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by Michel R E
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Keyboard glissandi bug?
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Keyboard glissandi bug?

a bug of sorts seems to have slid into Finale 26 as far as glissandi are concerned. I can't get a grand staff glissando to work if the starting not is in one staff and the ending note is in the other (in other words, up or down). However, if I place both notes in the same staff, and use the Note Mov...
by Michel R E
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

because PL also handles non-orchestral scores?
why say no to something that will make life easier whether you write large complex scores or small simpler scores?
by Michel R E
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

all that to say: it's a cool device, and would certainly help streamline workflow for Finale power-users. that much we obviously agree upon :-)
by Michel R E
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

the new Elgato has 32 buttons.

I know that the Dorico scripts for using the interface don't work with the smaller version of the keyboard, only with the 32 button version.
by Michel R E
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

yeah, that works if you actually HAVE a phone that works with it ;-) also, on a phone it's going to be REALLY tiny. there are 32 buttons on the interface. edit** although I'm watching a video of one of the creators using it, and quite honestly, he is NOT a power-user of finale, he doesn't seem to be...
by Michel R E
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

Do check out JetStream Finale Controller, which adds a graphical interface on top of Finale. https://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/jetstream-finale-controller-introduction-to-stream-deck/ I've considered buying one, but it's pretty expensive for right now, and I don't have the desk real-estate. my wor...
by Michel R E
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

well, if you were "expecting" animosity then why bother posting this? and like Miker, I'm not reading any animosity at all either. just plain-spoken answers. there's no animosity coming from my response. it's simple: the interface works for me, it's the features that are lacking. I'd rather MM add t...
by Michel R E
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 51
Views: 754

Re: Survey: Finale interface

if it's going to have "the exact same capabilities" but require relearning a "radically new user interface" then I may as well switch to Dorico, which has capabilities Finale does not, AND a user interface that is radically different. I honestly don't see the point in changing the user interface. St...
by Michel R E
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unison Double Noteheads
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Unison Double Noteheads

within Speedy entry, with MIDI keyboard: enter wrong note (F or F#), using arrows go to that note, then press + to make a double sharp, then 9 to rewrite it enharmonically.
by Michel R E
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Any way to add 3rd party device as default?
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Any way to add 3rd party device as default?

As far as I know, it doesn't obligatorily default to only MM devices.
Mine, for example, defaults to NotePerfomer3.
Check whether you have a choice in the priority list as to which one to set as your default.
by Michel R E
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?

motet wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:36 pm
I believe MIDI entry works well for Simple Entry, too.
I've tried Simple entry, I know that it has multiple advantages over Speedy, but for some reason, I just can't get the hang of it.
I think probably because I've been using Speedy for some 30 years now.
by Michel R E
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?
Replies: 15
Views: 249

Re: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?

and if you have the slightest proficiency at the piano, entering notes via a MIDI keyboard is quite fast as well, using Speedy entry.
by Michel R E
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Avoiding collisions in v26
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Avoiding collisions in v26

there is a new system that avoids collisions of articulations.
but there is no feature that corrects ALL collisions.
you can apply a plugin that will more-or-less fix vertical collisions (between staves and staff elements).
there is also the great plugin PerfectLayout, by Elbsound Studio.
by Michel R E
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beaming eighth notes in 6/8, adjusting bars
Replies: 14
Views: 219

Re: Beaming eighth notes in 6/8, adjusting bars

doesn't setting the time signature to 3/4 achieve the exact same result as setting it to 2+2+2/8?
by Michel R E
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Popping sound in playback when I have Finale open for 5 minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Popping sound in playback when I have Finale open for 5 minutes

potential causes for this:

1 - insufficient RAM on the new laptop.
2 - some background process that is causing drops in available RAM or disrupting playback.
3 - a combination of the two above.
by Michel R E
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 8va
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: 8va

miker wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:17 pm
Michel R E wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:42 pm
one main reason I dislike the "8vb" symbol is that as an abbreviation it makes no grammatical sense.
if anything, it should be "8ba".
I would think that 8vab is more accurate.
the correct Italian abbreviation is "8ba"
by Michel R E
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 8va
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: 8va

one main reason I dislike the "8vb" symbol is that as an abbreviation it makes no grammatical sense.
if anything, it should be "8ba".
by Michel R E
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Eighth note
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Eighth note

There are two ways. One is to set the time signature to something that behaves as you want it to do (and display the nominal time signature). I often write with 4/4 displayed but with 8/8 as the "real" signature to get the eighth notes connected. this doesn't seem logical. using 8/8 as a time signa...
by Michel R E
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Eighth note
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Eighth note

while in Finale, press F1... this will give you the online manual.
by Michel R E
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale is forgetful
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Finale is forgetful

could it be a RAM problem?
by Michel R E
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quintuplet figure across a barline
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Quintuplet figure across a barline

that's basically all the plugin does... and yes, it works FAR better on music that has beams.
by Michel R E
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quintuplet figure across a barline
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Quintuplet figure across a barline

it was done with the Patterson plugins. however I don't know if it's available other than in the full paid-package.
by Michel R E
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quintuplet figure across a barline
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Quintuplet figure across a barline

with the Patterson plugins there's a beam across barline option. but if you ask me, it looks weird.
I prefer the quintuplets of 8th notes.
I had to jiggle around with the 2 quarters in the 2nd bar. the plugin placed them too close to the barline and time signature.
by Michel R E
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Demo scores of orchestra
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Demo scores of orchestra

playback results really depend on which sound library you are using. there is a basic, but relatively not bad (considering it's free) one that comes with Finale. and there is the somewhat boosted (ie: more instrument choices and more instrumental effects) version of the same library that you can pur...
by Michel R E
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: getting harp glisses to play...
Replies: 1
Views: 110

getting harp glisses to play...

I'd like to have my harp glisses play the correct notes without having to notate a scale at every single gliss. Is there a way around this? or will I have to resort to a print score and a playback score? (for some reason, while this score is more complex than most I've worked on before, it actually ...