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by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart

I stand corrected. You learn something new every day.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Tuning 2 Pianos Quarter Tone apart

I believe since the ratio for quarter tones is 1.0293, the tuning for the second piano is either 452.39 or 427.47 (depending if you're going higher or lower. I don't think Finale can play quarter tones as is. There's probably some sound library out there that can do it. I know that https://noteperfo...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing page numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Changing page numbers

For everyone's reference, I believe this was solved in a duplicate thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17325
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Garageband
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Garageband

Hi Stephen,

According to their website, you can. And you can even use their prerecorded loops. You may not redistribute their loops as loops (i.e. you can use them in a larger composition but not on their own).

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201808

Hope this helps.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: All Caps Text
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: All Caps Text

Thanks, Peter. I was expecting that to be the case but thought I'd reach out on the off chance that there was a way. I ended up just converting the font I like to an all-caps font.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to start a stave , e.g. "voice" at a specific bar
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: How to start a stave , e.g. "voice" at a specific bar

Definitely try out Miker's suggestion. If that doesn't work, try using some Staff Styles. Staff Style 13. Force Hide Staff (Collapse) will also achieve your result. Finally, if Miker's suggestion works and bar 13 starts in the middle of the system, you might also consider using Staff Style 12. Force...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Vibrato
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: No Vibrato

I would personally recommend NotePerformer. It has the option to turn off vibrato for strings as well as have variable levels of vibrato. You can download it for free with a 30-day trial to see if you like it before you buy it. The current price is $129, so there are more expensive libraries that mi...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Playback in wrong octaves.
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Playback in wrong octaves.

Glockenspiels transpose 2 octaves lower than written. Starting with Finale 25, there's the option to keep instruments with octave transpositions transposed when the score is in concert pitch. So while Finale displays other instruments in concert pitch, it still transposes instruments like glockenspi...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: All Caps Text
Replies: 2
Views: 529

All Caps Text

Is there a setting in Finale for all caps styling?

Right now, I'm trying to get a document setup so I can have the info text like the title always be in all caps rather than having to type the title in all caps manually.

Thanks
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Validate
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: JW Validate

I ran it for fun on one of my pieces and it certainly caught some inconsistencies.

Definitely would recommend trying it out. It may not be right for everyone, but it's really good at what it does.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition

Transposing the chords works. Thanks!

When I played with it, changing the key doesn't change chords already copied into the drum part. However, it does change the interval that any new chords are transposed by.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition

Here's a test file. I took the original file and then deleted everything that was irrelevant so there aren't any distractions. After playing around a little bit, I found that the reason for a M2 shift was because I was in the key of Bb. The interval seems to be connected to the key. In C everything ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Chords on Drum Set Wrong Transposition

Hi everyone, I'm working on an arrangement right now, and the person wants me to write the chords on the drum set part. When I copy the chords into the set part, they become transposed up a whole step. The part is the default drum set from the setup wizard. I double checked that there isn't a transp...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Need to do a hard reset on Finale on Windows...
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Need to do a hard reset on Finale on Windows...

Sometimes there's a process that continues to run either because the system forgot to stop it or it's buggy. Furthermore, after using your computer for a while, these things can start to add up. Rebooting will clear all these hanging processes. Also, some software just needs a reboot to install comp...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copy Document Options
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Copy Document Options

That worked. Thanks
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copy Document Options
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Copy Document Options

Out of curiosity, is there an easy way to copy all the document options from one file to another?

Thanks,
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: score merger joys. Need less tedious fixes
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: score merger joys. Need less tedious fixes

1. JW Measure Numbers (http://www.finaletips.nu/index.php/download). That does global measure number stuff, so it might help. 2. JW Start New Piece (Same link, make sure you have each system laid out already with the correct number of measures in each system) 5. JW Start New Piece (Will be fixed at ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts

Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to start creating a text object with a text tool. 1. Create a text object 2. Text > Inserts to get your inserts. Here is where you'd also type the dash in between the two 3. Right click on the text object > Edit Frame Attributes 4. Page Range: 2 through 0 5. Pos...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating Harp Glissandos
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Notating Harp Glissandos

If you are only using 7-tuplets, you might want to consider using a JW Lua script. This will do all the correct notation automatically.

Jari created a tutorial on how to do this:

http://jwmusic.nu/jwplugins/wiki/doku.p ... lisssample

Hope this helps
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Document Styles in Finale 26.01
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Document Styles in Finale 26.01

Thanks Peter. That fixed it. I'm curious then how come looking in the Hard Drive path used to work.

Whatever the case, saving in the User path works.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Document Styles in Finale 26.01
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Document Styles in Finale 26.01

Hi there, I just updated to the Finale 26 update and I am no longer able to update document styles. I'm on a Mac. I used to have no problem with it. Now, any new document I create will have the version I saved a week ago. It's not the default. And I've double checked and the document style file is s...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fin 26 download only?
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Fin 26 download only?

The website claims that Finale is 1GB with 8GB extra needed for the included Garritan sounds.

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... n-Products
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help Help Help
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Help Help Help

In addition to what Peter said, to get the "missing beat", just enter a quarter rest and hit H to make it hidden.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plugin makers: How did you learn?
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Plugin makers: How did you learn?

Agreed. Go with JW Lua. I've used it quite a bit myself. You won't need to learn a whole new language if you can already code. You will need to learn the basics of lua, though if you already know another language, that should take 10-15 minutes. By far the hardest part is learning the available clas...