MakeMusic Finale 2003 and TASCAM GigaStudio 96

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by David Cole, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. David Cole

    David Cole Guest

    Hello,

    Has anybody had any luck using Finale 2003 with GigaStudio 96? I
    currently use Finale extensively and am looking to purchase GigaStudio
    96 to output/mix. Do they work well together? Details as to how or how
    not would be appreciated. If not, is there a comparable or better
    product to use?

    Thanks in advance,

    David Cole
    www.davidcole.net
  2. Aux

    Aux Guest

    David Cole said
    > Hello,
    >
    > Has anybody had any luck using Finale 2003 with GigaStudio 96? I
    > currently use Finale extensively and am looking to purchase GigaStudio
    > 96 to output/mix. Do they work well together? Details as to how or how
    > not would be appreciated. If not, is there a comparable or better
    > product to use?


    On the same machine? Or separates?

    What spec machine(s)?

    --
    Best,
    Marc

    www.auxbuss.com
  3. If its on the same machine:

    Start Giga first. Select Finale in the sequencer list and start Finale from
    the sequencer button in Giga. Again, start Finale from Gigastudio. Giga has
    to be running first.

    In Finale Midi menu select the Nemesys Midi ports.

    Assuming you set up Gigastudio correctly, you'll be able to access the Giga
    channels by setting the staves up in the Instrument list, which I think is
    under the Windows menu of Finale.

    Make sure your Midi thru is turned off in the Midi menu of Finale. Might as
    well choose a fixed channel, like 1 and load in your piano in Giga channel
    1.

    This should get you started...
  4. David Cole

    David Cole Guest

    The machine I plan to run them both on for now is a 1 GH P4 with 512
    SDRAM. I plan to get a near-top-of-the-line Dell (or Voodoo, budget
    willing) in the next several months. Should I wait until then to
    purchase GigaStudio?

    > You wont be able to really take advantage of what GIGA has to offer.


    What I'm looking for is a way to take the scores I've written in
    Finale and have them played back as realistically as possible to be
    used as quality demos (and for my own enjoyment for pieces that never
    make it to production).

    It sounds like this combination will do the job (and more). Is there a
    better combination? I'd prefer to stick with Finale, but any would
    appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks again,

    David Cole
    www.davidcole.net
  5. >Has anybody had any luck using Finale 2003 with GigaStudio 96? I
    >currently use Finale extensively and am looking to purchase GigaStudio
    >96 to output/mix. Do they work well together? Details as to how or how
    >not would be appreciated. If not, is there a comparable or better
    >product to use?


    It will work.
    Do you actually get any sounds with GS96, or just the sampling engine?
    You may have to spend a LOT more money buying sample sets.

    Note that output from Finale will always be rigid and quantised - it's
    a scorewriter, not a performance synthesiser. Unless you're into lots
    of micro-editing, the way to get a realistic-sounding performance
    continues to be playing music in from a keyboard or other controller.
    Buying the best sample sets available won't change this.

    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  6. > Note that output from Finale will always be rigid and quantised - it's a
    > scorewriter, not a performance synthesiser. Unless you're into lots of
    > micro-editing, the way to get a realistic-sounding performance continues
    > to be playing music in from a keyboard or other controller. Buying the
    > best sample sets available won't change this.


    What I normally do (to get a better feel for the piece) is to notate it
    in Finale, export it to MIDI, load it into Cubase and run it through the
    Edirol HQ Orchestra VSTi. I have a lot of note articulations for this
    express purpose (ie, program changes to spiccato strings or pizz). The
    end result is an almost passable approximation of what I'm going to end
    up with when it is performed for real.

    --
    slidge
  7. Terry Cano

    Terry Cano Guest

    I have never gotten Finale to play back at performance level.
    For instance tonight I did a score in Finale and tomorrow I'll sequence that
    score intoCubase
    to make it sound real.....Finale as good as it is is to cumbersome for
    performance.

    Terry

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