I am a composer studying at Dalhousie university in Nova Scotia, currently in my last year. I am writing a couple pieces this year for orchestra and I’ve been reading up and trying a few options recently for scoring with Cubase and external programs (in my case, finale). My workflow at the moment is to write everything in Cubase 8 Pro and then create a score and parts using finale 2012. I have tried both exporting MIDI and exporting musicXML. I have read in a few places that MusicXML is the way to go as it exports more detailed information in the score. Personally, however, I have found that MIDI exports are much cleaner when imported into Finale. MusicXML seems to not be encoding tempi, time signatures, clefs, and even instrument names! I can work with MIDI imports but there must be a more efficient way.
I guess my question is, has anyone found a consistent way of transporting scores between the two programs? Is there something I should do to my Cubase score before exporting musicXML?
Any help would be much appreciated!