Finale 2015 startup error: Audio Engine failed to load

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Finale 2015 startup error: Audio Engine failed to load

Post by ry1633 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:14 pm

Hi all, I'm getting the 'Audio Engine failed to load' error dialog when I start up Finale (2015). I've been getting this error for several weeks now, but I've been working on a project where I haven't needed the playback so I just ok'ed through it. But I'd like to see if I can fix it.

I tried this fix (https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... p-Windows-), but it did not help because the 'Reset ReWire' option is grayed out for me.
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Re: Finale 2015 startup error: Audio Engine failed to load

Post by ry1633 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm

I got the error to go away by going to MIDI/Audio / Device Setup / Audio Setup - and then changing the Audio Driver to DirectSound.

But then when I open the Finale file of a string quartet that I am working on, in that file, I have now lost all of my VST sounds. They're all missing and can't be found even after a VST re-scan.

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Re: Finale 2015 startup error: Audio Engine failed to load

Post by MikeHalloran » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:23 pm

What version of Finale — 2014.5 for Windows or another?

What OS. Is it 32 or 64 bit?

What VSTs are you using?
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Re: Finale 2015 startup error: Audio Engine failed to load

Post by Luka Puka » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 am

I had the same exact issue and solved it (although I use Finale v25) and my Reset ReWire button was grayed out as well; at the bottom of that website there are two blue bars, one of which is labeled "Finale versions 25 and 26 and FInale 2014.5." I followed the simple instructions in there and no longer get the error, and I can now hear my music when I enter it in and when I play it back.

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