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Tap Source dialog box

How to get there

  1. Click the HyperScribe tool  image\HyperScribe_Tool.gif. The HyperScribe menu appears.
  2. Choose HyperScribeBeat Source > Tap.

What it does

When you use HyperScribe to transcribe a real-time performance, Finale needs to know where the beats fall in relation to the music you’re playing. One of the easiest ways to provide a tempo reference is to tap in time with your own playing by either playing a note on a MIDI keyboard or using a foot pedal. As long as your taps and your playing are synchronized, with this option, you can speed up or slow down and Finale will still transcribe the performance correctly.

In this dialog box, you tell Finale what key, pedal, or controller you’ll be tapping to provide a tempo reference as you play.

If you’ll only be playing with one hand, you can use the other to tap a key to serve as the tempo reference. Click MIDI Note. Then type a key number into the MIDI Note text box (middle C = 60) and the Channel text box.

Instead of typing numbers, you can let Finale fill in these text boxes automatically—click Listen, whereupon Finale will prompt you to play a key. Finale will enter the correct information. (If Finale doesn’t respond when you play a key or pedal, then your MIDI system may not be connected properly.) See Listen dialog box.

See Also:

HyperScribe menu

HyperScribe Tool



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