Error when using percussion from Garritan World Instruments

Because the World Instruments library includes so many non-standard percussion sounds, Finale needs additional percussion layouts in order to display and play them back correctly. To install these percussion layouts, please select your operating system and follow the steps below:

 

Mac

  1. Download the attached file (GWI Percussion Layouts.lib) to your Desktop.
  2. In Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder, or press COMMAND + SHIFT + G
  3. Type or copy and paste the following:
    ~/Library/Application Support/MakeMusic
  4. Open the folder for the version of Finale you use
  5. Open the Libraries folder, and paste "GWI Percussion Layouts.lib"

Finale will now be able to load Garritan World Instruments Percussion Layouts through Libraries. The library does have to be manually loaded using File > Load Library. After doing so, you can pick the correct Percussion Layout from the Percussion Layout Selection dialog box.

 

  1. Download the attached file (GWI Percussion Layouts.lib) to your Desktop.
  2. Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog
  3. Type in the following: %appdata%
  4. Navigate to MakeMusic > [Your Finale Version] > Libraries
  5. Copy & Paste "GWI Percussion Layouts.lib" to this folder

Finale will now be able to load Garritan World Instruments Percussion Layouts through Libraries. The library does have to be manually loaded using File > Load Library. After doing so, you can pick the correct Percussion Layout from the Percussion Layout Selection dialog box.

 

  1. Download the attached file (GWI Percussion Layouts.lib) .
  2. Hold down your Windows key and press the letter E to open Explorer.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Computer.
  4. Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<your account>\Application Data*\MakeMusic\Finale [version number, if applicable]\Libraries.

    (* = Application Data is a hidden folder. To show hidden files and folders, click on the Tool's menu and choose Folder Options. Then click the View tab, and choose "Show hidden files and folders.")
  5. Paste GWI Percussion Layouts.lib into this folder.

Finale will now be able to load Garritan World Instruments Percussion Layouts through Libraries. The library does have to be manually loaded using File > Load Library. After doing so, you can pick the correct Percussion Layout from the Percussion Layout Selection dialog box.