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Posted By : Philip. - 11/4/2013 9:33 PM
It seems that Finale 2014 was released with quite a few "known issues"... here are some:

Finale 2014 MIDI/audio issues
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5503/kw/Finale%202014

open triangle is not an option for Basic Orchestral Percussion
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5517/kw/Finale%202014

Finale 2014 for Mac focus issues
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5500/kw/Finale%202014

Finale 2014 redraw and slow performance issues
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5501/kw/Finale%202014

Finale 2014 accidentals issues
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5502/kw/Finale%202014

Automatic font annotation non-functional above 256 characters
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5496/kw/Finale%202014

Unable to unlink stem direction
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5494/kw/Finale%202014

Missing shortcut keys on Mac
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5497/kw/Finale%202014

Unable to trigger mute keyswitch in GIFF Jazz Trumpet KS
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5498/kw/Finale%202014

Printing linked parts with registration marks produce blank documents
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5499/kw/Finale%202014

Merged files with multi-staff instruments have overlapping bank and channel assignments
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5493/kw/Finale%202014

Unable to extract parts with auto-generated file names
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5492/kw/Finale%202014

Unable to scroll through entire document in Book Tiled view style
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5490/kw/Finale%202014

Shift+Delete does not delete staves
makemusic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5491/kw/Finale%202014


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Posted By : SF - 11/5/2013 1:53 PM
Thanks for gathering this list.

SF


MPB 17" 3Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB, 10.6.8 and 10.8.2
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Posted By : Gary the T - 11/5/2013 2:39 PM
Are these the sorts of issues that would be addressed in 2014a, 2014b, 2014c, etc.?


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Posted By : Writer of Music - 11/5/2013 3:10 PM
Makemusic offers a new 'Garritan Instruments for Finale.xml' file for download to overcome the 'open Triangle' problem. Unfortunately, the new file doesn't offer any solution for me. I still need to access the triangle through 'Percussion Toys', instead of 'Basic Orchestral Percussion'. Anyone else having the same problem?


Finale 2014.0.3062
Mac OS X 10.9, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3


Posted By : Zuill - 11/5/2013 3:28 PM
Works fine in Windows. Might be a Mac thing.

I noticed that most of the major issues are with mac. That is not surprising as the major overhaul had to do with Mac. That will probably take some sorting out and update releases before those things are fixed.

Zuill


"When all is said and done, more is said than done."
 
Finale 2002b, 2003a, 2004b, 2005b, Win XP SP3, 2011b Win 7 64bit, 2012a Bought and Paid For (Hopefully soon 2012b with some of the MAJOR BUGS fixed--well, now with 2012b and some of the bugs are fixed) 2012c, with some bug fixes. 2014 now.
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Posted By : Michael Mortilla - 11/5/2013 3:39 PM
Maybe I should get a PC just for Finale?


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Finale 2012; Digital Performer 8 [64 bit];

MIDI Life Crisis


Posted By : Gary the T - 11/5/2013 4:05 PM
Michael Mortilla said...
Maybe I should get a PC just for Finale?

freaked

While I really do like some of the new features in 2014, I'm quite happy to keep on working in 2011 as I wait for a maintenance release or two…

And Mavericks isn't coming anywhere NEAR my computers until Avid officially blesses it for use with Pro Tools!


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PT HDN 10.3.7/11.0.2; REAPER 4.55 (32 & 64-bit); Logic 9.1.8; PreSonus FaderPort
Lots of Waves Native; McDSP Emerald Pack Native; MH Production Bundle; NF Magma/Cosmos/Echoes; Blue Cat Free Pack; VEPro 5; Komplete 8 Ultimate; IK Total Workstation 2
Finale 2009c, 2011c


Posted By : JustinP - 11/5/2013 6:16 PM
Hi all,

While I have no official timeline for when a maintenance update would be arriving, we do try and address as much as possible, as soon as possible. We've been tracking these issues since launch yesterday and will try to address as many as we can soon.


Justin Phillips
Senior Product Manager
MakeMusic, Inc.


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Posted By : Count of Monte Verdi - 11/5/2013 6:30 PM
Rather quiet release so far.

Posted By : Jari Williamsson - 11/5/2013 6:43 PM
Michael Mortilla said...
Maybe I should get a PC just for Finale?


Boot camp, Parallels, etc?


Jari Williamsson

Windows XP, Pentium 4
2.40 GHz, 4 GB RAM

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Posted By : Mike Rosen - 11/5/2013 7:14 PM
I have Parallels 9, and it works great. Windows XP is much faster than it was on the Windows computer.



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Posted By : josefern - 11/9/2013 9:47 PM
Finale 2014 has a big audio problem. Mac Pro Mavericks 10.9 Finale 2014 "Audio Engine failed to load." error.

