Virtual Drumline Question...

[size=10px][color=blue]i have a question about virtual drumline...i just got it not to long ago n i was wondering wat else do i need to make it work for me? i have Finale 2003. So wat else would i need to make it work for me so i can start getting realistic playback[/color][/size]
If you have a soundblaster card, that's all you'll need. If not, you'll need a program like Kompakt, Kontakt or GigaStudio. Kompakt is the cheapest of the three. If you're going to be writing just battery stuff, Komakt will work just fine for you. You'll also need a program called Maple MIDI Tools. The best part about that program is that it's FREE!
There is a very good PDF on the CD that you should look at for information on ways to make it work for you. Also, this forum is full of information. It'll take a small amount of time to browse the postings and find the information you're looking for (and more).

Check that PDF first.
Thanks i dont have a soundblaster card so looks like ill be trying to get kompakt. ya all i plan on doing is writting battery stuff. Where could i get the Maple MIDI tools from?
It's not pretty, but here's the link to Maple MIDI Tools: http://www.marblesound.com/Maple_tools.html
[color=blue]thanks for the help :) but when i was look at the kompakt program it seems it doesnt have to where u can put it on sheet music n watch it playback n everythin like finale would do[/color]
Did you ever read the help file on the CD? You do have the CD, don't you? The file is called "Help File.pdf".

On pages 8, 9, and 10 there are cute little drawings that show you what you will need.

They are suprisingly informative for cute drawings.
[quote="denete"]Did you ever read the help file on the CD? You do have the CD, don't you? The file is called "Help File.pdf".

On pages 8, 9, and 10 there are cute little drawings that show you what you will need.

They are suprisingly informative for cute drawings.[/quote]

Jim, did you do those yourself? Good job staying within the lines! :) (sorry, I couldn't resist.)
I try... :)
[color=blue]hey on finale does anyone know how to turn any of the music files u make into a PDF file? ive searched on here and in the help file on finale and cant find it[/color]
[quote="FeverBass'04"][color=blue]hey on finale does anyone know how to turn any of the music files u make into a PDF file? ive searched on here and in the help file on finale and cant find it[/color][/quote]

If you want to turn a Finale file into a PDF file, you need to buy a copy of Adobe Acrobat. Not just the free download reader, but the whole thing.
Or if you are a Mac OSX user, you can create PDF's automatically by selecting the "Print" function, and clicking the "save to PDF" button.

AB
I thought about adding that reply myself Adam, but I figured I might come across sounding like a computer snob (I love OSX).
[color=blue]i do have the acrobat reader n not the free version the entire thing. How do u do it since i have it?[/color]
Creating a PDF is easy:

>File
>Print>
>Select "Acrobat Distiller" instead of your standard printer.

The computer will ask you to coose a location on your hard drive for your pdf to be saved.

>Click print
>You have a document that anyone with reader can view and/or print, unless you assign a password so they can't print.

Gabe
[color=blue]sorry i thought i had the whole verison. But i dont think i do. HOw do we know if we have the whole thing or not??[/color]
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