MakeMusic Finale 2014 - Professional Notation Software (Academic/Theological)

MakeMusic Finale 2014 - Professional Notation Software (Academic/Theological)

MakeMusic Finale 2014 - Professional Notation Software (Academic/Theological)

MakeMusic Finale 2014 - Professional Notation Software (Academic/Theological)

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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Staves
  • Pre-Designed Templates
  • Backwards Compatible with Past Versions
  • Multiple Note-Entry Methods
  • 425+ Orchestral Sounds
  • QuickStart Videos and Set-Up Wizard
  • Educator Tools
  • Print, Save Audio, Export MIDI/MusicXML
  • Video and AU/VST Plug-In Support
  • Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista/7/8
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NOTE: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

  • 1Description

Finale 2014 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 425 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.

Note: This package is an educational/theological discount for students, teaching and theological institutions, and the Armed Forces. Proof of status is required.

What's New

In Finale 2014
  • Updated icons, backgrounds and textures
  • Improved Apple OS X support with time-saving workflow features like pinch zoom and native full screen support
  • Enhancements in "Linked Parts" provides more control over items you want to look one way in your score, and another in your parts
  • SmartShapes include hairpins and trills
  • EPUB support (offering instant publishing for e-book platforms like iBook for the iPad)
  • Totally rewritten file format which not only makes it possible to share files back and forth with the previous version of Finale, but also offers much more flexibility for the future
  • New Audio Engine for rock solid playback performance
  • Fully integrated Human Playback with centralized preference control
  • Additional Garritan Instrument sounds
  • Updated version of SmartScore Lite, built with the Prodigy Engine improves recognition of musical symbols, especially on poorly-printed scores (and even some hand-written style lead sheets) as well as from scanners with less-than-optimum optics
  • Includes collection of progressive instrument fingering worksheets for fifteen band instruments and recorder
  • Additional alto clef/viola educator worksheets, some large ensemble titles, several instrumental solos, more holiday titles, additional piano repertoire, and more
  • Create perfect notation of accidentals and rests, in music in multiple layers, without manual editing
  • Instantly create keyless scores or keyless staves within a score
  • Beat-attached SmartShapes speed up the creation of perfect looking (and playing) shapes

