Saw a few threads similar to this, but my questions are slightly different.
Thanks in advance for any assistance:
Item 1- I've used Finale for several years along with VDL (old templates and now, TWS template)
In previous versions, I did all instrument changes by using an empty bank in VDL, creating a text expression for what I would like, then assigning a patch change for playback that coincides with the VDL bank.
This isn't working for me like it used to in Finale 2014. I can still set up everything the same way, but the change isn't happening.
Examples-xylophone switch to crotales. Synth part changing patches like string sounds to a piano.
Item 2- possibly related to why I can't hear instrument changes When I input notes for bells and xylophone via my midi keyboard, they appear in the octave that I am playing and appear on the screen where I would like them to be. When I playback audio, they are played 2 octaves higher (which doesn't exist)
Not sure if Finale 2014 or template issue, but don't recall that happening in previous Finale verisons. Any ideas?