I'm using Finale 2012, on a Mac, OS10.8.3, Garittan libraries: GPO4, Classic Organs, & World Instruments plus the usual Garritan Instruments for Finale.
I've got a ticket running with Garritan support on this issue, but thought I'd also ask my question here.
No matter how I set the faders in the Finale Aria player (not the stand-alone, but the one accessed from within Finale) they reset to seemingly arbitrary fader levels when I hit play. The first response from Finale's Garritan support explained that it's resetting to the levels in the mix description for each track in the score manager and that any values to be changed permanently need to be input there, not not on the Aria player.
That explained what the faders are resetting to, but as far as a workable solution (making changes in the score manager) that's just not flexible enough to use when making music since it takes quite a bit of on-the-fly tinkering before getting a basic suitable balance, especially on large orchestral scores.
Is there no way to disassociate Finale's Aira player from the score manager so the faders will stay were I set them and not reset upon play every time?
Or, is there a way to use the Aria player's fader to send information to the score manager?!
I've also noticed a similar problem in the Classic Organ collection regarding various effects: upon play things revert to some arbitrary state.
Plus...I swear that there's been a number of scores when this problem with the faders resetting did not exist for me. But, when I went back to those pieces to I didn't have this problem with them, they too now reset, but to where the score had them when I finished with it!
Lastly--sorry for the wall of text--is there such a thing as a 3rd party mix console that can be used with Finale's Garritan? Multiple mix busses, fader grouping, and automated mixdowns are pretty standard fare on software sequencers any more. Just wondered if there were some 3rd party console that could be used with Finale.
Thanks...any help appreciated. BTW, I'm a HUGE fan of Finale (which I've used for an eternity) AND Garritan, so I'm generally not critical of either in any way. But, this recent issue is driving me nuts.