Until the JABB update, I basically just used JABB with DP4.6 for rendering. My CPU maxed out with a full big band and while I could mute parts, and do other workarounds, I decided to notate in Finale without much playback at all and without JABB loaded. (Incidentally...no problems like this with GPO and Finale...that has worked for me just fine all along...JABB is just more RAM intensive...particularly the rhythm section). Then take the completed score and render in DP4.6 (which KICKS by the way...).
Until JABB was updated and NOW.....
(This relates to Finale 2006c and DP4.6 or another DAW)
I have discovered that in Finale 2006c you can load the lite version of a full big band without any problem. Then when you go to the rendering stage in a DAW (if you take this next, IMO important step, as notation programs offer too many limitations on playback) take your exported midi file and replace with the non-diet versions of the files. Then add controller info. Not in Finale.
BUT WAIT.....THERE'S MORE!!!!!
I have found, because of my workflow that the new version of JABB has yet another nice feature when used in Finale. While you lose the playback capabilities of tongue/slur, you can raise the polyphony of the brass to 4 or 5 (I haven't been able to do this with saxes for some reason - NOTE **** LATER AFTER A POSTING BY TOM AND ANOTHER TRY THIS WORKS FOR THE SAXES TOO....SEE HIS POST FURTHER DOWN....still a minor glitch in alto 2 that is being corrected) . This means you can play in multiple parts at once while notating. I like to use the explode music function a lot when scoring tuttis. In other words I like to put all 4 or 5 trumpet parts in the 1st part and then add all appropriate articulations and so on and then later, after playing back in JABB I explode the music into the correct staves with the mass mover tool. Voilá, you have all parts with their correct markings and if you like this way of working, it is a REAL time saver.
Then once all notation is done (and as tech support at Finale likes to say "Remember, this isn't a sequencer" - despite the fact that it clearly has sequencer like traits), play your score into your DAW adding all the bells and whistles.
Just thought I'd share this for those who haven't already been doing this and are saying....what's he so excited about?