I've searched the forums for an answer to this, but with no luck. I want reliably to export a midi file including the Human Playback effects as applied to Garritan full GPO. What's strange is that occasionally it seems to work - but at the moment I get an export with non-GPO effects (e.g. dynamics on velocity and controller 7, and no keyswitches).
I have tried a plain export MIDI - generally not GPO-friendly. I have tried the 'Apply Human Playback' plugin - this has worked OK sometimes, but not consistently, and certainly not at the moment!
What's strange is that when GPO data is included, sometimes dynamics etc don't get applied consistently.
I want to fine-tune the output with Sonar, but not apply everything from scratch!
Re: Finale 2008a Midi export with Garritan HP effects
I did a bit more experimenting after reading another post. It seems that there used to be a preference to "apply garritan effects" in HP, which has gone in 2008. I tried starting a playback of the piece using GPO, which automatically loaded the library. Then I stopped the playback and saved as MIDI. There was the Garritan-friendly data. No 'apply human playback' plugin etc. was used.
No documentation to suggest this 'playback first' was necessary, BTW.
OK so far so good. However, what I see is a severely restricted set of dynamics. I saw one crescendo effect, and then nothing - a handful of CC#1 changes, but a lot of velocity usage. This was as applied to strings - it's as if HP lost track of Pizz and Arco and was applying the Pizz effect to an Arco section.
There have been other times where HP dynamics (not exported) were 'lost', BTW. Having said that, by and large it's fine!