This dialog box allows you to limit the values of the note durations to within a specified range of values.
The maximum and minimum values you specify are Start and Stop Times. The Start Time is the difference between the notated, or quantized, starting point of a note and the moment you actually struck the note in your performance. The Stop Time is the difference between the notated release of the note and the moment you actually released the note.
In this case, then, the values you’re limiting to a maximum or minimum value are the Start and Stop Times, measured in EDUs (1024 per quarter note). If you enter zero in both text boxes, Finale will adjust the attacks and releases of the notes in the selected region so that they’re perfectly "quantized" with their notated values; when you play them back, they’ll sound rhythmically perfect. If you enter positive or negative numbers in either text box, you limit both Start and Stop Times to the specified number of EDUs from the notated durations.
Tip. Enter "0" to hear the notated values; enter positive or negative numbers to move the attack or release from the notated values.
MIDI Tool menu
|User Manual Home|