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Issue with Virtual Instruments (Finale v 26, Mac)

Postby guavafan1000 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:18 am

Hi,
After using MuseScore for the last year or so, today I decided to invest in Finale. However, whenever I try to create a score, a window always pops up saying "The requested virtual instrument plugin could not be found". I tried following the steps listed here: /https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217674648--The-requested-virtual-instrument-plugin-could-not-be-found-error-with-Garritan-Instruments-for-Finale to remedy the issue but it did not work. The Garritan instruments are definitely downloaded on my computer because I see a folder of them but they do not seem to be connecting to Finale. Starting to feel like I just wasted my money on something that does even less than the free software I was using prior. Can anybody help?
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Re: Issue with Virtual Instruments (Finale v 26, Mac)

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:20 pm

guavafan1000 wrote:… The Garritan instruments are definitely downloaded on my computer because I see a folder of them …

There are two installer programs: one for installing Finale, and one for installing Garritan.

Did you only download the Garritan instruments, or did you also run the Garritan installer?
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Re: Issue with Virtual Instruments (Finale v 26, Mac)

Postby guavafan1000 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi, thanks for your reply. So I have the ARIA player downloaded and I found a Garritan installer online, but whenever I use it, it keeps saying "cannot find compressed files".
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Re: Issue with Virtual Instruments (Finale v 26, Mac)

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:14 pm

guavafan1000 wrote:… I found a Garritan installer online …

Finale comes with the two installer programs you need:
an installer for Finale, and an installer for Garritan.

You should use the Garritan installer that comes with Finale.

By The Way:
Finale does not come with the “full Garritan”, but rather with a reduced set of Garritan instruments.
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