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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000147.txt from 2007/12

From: "Karl Krelove" <karlkrelove@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Finale to Audio
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 08:57:05 -0500

Sometimes Mac- and Win- Finale functions work differently, but let me know
what you do on the Mac and I'll try it in Windows. Thanks in advance.

Karl

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Baxter [mailto:martinbaxter@-----.net]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 4:52 AM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: Re: [kl] Finale to Audio

I have made various Mus-1 CD's from Finale, using a Mac. Is info. for
this any use?
Martin
On 24 Dec 2007, at 00:22, Karl Krelove wrote:

> I've just downloaded several Finale .mus files from Oliver's
> website. I want
> to make my own "Music Minus One" files by removing the clarinet
> part in the
> .mus file and producing an audio file I can play on the Linux
> machine in my
> practice/teaching studio. Using SmartMusic format won't work, nor will
> playing the .mus files directly because Finale (MakeMusic) doesn't
> support
> Linux. I was surprised, when I tried today to output straight audio
> files
> (as .mid or, using "Export" as .wav or .mp3) of the first of Bruch's 8
> Songs, that the viola patch didn't get into the MIDI or audio
> output. It
> came over as a piano sound, which of course blends into the piano
> accompaniment.
>
> Maybe I just haven't spent enough time looking around for a setting in
> Finale that will solve the problem, but I haven't found one yet.
> Does anyone
> do this successfully? I want the correct timbres (General MIDI
> patches) to
> be included in the audio file - I'm not particular about which file
> format
> ends up working best so long as I can play it back on a Linux machine.
>
> I guess alternatively, does anyone run Finale under Linux using
> Wine or any
> other Windows VM? Seems like an unnecessarily complicated solution,
> but I
> don't want to buy additional licenses for either Windows or Finale
> for this
> purpose. Mostly, I use the machine to read PDF sheet music (OMCDRL or
> downloads) which works perfectly well under Linux.
>
> Thanks in advance for any ideas.
>
> Karl
>
>
>
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