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by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transposing Instruments + Playback
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Transposing Instruments + Playback

I'm sure I just did something backwards when I saw the key sig. I'll try that, it should work. Thanks
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transposing Instruments + Playback
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Transposing Instruments + Playback

Somehow I've managed to have my transposing instruments playback at concert pitch. Finale automatically inserts a transposed key signature along with the transposed instrument but I wanted the score to have no key signature (in line w/ contemporary scores). Is there a painless way to do this so Fina...
by MowingDevil
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Re: Flared Hairpins

motet wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Looks like it's a feature in Dorico, though the rendering is not attractive, in my opinion:

https://steinberg.help/dorico/v2/en/dor ... ing_t.html
Agreed, I've seen much more elegant renderings by hand.
by MowingDevil
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Re: Flared Hairpins

Actually no it wouldn't, your description adds unnecessary clutter. It does make sense and is more common than you're aware of.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Re: Flared Hairpins

Ah, any idea which font? I purchased their font package and there's quite a few.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Flared Hairpins

Any idea how to achieve hairpins that flare near the end of the shape?
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slurs that flow from below to above
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Slurs that flow from below to above

Here's an example from a Ravel piece. I was able to do it (somewhat) in Finale by contorting a single slur but it was clunky and not stable when adjusting things.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slurs that flow from below to above
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Slurs that flow from below to above

Is it possible to have a slur that is below a group of notes then swoops above another group of notes beamed in the opposite direction? (or vice versa). One continuous slur rather than 2 separate ones.
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

The full (paid) version of TG Tools has many more tremolo options when compared to the free version that comes with Finale, including the ability to position the beams at a predetermined distance from the stems. It might be worth taking a look at the free 30 day demo. The align feature for dynamics...
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Trill Notation

zuill wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:12 pm
With the Beam Extension Tool, double-click the handle and you can choose which beams are adjusted.

Zuill
Ah perfect, that does it. Thanks.
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

To be correct, this is tremolo notation, not trill notation. To adjust the angle: Special Tools Tool > Beam Angle Tool As the Message Bar says: Drag left handle to stretch all stems; right handle to change beam angle Indeed it is, but in tes case of the Sciarrino example it's an effect called multi...
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 290

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

What is the best way to achieve this type of notation in Finale? Here is an excerpt from a Sciarrino piece. I've tried the TG Tools plugin "easy tremolo". Perhaps thats the best way, unless there's a graphic elsewhere that can be resized. Once easy tremolo is applied I found it clumsy to fine tune t...
by MowingDevil
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Adjusting Vector Graphics

I'm aware that these things are horizontal and vertical yet Finale allows for hairpins to be angled, it allows for smart lines to be pivoted etc. We're talking about working with the graphics tool, its reasonable to assume that a placed vector graphic be permitted to be pivoted for maximum flexibili...
by MowingDevil
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Adjusting Vector Graphics

I'm drawing my own graphic shapes and then importing them. That's really unfortunate Finale only allows them to be stretched but not angled. Rather short sighted by them as in my case I can't know for sure what the exact angle is until I'm on the staff. If they could just pivot then I'd be set. I co...
by MowingDevil
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Adjusting Vector Graphics

So, it's obvious how to resize vector images in Finale BUT how can you pivot them?
Every adjustment leaves the image more or less on the same plane and just changes dimensions but what about it's angle?
by MowingDevil
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia measures + bar numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Ossia measures + bar numbers

btw Does anyone have a good explanation why the Ossia tool is only capable of creating a single measure? ...and to do multiple measures you have to create a new staff, hide unused bars and shrink it all manually? Seriously, why not just have an option within the Ossia tool where you can select how m...
by MowingDevil
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia measures + bar numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Ossia measures + bar numbers

Ah, nice!
by MowingDevil
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia measures + bar numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Ossia measures + bar numbers

Cheers, that works. I had been doing it through the expression tool as rehearsal/measure numbers for larger enclosed numbers.
by MowingDevil
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia measures + bar numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Ossia measures + bar numbers

I didn't see that option, where is this done?
by MowingDevil
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia measures + bar numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Ossia measures + bar numbers

When creating ossia measures it automatically shrinks the size of the measure numbers so that they're inconsistent w/ the rest of the file. I have created expressions that display a specific size of measure numbers w/ a circle around them to appear at the first measure of a new system and only on th...
by MowingDevil
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

Changing Fonts Interesting idea. Much of the contemporary notation we have and will implement won't require you to switch fonts manually. For instance, with the graphic mallet types, those are simply built-in. No need to switch to a custom font. The font is applied for you. Is there a particular in...
by MowingDevil
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

In that situation my preferred solution is a shape created in the Shape Designer. The vertical distance between staff-lines is 6 Points. Look in the Document Options to see the thickness of staff-lines - and note the line thickness. Then, in the Shape Designer, draw five equidistant horizontal line...
by MowingDevil
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

- I would say having quarter tone flats & sharps with the accidentals would be a big time saver for me, especially if they changed the frequency playback as well (but I suspect that's not possible on the controller end). The quarter tone accidentals are included w/ regular accidentals in Sibelius, h...
by MowingDevil
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

Unfortunately, I'm likely out w/ a subscription cost.

Does this include quarter tone accidentals?
by MowingDevil
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Jetstream Finale Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 630

Re: Jetstream Finale Controller

Please make it for the iPad, that makes the most sense out of any option. Be a great use of a second screen.