Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video MIDI system setup (Mac), part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
Setting up your MIDI keyboard and external speakers to work with a program like…Finale can be a bit tricky.…Let's walk through the setup step by step.…If this is the first time you are connecting your system, place your computer,…MIDI controller keyboard, and speakers where you want to use them.…Then make sure that everything is turned off.…Let's first connect the controller to the computer.…This can be done a couple of ways.…If you're using an older controller that only has MIDI inputs and outputs, you…will need to connect the MIDI output on the controller to the MIDI input on the MIDI interface.…
Then connect the MIDI interface to your computer using a USB cable.…Now, I'm using a keyboard controller that has a USB connection, and can be…directly connected to the computer with a USB cable.…If you have speakers, let's connect them, but first let me ask you a question.…Are you using an audio interface?…If you are, you can connect the speakers to your system via the monitor outputs…on your audio interface.…
- Setting up the hardware and software
- Creating a Finale score document
- Importing files
- Viewing and navigating documents
- Entering and editing notes with the mouse, keyboard, and real or virtual instruments
- Understanding measuring basics and music spacing
- Adding lyrics
- Notating music on a grand staff
- Notating choral music with layers
- Notating for guitar, including tablature and Smart Shapes
- Recording in real time
- Adding expressions and articulations
- Formatting scores
- Printing scores
- Exporting documents
Skill Level Beginner
Audio for Film and Video with Pro Toolswith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Toolswith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Film Scoring with Pro Toolswith Christopher Brooks2h 38m Intermediate
1. Hardware and Software Setup
2. Creating a Finale Document/Score
3. Navigating and Viewing Documents
4. Creating Lead Sheets and Other Simple Documents
5. Notating Music on a Grand Staff
6. Notating Choral and Other Polyphonic Music
7. Recording Real-Time Notation
8. Working with Scores
9. Working with Scores, Part 2 (Medium Score with Rhythm Section)
10. Advanced Formatting
11. Notating Music for Guitar: Tab, Fretboards, and Smart Shapes
12. Exporting Document Regions or Pages as Graphic Files
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