Virtual Drumline/Finale/Kompakt

I have Finale 2004, Virtual Drumline and Kompakt. Would anyone with the same system have a battery AND front ensemble template that will work with the VD sounds and the Kompakt keyboard samples? I am not good enough to figure out the mappings, etc. myself. If you have one or could help me, let me know... Jeremy116@aol.com

Thanks!
Got it! Much easier than I thought, thanks!!!
[quote="jeremy116"]Don't I have to map the keyboard sounds from Kompakt to the Finale staves? I thought it was more difficult than just adding more staves.

JV[/quote]

Jeremy,

Keyboard sounds don't need to be mapped in this situation. the sampled pitches will already be set within the program. You can change settings like the range that a sampled pitch will cover, velocity (dynamics) and panning (stereo image) among others. When you load the sound library for VD, the sounds have already been key mapped for you regardless of whether you choose to use the sound font or giga files. To make things easy the guys at Tapspace have created templates in Finale that correspond with the sound libraries.

Now, to get your music to playback you need to go to the instrument window and assign a midi channel for each instrument (pit and battery) that goes with the midi channel assignments in Kompakt. This is different than key mapping. Yes, it is easy, time consuming depending on the level of detail you wish to explore and once you're done save the file as a template. This way, you just open this template file rather than having to recreate all os this work each time you write a new piece of music.


Ted Boliske
Sure, you can do as much or as little as you'd like.

You can open the instrument list window and select the midi channels that you want each of the staves to address.

- David
Don't I have to map the keyboard sounds from Kompakt to the Finale staves? I thought it was more difficult than just adding more staves.

JV
1. Use the Tapspace provided battery template.

2. Then, use the staff tool and select "New Staves (with Setup Wizard)" from the Staff menu.

3. Save this file as a template file. You may wish to put the template in your templates directory so that it is quickly available when using "New Document From Template". Or just launch it from the location you saved it from.

Later.
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