How to get there
- Choose the MIDI tool . The MIDI Tool menu appears.
- Select some measures. If you’re in the MIDI
Tool dialog box, 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 > Continuous Data.
- Choose MIDI Tool > Set To.
What it does
This dialog box’s function is to allow you to set the values of the selected MIDI data type to a specified value.
- Set Continuous Data to ____. In the text box, enter the value to which you want to set the continuous dataContinuous Data is a broad MIDI term which includes both Controller data, such as volume or aftertouch, as well as patch, pedaling, and pitch wheel information. Continuous Data is not associated with particular notes, but is stored with measures. within the selected region. The number you enter in the text box pertains to the controller you’ve specified (on a scale from 0 to 127). For example, the sustain pedal (controller 64) only has two possible values: 127 (pedal down) and zero (pedal up). Therefore, to insert a "pedal down" message, click in the "graph area" of the MIDI
Tool dialog boxat the location where you want it to occur and drag to the right. (It doesn’t matter whether you select a large region by dragging or only a tiny vertical sliver—all Finale needs to know is where the beginning of the selection falls, because that’s where it inserts the "pedal down" message.) Choose MIDI Tool > Set To, and enter the 127 in the text box. (Be sure to use the Set To command again later in the passage to set the sustain pedal’s value to zero, or Finale will play back your piece as though the sustain pedal was never released.)
- OK • Cancel. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the MIDI data changes you’ve specified. You return to the MIDI
Tool dialog box(or the score).