Okay, here's what I did. I actually tried this first, but I wasn't happy with it. Because of the way the font character for the triplet bracket and number is set up, there is a slight gap in the beam connecting the eighth to the sixteenth. I just couldn't get rid of it. I'm going to send a note to Finale's font guy, and see if there is anything he can do to improve it.
Now here's the BIG question for me: can anyone get this to manifest in Human Playback, so that the playback swings the 16ths? I'm going nuts trying to get a region (not the whole piece) to play swing at all, much less the way I wish (which is with swung 16ths). Any and all help would be tremendously appreciated! ~MK
Without going up to the office and actually trying this, set your time signature to whatever/16 notes. Then, in the expression window for the swing symbol, set playback to swing, and assign it a number. Try 100 to start, and adjust it from there. Apply that where you want it. When you get to where you want it to stop, create a new expression: swing off, or straight sixteenths, whatever. In that one, set the playback swing to 0.
No joy, I'm afraid, Mike. What's really puzzling me is this: I've tried selecting the area (with the Selection Tool) wherein I desire the swing effect, then choosing Plugins > Playback > Apply Human Playback, choosing the settings I want in there and hitting Apply.........but nothing happens. THAT, I think, is what is the core issue. Thoughts on that?
This just seems like complicated workarounds to something which should be automatic. Please just program the expression tool's commands properly in the next update to make it effortless, this shouldn't even be an issue. I've been trying to figure out this playback thing for a half hour, I'd be done a major chunk of my arrangement by now!
I'm super glad I found you. Can you please send me the swing expression you created for me to load into finale? I am working on a project for a record label that is releasing this weekend and I cannot get this figured out. You would save my day!
Thanks in advance.
Thanks again. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you.