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by gogreen
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale for iOS?
Replies: 20
Views: 7109

Re: Finale for iOS?

I still have manuscript paper stashed everywhere I go, but these days more often than not, I sing musical ideas into my iPhone's voice memos app. I then speak added information about the idea after I'm done singing. I then notate the idea into Finale. For me, that's so much easier and faster than tr...
by gogreen
Sun May 16, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 blog post
Replies: 32
Views: 2033

Re: Finale 27 blog post

crashes due to macOS quirks, and problems with printing.
These two ideas interest me greatly. Any more specifics available on them?
by gogreen
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Looking for drum sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Looking for drum sounds

Have you considered Garritan Concert & Marching Band 2 sounds?
by gogreen
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Last note under a slur
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Last note under a slur

Are you using HP? Which defined style are you using, and have you tried to change the defined style setting to see if the playback changes more to your liking? You might try creating a custom-defined style. Depending on how often the problem occurs, you might also try increasing the offending note d...
by gogreen
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics Tool type into score and click assignment stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Lyrics Tool type into score and click assignment stopped working

Are you sure you are in the right layer?
I was, but thanks for the reminder.
by gogreen
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics Tool type into score and click assignment stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Lyrics Tool type into score and click assignment stopped working

Hi, Mike. Just closed out of Finale and opened it again, and now both of those Lyrics Tool functions are working again. I was about the report this when I saw your note. Thanks. Did you hear my big sigh of relief? :D
by gogreen
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics Tool type into score and click assignment stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Lyrics Tool type into score and click assignment stopped working

I've been working on an SATB piece with piano accompaniment, doing a lot of editing, and suddenly the Lyrics tool doesn't work--I can't click assignment or type lyrics into the score. I erased all the lyrics and re-entered them in the lyrics window to start again, but both click assignment and type ...
by gogreen
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Opinions about Note Performer 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Re: Opinions about Note Performer 3?

You're saying you're not having difficulty switching out percussion sounds, but the previous response was that there can be issues. Maybe it's dependent on the instruments used. I have few problems changing percussion sounds among NotePerformer, GPO5, and COMB2. I make these changes in Score Manage...
by gogreen
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Opinions about Note Performer 3?
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Re: Opinions about Note Performer 3?

I've been using NotePerformer for about a year or so, and I like it a lot. However, I prefer the GPO5 Basic Orchestral Percussion sounds, so I use both NotePerformer and GPO5 percussion together. Setting up the two libraries together has so far worked smoothly for me.
by gogreen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Backups
Replies: 30
Views: 2142

Re: No Backups

Did you use Finder to search your entire computer for the file?
by gogreen
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need some pointers for mixing in Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Need some pointers for mixing in Finale

I most often use NotePerformer now, but when I was using COMB2 and GPO5, here are four changes I routinely made: 1. I've noticed that some inherent instrument volumes in GPO5 and in COMB2 are quite different. For instance, the suspended cymbal, bass clarinet, and bassoon sounds I use are very loud. ...
by gogreen
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale sounds
Replies: 19
Views: 1882

Re: Finale sounds

When I reassign playback sounds to NotePerformer, the sample sounds fine--including percussion. Except for the Aria player and Garritan sounds suggestions I made, I can't think of any other ways to tweak the playback.
by gogreen
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale sounds
Replies: 19
Views: 1882

Re: Finale sounds

So now I guess the question moves from "not there" to, how to make them useable or loud enough to actually hear them in conjunction with the rest of the chart. In addition to what ttw said, place the low-sounding instruments in their own Aria instances and pump up their volumes in "Audio Units Bank...
by gogreen
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale sounds
Replies: 19
Views: 1882

Re: Finale sounds

Which percussion instruments do you find lacking? When I first bought COMB2 and GPO5, I had trouble finding the right sounds that distinguished an orchestral clashed (crash) cymbals sound and a suspended cymbal sound. In GPO5's basic orchestral percussion, I settled on midi note 85 for a truer clash...
by gogreen
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Minor up-dates: F 26.2 to 26.3 & OS10.14 to 10.15?
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Minor up-dates: F 26.2 to 26.3 & OS10.14 to 10.15?

FWIW, I'm running Finale 26.3.1.643 on Mac OS 10.15.6 with no problems.
by gogreen
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Aria player
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Aria player

Here's a tip. I use COMB2, GPO5, and NotePerformer. In the last few months, I've been using NotePerformer exclusively except for some percussion sounds from GPO5--snare drum, clashed cymbals, suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, and xylophone. I've used COMB2 and GPO5 for years and only recently tried ou...
by gogreen
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Any good books re: placement of divisi rests
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Any good books re: placement of divisi rests

You might also consider Gardner Read's Music Notation. https://www.amazon.com/Music-Notation-C ... 162&sr=8-1
by gogreen
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 66
Views: 6572

Re: Survey: Finale interface

I agree with Peter Thomsen and others. Major interface changes, no. Interface improvements, yes.
by gogreen
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Straight eights are being played back like swing in the flute staff
Replies: 20
Views: 2079

Re: Straight eights are being played back like swing in the flute staff

Have you tried deleting all MIDI data from the offending measures?
by gogreen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: Trumpets sound flat

The tpt pitch sounds fine, but it's kind of buried in the Mix. Some instruments in Garritan libraries are way too soft. Some are way too loud. To control the sound better on some instruments, I place them in their own Aria banks and adjust the sound with the volume settings on the far left of each ...
by gogreen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: Trumpets sound flat

How do the sounds in NotePerformer compare with those in Garritan?
I've used GPO5 and COMB2 for many years. Only recently I tried NotePerformer. I love it. I use NotePerformer for all my music now, but not exclusively. I use GPO5 for its percussion sounds, especially cymbals and snare drum.
by gogreen
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: Trumpets sound flat

NotePerformer?