I use GPO (full version) with Finale 2005 (I hesitstate to switch to 2006 too soon because of several problems with GPO, also mentioned on the Finale-forum).
My main problem in playing back orchestral scores at this moment is making settings for volume. Volumes are not controllable in a consistent way for me. It seems to have to do with the modulation wheel. Sometimes when I open a GPO set-up that sounded right when I saved it, the volumes of several instruments are much lower than before. Then when I just touch the modulation wheel (either on my keyboard or on the "player display") the volume increases dramatically, but not to the level I had before. Then I can make new adjustements with the volume button on the display but they seem not to be saved for later. Of course I am aware that Finale's Human Playback (HP) is affecting the volume levels in playback (I have made dynamic expressions affect the velocity; this should be translated by HP in the right GPO modulation-wheel settings). But it is essential to be able to make general level settings for the separate staffs that stay there and are not lost every time.
To add one more example of the volume control problems I experience:
when I adjust the volume for a certain instrument in the GPO player, as soon as I start playback in Finale that adjustement is lost and the volume button is automatically turned back to a default position.
This makes it impossible for me to set the levels right. How to set these levels?
Can somebody inform me how to handle this?
(NB please don't reply to me that this is fixed in Finale 2006 since 2006 has other major problems with GPO that keep me from installing it at this moment)