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Track/Channel Mapping to Staves dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose File > Open and select MIDI File from the File Type drop-down list.
  2. Double-click the name of a MIDI file you want transcribed.
  3. In the Import MIDI File Options dialog box, click the Set Track-to-Staff List radio button.
  4. If you have already selected Set Track-to-Staff List and Don’t show this during File Open, Finale will display the Track/Channel Mapping to Staves dialog box without first going through the Import MIDI File Options dialog box.

What it does

The easiest way to translate the "tracks" from your MIDI sequencer file into notated Finale staves is to leave the default option, Tracks Become Staves, selected. When you do, each track from your sequencer file is transcribed onto its own staff in Finale.

If you want more flexibility, however, you can display this dialog box, in which you can specify a number of track, MIDI channel, and staff configurations. You can specify the top-to-bottom order of the resulting Finale staves, as well as staff transpositions, clefs, and the distance between staves in the resultant Finale document.

Each row of information represents one Finale staff. To specify all of the variables mentioned above, click anywhere in a row (but define the rows from top to bottom). The Track/Channel Mapping dialog box appears, where you can split the sequencer track you clicked into as many as eight Finale staves. You can base this split on MIDI channel, the range of notes (like the Split Point and Hand Width options in the Transcription Mode, or the top-to-bottom order of notes in each chord (like the Explode Music command in the Utilities menu). See Track/Channel Mapping dialog box for more information.

See Also:

Track/Channel Mapping

Import MIDI File Options



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