Human Playback Preferences - MIDI Data dialog box
How to get there
- Choose Window > Playback Controls.
- Click on the button on the Playback Controls.
- Click HP Preferences.
- Choose MIDI Data.
What it does
You can use these settings to combine custom
MIDI data, such as edits made with the MIDI tool, with Human Playback’s
Data • Velocity • Start/Stop Time • Tempo. Here, you can specify
whether you want Human Playback to ignore, incorporate, or use MIDI data
you have deliberately applied to the score with the MIDI tool, Expression
Tool, or Tempo tool. Click the pop-up menu next to a MIDI data type and
choose HP (Ignore Data) to use Human Playback’s interpretation for that
type of MIDI data. Choose HP (Incorporate Data) to instruct Human Playback
to use existing MIDI data of that type in the interpretation (existing
MIDI data of that type will influence Human Playback). Choose No HP Effect
to instruct Human Playback to disregard that type of MIDI data while processing
the score (that type of MIDI data will playback as if Human Playback was
set to None).
All four of these settings apply to any MIDI
data added to the score. For example, the Continuous Data setting applies
to all continuous data, whether defined with an expression, or the MIDI
To apply MIDI data to your score manually,
see MIDI tool, Tempo
Tool, and To
define an expression for playback.
Continuous Data By_Milliseconds. Some sound devices, in particular
software synths, have a long latency, resulting in a gap in volume, pitch
bend and other continuous data. This option anticipates the data sent
to Finale, taking even slight tempo changes exactly into account. Default
is 15 ms (for SmartMusic SoftSynth, GPO, and hardware sound devices).
Suggested value for QuickTime is 200.
Playback Preferences - Instrument Techniques and Effects
Playback Preferences - Dynamics and Volume
Playback Preferences - Glissandi & Bends
Playback Preferences - Ornaments & Tremolos
Playback Preferences - Tempo Variations
Playback Preferences - Garritan Specials