I am using full GPO in Finale 2008 with Human Playback.
Whenever I have a score with any instrument needing two staves such as a piano, harp etc., I keep getting the following Human Playback warning message:
Human Playback Message
Some instruments are sharing the same MIDI channel which may cause playback problems.
This is resolved by changing MIDI dhannels within the Instrument List.
Do you want to continue with HP?
I checked the Instrument List and the only instrument sharing a MIDI channel was two staves of the piano.
Even scores created using the Finale 2008 Setup Wizard bring up this error message. I would have thought that the Setup Wizard would have set everything up to avoid any error messages.
I mentioned this in the Finale forums and received one reply which suggested that it should be safe to ignore the message unless there are different performance markings in the two staves. In this case, then each stave would require it's own channel and I fully understand this. I also know that most scores would have different performance markings in keyboard staves.
Can anyone here help me with the following two questions?
(1) Are differing performance markings in each stave the only issue to affect 'Human Playback' when sharing a MIDI channel in this way or are there any other issues?
(2) Should I be assigning a separate MIDI channel to every stave anyway whatever the situation come what may?
Below is a screenshot of a sample score which throws up the Human Playback error message.