Finale 2012 from MakeMusic is powerful music notation software that lets you compose, arrange, notate, and print engraver-quality sheet music. Entering notes can be achieved in multiple ways, from MIDI to mouse, from scanning to Finale's exclusive MicNotator. The "open" quality of the software allows for experimenting freely and composing any imaginable music without constraints.
SmartMusic support and over 1,000 customizable Music Education Worksheets, Flash Cards and Finale's Exercise Wizard are just a few of the many reasons Finale remains a great choice for music educators. Additionally, Finale includes many time-saving tools like Linked Parts, Multiple Page Editing, Band-in-a-Box Auto-harmonizing, ScoreMerger, SmartFind and Paint, and more.
More than 400 instrument sounds from the makers of Garritan Personal Orchestra, over 100 sounds from Tapspace Virtual Drumline, and the ability to add any VST/Audio Units instrument or effect plug-in, means the software offers the very best in playback. Record and import a mono or stereo audio file to enhance playback and to give arrangements authenticity and life with a real vocal or instrumental track.
Finale is a top choice for music professionals working in the film and television industry. The integrated video support allows the writer to set frame rates, write time code into a score, and send SMPTE/MTC to external devices. A "Fit to Time" feature greatly speeds up productivity. And there are many ways to share a Finale project, including a choice of PDF, audio files, MIDI, or Music XML.