How to get there
Choose Document > Data Check > Reconvert Percussion Note Types.
What it does
When Finale converts a file from Finale 2009 or earlier, it uses MIDI note information based on General MIDI mapping to determine the proper Note TypeA Note Type is the instrument assignment paradigm used for percussion notation and is part of a staff's percussion layout. Note Types and their corresponding MIDI notes can be referenced and edited in the Percussion MIDI Map Editor dialog box. The staff position and noteheads of a Note Type can be edited in the Percussion Layout Designer dialog box.. Use this utility to reconvert note types based on a different mapping if you find that the note types assigned to a converted percussion layout do not represent your desired sounds.
- Select a Percussion Layout to Update. From this
dropdownmenu, choose the percussion layout you would like to update. All percussion layouts can be referenced in the Percussion Layout Designer dialog box.
- Current Note Types are Based On. This indicates the original percussion layout.
- Change Note Types Based on This Percussion MIDI Map. From this
dropdownmenu, choose the percussion MIDI mapA Percussion MIDI Map is simply a list that matches each percussion instrument in a sound library with a particular MIDI note number (e.g. bass drum = 36, snare drum = 38, etc.). These maps are required to properly assign the same percussion notation to various playback devices, and are also used to accommodate the many different percussion sound banks that can be used for input with an external MIDI device. you would like to apply to the selected percussion layout. Select the percussion MIDI map that matches the playback (and/or input) device for which the percussion layout was originally created.
- OK • Cancel. Click OK to confirm the changes you’ve made. Click Cancel to return to the score without making any changes