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Posted By : hertzbergd - 12/1/2016 1:13 PM
I'm a Sibelius user who is using Finale for the sole purpose of importing into SmartMusic, so my comfort level in Finale is not very high. I have imported a file (attached) and there is one section that has cellos and basses playing a repeated section pizz the 1st time and arco the 2nd time. In Sibelius this is a very easy thing to do, but I cannot figure this out in Finale. I know about the Expression Designer window, but I have no idea which "Type" of playback effect I want since none of them seem to be for expressions.

In the attached file I put both pizz and arco at the start of measure 9 for cellos and basses - I would like to use these to affect the playback. Can someone please help me figure out how to do this?

Thanks!

Posted By : Zuill - 12/1/2016 2:15 PM
You can do what you want by making the Arco expression trigger a Data Dump. Assign it to pass 2. Use 3 as units in the dump, then 144, 0, and 127 in the 3 slots.

Zuill

P.S.: I revised your file. See if it plays back properly.


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Post Edited (Zuill) : 12/1/2016 12:57:07 PM (GMT-6)


Posted By : hertzbergd - 12/2/2016 10:48 AM
Wow, that worked. Thanks!

Just for my future reference. What do those other three numbers mean in that box? And what is a Data Dump? And why does a seemingly simple task seem so complicated?

Posted By : Zuill - 12/3/2016 1:28 AM
Units means the number of slots of data. 144 is the On command, 0 is for Arco, and 127, well, I forgot what that is for, but the instructions say to type that number. I'll have to find the answer.

Zuill

P.S.: I know 127 is maximum MIDI value. I guess that is used to send the data at full value.


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Post Edited (Zuill) : 12/2/2016 11:36:48 PM (GMT-6)