New user need help Win XP/Finale 2003a/soundblaster/oxygen8

Hello all,

I have had VD for about 1 1/2 years now and I still can't get it to work...I kinda gave up on it for a while.

This is my set up...
Windows XP
Finale 2003a
Oxygen 8 USB keyboard
SoundBlaster Aud 2

I have installed the fonts to SoundBlaster’s sound font bank. They play back when I play on the computerized keyboard [b]AND [/b] on the USB Keyboard (oxygen 8)
The VD Full is in bank 001
The Snare Full is listed on Preset 000
Tenors full 001
Tenors full 2 002

My Audio device settings are...
Midi In is set to USB Keystation
Sound Font Device is set to SB Audigy 2 Synth A [A440]
Sound Playback is set to SB Audigy 2 Synth A [A440]
MIDI Music Playback Default device is set to SB Audigy 2 Synth A [A440]

I have downloaded and installed VD *ETF drumline template

I write music in the template and when I play it back in Finale I get piano sounds. I have gone into instrument settings and searched for the snare/tenor/bass/cymbals sounds and they are not there.

I am confused, and ready to give up again.
I am also tired of hearing woodblock/melodic tom/taiko drum

Anyone's help would be much appreciated,
I have the same configuration with the exception of the keyboard and I'm having the same problem. What are we missing? Can anyone help?

- Ben
I had the same configuration for a long time with out the keyboard.

I was under the impression from all the stuff I have read that you need a keyboard entry of some type. Now that I have it, it's still not working.
I just had a computer built to meet the requirements of Virtual Drumline. I made sure I had enough memory installed along with the Audigy 2zs sound card. My OS is Windows XP. I went to load Virtual Drumline and for some reason XP would not read the disc. I tried the disc on another computer with XP, same results. However when I tried it on computers with Windows 2000 and ME, it read it.
I had someone pick up Virtual Drumline at Championships and they still have the receipt. You can imagine my dissapointment when this disc wasn't able to be read. I thought it was a problem with my drive, but upon bringing the computer today to where it was purchased less than a week ago, I discovered it wasn't the drive. I tried to make sure I had my system built according to the requirements of Virtual Drumline. I was told by the tech who built my system that XP might not recognize certain software.
Jim or Murray, I hope you can help me address this situation. By the way, I caught the shows in Orlando and your percussion section was fantastic. Congrats on the top percussion honors at championships.

Danny Raymond
Hi guys,

It sounds like Finale may not be configured correctly so that it's properly sending its MIDI info to your Soundblaster card's correct bank. Do this from within Finale's MIDI SETUP window, and be sure you've set the MIDI-Out Device to "SB Audigy 2 Synth A." You should set the MIDI-In Device to your M-Audio USB Keystation driver.

If that still doesn't work, try setting your MIDI-OUT device (in Finale) to "Default MIDI Output Device".

If you aren't seeing SCV Snares, SCV Tenors, etc in the "Instrument List" window, are you absolutely certain you are working within the VDL Template? Those should automatically appear in the instrument list window.

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