-back issue
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Play-back issue

A "Sound" was selected but no "Instrument." Also the the volume was turned off. Playback now works (see attached).
by Djard
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Customizing duration of sforzando
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Customizing duration of sforzando

Aha! I see that playback is set to "None," otherwise subsequent notation is affected. I had assigned a key velocity to mine, so that the sffz would be distinguished when added after a part in "f." I'll just create some as articulations that apply playback only to the note or chord. Thanks for lendin...
by Djard
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Play-back issue
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Play-back issue

I experience this problem often. Below is what I do. 1. If my score is simple, click on MIDI/Audio -> Reassign Playback Sounds. 2. If my score is complex, I either change the device of the problematic instrument in Score Manager, from Garritan to SmartMusic or vice-versa, playback a few measures the...
by Djard
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Customizing duration of sforzando
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Customizing duration of sforzando

I understand sfz to apply only to the note or chord where written, interpreting the mark to mean suddenly louder than what precedes it and what follows; so I treat sfz much like an accent. But Finale regards it as a dynamic expression with playback continued with the increased velocity, until anothe...
by Djard
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?

RSV Lee, you have fully understood my situation; and yes, I would not care about sustain when auditing notation in a particular staff. Miker, I carefully read my posts again and just cannot see where I even intimated that I wanted to add pedal marking under the treble staff. I had considered adding ...
by Djard
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?

Did you mute staff #2 in the mixer then play back staff #1? For me, the pedal marks apply only to staff #2 in Motet's example. Attached is a document I created, using the Setup Wizard. The same issue appears: the pedal marks apply only to staff #2. If I want the marks to apply to both staffs, I must...
by Djard
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?

This is surreal. One would think MakeMusic engineers would consult a musician before developing software for an instrument. Pianists that use Finale must be very tolerant people. When you say, "Try putting both staves on the same MIDI channel," do you mean in the "Instrument List" of Score Manager? ...
by Djard
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?

Gould also asserts that pedal marks are placed below the F Clef, and I follow this convention. But pressing down on the sustain or release pedals on my piano and electronic keyboard always affect all the keys. So if in playback I want notes in both clefs to sustain/release, I need to enter marks for...
by Djard
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback Issues in Pre-2014.5 Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Playback Issues in Pre-2014.5 Finale

I once resolved an issue in Finale by uninstalling a Windows update. Three weeks later, I reinstalled the Win update and all was well. Upon direction by MakeMusic, I also had to reinstall a Finale update--twice--before solving a problem. I now delay Microsoft updates 30 days, since too often, MS rel...
by Djard
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Can we enter a pedal mark for both staves?

Is there a way to write pedal and release markings that affect playback in both staves, without duplication? For instance, if I enter a sustain and release mark in the G clef, I don't want to enter the same markings in the F clef then hide them.
by Djard
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Adding a tie softens playback
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Adding a tie softens playback

Solved!

I disabled "Automatic Expression" in the HP settings that decided to soften playback in the last measure of the staff system (for the Choir part only). For some reason, the issue surfaced in only two places in the ensemble.
by Djard
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Score playback from 1996 file
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Score playback from 1996 file

I experienced a myriad of serious issues when upgrading from v2012 to v26. MakeMusic recommended I save all problematic *.MUS documents in MusicXML format then convert them to *.MUSX files. Those steps worked, but much labor was required to edit the imposed changes: articulations got scattered, inst...
by Djard
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Adding a tie softens playback
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Adding a tie softens playback

In the attached document, if I add a tie between the two "A" notes in the second measure of the choir part, the playback volume of the notation in the next measure is dramatically attenuated. The tie acts like a diminuendo! To rule out the pattern as the cause, I changed the second note to a dotted ...
by Djard
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback ignores Articulations
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Playback ignores Articulations

Try a different HP setting" MIDI/Audio (upper text menu) -> Human Playback -> select another genre or choose to customize one. Check the setting for fermatas: Edit -> Preferences -> HP -> Tempo Variations tab. Mine is set to 1.6 secs. You might also try the following: Selection tool -> right-click i...