MIDI Thru dialog box
How to get there
Choose MIDI/Audio > MIDI Thru.
The MIDI Thru dialog box appears.
What it does
MIDI Thru is the MIDI configuration whereby
you play the MIDI notes (or another controller) on a MIDI device, the
MIDI signal travels to your computer, and the computer in turn sends the
signal to a second MIDI output device—the one that actually produces the
sound. If you have such a setup, you must turn on MIDI Thru to tell Finale
to pass incoming MIDI signals along to the next MIDI device.
Use the MIDI Thru dialog box to choose
how you want MIDI Thru to work when you use Finale. The choices are to
turn MIDI Thru off, map all
to a single fixed channel, use Smart MIDI Thru (for recording with HyperScribe
or editing with Speedy Entry), map each channel directly to the channel
that is being played, or use an editable table of channels where you explicitly
map each incoming channel to the outgoing channel you specify.
Click this option if you don’t want to use MIDI Thru at all. When selected,
no routing takes place.
Channel. Click this option if you want to route all incoming channels
to the single channel you specify. Enter the number of the channel that
you want all channels mapped to.
Click this option if you want to hear the channel and patch assigned
to a staff while you’re recording with HyperScribe or editing with Speedy
Entry. When selected, Finale looks at the ScoreManager to see what
instrument sound is set for the staff, and routes all incoming signals
to the channel defined for that instrument. Note, however, that if you’re
just playing your MIDI keyboard and not recording with HyperScribe or
editing with Speedy Entry, Finale continues to use the last active "smart"
channel (i.e., the last edited staff’s channel).
Click this option if you want Finale to map the outgoing channels
directly to the incoming channels that are being played. (This is the
same as choosing Table and leaving the MIDI Thru Table at its default
mapping, in which the outgoing channel is the same as the incoming channel.)
• Edit. Click this option if you want to map incoming channels
to different outgoing channels on a channel-by-channel basis. Click Edit
to display the MIDI Thru Table dialog box where
you can remap each incoming channel by entering a channel number in each
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm the MIDI Thru setting, or click Cancel
to discard any changes you’ve made to the dialog box and return to the
score. If you selected a MIDI Thru mode, MIDI Thru will be checked in
the MIDI/Audio menu. If you selected Off, MIDI Thru will not be checked,
indicating that no MIDI Thru mode is in use.