Finale - Mod Wheel with Expressions e.g. Snare Playing Zones

Hey all,

So I'm relatively new to VDL2 and recently thought of a good way to make the necessary mod wheel changes in Finale using ";expressions";.  I am not sure if there is already a topic covering this, but I didn't find one that focused on this idea. And really, this idea can be applied to any sort of mod wheel changes, such as tenor implement changes, and perhaps bass implement changes (haven't fooled with that one yet).

1) The first thing you would need to do is select the EXPRESSION TOOL (icons appears as an mf marking) and click somewhere on the music. A dialog box should come up, listing all of the previously created expressions.

2) Next, click on CREATE. In the text box type whatever the text needs to say. For the purpose of this tutorial, we'll use ";edge"; for the edge zone on snare, then give it a description if you want (doesn't matter) and set the font to make it appear however you desire... perhaps some wingdings :-)

3) Click on the PLAYBACK tab, and under type, select CONTROLLER then type 1 in the box or select MODULATION from the drop down menu.  For value, enter any number between 90 and 127.

      0-43 for center
      44-83 for halfway
      90-127 for edge

4) Click OK then do the usual expression stuff, and VOILA!

That process can be repeated for any sort of mod wheel stuff that you might want to do. If anyone has done something like this for the keyswitch stuff, please add that on here. Anyhow, I hope this proves useful for some. Happy new year everyone!

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