I have a very rapid staccato (on repeated notes) in the strings (triplet 16ths at quarter=60) and they will not speak. There is almost complete drop out during this sections. The woodwinds doing the same are speaking fairly well. I am using human playback and this was entered manually with simple entry. Is there something I can do to the HP settings to actually make the staccato work?
Thanks. I was able to achieve the effect I want by simply removing the staccato markings and making a few changes in HP. I guess it was a little silly to ask for staccato on notes that were being played that rapidly (no way to play them with much length anyway). I have a similar problem in another piece at a slower tempo, and I'll try some of your suggestions there.
You can also tweak with the values of the staccato articulation to find a better solution. I guess you have to copy your staccato articulations not to interfer with HP. I have lots of staccatos for playback, from values of 20-90 for different purpose. 90 can be very handy if you want som "air" between notes.
Sorry about the abreviation - Human Playback in Finale. The human playback feature does some pretty clever things with our standard notation, and frees us from some of the drudgery of midi editing (although there are times that I want to just dump everything into one of my old midi sequencers and edit the heck out of things). For instance, I can put "pizz." in the score and Human Playback does the changes required for this to happen (change of patch or channel). It does some other things which aren't so clever, but for the most part, my orchestrations sound far better with it than without it.