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Polymath, musician, awesome.

FinaleScript to Format Page for iPad (2022 version)

A long time ago, back in 2017, I wrote a post on how to make a script using FinaleScript to format a page for an iPad. Seems like in the latest version of Finale (version 27) they changed the format somewhat. The script now should be this.

page layout tool
menu item "Page Layout/Page Margins/Edit Page Margins"
page margin top 0.3
page margin left 0.10069
page margin right 0.10069
page margin bottom 0.12153
select radio "all pages"
press "apply"
press command + "."
select first meas to the end
note spacing
unlock systems

Sheet Of The Week – Smokin’ Out The Window (Silk Sonic)

I like what Bruno is going now. So slick.

  Smokin' Out The Window by Silk Sonic for Eb Instruments (145.8 KiB, 1 hits)
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  Smokin' Out The Window by Silk Sonic for Bb Instruments (147.9 KiB, 2 hits)
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Search for the best Pedal Accessory

There is a huge need for a simple, yet effective pedal that every sax player needs on their pedal board. That is a microphone preamp with FX loop. There are several out there, but saxophonists really need something more. What if they also play a wind synth but want to use their pedals with it?

The solution I found was using the Eventide Mixing Link. Except the problem with this is that you cannot separately adjust the gain on either input. So say your mic needs to be at 1 O’Clock, but the wind synth needs to be at 4 O’Clock? You’d have to adjust the levels, and hopefully remember to do it again when you switch again. And how do you mute the microphone? You can’t really (unless you get a passthrough on/off plug or something).

There is another pedal by Zorg called the HornFX Blow! While it looks great, it doesn’t have any sort of ability to address the problem.

Enter the Elite Acoustics EAE StompMix 4. This is a very interesting pedal that is also a mixer. It looks like it would totally allow you to have a stereo effects loop, stereo output, and two microphone/line inputs. Very interesting…….