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2010 MacBook Pro 13” A1278; 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM; 1TB HDD; MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra). Finale 26; GPO 5; Logic Pro X 10.4.8.

Finale 26 always changes the names of the instruments in the Aria Player banks, and also in the Score Manager. For example, why does it keep putting in “Bassoon” instead of “Piccolo”, and my strings are all timpani? This would be fine for an “Ionisation”-type piece, but I’m not writing one of those (just a plain-Jane Romantic-style orchestral piece).

The app is also subject to crashing unpredictably.

I wonder if I need to reinstall everything and start from scratch. Strangely, the actual notation part works fine, but I would like to be able to hear what I’ve written. I’m sure I’m not the only person this happens to. I have been a Finale user since 1993, and my last version before upgrading to version 26 and GPO 5 was 2010 and GPO 4. I also used to do all my music work on a PC, but have changed over to a Mac for both my compositions and DAW work.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Can you post a screenshot of your Score Manager so we can see the problem?

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Have you tried MIDI/Audio > Reassign Playback Sounds (on a copy of your file).

Unless you have an additional "Channel" column off the right side of your Score Manager window, I do not see a Slot/Channel assigned to your Aria Player for the different instruments. (In Windows, a Garritan VST setup does not have a Prg Column but does have a channel column.)

 

 

Since you have changed over from PC to Mac, is it possible that your new installation of Finale cannot find your GPO5 and is unsuccessfully trying to substitute from another VST?

 

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