Finale the Program

Getting Started
  • Finale's Launch Window saves you time by putting all of Finale's power at your fingertips
  • Choose to create exercises, scan existing sheet music, or work from provided templates
  • Create a score with an unlimited number of staves from scratch with the Setup Wizard
  • Setup Wizard will set up your score, complete with staves in correct order, instrument transpositions, tempo marking, staff groupings, and intelligent page layout that automatically adjusts system position, size, and space between staves to reduce white space on the page
  • Includes a variety of engraved, hand-written and specialty music fonts, and supports third-party fonts
  • Complete control over the fonts used for notation and text in your music
  • Recent additions include Finale Numerics for harmonic analysis and figured bass, plus an improved Finale AlphaNotes for use with beginning music students
  • Lyrics Font created to improve the look and ease of use of lyrics, particularly useful in tightly engraved situations or in areas where space is at a premium
  • Completely new Copyist font in the Broadway Copyist font family offers a lighter weight appearance and provides lowercase letters for increased legibility of chords and lyrics
  • Percussion font contains a complete collection of percussion characters including hand bell symbols and many unique characters including castanets, Vibra-Slap, cannon and repeatable characters like sine waves, scribbles, and more
  • Mallets font includes icons to represent any variety of mallet usages, including the ability to create cross-mallet symbols
  • Tutorial Guide with accompanying videos leads you through different Finale projects
  • Quick Reference Guide shows you how to complete common tasks quickly and easily
  • QuickStart Videos guide you through the process of putting music on the page
  • Comprehensive help that is contextual, interactive and searchable
Entering Notes
  • Enter notes in a variety of ways
  • Play in notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard
  • HyperScribe allows you to enter notes in real-time as you play a MIDI 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
  • Import MIDI, MusicXML, Smartscore, or Finale family notation files
  • Change octaves
  • Enter rests
  • Add accidentals
  • Create triplets
  • Add grace notes
  • Add notes in a chord to an existing note
  • Enter articulations on the fly or 'lock in' an articulation to place on several notes
  • Change the key or time signature simply with key commands
  • Add expressions like dynamics or tempos
  • Enter a rhythmic pattern using a single note and then re-pitch the repeated notes using your MIDI or computer keyboard
  • Special key map for laptop users provided
  • If you prefer certain key commands, change the defaults to whatever you like
Markings, Lyrics and More
  • Unicode text support so that you can use all the characters in your fonts
  • Enter chord symbols by typing in their names or playing them with a MIDI keyboard
  • Change or delete notes without changing your chords
  • Attach chords to measures - whether or not they contain notes or rests and have the chords appear and playback exactly how you wish
  • On-screen feedback lets you instantly see what beat or measure each chord is attached to even if you manually reposition your chords
  • Enter chords before entering notes
  • Easily create chord-only charts
  • Chords and fret boards automatically resize as your page resizes - plus you have easy scaling controls for fret boards and chords in document options
  • Intuitive QWERTY and MIDI keystrokes let you move the cursor to the first beat of adjacent measures (plus it's easy to move to adjacent beats) and vertically stack chords.
  • Chords attached to whole rests or notes automatically appear at the beginning of a measure
  • Easy to enter percussion notation - simply drag the cursor over the staff and on-screen feedback indicates whether you're about to enter a snare, bass drum, or other percussion instrument and displays the appropriate note head
  • Dragging notes up and down the staff scrolls smoothly through all available instruments
  • Seamlessly copy music back and forth between percussion and standard notation stave
  • Create custom percussion MIDI maps for control over the sounds your percussion staves play back
  • Easily change between pitched and non-pitched percussion by changing percussion playback maps on any staff anywhere in your score
  • When more than one instrument appears on the same line or space, you can now control which appears first
  • On-screen feedback indicates when a staff contains notes not found in that staff's percussion layout
  • Tuplets default positioning looks good, even when the tuplet begins with rests, and automatically reposition when notes are raised or lowered on the staff
  • Tuplet brackets avoid rests and staff lines and follow the angle of the stems when on stem side and follow the angle of notes when on the note side
  • Notes are automatically spaced as they're entered
  • Finale also automates other entry tasks like repeats and codas, cue notes or rehearsal marks, slurs, and tablature and fret boards for guitar and other fretted instruments
  • Selection, entry and placement of expressions or articulation markings is quick and intuitive - once in your score, they are easily moved
  • Expressions or articulation marking feature transparent selection handles, so they never obscure the object you're editing
  • Instantly change the appearance of an entire category of expressions or articulations
  • Allows an unlimited number of lyric verses and automatically spaces the lyrics to match the notes they're attached to
  • Software analyzes lyrics and automatically places slurs anytime a syllable lasts for more than one note
  • Specify dashed slurs in situations with multiple verses
  • Turn on Auto-Number Verses and appropriate numbers instantly appear at the beginning of each verse - add a new verse and it's numbered too
  • Easy to access multiple fonts and font sizes within lyrics via the text menu or with common keyboard shortcuts while typing into a score
  • Lyric fonts, word extensions, and hyphens instantly update as you enter them and look exactly as they will print out
  • Word extensions automatically draw to the next rest and also wrap to the next staff system - if the music expands or contracts, the extensions stretch or shrink to fit
  • Automatic hyphen placement with precision results even in tight spacing, plus lyric hyphens automatically wrap to the next staff system
  • Export all or part of your lyrics to a word-processing document
  • Repeats are easy to add and edit and they automatically play back
  • All numbers and brackets are entered and lined up
  • Repeat numbers are automatically followed by periods
  • Add mid-measure repeats without affecting your measure numbering
  • Specify where text and brackets appear in your score and parts
  • Align brackets and reset bracket position
  • Automatically creates space, text, and symbols as well as controls playback when creating codas
  • Automates the process of adding capo chords to your music
  • Bends and shapes automatically convert when you paste between Standard and TAB staves
  • Notating hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, and releases is a breeze
  • User-defined defaults for guitar bends are standard
  • Custom Smart Shapes now contain an expanded list of guitar-specific lines
  • Bends can effortlessly do stair steps and double bends
  • Engraver-quality slurs automatically snap to avoid collisions even after transpositions that cause stems to flip
Editing Tools
  • Easy to perfect your score with handy editing tools like the Selection Tool, Multiple Page Editing, ScoreManager, and intuitive cut, copy, paste options
  • Easily control (in one step) how your staves look and sound
