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Happy New Year!!

One of MakeMusic's employees, Lawson, suggested I post my support question here in this forum.

When is MakeMusic going to include the full version of TGTools (the Professional/Supreme version) with Finale, so users don't have to go and do what I did...get the trial version...do what I needed to do...then keep reading messages about how the trial is set to expire? These plug-ins actually make Finale WORK like a "Music Notation and Audio Processor" and not just a "Notation Application"!

As much as we pay for Finale, TG's Tools and Plug-Ins should be fully included and integrated, and so should JW's Plug-ins!

P.S.: I have a custom-built Windows 10 (64-bit) Machine specifically designed for Finale 2014 and MS Flight Simulator X-Acceleration (similar requirements for computing/processing power) running Finale 25.

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Hi Clinton:

 

Thank you for your use of Finale for 20 years and your request to have integrated functionality in the app. I agree the Plug-ins developers have done a great job to add value to the product, speed up your workflow, and address design omissions in the core app. I am interested in what specific plug-ins you find especially useful. 

 

Cheers,
Michael Johnson
VP, Professional Notation
MakeMusic

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Hi Michael,

I didn't think anyone saw these comments. After generating an email log with the helpdesk, I wrote this in frustration. I must have community response notifications turned off. I never knew anyone replied from MM.

I like ALL the plugins and features! TG's tools are my favorites, but I have used JW's plugins as well. I've used most of the features at least once, especially when copying an extensive work, like Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (fourth movement only) into Finale so I can hear the composer's intended balance, tempo, timbre, and the like.

Most notoriously with Finale 26, using Finale's stem slash will cause certain instruments to sound like someone slapped them with a steel pole. The TG tool's articulations cause the GPO key-switches to activate correctly. I forget which of JW's tools I used, as it's been over a year since I needed them last. I will be shortly working on the Schlussszene aus Faust movement of Mahler's 8th. As you may well know, it begins with a seemingly unending high, quiet tremolo in the violins.

Working on Mahler's 8th (Hymnus movement), I also just ran into a problem with the GPO instrument ranges. It would be nice to have a GPO soprano clarinet that will play the Eb (E on the clarinet in A), but I'll comment on a separate note.

Thank you for your reply. I wish I'd seen this before you all released Finale 26. Perhaps for the next update, you might get TG's permission to fully publish the professional version of his tools to Finale users.

 

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Michael no longer works for MakeMusic. Perhaps David or Jonathan will respond.

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And if you were to buy the full version of TG Tools (if you haven’t already) you would no longer see the notice that the trial is set to expire...

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Hi Clinton,

 

Thanks for following up with this and, yes we do see your comments here, I can say that I do my best to read every one. I can't speak to the particulars of why some plug-ins are chosen to be included in the program while others are not. We do work with these developers and are certainly grateful for the helpful tools that they create which users, like yourself, benefit from.

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I have to second Mike Rosen - TG Tools is an external plug in collection designed to add missing functionality to Finale.  You should be compensating Tobias for his hard work rather than hoping for Finale to integrate it so you can get it for free.

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