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by sandalwood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recommendations for Computer speakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Re: Recommendations for Computer speakers

There is some excitement going on recently with reputable hardware reviewers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAmJheRxAg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV0NLLmx8kQ about the new K361 and K371 "Harman" closed-back headphones by AKG. They sound tempting and I've started considering acquiring one duri...
by sandalwood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: How to get the most out of JABB
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: How to get the most out of JABB

Actually, a lengthy discussion has taken place in the old Makemusic Garritan forum triggered by the same "screaming trumpets" audio. Lots of detail on how to make better use of JABB and other Garritan sounds.

https://forums.makemusic.com/viewtopic. ... e35e006f28
by sandalwood
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create Timbale MIDI Map and Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Create Timbale MIDI Map and Layout

I'll try to tell you how I (still a newbie) do it in Finale 2014.5. There are very probably better ways of doing it. * Seeing you have reached the 4 sounds of the Cuban perc., I believe when you highlight Timbales in the Score Manager and click Settings below, Perc. Layout Selection dialog box appea...
by sandalwood
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Bass Trombone sound
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Bass Trombone sound

I remember having had to use, for the same reason, a bass trombone soundfont (I believe it was a Sonatina Orchestra soundfont) I had brought as dowry when moving over to Finale, instead of the GPO one.
by sandalwood
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)

Amigo ayudame porfavor si ya lo solucionaste... estoy con ese mismo problema... tengo una computadora HP... DE ANTEMANO MUCHAS GRACIAS This is my reply to your message : Buenos Dias! This is what I did to solve my problem: 1. I opened Windows Settings 2. I opened Privacy 3. I opened Microphone 4. I...
by sandalwood
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: YouTube errors when Finale is on
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: YouTube errors when Finale is on

Thanks for the replies! That's exactly why I use the built-in feature to load an mp3 file into Finale. By far the easiest and technologically least demanding approach. Zuill That apparently is the way to go when tackling one particular video (e.g. for transcribing), but the way I do it, I may look r...
by sandalwood
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: YouTube errors when Finale is on
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: YouTube errors when Finale is on

It seems I have the inverse problem. Finale errors if I'm using Utube at the same time. Whenever I move back and forth between using Finale (Windows, 2014/2014.5) and listening to vids on the Tube, soon Finale goes into a partial freeze: playback keeps working but virtually everything else is dead w...
by sandalwood
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Selection tool doesn't work - Ver. 2014.5 - Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Selection tool doesn't work - Ver. 2014.5 - Mac

I have a similar problem with 2014.5/Windows. Rather frequently I experience a partial freeze, I find that I am unable to select anything (like for instance Simple Entry, Time Signature Tool, etc) and it is only the Playback that remains operating. Closing the open file and reopening it always solve...
by sandalwood
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)

SOLVED! I hope I'm not talking too early (knock wood!) Following a tip in the Zendesk Forum, I allowed the "apps to access my microphone" in the Privacy settings. Immediately, both the 2014 and the 2014/5 resumed playing back as they did before the problem emerged. Tried a couple of different files...
by sandalwood
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)

SOLVED! I hope I'm not talking too early (knock wood!) Following a tip in the Zendesk Forum, I allowed the "apps to access my microphone" in the Privacy settings. Immediately, both the 2014 and the 2014/5 resumed playing back as they did before the problem emerged. Tried a couple of different files,...
by sandalwood
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)

Follow up: Uninstalling and reinstalling (from the Lenovo site) the audio drive did not work. At the first trial the 2014 additionally produced the notification: "One or more MIDI devices not working" (or something like that :) ).

I use no MIDI keyboard/controller etc, if that's relevant information.
by sandalwood
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 5995

Re: Audio Engine failed to load Error code 7)

Same problem here, after automatic W10 update to version 1803. Finale 2014 & 2014.5, Error Code no: 7, playback does not work.The IDT audio driver of my Lenovo laptop was changed during the update and I'm guessing that might have caused it. Just a guess though,since I have so far noticed no audio-re...
by sandalwood
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: assigning GPO5 in old score
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: assigning GPO5 in old score

Thanks for the clarification!
by sandalwood
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: assigning GPO5 in old score
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: assigning GPO5 in old score

Take a look at the first two top items in the MIDI/Audio menu. Which option is selected? Play Finale through Audio Units ? or Play Finale through MIDI ? SmartMusic SoftSynth is for Play through MIDI GPO is for Play through Audio Units Is it not possible to use Softsynth sounds/instruments when "Pla...
by sandalwood
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Editing HP Preferences
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Re: Editing HP Preferences

+1
by sandalwood
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music theory quiz (OT)
Replies: 28
Views: 12392

Re: Music theory quiz (OT)

Ronald J Brown wrote:
76 out of 20? Must be a record.
I see you're not totally convinced. OK, it was a bit lower; much lower, actually :)
by sandalwood
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music theory quiz (OT)
Replies: 28
Views: 12392

Re: Music theory quiz (OT)

76 correct and counting :)

Why was the fig'd bass question so easy? I nearly killed myself trying to find a trick.
by sandalwood
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Who's here?
Replies: 45
Views: 5141

Re: Who's here?

Happy 2017 to all!