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    Switch to Finale for an unheard of price.

    This is the competitive upgrade to the full version of Finale. If you are a registered user of an existing notation software, putchase this upgrade and you will be a fully licensed user of Finale.

    From inspiration to applause, Finale helps bring your music to life. Compose, arrange, teach and share. Compose the music of your imagination, and listen as you create. Finale has made a commitment to high quality sounds and natural sounding playback in notation. They understand that music must speak to the composer, and that the old generic tones associated with General MIDI playback do very little to excite a composer’s imagination.

    Sound quality makes a difference. With Finale you get a selection of world-class instrument sounds from Garritan’s Personal Orchestra, Jazz & Big Band, Concert & Marching Band, and World Instruments libraries. Finale also includes sounds from Tapspace Virtual Drumline. Finale’s exclusive Human Playback ensures that your music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance.

    Additionally, Finale makes it easy to achieve printed perfection and inspire your students. You can make customized worksheets and exercises, wholly apart from complete scores and individual parts. You can share completed projects in many ways beside traditional print. You get to choose: PDF, audio files, MIDI, or MusicXML.

    Generate and format all the parts to your score – automatically Harmonize in dozens of styles and voices. You can write for video and film with seamlessly integrated video support. That way you can focus on your art and leave the rest to Finale. When inspiration strikes, Finale takes care of the details so you can focus on your music.

    Capture ideas as fast as you can – with no obstacles to slow you down. In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything you can imagine. Finale even offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing your melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range.

    Enter notes any way you like. Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. Scan existing sheet music or import a wide variety of file types, including MIDI and MusicXML. You can even capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale’s MicNotator. No more barriers between inspiration and applause

    Whether you’re creating a lead sheet for a folk song or pushing the boundaries of music notation, Finale lets you achieve anything you can imagine. Publish perfect scores. Personalize your music to fit your style. From music fonts to chord symbols, from time signatures to music spacing, from lyrics to percussion notation, how your music appears is up to you. Simply choose a Document Style from Finale’s Setup Wizard, and Finale handles all the details. However, should you choose to customize ANY aspect of your music, Finale lets you do that, too. Your music is as unique as you are. Now it can look as unique as it sounds. Only Finale provides you with the flexibility to create anything you can imagine. Percussion notes Lyrics & chords Students can compose on their own with Finale NotePad.

    Instantly save your Finale creations as SmartMusic solo or ensemble accompaniments. Assign the piece to your students, assess their performance, and celebrate their success. And, with Finale’s Exercise Wizard, you can create more than 50,000 exercises for your entire ensemble.

    SmartMusic provides the ideal practice environment for students, including access to the world’s largest accompaniment library and instant feedback on each performance. Finale provides hundreds of customizable music education worksheets. Quickly produce flashcards, puzzles, and exercises for classes in general music, theory and ear training, composition, arranging, and jazz improvisation. Whether you’re creating music for beginning students or guiding advanced students through harmonic analysis you have the customized tools and resources you need to teach and inspire your students.

    Music is a universal language. How you choose to communicate is up to you. When you’re ready to share your music with the world, Finale provides you with more options than any other notation software. Share your music as: Audio files including .MP3, .WAV, and .AIFF MusicXML and MIDI files PDF files, from entire pieces to small excerpts Finale files that can be shared with users of the entire Finale family: PrintMusic, SongWriter, and the free Finale NotePad And of course, you can always print your music and pass it out. No matter how you want to share, Finale has you covered.

    Features

    • Enter notes via MIDI, mouse, keyboard or scanning
    • Add lyrics, markings, much more
    • Wide selection of editing tools
    • World class instrument libraries
    • Electronic file sharing tools
    • Educational tools
    • Composing and arranging timesavers

    Order today and jump ship before it sinks.

     

    2012 Competitive Upgrade Specifications:

    • Finale 2012 for Windows®
    • XP/Vista/Windows 7 (64-bit compatible).
    • DVD-ROM drive.
    • 800x600 minimum monitor resolution.
    • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended).
    • 600MB hard drive space required for software and user manual. An additional 2GB hard drive space is required for all VST/AU sounds included with Finale 2012.
    • Finale 2012 for Macintosh®
    • G4 or higher recommended. OS X 10.5-10.8 (Mac-Intel or Power PC).
    • DVD-ROM drive.
    • 800x600 minimum monitor resolution.
    • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended).
    • 700 MB hard drive space required for software and user manual. An additional 2GB hard drive space is required for all VST/AU sounds included with Finale 2012.
    • Optional
    • MIDI interface
    • MIDI input and/or playback device
    • Printer
    • Scanner
    • Microphone required for use of MicNotator®
    • A soundcard (including Standard Direct Sound, MME or ASIO drivers) is required for playing the Garritan and other VST sounds in Windows.
    • Better processor and hard drive speed is required for simultaneous use of more VST/AU instruments.
    • Authorization
    • Finale requires that you authorize the software within 30 days after installation. You are allowed to install Finale on two operating systems (multiple licenses excluded). More.
    • File Compatibility
    • Finale family software can open files in the same or newer software version, but files created in a newer version cannot be opened in an older version unless converted via MusicXML. More.
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    5.0

    A great all-round piece of software

    By Arch

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Arranger, Hobbyist Composer, Orchestrate

    Pros

    • Beautilly Engraved
    • Check For Parallel Fifths
    • Create Mp3's
    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
    • Easy to Customize
    • Easy to Navigate
    • Export To Midi Musicxml
    • Export To Musicxml
    • Import Midi Files
    • Print Beautiful Output
    • Responds To Hairpins
    • Space Staves Perfectly
    • Versatile
    • Works With Garritan

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Finale 2012 Competitive Upgrade:

        I use Finale to arrange and harmonize original tunes, and favorite tunes. I use it with the Garritan Personal Orchestra sound library to make fabulous sound files to put together with videos. I don't know how Finale works with a keyboard; I enter notes painfully with a mouse.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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