Combining VDL2 and winds in Finale 2006


Good morning!

Please forgive my ignorance, but did anyone manage to get
Finale 2006 to accommodate playing back both VDL2 and the softsynth wind
sounds at the same time?  I have not had time to see if I could get that to work.
Just been writing battery and front ensemble parts.  If you did, what
process did you employ to do so.  I'll look forward to your
responses.

Have a great day!
Neal

Neal H. Flum
Associate Director of Athletic Bands
The University of Alabama


[quote author=Jim Casella link=topic=821.msg3229#msg3229 date=1127850837]
[quote author=nflum link=topic=821.msg3228#msg3228 date=1127838425]

Good morning!

Please forgive my ignorance, but did anyone manage to get
Finale 2006 to accommodate playing back both VDL2 and the softsynth wind
sounds at the same time?�� I have not had time to see if I could get that to work.
Just been writing battery and front ensemble parts.�� If you did, what
process did you employ to do so.�� I'll look forward to your
responses.

Have a great day!
Neal

Neal H. Flum
Associate Director of Athletic Bands
The University of Alabama
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Neal - I think this is one limitation of Finale 2006. You'd either have to have all sounds coming from NI VST instruments, OR from the Softsynth. To the best of my knowledge (which is admitedly limited here), you can't do both. This is one area where Sibelius is a bit more flexible.

My suggestion would be to use the VDL2 plugin for all your perc stuff, then on a different bank of midi channels (i.e. 17-32) use the GPO for Finale 2006 for all your wind stuff. You may have to use a few instrument substitutions (like bassoons for saxes or something), but I think you'll find the end result pretty reasonable for what you're doing.
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The use of softsynths within Finale is a major issue. Your choices are the included softsynth (quicktime) or the GPO player that is included with FIN2006. Using supplied softsynths and external sounds doesn't work. As Jim suggests, your best bet is to use the NI players, VDL2 and the GPO player as well as any NI softsynth (AU or VST). In all honesty, I've stayed with FIN2005. You can load the Finale GPO sounds into Kontakt and then save then as a multi for use in FIN2005. Hoep this answers some questions.

Ted Boliske
[quote author=nflum link=topic=821.msg3228#msg3228 date=1127838425]

Good morning!

Please forgive my ignorance, but did anyone manage to get
Finale 2006 to accommodate playing back both VDL2 and the softsynth wind
sounds at the same time?  I have not had time to see if I could get that to work.
Just been writing battery and front ensemble parts.  If you did, what
process did you employ to do so.  I'll look forward to your
responses.

Have a great day!
Neal

Neal H. Flum
Associate Director of Athletic Bands
The University of Alabama
[/quote]

Neal - I think this is one limitation of Finale 2006. You'd either have to have all sounds coming from NI VST instruments, OR from the Softsynth. To the best of my knowledge (which is admitedly limited here), you can't do both. This is one area where Sibelius is a bit more flexible.

My suggestion would be to use the VDL2 plugin for all your perc stuff, then on a different bank of midi channels (i.e. 17-32) use the GPO for Finale 2006 for all your wind stuff. You may have to use a few instrument substitutions (like bassoons for saxes or something), but I think you'll find the end result pretty reasonable for what you're doing.
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