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by Michel R E
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Changing The Initial Start Tempo
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Changing The Initial Start Tempo

how about posting the file in question?

you might be altering the wrong information when trying to change your tempo.
by Michel R E
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T instrument order in score
Replies: 7
Views: 232

O/T instrument order in score

I haven't written for any sort of "mixed" ensembles in a long while. I'm wondering if there's any sort of preference for the order of instruments in the score. The piece is for violin, clarinet, and piano. I know the piano will be the bottom staves of the system, but for the violin and clarinet, how...
by Michel R E
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need guidance on understanding playback settings
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Need guidance on understanding playback settings

with the Garritan instruments the only thing I've ever done was set all instruments to the same value (101), then adjust a few specific instruments: clarinet and bassoon -10 (ie: 10 points lower than everything else, so a value of 91) because those two woodwinds were, for some odd reason, mastered o...
by Michel R E
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need guidance on understanding playback settings
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Need guidance on understanding playback settings

are you using the Garritan instruments that come with Finale?

a file would help. sometimes a playback problem like you mention can be as simple as a missing dynamic at the end of a hairpin, or at the beginning of a new phrase.
by Michel R E
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale compared to DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Finale compared to DAW

I have to say that I've heard many scores "written" in a DAW and they all suffer from the same grievous defects: lack of concise development, excessive repetition, and unclear or overly-simplistic harmonic movement. But is that due to the tool, or the person using it? it's due to the type of people...
by Michel R E
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale compared to DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Finale compared to DAW

why on earth are you comparing Finale and a DAW? that's like comparing apples and panda bears. instead of Simple Entry why not use a MIDI keyboard and Speedy Entry? this allows me to noodle around with any thematic material which needs it, AND lets me see my score and know what needs to be done, ins...
by Michel R E
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Human Playback Xsample Contemporary Solo Strings
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Human Playback Xsample Contemporary Solo Strings

if it's anything like the older XSamples library, there's a Finale file that comes with the library and that is set up already with the instrument preferences. normally you'd load that file, make it play (just so HumanPlayback sees it) and those preferences would get added to Finale. At least, that'...
by Michel R E
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Notation Help

I think I know what you want, but don't write it as a "rolled chord". Write a full arpeggio. Make the notes slightly smaller than normal notes. you will have some notes in the bottom staff, and some on the upper staff. The reason is that if you write it as a "rolled chord" then the pianist will try ...
by Michel R E
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Softening string attacks?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Softening string attacks?

As such, that has nothing really to do with Finale, but more to do with whichever library you are using. There's a minimal amount that HumanPlayback can do for playback, but it can only do what the sound library permits it to. Some libraries offer more control over string attacks, while some offer l...
by Michel R E
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: My favorite add ons
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: My favorite add ons

ah, thank-you very much.

my eyesight isn't very good, and sometimes I simply get discouraged because I find reading the tutorials and whatnot difficult.

I'll try your suggestion.
by Michel R E
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: My favorite add ons
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: My favorite add ons

I've liked the results with PerfectLayout, but I haven't really figured out how to adjust certain elements yet. I find its default spacing a bit too loose. I would like a somewhat tighter spacing. for me the sound of NotePerformer3 is absolutely perfect. But I suspect the musical genre makes a diffe...
by Michel R E
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: musix MXL??
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: musix MXL??

does anyone know if any of these versions has a higher success chance of retaining formatting, etc... when imported into another music program?
by Michel R E
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: musix MXL??
Replies: 3
Views: 255

musix MXL??

I had to send someone a xml of one of my finale files, and did the usual "export as XML" thing... but I didn't notice that for some bizarre reason, it does NOT export as .XML by default, it creates some sort of .MXL file (notice the reversed letters), which was not supported by Sibelius (what the ot...
by Michel R E
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Noteperformer issues
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Noteperformer issues

while Noteperformer does work with slightly earlier versions of Finale, it does state on their website that it "technically" is only compatible with Finale 26.

for what it's worth, try unassigning all the instruments and starting from scratch.
by Michel R E
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving an .musx FINALE file to an MP3 file
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Saving an .musx FINALE file to an MP3 file

There was a recent post about dropout and stuttering in exported .wav files. I think Michel found it occurred in files longer than 10 minutes or so. (So exporting fails when you need it the most!) I know that I had trouble with longer files in older versions of Finale, but have not had the issue po...
by Michel R E
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: portamento
Replies: 64
Views: 2844

Re: portamento

Anders Hedelin wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:49 pm
"Detachè" is a typical string term. It's not at all frequent in piano music.

as a pianist, I've come across the term frequently enough to consider it unambiguous, and certainly cannot describe it as "not at all frequent".
It more than likely depends on the period of music you are performing.
by Michel R E
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: portamento
Replies: 64
Views: 2844

Re: portamento

Musicus: you might alternately consider using "détaché" as a text indication. It is very precise - being neither staccato nor legato. It is also perfectly standard in piano notation. I don't mind seeing the slurs with staccato articulations, though I find that type of notation a bit old fashioned. S...
by Michel R E
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: bracket direction
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: bracket direction

Perhaps a misunderstanding here. What I meant to say is to put a bracket to indicate that the note is to be played by the right hand, not left hand. Not ideal, but a possible way to avoid visual clutter. Yes, the bracket is added clutter but I think that a little bracket is less clutter than the di...
by Michel R E
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: bracket direction
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: bracket direction

Respectfully, I disagree for the following reason. Yes, putting the D in the lower staff would reduce the clutter. However, IMO that would imply that it is to be played by the LH. For most spans that is impossible, and even if the dyad is broken, it would result in an awkward LH position amongst th...
by Michel R E
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale on a portrait monitor?
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Finale on a portrait monitor?

it would help to know what the issue was, regardless of how "stupid" it might have been, just in case this pops up again on the forum from some other user. sometimes, we might think it was "silly" or "stupid", but it's quite easy to inadvertently overlook something "obvious". glad you fixed it, howe...
by Michel R E
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale on a portrait monitor?
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Finale on a portrait monitor?

My monitor is in portrait mode. I managed this through Windows. The issue I'm trying to resolve has to do with the mouse which remains in landscape mode so when I scroll left-right the cursor moves up and down. if your mouse is not responding correctly, then your monitor is not in portrait mode. or...
by Michel R E
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale on a portrait monitor?
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: Finale on a portrait monitor?

you have to set your monitor to portrait mode. it will either be in the Windows features for your monitor, or in an app or software directly related to your video card. for example, I have a small program called NVIDEA Control panel, that switches from portrait to landscape. it comes with the graphi...
by Michel R E
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does it not seem odd?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Does it not seem odd?

the sounds are purely optional. some people don't use them. some people use sounds other than the GPO sounds. MakeMusic offers a basic subset of the GPO sounds freely with Finale (and since when does the upgrade cost $500?) As for Perfect Layout, well, its optional as well. It's not like you can't g...
by Michel R E
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Let arpeggio ring out on an ending chord
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Let arpeggio ring out on an ending chord

would have to see exactly what you require (an image), but you can easily use (for playback) a non-printing expression that triggers the sustain pedal effect. the only thing with this is to make sure you also have a "sustain off" expression after the music. chances are you'd also have to add an extr...
by Michel R E
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Direct playback OK, but saved audio files stutter
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: Direct playback OK, but saved audio files stutter

I've noticed skipping, pops and noise artifacts particularly when trying to export audio from Finale of especially large pieces.
Shorter than 10 minutes, I haven't had much trouble, but with much longer works it seems more errors creep in.