  • Multiple Page Editing lets you place as many pages on your screen as required and edit anything you want
  • SmartFind and Paint copies articulations, dynamics, and expressions to the same rhythmic motif across your score
  • Quick Change makes it easy to change expressions and articulations with simple keystrokes
  • Multiple Undo lets you reverse any number of changes you made in the current session (even past the point you saved your score)
  • True multi-page viewing and editing allows users to both see more of their music and edit everything they see
  • Copy and paste measures from one page to the next
  • Drag slurs from the end of one page to the beginning of another, and much more
  • Choose from multiple viewing options including single pages, facing pages, and tiled pages
  • Click to the next page, next pair of pages, or choose to scroll continuously horizontally or vertically
  • View your entire piece on screen at once with a tiled view
Hearing the Music
  • Includes instrument libraries, support for external sound libraries, and several innovative tools to make sure your music sounds as good as it looks
  • More than 425 Garritan Sounds
  • More than 100 sounds from the Tapspace Virtual Drumline
  • Latin Percussion instruments and rhythms
  • Marching percussion from Row-Loff
  • General MIDI set with minimal system requirements (compatible with nearly any computer) which offers consistent playback when your Finale files are heard in SmartMusic, Finale NotePad, and other MakeMusic products
  • Record or import an audio file for even more realism
  • Files always play back with the instruments you intended, even when you send them to someone who doesn't have the same sound libraries installed
  • Garritan Aria Player is included and fully integrated to simplify the process of changing MIDI channel assignments
  • Supports all third-party VST/Audio Units instruments and effects
  • Edit MIDI files
  • TempoTap to control tempo nuances
  • Mixer with integrated sequencer controls
  • Human Playback makes even notes entered with a mouse play back with the nuance of live performers
Sharing the Music
  • Provides multiple options for sharing your music with the world
  • Share as audio files including MP3, WAV and AIFF, MusicXML, EPUB and MIDI files, along with entire pieces or small excerpt PDF files
  • Create textbooks, worksheets, or quizzes by exporting music as a graphics file into a word processing program
  • Create SmartMusic accompaniments
  • Finale files can be shared with users of the entire Finale family (PrintMusic, SongWriter, Finale NotePad, and the free Finale Reader)
  • Sharing Finale files with anyone who downloads the free Finale NotePad to view, print and play your music
  • You can always print your music and pass it out
Educator Tools
  • 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
  • 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
  • Created for use with beginning music students, Finale AlphaNotes font places note names or solfège syllables inside note heads
  • Studio View is perfect for teaching and practicing composition and arranging using the language of music notation
  • With Studio View students compose, learn, and notate all at once
  • Video support to sync your marching band show with your score
  • Create worksheets or quizzes by exporting music into a word processing program
  • Colored note heads and Boomwhackers sounds
  • Improved support of music labs where multiple users can have their own preferences and templates
  • When working on a network, once you login to the network to use Finale, you see your documents- the next person to login only sees their documents
Composing and Arranging Timesavers
  • Linked Parts mean you no longer have to make edits to your parts and score separately
  • Finale handles instrument transpositions, offers range checking, and provides instant arrangements and piano reductions
  • Finale's Score Merger consolidates multiple movements into a single score, or a collection of parts into a conductor's score
  • Automatic rehearsal marks dynamically update when you delete, insert, or move measures in your score
  • Use the seamlessly integrated video support when writing music for film
  • Program offers composers and arrangers several idea-generating tools, perfect for saving time and suggesting creative options
  • Generate up to six-part harmony with Band-in-a-Box Auto-Harmonizing
  • Create custom drum parts with DrumGroove
  • Choose from a variety of authentic Latin percussion rhythms
  • Transform your score with Canonic Utilities which apply inversion, retrograde, transposition, or any combination of these to a selected region or use the Composer's Assistant to realize chords, create common-tone transpositions, transition from one melody to another with melodic morphing or one chord to another with chord morphing
  • Chord Analysis generates chord names from your harmony and creates chord symbols automatically
  • Resize note heads automatically to notate harmonization within a specified region
  • FinaleScript is an easy-to-use scripting language that saves you time whether you create your own scripts or simply use those provided
  • Automatic Note Spacing, Smart Page Turns, automatically generate a "Handbells Used" chart, and more
Production and Sequencing Tools
  • Write for video and film with seamlessly integrated video support
  • Import digital video and Finale automatically synchronizes it with your music
  • View the resizable Movie Window as you compose, edit, and play back your score
  • "Fit to Time" feature
  • Video support allows for setting frame rates, writing Timecode into your score, and send SMPTE/MTC to external devices
  • Open MIDI files and display notation
  • Software recognizes the time and key signatures from MIDI information, and plots the pitches on the staff
  • Skip to the editing stages and prepare the MIDI song for your next rehearsal
  • Save notation as MIDI and save time sequencing when you open it in your sequencer
  • Time and tempo changes are written with MIDI information
Finishing Touches
  • Staff Layout capabilities make it simple and intuitive to hide, move, and edit staves, groups, and brackets
  • Space Systems automatically positions your staff systems evenly on each page
  • Choose from a variety of included music fonts or use a third-party font
  • Add graphics (including pictures or logos) to your score, in a wide variety of formats, and easily resize them to fit your needs
  • Document Styles let you control the appearance of your documents and make creating your own styles instantaneous
  • Customize your workspace with textured paper backgrounds, display colors, views, and palettes
  • Finale also has over fifty time-saving plug-ins, many designed for specialized notation tasks
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System Requirements
Mac Intel Core 2 Duo or better, Intel i3 and above recommended
OS X 10.7 to 10.9
2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB or more recommended)
700 MB hard drive space required for software and user manual - additional 2 GB hard drive space required for included Audio Units/VST sounds
Internet connection for download install
800 x 600 minimum monitor resolution (1366 x 768 and above recommended)
PC Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon, Intel i3 or AMD Athlon II X2 and above recommended
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit compatible)
2 GB RAM minimum (4 GB or more recommended)
600MB hard drive space required for software and user manual - additional 2 GB hard drive space required for all VST included sounds
Internet connection for download install
800 x 600 minimum monitor resolution (1366 x 768 and above recommended)
Optional MIDI input device
Finale microphone for MicNotator
ASIO, Direct Sound, or MME supported soundcard
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 6.1 x 1.7"
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