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Posting works
« on: April 25, 2017, 09:38:34 AM »
I may have missed it, some pardon if I'm asking redundant questions.

Is there a preferred format for posting works?  I work with Musescore 2.0 and can submit in its native formats or PDF as well as the mp3 audio and several other types.  I can do most anything in the attachment list.

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Re: Posting works
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 10:36:36 AM »
PDFs are pretty much universal, thus preferable.
And if you can post either the MP3 directly, or a link to an off-site MP3, then that allows people to also hear your piece.

If you don't post a score comments will be more limited.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 10:41:05 AM »
What Michel said.

I generate PDFs for scores and MP3s for the audio on my computer then upload the files to a free file hosting site. I then put hotlinks to the files in the hosting site into my posts here so that people can access them.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 04:40:00 PM »
How do people make their mp3?  I've taken my Finale file and saved as a midi file, and then used a free online midi->mp3 converter, and I get what I pay for: Horrible sound.

My current version of Finale (F2003) can't save directly as an mp3.
I'm open to other methods that will yield better results.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
I believe there are a number of either free or very inexpensive WAV to MP3 converters available online.
I use an ancient copy of Goldwave that I still have.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 07:10:45 PM »
I believe there are a number of either free or very inexpensive WAV to MP3 converters available online.
I use an ancient copy of Goldwave that I still have.

I use a free program called WinLAME.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 08:22:52 PM »
How do people make their mp3?  I've taken my Finale file and saved as a midi file, and then used a free online midi->mp3 converter, and I get what I pay for: Horrible sound.

My current version of Finale (F2003) can't save directly as an mp3.
I'm open to other methods that will yield better results.

Save the file as a .wave ... then convert to a mp3.

I also use Goldwave.

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Re: Posting works
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 03:38:39 AM »
No version of Finale can save to mp3 directly if you are using VST. Nor would you want to, particularly. There are dozens of excellent free mp3 converters available. This is similar to pdf creation: MakeMusic included their own pdf converter and it is seriously flawed. Again, there are very good free ones available, so, in my opinion, they wasted developer time (and frustrated their user base) by inserted their own home-brewed one in their product.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 07:59:45 AM »
Save the file as a .wave ... then convert to a mp3.

Finale 2003 doesn't have the option to save to a .wave either.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 08:22:09 AM »
if I recall correctly, the ability to save to .WAV arrived with Finale 2005 and the integration of GPO.
however, there had to be a means of exporting audio before then. I simply can't remember what it was. I know I did it, I just can't, for the life of me, remember how.
isn't there an option to "export" an MP3 in Finale 2003?
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 08:44:24 AM »
if I recall correctly, the ability to save to .WAV arrived with Finale 2005 and the integration of GPO.
however, there had to be a means of exporting audio before then. I simply can't remember what it was. I know I did it, I just can't, for the life of me, remember how.
isn't there an option to "export" an MP3 in Finale 2003?

As I recall before GPO I generated MP3s directly from Finale because the only sound generator available was the old synthesizer. Even today, if you choose the synth over GPO you can directly generate MP3s.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 09:28:37 AM »
Before Finale 2005 I recall creating sound files by using a third-party application to record audio as the Finale file played back. I can't remember what it was called. After all, we are talking about pre-historical times.
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Re: Posting works
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 02:12:54 PM »
Audacity can directly record the sound coming out of your computer and save as any number of formats. Lot of tweaking available as well.

And it's free of course.



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