Setting up the ARIA Player plug-in with Finale and PrintMusic

After installing the latest ARIA Player, Finale and PrintMusic users need to configure the ARIA Player Audio Units plug-in (Mac) or VST plug-in (Windows) for use with those notation programs. Please choose your platform and follow the steps below:

 

Mac

  1. Quit Finale or PrintMusic.
  2. In Finder, press SHIFT + COMMAND + G to open the Go to Folder dialog box.
  3. Type "/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components" and click Go.
  4. Confirm that the file ARIA Player AU.component is present. If so, continue to the next step. If not, quit all applications and reinstall the ARIA Player using the link above.
  5. Launch Finale or PrintMusic and choose the appropriate dialog box for your program version (listed below):
    • Finale 2012 through Version 25: MIDI/Audio > Audio Units Banks & Effects
    • Finale 2009 through 2011: MIDI/Audio > Instrument Setup > Audio Units Instruments
    • PrintMusic 2014 and 2014.5: MIDI > Audio Units Banks & Effects
    • PrintMusic 2010 through 2011: MIDI > Instrument Setup > Audio Units Instruments
  6. The ARIA Player is available in the Instrument column.

 

Note: Finale 2014.5 requires at least Windows 7 and Finale (Version 25) requires at least Windows 7 Service Pack 1 in order to run properly.

  1. Exit Finale or PrintMusic.
  2. On your keyboard, press the WINDOWS key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  3. Type "C:\Program Files\Garritan\ARIA Player\VST" and click OK.
  4. Copy the file name "ARIA Player VST_x86.dll". Note: Finale (Version 25) needs the "ARIA Player VST_x64" instead.
  5. Press the WINDOWS key + R again.
  6. Type the appropriate file path below, based on your program version and click OK:
    • Finale (Version 25): C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2\Garritan
    • Finale 2011 through 2014: C:\ProgramData\MakeMusic\Finale [your version number]\VST Support
    • Finale 2009 through 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Finale [your version number]\FinaleVST
      32-bit users: replace "Program Files (x86)" with "Program Files"
    • PrintMusic 2011 through 2014: C:\ProgramData\MakeMusic\Finale PrintMusic [your version number]\VST Support
    • PrintMusic 2010: C:\Program Files (x86)\Finale PrintMusic 2010\FinaleVST
      32-bit users: replace "Program Files (x86)" with "Program Files"
  7. Paste the file ARIA Player VST_x86.dll" into the appropriate destination folder. If the folder destination listed above does not exist on your system, then you may need to create new blank folders to create the filepath.
  8. Launch Finale or PrintMusic and choose the appropriate dialog box for your program version (listed below):
    • Finale 2012 through Version 25: MIDI/Audio > VST Banks & Effects
    • Finale 2009 through 2011: MIDI/Audio > Instrument Setup > VST Instruments
    • PrintMusic 2014: MIDI > VST Banks & Effects
    • PrintMusic 2010 through 2011: MIDI > Instrument Setup > VST Instruments
  9. The ARIA Player is available in the Instrument column.

 

To set up specific Garritan libraries for use with Finale or PrintMusic, click here.