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By Tristan Klopp Finale's Smart Shape Tool - What Is It? Need to add some instructions for your performer in your score? You can find lots of good stuff in the expression tool (tempo marks, expressive texts, and more), but there are a few crucial musical notations that can only be found in Finale's smart shape tool. This includes slurs, crescendos,…
  • Finale, Notation, Smart Tool, Crescendo
  • May 23rd, 2022
By Tristan Klopp   What Groups Do Everyone likes to be a part of a group! And your Pro Tools tracks are no different. Groups are a great way to organize your tracks, and using them can improve your recording and editing efficiency. Groups allow you to control multiple tracks at once. Want to record-enable your entire drum set up at once? Make a…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Groups
  • May 20th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp When it comes to Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), my colleague in the Creative Technology Center, Matt Ho, likes to say, "You can do anything with any DAW." I agree with him, and you (usually) won't catch me claiming superiority for any single DAW. However, we all have our preferences, and each DAW has its strengths. So, I'm going to…
  • Pro Tools, Logic, DAW, Songwriting
  • May 17th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp Let’s take a look at each of the editing tools in Avid’s Pro Tools. Each tool has a specific function, and being comfortable with them will make your producing life much easier! Trim     When the Trim Tool is selected, your cursor can be used to shorten audio or MIDI tracks by clicking and dragging over the region you want…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Tools, Smart Tool
  • April 14th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp One of the most common questions I get in the Creative Technology Center is "Why can't I hear anything in my DAW?" If you're a Pro Tools user, the first thing to check is your Playback Engine. If the wrong Playback Engine is selected, Pro Tools won't send your sound to the right place, which is why you can't hear anything. Here's how to…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Playback Engine
  • April 14th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp The Fit Measures function in Finale allows you to assign a certain number of measures per line in your score. These lines are called "systems" in Finale. There are two ways to get to this function: At the top of your screen, select Utilities - Fit Measures, or, Press Shift - Command - M This brings you to the Fit Measures…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Finale, Fit Measures
  • April 14th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp Copying and pasting can make you really efficient in Finale - but sometimes you want to only copy/paste certain aspects of the score. Finale's filter lets you choose what to include or leave out of your copy/paste. In the Edit menu, you can see the option to "Use Filter" and "Edit Filter".  The checkmark next to "Use Filter"…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Finale, Filter, Copy/Paste, Notation
  • April 14th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp   Having a strong lead sheet is one of the first and most important steps to running an effective rehearsal and putting on a tight show. I've played original music for multiple artists, and also led bands through playing my own, and the quality of the lead sheet plays a big factor in how the show goes. A great lead sheet makes your…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Finale, Leadsheets, Roadmap
  • April 14th, 2022