need help with the mod-wheel in Finale

I entered in all the mod-wheel changes for the timpani hard full (MW), but there is no playback of the changes, it just plays regular strokes.  I'm trying to back track everything I did, but of course, no luck.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Freddie Smith
Did you enter the commands in your score or did you just adjust the Mod wheel when you  were entering?  You have to enter a mod wheel change into the score that tells the Kontakt player to adjust the wheel.  I am not familiar with Finale, I suspect it's the same with both Sibelius and Finale.  In Sibelius it looks something similar to this,  ~C1,127.

I entered in every mod-wheel change in the midi tool, then with continuous data, highlighted the notes and entered the midi numbers 1-127. 

I don't know if I overlooked something.
Are you using VDL2 as a plug-in (in Finale 2006), or in stand-alone mode (pre-2006)? It shouldn't make a difference, but it would be worth checking to see if both methods react the same way.

It's also possible to create mod-wheel changes by adding a playback effect to a text attribute. This is kind of how it's done in Sibelius, although it's a little simpler with Sib. Still, this may actually be a little faster process in Finale, but I'm not sure. I guess it depends on your preference. Check out Bryan's tutorial at:
I figured out my problem.  If you have any type of human playback setting for finale on, you won't be able to hear any mod-wheel settings you made.  Make sure it is on the ";none"; setting.

I can't believe it took my that long to figure out.  oh boy =(
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