I don't know personally since I haven't bought an iPad yet but became interested after seeing one used on a gig and was very impressed. The keyboard player, leader and composer, was only reading off his notepad and didn't need a bunch of loose sheetmusic to fumble through or a light to see the music. Wonder if they sell a food pedal to change the page?
Check out this link where someone upgraded to "Finale Songwriter 2010"
He seems to think it's worth the extra money.
I only have experience with Finale and feel that quarter tone adjustment is tedious. Haven't tried Finale 2011 though. Still using Finale 2009.
- Click the Expression Tool .
- Double-click above the note you wish to apply the expression to. This will open the Expression Selection window.
- On the left hand column select the Miscellaneous category.
- Click Create Misc. Expression.
- For Description type "One Quarter Tone Up."
- Click the Playback tab.
- Under Type, select Pitchwheel.
- Under Effect, Set to Value 341.3.
- Click OK.
It's a bit clumsy at times, I'm using a user-input tempo, and I usually have to go back to fine tune some of the eighth notes, and especially triplets and sixteenths. As long as I allow plenty of time and pretty it up afterwards I'm happy. You have to manually add slurs etc, it may do that somewhere, but the user manual is too much reading for me.
Very interesting and thanks so much for sharing. I don't know if I want to play for Finale in the future. Musescore wasn't available for Mac before but it is now. YeeeeeeeHaaaaaa. I am downloading as I write. Will say more about it in the future. I have a lot of music to look at for next week as well as the gig I am doing this weekend.
Thanks for the tip.
How do you feel the midi to notes conversion is? I'm not all that happy with it and I am using Finale 2011.
Horrible. It can't get your intonation marks from the MIDI's for the XmasProject2011 Parts. But for notes, it works okay. But when it gets to multiinstrumented files, it tends to mix them up on a single staff.
I use Musescore because it was free. xD
The only thing I don't like about it is when you have a bunch of the same note in a measure, when you sharp or flat a note it makes the next one natural. So you have to place a sharp or flat on every note. It's kind of annoying. But then I haven't used Musescore very long, so I don't know if there's a trick to make it not do that. lol
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