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by benwiggy
01 Dec 2016, 17:18
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Finale: fine-tuning Music spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 7231

Re: Finale: fine-tuning Music spacing

Here's the offending passage: top is 6pt; bottom is 3pt. I presume it's more of a reference value (on the full size staff?) rather than actually putting 6pt around everything, which would be mad.
by benwiggy
01 Dec 2016, 10:21
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Finale: fine-tuning Music spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 7231

Finale: fine-tuning Music spacing

This may be well known to some, but here's a useful trick/feature that I hadn't really paid much attention to until now. In Document Options > Music Spacing, there's an setting for "Minimum Distance between Items". The default value is 3pt (12 EVPUs). I had a system with lots of beamed notes, where ...
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2016, 17:30
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Urtext Kapellmeister"
Replies: 12
Views: 8870

Re: "Urtext Kapellmeister"

Thanks. The samples are nice, but they do "evoke a historical feel", as you say.
by benwiggy
29 Nov 2016, 17:10
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Urtext Kapellmeister"
Replies: 12
Views: 8870

"Urtext Kapellmeister"

Has anyone used the "Kapellmeister" and other fonts from "Urtext Music Software"?

They look quite nice, but there's not enough information there, and the pages also talk about "coming in 2013".

https://www.fontshop.com/foundries/urtext-music-fonts
by benwiggy
28 Nov 2016, 18:08
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Extra fonts in Finale
Replies: 7
Views: 5826

Re: Extra fonts in Finale

Chaconne is nice: very crisp and clean. Possibly a bit too much -- the sharps don't have much contrast. But I do like the quaver flags. (I'm trying to find a font with nice "bulging" flags.) Kousaku suffers from that weird "huge p" thing that some fonts do.
by benwiggy
28 Nov 2016, 11:42
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Extra fonts in Finale
Replies: 7
Views: 5826

Extra fonts in Finale

This works on a Mac: I don't know about Windows. If you go to the Finale 25 app and "Show Contents", then search through the "Resources" folder, you will find some new fonts! (You can Sort by Kind.) Chaconne, Kousaku, and Kousaku Percussion. Also Rentaro, which seems to be a Rehearsal Marks "letters...
by benwiggy
28 Nov 2016, 11:35
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - new fonts!
Replies: 20
Views: 14366

Re: Music Type Foundry - new fonts!

Bravo and well done for all your hard work. I'm particularly interested in the Ross font. (Yes, by "Maestro-compatible", I meant glyph positions in the font.)

Although SMuFL is not yet fully compatible with Finale, it's clearly the way forward.
by benwiggy
27 Nov 2016, 15:45
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Music Type Foundry - new fonts!
Replies: 20
Views: 14366

Re: Music Type Foundry - new fonts!

So does that mean that MTF-Cadence is SmuFL compatible? And also "Maestro-compatible"?
by benwiggy
27 Nov 2016, 15:28
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Colored sheet music
Replies: 16
Views: 11259

Re: Colored sheet music

I'm just wondering why the designer wants the text in blue, let alone the music.
by benwiggy
24 Nov 2016, 12:40
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Fonts for Lyrics
Replies: 18
Views: 15956

Re: Fonts for Lyrics

Here's a chart comparing different fonts for use as lyrics. It's possible that this says something about Finale's spacing, too.