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by oldmkvi
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Current (2020) audio interface recommendations?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Current (2020) audio interface recommendations?

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, $150, that I use with Reaper, $60.
No crashing problems at all on iMac.
No idea how it compares to M-Audio for sound quality.
by oldmkvi
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Adding a tie softens playback
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Adding a tie softens playback

Thanks for the Tip!
That has happened to me on occasion.
I would just add unwanted Dynamics to correct it, for playback only.
by oldmkvi
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Score playback from 1996 file
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Score playback from 1996 file

Maybe it's just off the page.
Scroll up and down, or resize page.
I don't see how it could playback if it's gone.
by oldmkvi
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quarter tone guitar bend
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: Quarter tone guitar bend

I've used this Smart Shape:
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

YES!
"Writing low Eb for Bb Clarinet is just for the Effect.
The Effect of Silence!"
Don O'Brien
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

You can put a paper tube in the top of a Bassoon for Low A...
OR , write it for Contra.
Use the Right Tool for the Job!
When the Tpt gets too low, it's Horn or Tombone -Time!

In Rimsky Korsakov's Orchestration Book,
he lists the Possible Range, and the most Expressive, practical Range.
Good Advice.
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

I mean Low E on the horn! This is a Jazz arrangement. Most Jazzers don't play that low, and clearly the whole thing is too low since it ends on that written Low E. I'd come up with a different solution. Lotta Tpt players can "Get" High G. But try writing one. Only a true Lead Player can play that co...
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

I haven't had that Volume problem.
I only use Dynamic Expressions, and HP.
I've never had to go inside the Aria Player for adjustments.
I see that there are NO Dynamics indicated at all in this arrangement.
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

I'm not sure what A4 is, but there is no A , concert or transposed, in the Tpt in bar 17.
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

In fact, the Low E doesn't "sound" at all!
I don't know if you can get that 16th note Triplet in the Bass to work on Low E.
That sort of Kick is usual 16ths.
That's very FAST for repeated Pizz notes on the Open String.
by oldmkvi
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Trumpets sound flat
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Trumpets sound flat

Hi, There were no Inst loaded for the Horn Section, so I added basic Garritan Inst.
The tpt pitch sounds fine, but it's kind of buried in the Mix.
But it is very LOW on the horn, I would Never write down to Low E!!!!
by oldmkvi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Audio File Plays at Different Pitch
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Audio File Plays at Different Pitch

OK, Thanks!
by oldmkvi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Audio File Plays at Different Pitch
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Audio File Plays at Different Pitch

How do you load an Audio File into Finale?
I thought it would just play Finale Files.
by oldmkvi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: GOS Strings playing behind the beat...
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: GOS Strings playing behind the beat...

I downloaded and opened your file,
but here are No Inst Assigned at all.
I could assign Garrtitan, but it wouldn't be what you are hearing.
by oldmkvi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Audio Interfaces that Work with Finale 26
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Audio Interfaces that Work with Finale 26

I have the FR 2i2, cheap. There's a check box in Prefs that specifically addresses Latency. I had it un-checked for some reason, and it was a MESS! Re-Checked it, all is fine. But what do you use it for with Finale? I mean, a Dragonfly Dac will playback Finale just fine. Do you use a Mic, or use the...
by oldmkvi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback Problems since last Software Update
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Playback Problems since last Software Update

I'm F25/Mac. I have had that Audio Engine Failed to Load message once in a while, re-boot of Finale has fixed it. I read here about a Microphone Setting that would fix it on F26, even tho there is no Use of the Mic, but a certain setting was needed, for some unknown reason. Maybe someone here will c...
by oldmkvi
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Question on symbol
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Question on symbol

It's in the wrong place to be a Double Sharp.
What is Ab Double Sharp anyway???
by oldmkvi
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Swing setting affects note volume
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Swing setting affects note volume

Use the Expression Tool to set and remove Swing, not HP.
I use Standard HP, even for Jazz, and add Slurs that make it sound right, not all tongued.
But I'm on F25.
I've read a few problems with F26 on Playback.
by oldmkvi
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: JABB Brass Fall Offs and Doits
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: JABB Brass Fall Offs and Doits

There's a Preference for choosing Chromatic or Slide Fall-off.
Should work with any Font.
They never sound good, tho,
so for playback purposes, I write them out, with 32nd notes chromatic scale.
It's a PAIN, but sounds much better!
Might also work using Grace Notes.
by oldmkvi
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Localized note spacing (individual measures)
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Localized note spacing (individual measures)

Sounds like Modern Music-
The Faster it goes, the Smaller the Notes get!
The Stockhausen Syndrome.
by oldmkvi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3 No Sound, Not Playing
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3 No Sound, Not Playing

Hi Billy,
Thanks and agree about Billy May!
by oldmkvi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Audio Interfaces that Work with Finale 26
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Audio Interfaces that Work with Finale 26

I thought he might have wanted to use a Mic with Finale, but that doesn't seem likely.
My Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 is not nearly as good as the Mytek , as a DAC.
(Also, not nearly as expensive...)
I only use it as a Mic Pre into DAW.
Over and out!
by oldmkvi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3 No Sound, Not Playing
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3 No Sound, Not Playing

I recommend the Billy May version of JABB.
The saxes have pre-programmed scoops...!
by oldmkvi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3 No Sound, Not Playing
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3 No Sound, Not Playing

Yes, makes sense!
It's like someone named Charlie Parker not knowing who
Bird was.
by oldmkvi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Db6 instead of C#6.
Replies: 18
Views: 439

Re: Db6 instead of C#6.

I see one of my replies is missing- Upon looking at several Ipanema Lead sheets, I agree with you, GbMa7 to Cb7 is fine and correct. It moves to Sharps in the next Phrase. When going around the Wheel in multiple Flats or Sharps, some weird multi-Sharp or Flat Symbols occur. I change them when that h...