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Axelin
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   Posted 12/19/2008 11:47 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hello!
I have a problem importing midi notes from cubase into finale. I have no problem doing this with Sonar, I just copy the midi events into the clipboard and then paste them into a finale document, it works like magic. But for some reason I can't do the same with Cubase. I will select and copy the events, and then go to the Edit menu within the mass edit tool in Finale, but the Import Midi From Clipboard option will not be available.

Any ideas why?

Right now my only way around this is to export midi from cubase into sonar, and then to finale, which is time consuming.

Help will be most appreciated.

Thanks!
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   Posted 12/20/2008 3:59 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
in Cubase -
- File/Export/MIDI File
- choose a file name and a directory to save it in (someplace you can find it again, in this case best the directory where you usually save your Finale files)
- Export options - choose Export Locator Range (make sure you've set the Left and Right locator to the whole piece or whatever section you want to export
- OK

go to Finale -
- File/open - find the directory where you've saved the MIDI file - in Files of Type: choose MIDI File (*.mid) so you can see it - select and open it
- choose your Import MIDI File options - OK

voila! ... here's your Finale file!
- before exporting the MIDI file make sure that all your material in Cubase is quantized very precisely - otherwise you'll get some very weird results


Finale 97 - 2005a, 2008, 2009a, Cubase 4, LG LW75 laptop, Pentium M, 2GB RAM, WinXP Pro, M-Audio Keystation 49e

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   Posted 12/20/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
If you're using Cubase 4.1 or later, the transfer will probably work better if you use MusicXML files rather than MIDI files.


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   Posted 12/20/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I am using Cubase Essential 4.5.2 - I see no option there to export in XML (a feature only in Cubase 4?)
any other way of using XML in this case?

although I've never really had an problems with MIDI files as long as they are clean to begin with, it would be interesting to hear more about this method since that's the way I work: compose in Cubase and then notate scores and parts in Finale


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   Posted 12/21/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
MusicXML is not available in Cubase Essential, but it is part of both Cubase Studio and the full version of Cubase. MusicXML is designed to represent music notation, so it can save much more data from a Cubase score than a MIDI file can. If the score looks right in Cubase, that is what will get transfered over into Finale. It looks like the Cubase score feature is another one that is part of Cubase Studio and Cubase, but not part of Cubase Essential.


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   Posted 12/23/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks MM for your suggestion, I tried it and it actually works so that's what I'll do from now on. I can save a few steps doing it like this (rather than exporting the midi to Sonar first), although I was looking for a way to directly copy/paste using the clipboard, which would make it much easier transferring music from cubase to finale as you compose. I don't know why this function is unavailable for cubase, because you can actually do this on Sonar.

Thank you for your help, I will follow your advise.
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