View Continuous Data dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose the MIDI tool icon. The MIDI Tool menu appears.
  2. Select a region of measures in a staff.

    If needed, double-click the selected region to enter the MIDI Tool dialog box.

  3. Choose MIDI Tool > Continuous Data.

What it does

The MIDI tool icon allows you to edit the values of any MIDI Closedcontinuous 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. (controllers, wheels, and so on). In this dialog box, you can specify the controller whose data you want to edit.

  • Controller. Specify a controller by entering its number or use the pop-up menu to see a list of standard controller messages with a brief description. Here are some common controllers and their numbers:
    1 Modulation wheel or lever
    2 Breath Controller
    4 Foot Controller
    7 Main volume
    10 Pan
    64 Sustain pedal
    65 Portamento
    66 Sostenuto
    67 Soft pedal
  • Patch Changes • Channel Pressure • Pitch Wheel. Use these options to select the data you want to view and edit. When you click OK, you’ll be able to edit the specified data type.

    If you’re doing your editing in the MIDI Tool dialog box, you can bypass this dialog box entirely. There are icons in the MIDI Tool dialog box representing these three data types: Patch Changes , Channel Pressure , and Pitch Wheel . Because these data types have icons of their own, all three options are dimmed if you access this dialog box by clicking the Continuous Data icon in the MIDI Tool dialog box.

  • Listen. Click Listen if you’re not sure of the number or name of the MIDI controller type whose data you want to edit. Finale goes into listening mode until you trigger the controller; it then enters the correct controller number in the Controller text box.
  • Cancel • OK. Click OK (or press RETURN) to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the changes you’ve made and return to the MIDI Tool dialog box or the score.

See also:


Pedal markings