Skyypilot- Composition-Production of “Unforgotten” (Part 5)
Part 5 (Finale 25.5)
In Skyypilot- Composition-Production of “Unforgotten”- (Part 5), we :
- Setup Rewire in Waveform 9,
- Set up and format Finale 25.5 for project
- Select plugins for Finale score
- Discuss the use of Midi in Waveform 9 Starting today, I will be publishing a text blog version along with the video blog (Skyypilot-Composition and Production Of “Unforgotten”- Part 5). Any products mentioned are those I use. I am not being compensated for any implied or real endorsement.
Set-up of Rewire/Finale into Waveform 9
To integrate Finale directly into Waveform 9, first of all, drag the plug-in selector to the track I added [by hitting “T”] and selecting “Rewire” from the Waveform plugin list. In the “Properties” menu at the bottom, choose “Finale”. From there, we can open the editor, instead, let’s put that on hold for now…
Set-up and Format of Finale 25.5
I’ve used Finale for over twenty years and have seen it add 64-bit processing, along with accepting plugins, rendering wav and midi files, and now, Rewire compatibility. Rewire allows remote control and data transfer between Finale 25.5 and Waveform 9.
We’ll start with opening up a new document in the stand-alone version of Finale and giving it 16 staves, the number of instruments loaded into our Sample Tank 3 multi-instrument VST. Next, make sure that Finale is being played through the VST by selecting “Play through VST” on the Midi/Audio menu. Further down the same Midi/Audio menu, select “VST Banks and Effects”. In the Bank 1 menu, choose “Sample Tank 3”, then, open up the edit menu to the right of that tab to open Sample Tank 3 VST. Go to the Multi menu and select the “Unforgotten” Multi I saved at the start of this series. If you remember earlier, we dedicated each pair of the sixteen instruments to their own outputs, hence making 32 total.
Since we’re using Finale as a stand-alone, switch to the Mix tab at the top of Sample Tank and to the bottom of each channel’s faders to select 1/2 for every channel so they all output together. Finally, we’ll make this a separate Multi preset we’ll call “Unforgotten Finale” retaining our flexibility.
Go over to the left of each Staff and right click on it (with “Staff” menu selected). Choose a clef for each staff, along with the staff instrument’s name. Next, under the “Windows” menu, select “Score Manager”. Under “Device” tab, make sure they all have Sample Tank 3 chosen. On the right side, pick the midi channel of your staff’s instrument. Since channel 5’s “Glamour EP” has two clefs- treble and bass, so it has two staffs. Under the “Play” settings, since we want select the BPM (beats per minute) to match the 106 chosen for the “Unforgotten” Waveform 9 tempo select 106. Also, we want to “start at current counter setting” for editing purposes.
Select Plugins for Finale Score
Now, we’ll return to the “VST Banks and Effects” under the Midi/Audio Menu. Go to the bottom to the Master Effects and select two Waves plug-ins I like to use: the EMI TG12345 channel strip, and the J37 tape saturation plugins. I chose a couple of presets I like and will adjust levels after entering some notation for playback.
Use of Midi in Waveform 9
Now, we will open up the “Unforgotten” project started in Waveform 9 and compare the original voice-leading (block chords) beside the notation I’ve entered on Finale. Until next time,I will compose more in Finale and return soon for an update.
Starting today, I will be publishing a text blog version along with the video blog (Skyypilot-Composition and Production Of “Unforgotten”- Part 5).
Any products mentioned are those I use. I am not being compensated for any implied or real endorsement.
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