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by Michel R E
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Noteperformer issues
Replies: 2
Views: 131

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: 321

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: 1448

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: 1448

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: 565

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: 565

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 361

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: 257

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: 648

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.
by Michel R E
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tying notes over another?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Tying notes over another?

The Tie bar jumps the eighth note, but the second dotted quarter still sounds out as if it wasn't tied to Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 3.03.47 PM 2.png Like I said. this is incorrect notation. You need to use two half notes, or a whole note, in one layer, and place your eighth note in another layer.
by Michel R E
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tying notes over another?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Tying notes over another?

that would be incorrect notation.

it would help if you could post an example of something like you're trying to do.
by Michel R E
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Survey: Finale interface
Replies: 66
Views: 2607

Re: Survey: Finale interface

It's a music program. It's normal that an advanced notation program be also able to play back the music you notate. While there may be a minority here who "don't need playback" because of their immense luck at being performed live every week, there are others, probably the majority among Finale user...
by Michel R E
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Keyboard glissandi bug?
Replies: 4
Views: 234

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 66
Views: 2607

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: 428

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: 356

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.