Scale - Tempo dialog box
How to get there
Window > Advanced Tools. Click the MIDI tool . The MIDI tool menu appears.
- Select a region of measures. If
you’re in the MIDI tool split-window,
select the region you want to affect by dragging through the "graph"
display area or by selecting the handles of individual notes whose MIDI
data you want to edit.
- Choose MIDI tool > Tempo.
- Choose MIDI tool > Scale.
What it does
This dialog box’s function is to let you
scale the tempo gradually from one value to another. For example, you
can create a smooth accellerando by scaling the tempo from 40 beats per
minute to 60 beats per minute.
___ to ___. In these text boxes, enter the beginning and ending
values of the gradual change you want Finale to effect over the selected
region. The numbers in these text boxes represent the number of beats
Increments of ___. This text box only appears if you’re editing
Continuous Data or Tempo, and it has no effect unless you’ve selected
Absolute (see above). It lets you specify the increments by which you
want Finale to scale the specified data type (Continuous Data) or number
of beats per minute (Tempo).
• Percent of Original. When Finale scales the selected MIDI data
from the value in one text box to the value in the other, it needs to
know whether these specified values are the actual absolute values (from
0 to 127 for Key Velocities, for example) or percentages of the existing
values. For example, if you click Absolute when creating a crescendo,
the crescendo will be perfect; any subtle variations in key velocity among
the notes of the selected passage (recorded from your original performance)
will be lost. If you clicked Percent of Original, however, you could scale
key velocities from, say, 50% to 200% of all notes’ current velocities,
thus preserving individual dynamic fluctuations within the passage while
still creating an effective crescendo.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the MIDI data
changes you’ve specified. You return to the MIDI tool split-window
(or the score).