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   Posted 3/30/2004 1:17 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I am trying to figure out how to get a legato playback in Finale 2004b.  I have looked through the Installation and tutorials manual and have had no success yet.  I have under the expression tool, and have found no such setting.  Is it and expression that I would have to create using the expression tool and if so and suggestions on settings?
 
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   Posted 3/30/2004 2:22 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It depends on several factors, including:

The instrument chosen
Method of playback

Human playback has some built in features to achieve what you want. Applying slurs to the phrases is picked up by human playback, for example. Various articulations applied will achieve legato (the tenuto, I believe). For piano, adding the Pedal marking as a smart shape is recognized by human playback.

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   Posted 3/31/2004 11:52 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have experimented with the Human playback and it is a very cool feature that persueded me to upgrade to 2004. However it doesn't always want to play nice with my setup. I get a lot of odd dynamic ranges between parts. Of course that probably has something to do with every instrument going through the same channel. I was just hoping there would be a pre-determined legato setting. Maybe 2005?
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   Posted 3/31/2004 12:46 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Band guy said...
I I get a lot of odd dynamic ranges between parts. Of course that probably has something to do with every instrument going through the same channel. I was just hoping there would be a pre-determined legato setting. Maybe 2005?
 
Why don't you assign your instruments to different channels if you want different dynamics in each? Sorry, but this confuses me.
 
There are legato settings in Finale 2004, as Zuill pointed out. Generally speaking, slurs work very nicely. 


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   Posted 3/31/2004 1:35 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Ron B. said...
 
There are legato settings in Finale 2004, as Zuill pointed out. Generally speaking, slurs work very nicely. 
 
To prove that I'm not a total curmudgeon, legato playback was one thing that I thought was handled quite nicely during my short sojourn with 2004.  It appeared to be doing it the same way I do it manually --- adjusting note attacks and cut-offs --- but doing it on a note by note basis which is really too time consuming to do manually.  It isn't a true legato, but it ain't bad.


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   Posted 3/31/2004 11:39 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Okay, I maybe a complete idiot, okay yes I know I am a complete idiot ;) Let me clarify on my midi set-up and maybe I have it things completely screwed up.

I have a midiman UNO USB midi interface connected to my Roland XP-60 Keyboard. Now I was thinking that the UNO was one channel, because everytime I put a different part on a different channel I don't get any sound from that channel. Well, I was just on M-Audio's website and they list it as a 16 channel midi interface. Obviously there is a lot that I need to learn about midi. Any suggestions on resources concerning midi?
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   Posted 4/5/2004 1:12 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
For effective multi-timbral, mult-channel operation, you must set your XP-60 to either Performance or GM Mode. If using Performance Mode, make sure you use a non-layered Performance Preset so that all of the synth's Parts and Channels can be used at one time. Beware of the use of the XP-60's Performance Channel setting (Off, or 1-16), as patch data sent on its assigned channel/part with change the current Performance Preset and NOT an instrument Patch (Program Change).


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   Posted 4/5/2004 1:13 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
For effective multi-timbral, mult-channel operation, you must set your XP-60 to either Performance or GM Mode. If using Performance Mode, make sure you use a non-layered Performance Preset so that all of the synth's Parts and Channels can be used at one time. Beware of the use of the XP-60's Performance Channel setting (Off, or 1-16), as patch data sent on its assigned channel/part with change the current Performance Preset and NOT an instrument Patch (Program Change).


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