MakeMusic Finale 2012 - Professional Notation Software

MakeMusic Finale 2012 - Professional Notation Software

MakeMusic Finale 2012 - Professional Notation Software

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MakeMusic Finale 2012 - Professional Notation Software


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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Staves
  • Pre-Designed Templates
  • Multiple Note-Entry Methods
  • 400+ Orchestral Sounds
  • QuickStart Videos and Set-Up Wizard
  • Print, Save Audio, Export MIDI/MusicXML
  • Video and AU/VST Plug-In Support
  • Educator Tools
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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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.

What's New

In Finale 2012
  • Easily change a flute staff to a clarinet staff - the ScoreManager knows how a clarinet staff transposes, looks, and sounds, so it makes all the necessary arrangements
  • ScoreManager also handles playback and sound setup, so you don't have to navigate to various players or assign correct MIDI channels
  • In one setting, the ScoreManager lets you change staff name, order, transposition, clef and playback sounds
  • New instrument sounds include:
    Soprano sax
    Euphonium solo
    Pipe organ - Baroque Plenum Reed stop
    Pipe organ - Pedal stop
  • With the updated Setup Wizard, you simply indicate what instrument you're writing for - no need to specify a sound library first
  • Finale automatically associates the instruments you've selected with the sound libraries on your computer, even if you've added Garritan libraries not included with Finale
  • The software remembers which sound libraries you prefer
  • Unicode font support allows you to use all the characters in your fonts
  • Want to correctly type Dvoŕák's name? Are you translating a hymn to Korean? Need to add a hard-to-find symbol? Finale can display any character you wish
  • Send a Finale file to someone who doesn't have the same software libraries installed, and all your staves will play back the instruments you intended - even if they're using a PC and you're using a Mac
  • Finale uses the libraries you've specified whenever possible, and provides the best alternative when they're not
  • New music education worksheets include Renaissance music, early jazz piano repertoire, intermediate piano pieces, holiday titles, manuscript paper templates, chant notation, and Schenkerian analysis
  • Numerics font makes it easy to type in Roman numeral or harmonic analysis
  • Simplifying the stacking of numbers, it's also ideal for notating figured bass and can even be used to create Schenker graphs

Finale the Program

Creative Flow
  • When inspiration strikes, Finale takes care of the details allowing you to focus on the music
  • Capture ideas as fast as you can with no obstacles to slow you down
  • Move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything imaginable in an instant
  • Offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing a melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range
  • Enter notes in a variety of ways
  • Play in 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
  • Capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale's MicNotator
  • Generate and format all the parts of a score automatically
  • Harmonize in dozens of styles and voices
  • Write for video and film with seamlessly integrated video support
Listen While Creating
  • Selection of world-class orchestral instrument sounds, along with jazz and big band, concert and marching band, world instruments, and authorized Steinway libraries
  • Over 400 Garritan built-in sounds including orchestral instruments, jazz brass, saxophones, piano, choirs, drum set, guitar, organ, hand bells, marching percussion, a variety of electric guitars, world instruments
  • More than 100 sounds of marching and concert percussion with Tapspace Virtual Drumline software
  • Support for external VST and Audio Units instruments and effects which can be easily combined with the included sound libraries
  • Whether entering notes with a MIDI keyboard or a mouse, Finale's Human Playback ensures the music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance
  • Apply effects to individual instrument libraries as well as add up to three mastering level effects on the entire mix
  • Integrated ambiance reverb
  • Finale checks plug-ins for compatibility before loading and tracks which plug-ins were previously checked for better performance
  • Easy to achieve professional printed product
  • Whether creating a lead sheet for a folk song or pushing the boundaries of music notation, Finale lets you achieve anything you can imagine
  • Personalize the 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 the Setup Wizard, and Finale handles all the details
  • Customize any aspect of your music
  • Music fonts, percussion notes, lyrics and chords make anything possible
Educator Tools
  • SmartMusic integration
  • Instantly save your Finale creations as SmartMusic solo or ensemble accompaniments
  • Assign the piece to your students, assess their performance and celebrate their success
  • 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
  • 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
  • Includes more than 1,000 ready-made, customizable, music education worksheets, individual and classroom flash cards, jazz improvisation worksheets, ear-training worksheets, and pieces of repertoire
  • 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
File Sharing
  • Provides multiple options for sharing your music with the world
  • Share as audio files including MP3, WAV and AIFF, MusicXML and MIDI files, along with entire pieces or small excerpt PDF files
  • Finale files can be shared with users of the entire Finale family (PrintMusic, SongWriter, Finale NotePad, and the free Finale Reader)
  • You can always print your music and pass it out
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System Requirements
Mac PowerPC G4 or higher - Intel supported
OS X 10.5 to 10.7
512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)
700MB hard drive space required for software and user manual - additional 2GB hard drive space required for included Audio Units/VST sounds
DVD-ROM drive
800 x 600 minimum monitor resolution
PC Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 (64-bit compatible)
512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)
600MB hard drive space required for software and user manual - additional 2GB hard drive space required for all VST included sounds
DVD-ROM drive
800 x 600 minimum monitor resolution
Optional MIDI interface
MIDI input and/or playback device
Microphone for use of MicNotator
Soundcard (including Standard Direct Sound, MME or ASIO drivers) 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/Audio Units instruments
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.6 x 7.5 x 2.0"
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