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MIDI/Export MIDI to Clipboard

This command provides a way to import MIDI information from sequencing programs. Once you have recorded your performance or created the MIDI information (such as controller data) in a sequencing or other MIDI program that supports MIDI information in the clipboard, copy it into the clipboard. Switch to Finale, click the Selection tool or any other tool with regional selection, select the measures into which you want to paste the information, then choose Import MIDI from Clipboard. The Import MIDI Data from Clipboard dialog box appears. If necessary, change the quantization settings for the notated music, then click OK. The notated music appears. For more information about the workings of the Import MIDI Data from Clipboard dialog box, see Import MIDI Data from Clipboard dialog box.

This command can be especially useful when you’re creating playback effects such as pitch bend, pan, or volume control. For example, you could create a crescendo on an empty track in your sequencer, then import it into Finale. As long as the copied sequencer information does not contain MIDI note data, Finale preserves its existing notes and pastes only the copied information into the measures. If the copied sequencer information contains MIDI note data, Finale transcribes new notes.

Note: Press shift when choosing this command to use the current settings in the Import MIDI Data from Clipboard dialog box (without displaying the dialog box on the screen).


Note. If you import MIDI data onto a TAB staff, you may find all of the resulting fret numbers appear on the top string. To avoid this problem, import the MIDI data to a standard staff and then use the Selection tool to drag-copy the music down to the TAB staff.


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