Configuring Garritan Instruments for Finale in Finale 2014.5 (Windows)

Occasionally, there can be missing data files that are necessary for the Garritan Instruments for Finale to run properly in Finale 2014.5. First and foremost, please be sure that you are running the Finale 2014.5 installer with all components (both the "Finale Application" and the "Garritan Instruments for Finale") selected to be installed. If you have done this, and you are still not seeing the Garritan Instruments for Finale displaying properly in the program, please follow the steps below to resolve this issue.

  1. Download the GIFF Data Files.zip folder from the bottom of this article to your Desktop.
  2. Double-click the .zip folder to extract the files.
  3. Open the GIFF Data Files folder.
  4. Close any open programs.
  5. Hold down the Windows key on your computer keyboard and press the letter R at the same time.
  6. Type in the following directory:
    • %appdata%\MakeMusic\Finale 2014.5\MIDI Device Annotation
  7. Click OK.
  8. Copy the two files Garritan Instruments for Finale.xml and Tapspace Virtual Drumline.xml to this folder.
  9. Close this window.
  10. Hold down the Windows key on your computer keyboard and press the letter R at the same time.
  11. Type in the following directory:
    • %programdata%\MakeMusic\Finale 2014.5\MIDI Device Annotation
  12. Click OK.
  13. Copy the two files Garritan Instruments for Finale.xml and Tapspace Virtual Drumline.xml to this folder as well.
  14. Close this window.
  15. Hold down the Windows key on your computer keyboard and press the letter R at the same time.
  16. Type in the following directory:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Finale 2014.5\Data
  17. Click OK.
  18. Copy the GIFF.soundmap file to your to this folder.
  19. Close this window.
  20. Relaunch the program to see if the issue persists.

If at this point, you are still not seeing "Garritan Instruments for Finale" listed in the Device column of your Score Manager or the Sound Map Priority dialog box, please contact Customer Success.