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Chit Chat / Re: Finale v25?
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Today at 04:18:39 PM »
tech support at MakeMusic actually added one troublesome new"feature" while trying to help me deal with the crashes...

now I must open Finale 25 twice: open it, let it load, then close it, then re-open it.
I have to do this before working on anything in Finale 25. The audio is completely screwed up, otherwise.
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Chit Chat / Re: Finale v25?
« Last post by Ron on Today at 04:05:31 PM »
Just checked: the version I am currently using if 25.5.0.290. I never pay much attention because I always upgrade whenever a new patch is available. These crashes I've described have been happening every since the beta version of 25.
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Chit Chat / Re: Finale v25?
« Last post by RJB54 on Today at 03:28:44 PM »
I have not had such problems with 25.5, but then again I don't recall having that problem with 25 either. I definitely had that problem with earlier versions.
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Chit Chat / Re: string quartet commission
« Last post by RJB54 on Today at 03:21:13 PM »
Congratulations!
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Chit Chat / Re: string quartet commission
« Last post by sandalwood on Today at 03:12:29 PM »
Wonderful news. Congratulations!
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Chit Chat / Re: string quartet commission
« Last post by Ron on Today at 03:05:16 PM »
We will be there. Keep us posted. :)
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Chit Chat / string quartet commission
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Today at 02:14:56 PM »
I got my contracts today for that commission for a string quartet. it's due in April, concert is at the end of May. The hall for the premiere is a dream site: the monks at Oka (world-famous for the cheese they've made for nearly 100 years) sold their entire cheese-making facility and the old monastery (it was just west of Montreal on Lac-des-deux-montagnes).
With the immense profits from this sale, they had an absolutely stunning modern monastery built in Saint-Jean de Matha (which is north/east of where I presently live).

This is where the concert will happen:


Anyway, this should be an interesting commission. I'm trying to decide whether I go with something that matches the above photo (serene, beautiful, and "natural") or whether I contrast it violently.
The cellist of the quartet is also an incredibly talented photographer, and I find her nature photos very inspiring. I was considering writing a pastoral sort of work, with maybe some animal/bird calls incorporated. But this is something I've never done (the animal/bird call thing, I mean), and I am on a VERY tight schedule to finish this work.

Thankfully, it's not a long piece, I've been asked 8-10 minutes duration. So this allows me to write a prelude of sorts, a short descriptive work, a musical image.
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Chit Chat / Re: Finale v25?
« Last post by Michel.R.E on Today at 11:39:26 AM »
I've been getting intermittent crashes when stopping playback.
It can work perfectly fine for a week, then suddenly crash a dozen times in a row every time I stop playback.
I won't be able to install the latest update of Finale until I've made a full backup of my computer, which may not be until next week. hopefully at that point we'll know if the crashes were unique to v25.
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Chit Chat / Re: Finale v25?
« Last post by Ron on Today at 09:50:27 AM »
I've been using Finale 25 for two years (?) now (my memory is not that good). I do occasionally experience a crash when I first open a file, but that's a nuisance not a show-stopper.
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Chit Chat / Re: Finale v25?
« Last post by RJB54 on Today at 09:42:21 AM »
I HAVE had some crashing issues related to playback on my computer, which will hopefully be corrected when I upgrade to the very latest patch of v25. (I'm still on the original v25.0, I believe they're up to v25.5 now?)

Yes, I have 25.5 installed on my computer.
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