Audio Setup dialog box

How to get there

Choose MIDI/Audio > Device Setup > Audio Setup.

What it does

Noteman says: When you install a new version of Finale on your computer, your audio setup settings are not copied from the previous version.

This dialog box allows you to set up options for recording audio and configuring audio output devices.

  • Mic Source. Select an input source from this pop-up menu for recording audio tracks.
  • Mic Level • Input Meter. When you play into the microphone, you’ll see colored bars in the Input Meter, indicating how loud Finale heard you. Adjust the Mic Level slider to change your microphone input levels so that your loudest note doesn’t hit the red levels. If the levels are too "hot," the distortion will cause poor quality recordings.
  • Audio Recording Latency. Enter a value in this text box to delay Finale’s translation of audio information while recording in HyperScribe. The latency value compensates for the short delay it sometimes takes for audio information to travel from the microphone into the computer.
  • Output: Source. From the Source pop-up menu, choose the device used to play sound coming from Finale.
  • Sample Rate (Hz). This pop-up menu is automatically populated with the available sample rates for your selected audio device.
  • Buffer Size. From this pop-up menu, choose the desired number of buffer samples. A smaller number will tend to reduce the amount of latency, but add to the possibility for choppy playback. A higher number will tend to remedy choppy playback, but may cause more latency.
  • Test Audio Output. Click this button to send a tone to the selected output source, allowing you to verify the output device is working.
  • OK • Cancel. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to discard, your settings and return to the document.

See also:


MIDI/Audio menu

Speedy Entry Tool

HyperScribe Tool