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Pizzicati, Percussion and tr in Finale


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Hello all,

First of all, let me make it clear to avoid any confusion, the Finale verion I use is Finale 2009, in which I face several annoying problems:

1° when using pizz for the strings: i choose nr 36 from the expression tool (second pizz mentioned in my list). It works fine for violins and violas but for some reason does not do what it has to do when using cello's and double bass. When applied on cellos and double bass it only functions when human playback is turned off. From the moment it is turned on again, the pizz disappears and the notes which are to be played pizz simply become arched notes.

2° when human playback is turned off, I do not get the tr indication of the expression smart tool to work. Whenever i put a tr above the note, it is played as it simply would not be there.

3° Serious difficult and annoying is the percussion: when in human playback mode or not: I do not seem to be able to get the sound of a grosse caisse drum nor do I find the way to indicate it. A bit annoying, especially as I have a piece where the grosse caisse has a function of an echo;

4° Does anybody have any idea on how to add claves and a tambourine in the score using garritan orchestral 4?

Does anybody else faced these problems and/or what is/are the solutions to it. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

kind regards

Wolfgang Sachs

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1° when using pizz for the strings: i choose nr 36 from the expression tool (second pizz mentioned in my list). It works fine for violins and violas but for some reason does not do what it has to do when using cello's and double bass. When applied on cellos and double bass it only functions when human playback is turned off. From the moment it is turned on again, the pizz disappears and the notes which are to be played pizz simply become arched notes.

The instrument setting is probably out of range. I use a different layer for pizz and assign it to the appropriate instrument (if you are using Garritan)

2° when human playback is turned off, I do not get the tr indication of the expression smart tool to work. Whenever i put a tr above the note, it is played as it simply would not be there.

You have to have it on.

3° Serious difficult and annoying is the percussion: when in human playback mode or not: I do not seem to be able to get the sound of a grosse caisse drum nor do I find the way to indicate it. A bit annoying, especially as I have a piece where the grosse caisse has a function of an echo;

I hope you are in France using the term grosse caisse drum. In Garritan, it is the note middle "C". You have to set it that way. If you are using GM it's c2 if I remember correctly. Use the "mf" tool and label "bass drum."

4° Does anybody have any idea on how to add claves and a tambourine in the score using garritan orchestral 4?

It's there..having some computer issues now but I'll get back to you!

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