I don't have any playback in either midi or audio units. I've tried doing all of MM's recommended fixes and it still does not work.

Do I have to wipe off all previous finale versions and instruments? Finale 2012 works fine for audio, But 2014 is dead on arrival.

What else should I do?

Posted By : kgoodson - 11/10/2013 6:54 PM
I am also experiencing the same problem. MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Got the error message the first time I booted after installation. Have tried rebooting. I get no sound with either audio units or MIDI. It will not even make a test sound.

Considering Notion.


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Posted By : Sean Cairne - 12/24/2013 2:11 AM
I am having problems with no sound for GPO 4 until I do a work around from a forum string. The trouble is that once that is done I an unable to any more notation. The other trouble is that it crashes quite often after I done the work around. I've eMailed Finale about this but with rather poor response. Since I teach during their call in hours and write after 9 on the west coast I am unable to call in. (I write from after teach - 9 pm - till about 2 am. Doesn't work with Make Music's schedule.)
Make Music's release of Finale buggy upgrades through the years reminds me of Steinway releasing pianos that need serious piano technical work. Pianists put up with it because there is no other option.
I was hoping for the promised workability of 2014's percussion compared to 2012, since I'm working on a rather larger than I can handle opera which calls for a large percussion section.
Please send help on fixing the no sound for GPO4 on Finale 2014 for Mac that doesn't crash every other time or doesn't allow notation after the "fix".
For now, I am telling my composition students to not use their laptops for their work. Back to paper and pencil.


15" Macbook Pro 2.8 4GB OS X 10.9.1
Finale 2011, 2012c 2014, GPO 4


Posted By : Dr. Wiggy - 12/24/2013 4:06 AM
Sean Cairne said...
I've eMailed Finale about this but with rather poor response. Since I teach during their call in hours and write after 9 on the west coast I am unable to call in. (I write from after teach - 9 pm - till about 2 am. Doesn't work with Make Music's schedule.).

You can submit support requests through their Support website.

For those with audio problems: 2014 does seem to have problems if you have other third-party audio software (drivers, audio units, VSTs, etc), but on a "clean" Mac it should work fine.
If you are in a position where it doesn't seem to work on your setup and you can't find a way of fixing it (or you can't uninstall the conflicting thing), then I would suggest you hold off using it until an update is released.


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Finale 2014, 2.6Ghz 2012 MacMini 16Gb RAM (10.9); 2009 MacBook
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Posted By : Robert Paterson - 12/25/2013 1:43 PM
Also, at least on my system (Mac OSX 10.9):

Strange behavior when creating tuplets, the note heads appear like small symbols in another font, perhaps Symbol font (haven't checked that yet). Visually, this corrects itself when redrawing the screen, but still annoying to look at (see attached file).

Harmonics only work for Layer 1 during playback in harp parts. I ma have something set incorrectly in Human Playback (if so, if anyone has run into this issue, let me know).


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http://www.robpaterson.com
Setup: Mac Pro Desktop
Finale 2012c, TG Tools, Pro Tools, Garritan Personal Orchestra, etc.
mAudio 88 Key USB MIDI Keyboard


Posted By : Bill Stevens - 12/25/2013 1:51 PM
Rob,

Your new CD got a glowing review in the N.Y. Times today. "Beautiful, witty and sometimes utterly desolate."

Bill


Finale 2014 (all versions since 1.0)
Mostly I use 2011c
Staff Paper and #2 Pencil with eraser
OS 10.9


Posted By : Robert Paterson - 12/25/2013 2:09 PM
Thanks Bill, it's always a miracle to have anything mentioned in that newspaper, or frankly, any other paper, and I'm very grateful. And... all of those pieces were engraved with Finale! So there.


Robert Paterson, Composer
http://www.robertpaterson.com
Setup: Mac Pro Desktop, MacBook Pro, OSX 10.9
Finale 2014, TG Tools, Pro Tools, Garritan Personal Orchestra, etc.
mAudio 88 Key USB MIDI Keyboard


Posted By : Robert Paterson - 12/25/2013 2:13 PM
@josefern: I am receiving that error box as well when I open the program. Not sure if there is a preference that should be trashed or whatever, but if anyone has a suggestion...


Robert Paterson, Composer
http://www.robertpaterson.com
Setup: Mac Pro Desktop, MacBook Pro, OSX 10.9
Finale 2014, TG Tools, Pro Tools, Garritan Personal Orchestra, etc.
mAudio 88 Key USB MIDI Keyboard


Posted By : BvdPress - 12/26/2013 8:36 PM
Count of Monte Verdi said...
Rather quiet release so far.


I did two pieces and promptly forgot 2014 existed. Maybe MM will use my money to fix the issues or develop something in the future. I won't hold my breath for either.


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