(No this doesn't refer to people who have left school to write music using Finale!) Sorry to revive what is likely a long and old thread on the forum. I've done a search, but it seems that the advice given mainly goes to Windows users. And here I am with my Mac. I have just finished orchestrating a piece for full orchestra. It is slow and only 70 measures. Near the ending there is a spot where a good number of instruments hit a downbeat fairly loudly and I get an enormous DROPOUT during playback. I am using the notation set and not using the WET sounds.
This is more than a crackle. It certainly sounds like CPU overload. And here I am with 4 Gb of Ram, dual processors and a 2Ghz machine. Should this be happening? What are the solutions, if any?
If this has been hashed to death in another thread where suggestions are given for those of us Mac/ Finale 2006a folks, please point me in that direction. That would be extremely cool. No, slightly beyond extremely cool.