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by BuonTempi
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: GPO5 solo violin trills?
Replies: 11
Views: 4348

Re: GPO5 solo violin trills?

Michel R E wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:51 pm
I notice that if I use one of the GPO5 solo violins it does not recognize playback of trills.
Human Playback seems to fill in the trill for me, though it's pretty poor and there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for flexibility and precision.
by BuonTempi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: GPO5 solo violin trills?
Replies: 11
Views: 4348

Re: GPO5 solo violin trills?

Thank you for contacting MakeMusic! This is a deliberate decision to allow you more flexibility and precision when working with the solo versions of the string patches. This can allow for variations in timing and expression making it easier to get a more realistic performance. Unfortunately, we don...
by BuonTempi
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: GPO5 solo violin trills?
Replies: 11
Views: 4348

Re: GPO5 solo violin trills?

I'm going to raise this with support and on the Garritan forum. There's a guy there who's pretty technical and has offered fixes to the .sfz text files -- like the trick for extending the range of an instrument. Apropos of nothing, the Violin 2 KS and Violin Solo 3 KS in the GIFF samples have the co...
by BuonTempi
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dorico SE is free
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Dorico SE is free

At the very least, with SE you can open, play**, export xml/midi, and print any Dorico document, so might be useful to any Finale user who gets sent a Dorico document. If the free version is too limited for you: there's currently 30% off Dorico Elements (the paid-for cut-down version) and off a cros...
by BuonTempi
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: print publishing file types/specs
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: print publishing file types/specs

If someone else is designing a book that contains music images, then you need to ask them what they want and work with them to produce the right material at the right size.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sidecar on Mac laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Sidecar on Mac laptop

I find a 2nd monitor useful for displaying the manuscripts I'm transcribing. Working on my laptop, I have used my iPad to show reference info, both as an independent screen and as a 2nd display using Duet, third-party software that does the same thing as Sidecar (but supports older hardware). You ca...
by BuonTempi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: recover
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: recover

I seem to be missing a Finale file on my Mac computer. Is there a special way to find it other than "search?" Here's Apple's help pages for filtering searches: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh15155/mac If it doesn't show up, you'll need to search in your Time Machine backup. “Searc...
by BuonTempi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: playback out-of-range notes
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: playback out-of-range notes

Garritan Personal Orchestra's "Tenor KS" sample has a range up to an A flat, which is pretty insulting!

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The Basses don't even reach Middle C, either, stopping at the A below, which is pretty poor. I've had to edit the data to extend them to a more useful range.
by BuonTempi
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 1031

Re: Opportunity

1.a If you use an Apple product, what do you like about it. If you prefer a different platform (Intel) - tell me about that. Please note - I am only considering Apple and Intel PC/Laptop devices - no Unix or Linux. Just to clarify the terminology: Intel makes chip hardware: Both Apple's MacOS and M...
by BuonTempi
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Engraver music font vs Maestro
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Engraver music font vs Maestro

I prefer the Engraver flags, as well as the notehead size. However, it lacks some standard symbols found in Maestro, instead having lots of LV tie characters. :roll:
by BuonTempi
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 17
Views: 2056

Re: On to Dorico

Expression Categories? Outrage! Gee, to me that's one of the biggest improvements since I've been using Finale. Me too, but at the time, there was significant forum fury about how this was going to upset existing workflows, and that 4 Staff Sets wasn't nearly enough (MM relented and increased them ...
by BuonTempi
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 17
Views: 2056

Re: On to Dorico

Your point is well made about those plug-ins but not so much applies to PL. How many people would buy MS Word if it put words or letters all over the page an or top of one another? I'd say it exactly applies to PL: How many people would buy MS Word if you had to buy Perfect Text™ to stop the letter...
by BuonTempi
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

Having thought about exactly what it is that a extension line conveys, I've come up with the following: An extension tells you not to 'close' the syllable (e.g. final consonants or vowel modification) on the current notehead, but keep going to the next notehead. Once you're on a notehead with no lin...
by BuonTempi
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

I abandoned word extensions long ago and have never had a complaint, even from tenors. As a tenor, I'd certainly complain. :lol: Word extensions explicitly convey the information that the next notehead is also to be sung to the same syllable. Maybe that is now to be expected -- what else are you li...
by BuonTempi
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

The OP has posted this identical post (changing the name of the app he imports into) on a number of other forums, as he also did when he 'discovered' the software earlier this year. https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=246&t=174459 https://musescore.org/en/node/297930 https://www.google....
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 articulation chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: Finale 26 articulation chaos

Thanks, all. I'll bear this in mind for next time. As said, I spent an hour or so going through the document and sorting it out. Luckily, most of my music doesn't use artics!
by BuonTempi
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 articulation chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Finale 26 articulation chaos

Well, finally been bitten by articulation madness in v26. Working on an old document that I started in 25, and my articulations are all over the place. Of course, I only discovered this on the printout. It's a custom font character (yes, FAN), and all the upstem artics are off to the left. No amount...
by BuonTempi
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Re: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry

There are two problems. The first is the physical issue of your Mac having USB ports but no MIDI ports, and your Kurzweil having MIDI ports but no USB ports. As a result, you need some hardware that connects your Mac to your keyboard. The second problem is whether that hardware needs additional soft...
by BuonTempi
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 3356

Re: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry

I'm told I no longer need a MIDI interface , just a cable from MIDI to USB on my MacPro desktop. Interface, cable, adaptor, tomato. :D If your MIDI keyboard has a USB port, then you may be able to connect it directly to your computer without drivers. If it just has old MIDI "DIN" (circles with 5 pi...
by BuonTempi
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration
Replies: 7
Views: 3165

Re: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration

Finale's requirements are still pretty light (given that it's essentially software designed years ago). MM's System Requirements page state a computer with 4Gb of RAM and Core 2 Duo CPU, which is average for a computer built more than 10 years ago. :lol: https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articl...
by BuonTempi
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry

What’s your keyboard? Many MIDI keyboards with USB connectors don’t actually need any drivers to work. And indeed, some Audio-Midi interfaces don’t need any drivers to work, either. I got burnt by M-Audio not producing new drivers for Snow Leopard (6 months after release), and so I bought a Roland F...
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Catalina compatibility with Finale 25.5
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Catalina compatibility with Finale 25.5

I just upgraded to Catalina and then read the articles about how Finale 25.5 doesn't work with it, "Doesn't work" is a bit strong. The list of known problems running 25.5 on Catalina are: * Restarting the computer may be necessary for Finale to recognize the ARIA Player plug-in after installation. ...
by BuonTempi
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2
Replies: 29
Views: 2679

Re: Finale 26.2

P.P.S.: One would think that, if something got broken with the code, just look back at the v26.1 code and make it match. Maybe I don't know what I am talking about, but if it is easy to break, it should be easy to fix. So, far, these to Bugs weren't there until v26.2, and both have worked properly ...
by BuonTempi
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: ARIA engine update (un)available
Replies: 12
Views: 3830

Re: ARIA engine update (un)available

The 1.9.5.9 ARIA Player & Engine updater (included with Finale 26.2) can now be found in the MakeMusic download library: https://store.makemusic.com/Downloads/Default.aspx After installing, if you Check for Updates to the Player, it still says "You have an unreleased version". There is now also a 1....
by BuonTempi
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale - quo vadis?
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Finale - quo vadis?

Over the past twelve months, the majority of our team’s efforts have gone into technical improvements that don’t yield short-term user-facing benefits. Although our friends using Finale haven’t seen big differences on the surface, the underlying code has changed dramatically. So Finale is still doi...