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Playback in wrong octaves.

Postby spenceralger » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi, I'm using Finale Version 25 on a Mac, and whenever I write music for Glockenspiel/Bells and use the "Glockenspiel (Brass Mallets)" from the Tapspace sounds, the playback of middle c for example, will be several octaves down. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Postby Nick Mazuk » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:42 pm

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 glockenspiels 2 octaves lower.

To turn this off, uncheck Document > Keep Octave Transposition in Concert Pitch.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Playback in wrong octaves.

Postby zuill » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:28 pm

I think the issue here is the sample. I have noticed that the sample for some VST instruments was not done at concert pitch, but transposed pitch. For that situation, I needed to do a special staff setup to accommodate the programming mistake.

Maybe that is not what's happening here. I will test it and report back when I'm able.

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Re: Playback in wrong octaves.

Postby spenceralger » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:16 pm

Nick Mazuk wrote: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 glockenspiels 2 octaves lower.

To turn this off, uncheck Document > Keep Octave Transposition in Concert Pitch.

Hope this helps.


This worked, thank you!
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Re: Playback in wrong octaves.

Postby zuill » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:41 pm

Please examine the attached file as a demo of the issue regarding Tapspace Glockenspiel. The sample is already transposed, so one must set the transposition to None for the Tapspace Glock to look and play correctly. Ignore the Yellow notes if you have Finale set to show out of range notes. Finale doesn't understand the situation so doesn't know how to handle it.

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