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differences between MusicXML exported from Windows / Mac

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Re: differences between MusicXML exported from Windows / Mac

Postby Mogens Lundholm » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:56 am

Strange but I think that Songwriter 2012 does not have the problem. The only
significant difference is the text "Finale SongWriter 2012 for Windows" and
"Finale SongWriter 2012 for Mac".
(A lot of numbers for widths and positions differ only one or two).
I have imported the PC-version on both Mac and PC and exported again.
Unfortunately my Songwriter will not read the file "PERCUSSION.musx". Error: Ungültiger
Dateityp von datei PERCUSSION.musx (Invalid data in the file PERCUSSION.musx).

Also strange is that timpali is missing. Timpali is not a percussion instrument i Midi - it
is grouped as General Midi instrument number 48 (Because it has pitch). In Midi
percussion is simple, almost transparent. Unpitched percussion is one instrument - the pitch
defines which sound. Like other instruments. Could Timpali be the problem?

I consider implementing trill and accent.
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Re: differences between MusicXML exported from Windows / Mac

Postby Mogens Lundholm » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:10 am

Strange but I think that Songwriter 2012 does not have the problem. The only
significant difference is the text "Finale SongWriter 2012 for Windows" and
"Finale SongWriter 2012 for Mac".

I have imported the PC-version on both Mac and PC and exported again.
Unfortunately Songwriter will not read the file "PERCUSSION.musx". (Ungültiger
Dateityp von datei PERCUSSION.musx).

Also strange is it that timpali is missing. Timpali is not a percussion
instrument i Midi - it
is grouped as General Midi instrument number 48 (Because it has pitch). In Midi
percussion is simple, almost transparent. Unpitched percussion is one
instrument - the pitch
define which.

I consider implementing trill and accent.
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Re: differences between MusicXML exported from Windows / Mac

Postby Hans Vereyken » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:59 am

@michael: Just to let you know, I contacted the engraver/arranger of the music. In origin this file was an orchestral score, I stripped out everything except the measures containing the problem (copyright). The arranger works with a 'base file' (a file with all parts, instruments and groupings in place) without any notes, opens it in the latest Finale and starts adding the music (on Mac). He created his 'base file' in Finale 2003 on Mac.
So the parts, instruments and groupings have to go trough a conversion process, which may cause the problem (although it would be a bug, but I understand you can't stay backwards compatible forever).
But since we have multiple files like this (and will have more of them in the future) I'm still hoping for a solution.
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Re: differences between MusicXML exported from Windows / Mac

Postby Michael Good » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:27 am

Hans, we have finally found and fixed the problem with the incorrect percussion notes. This fix will be in the next Finale and Dolet for Finale releases.
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