I was just working with a file I had written in Finale and saved as a MIDI file, checking off the "optimize for GPO" box. I opened the MIDI file in my Cakewalk sequencer and played a few parts back using GPO, and all the slurs were fine, as usual (this has never been a problem). These instruments are set for >1 polyphony.
But then I wanted to play a few of the parts back using a few of the JABB patches for saxes. None of the parts will slur; they all tongue every note, even though the polyphony settings are all also >1 (for ex.: 9 for t sax). The Kontakt options for MIDI CC are set the same in both my GPO and JABB players, so I wouldn't think that's the problem. As a test, I reassigned those parts to GPO instruments and they slurred perfectly, then I switched them back to JABB and no more slurs. I looked in detail at how the notes were saved when Finale created the MIDI file, and the slur notes do overlap slightly, as they are supposed to, to interpret the slur data.
I realize the Finale option says "optimize for GPO" (not "JABB"). Is there a difference in how the 2 programs work? I had thought it would all work the same.
Has anyone else come across this? Is there a way to write a file in Finale and save it so the same settings all apply to JABB the same way they apply to GPO? If not, could an update be created for JABB that would take care of this?
Any help would be appreciated.