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    COMB questions and answers

    Has anyone else had problems getting some of the more obscure instruments of COMB to score properly in Finale? I did get the Eb Cornet to finally appear in the correct key and staff name. This was done with the simple edit of the VST text file.

    Here is the original text:

    [INS:Eb Cornet Solo 1 KS]
    Display Name = Eb Cornet Solo 1 KS
    InstType = Cornet
    Patch = 56
    SampleFile = 05 Notation/02 Brass/02 Cornets/n-EbCornetSolo 1 KSm.nki

    Here is the changed file:

    [INS:Eb Cornet Solo 1 KS]
    Display Name = Eb Cornet Solo 1 KS
    InstType = Eb Cornet
    Patch = 56
    SampleFile = 05 Notation/02 Brass/02 Cornets/n-EbCornetSolo 1 KSm.nki

    Now it works perfectly!

    A partial problem was fixed with the Sousaphones and Helicons.
    I changed the "InstType =" from Sousaphone or Helicon to "Tuba". They now appear in the proper key but Sousaphones and Helicons are listed as "Tuba" in the score. Each has a distinct sound and the proper samples load into the Kontakt player. This is not really a problem for me as I don't think I would be using Tubas, Sousaphones and Helicons all in the same score.

    The Mellophones are a different story. I can change the "InstType =" from "Mellophone" to "Horn in Eb" and Mellophone samples are loaded into the Kontakt player and the score is in the correct key BUT the staff is named "Horn in Eb". This does pose a problem as I intend to use Mellophones and "Tenor Horns"in the same score which also shows up in the score as "Horn in Eb".
    Any ideas?

    I have not even started working on the percussion problems yet.

    Could someone with a working copy please send me a copy of their ConcertMarchingBandInstrument.txt file?

    Has anyone else had these problems?

    Thanks for any and all help,

    Timothy

    Finale 2008a, Pentium 2.4, 2gb ram

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    Re: COMB questions and answers

    Quote Originally Posted by tlcinc View Post
    The Mellophones are a different story. I can change the "InstType =" from "Mellophone" to "Horn in Eb" and Mellophone samples are loaded into the Kontakt player and the score is in the correct key BUT the staff is named "Horn in Eb". This does pose a problem as I intend to use Mellophones and "Tenor Horns"in the same score which also shows up in the score as "Horn in Eb".
    Any ideas?
    Just change the staff name in staff attributes. As long as you've got the correct samples loaded and the staves have the correct transposition, change the name to Mellophone.

    Jeff

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    Re: COMB questions and answers

    Timothy,
    FWIW, my .txt file looks like yours, at least as regards the Eb cornets.
    Still want a copy?
    Following Jeff's advice is always a good idea.
    I haven't used CoMB with Finale yet, so never noticed.
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

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