Finale, Middle C

I've searched the Forums and FAQ's and just can't seem to find the right post.  Just wondering if someone can point me in the right direction on how to change Middle C on Finale to C3 instead of C4, if it even is possible.

Thanks a bunch,
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Keep in mind that this will not ";do"; anything.  When you change this, it changes the C-name for what you have listed in the Percussion Map Selection.  This will not transpose anything or let you access a different octave when hitting the same note on your keyboard.  Basically:

1.  C4 = Midi Pitch 60
2.  Change the setting and now C3 = 60

Or maybe a better way to put it is:  Midi Pitch 60 = C4 and you are now just calling it C3
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I getcha Coach.  Is there a way to change MIDI pitch, or will that involve changing the whole Percussion Mapping to fit my keyboard.
[quote author=dsleath link=topic=2323.msg12299#msg12299 date=1204149922]
I just tried changing the setting and indeed it does not work.�� I am guessing its my keyboard rather than finale, unless there is something else I can try.�� I am using a run of the mill Casio keyboard till I can afford an Oxygen 8.�� If thats the case with finale using C4 (Pitch 60), will I find the same problem say using another type of keyboard.�� I am not so familiar using MIDI keyboards for inputting, so sorry if these questions seem a bit elementary.�� The reason being is I was writing a lot of Muted w/LH bass drum hits and with Finale using C4, I lose the use of C6 and C7 and have to use ";+/-"; to get the muted sound I am looking for.�� Which is ok, but time consuming.

thanks again,
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Keep in mind that this will not ";do"; anything.  When you change this, it changes the C-name for what you have listed in the Percussion Map Selection.  This will not transpose anything or let you access a different octave when hitting the same note on your keyboard.  Basically:

1.  C4 = Midi Pitch 60
2.  Change the setting and now C3 = 60

Or maybe a better way to put it is:  Midi Pitch 60 = C4 and you are now just calling it C3
I just tried changing the setting and indeed it does not work.  I am guessing its my keyboard rather than finale, unless there is something else I can try.  I am using a run of the mill Casio keyboard till I can afford an Oxygen 8.  If thats the case with finale using C4 (Pitch 60), will I find the same problem say using another type of keyboard.  I am not so familiar using MIDI keyboards for inputting, so sorry if these questions seem a bit elementary.  The reason being is I was writing a lot of Muted w/LH bass drum hits and with Finale using C4, I lose the use of C6 and C7 and have to use ";+/-"; to get the muted sound I am looking for.  Which is ok, but time consuming.

thanks again,
Scott,

Thanks for the clarification. This was something I had not included because I've never changed the setting. In fact my defualt setting is to use MIDI numbers rather than Middle C.

Ted Boliske
[quote author=ted_boliske link=topic=2323.msg12281#msg12281 date=1204072468]
Actually it is possible to change this parameter. Use this path Preferences>Program Options>View. You will need to change the Pitch Representation from MIDI number to Pitch and then set Middle C ";C3";. I've never done this so I can't tell you what the results will yield.


Ted Boliske
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[color=Red]For clarification as it is confusing:[/color]�� It doesn't change the actual midi Pitch number.�� C4 in Finale is Midi Pitch 60.�� If you change that setting, it is still 60.�� It is just changing the name for that note so that it will match what your Device is using or VDL is saying for instance.
Thanks Guys....I just can't believe that I searched and searched Finale with a fine tooth comb, and didn't even notice that.  And that was the first place I looked too....
I stand corrected. Thanks Ted!! I wish all music programs did that!
Actually it is possible to change this parameter. Use this path Preferences>Program Options>View. You will need to change the Pitch Representation from MIDI number to Pitch and then set Middle C ";C3";. I've never done this so I can't tell you what the results will yield.


Ted Boliske
I don't think this is possible. Some keyboards and programs call Middle C ";C3"; while others call it ";C4";. Unfortunately, this variance has been going on for decades now. VDL uses ";C3"; because that's the standard that Native Instruments use for Kontakt Player 2.
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