Open MIDI/Audio ▸ Sound Map Priority and move NotePerformer to the top.
This makes makes NotePerformer your default choice of sounds in Finale, when creating a score or when running "Reassign Playback Sounds".
If our sound map is missing, please run the NotePerformer installer again.
This is usually necessary when you install a new version of Finale.
You must use Default Prefs as your Human Playback Configuration.
This is the default setting in Finale.
We extend your Default Prefs configuration with NotePerformer's custom Human Playback Preferences.
Location in Finale for this setting is:
MIDI/Audio ▸ Human Playback ▸ Human Playback Preferences...
Make sure Attach to "..." is NOT selected.
Always use a Human Playback Style.
We recommend the Standard style.
Human Playback is what interprets the musical symbols in your score and converts them into MIDI signals that are suitable for your playback device.
The "None" style disables playback for all symbols except for notes. Don't use it.
To get the correct sound for a staff you simply select the appropriate instrument from the Score Manager.
After making changes from the Score Manager, you must also run:
MIDI/Audio ▸ Reassign Playback Sounds
Using our supplied FinaleScripts we add support for a few techniques such as a2, a3 and non vib which are not described by Human Playback. These can be assigned manually to an expression whenever you wish to use them.
For each technique, there's also one that cancels that technique (for example, "a2" is cancelled by an expression to which you've assigned the "UNISONS ‑ solo/default" FinaleScript).
To assign playback for an expression, select the handle and run the appropriate FinaleScript.
We also include a FinaleScript for assigning tenuto to its articulation, if you wish to use tenuto, because tenuto isn't otherwise detectable in Finale. We've assigned tenuto to the lowest possible note velocity, which is 1.
Opening the NotePerformer interface from Finale reveals our own high-resolution mixer.
The Output Source must be set to match your desired speaker or headphone output.
In Finale, out-of-range percussion notes that were entered from a MIDI keyboard are assigned by their MIDI note value rather than by their sound.
Older documents having this problem may produce the wrong percussion sounds, when you switch to NotePerformer.
You can fix this problem by running Utilities > Transpose Percussion Notes... with the faulty notes selected. Use Change Selected Note to assign those notes to their appropriate instrument sound in Finale, rather than a MIDI note number.
Staff Sets have only limited support for Human Playback.
Articulations and dynamics won't playback within a Staff Set, unless the first staff is also included.
When playback is of importance, we advice against using Staff Sets.
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