The World Standard in Music Notation Software
Compose. Arrange. Teach. Share.
Finale is the world-wide industry standard in music notation software. Anywhere music appears on the printed page, Finale likely created those pages. Finale helps the choir to sing, the band to march, the students to learn, and the orchestra to raise the excitement level in the latest blockbuster movie.
Part of what sets Finale apart is its unique ability to create anything on the printed page. Where other software offers paint-by-numbers solutions, Finale offers complete freedom and flexibility. As a result, musicians around the world rely on Finale to create, edit, audition, print, and publish the widest variety of musical scores.
Finale also offers breathtakingly realistic music playback, and more ways to share music with others.
Twenty-five years in the making, Finale 2014 represents the latest evolution in music notation software, making Finale’s signature freedom and flexibility easy for everyone to use.
Finale Features :
Getting started is easy. Whether you’re setting up your score, picking a music font, or watching a QuickStart Video, Finale guides you to perfection.
Enter notes your way – from MIDI to your mouse, from scanning to Finale’s exclusive MicNotator®, no other software offers you more note entry options.
Adding Markings, Lyrics, and More New in 2014 – Expanded Percussion Playback
Finale automates and streamlines the process of entering lyrics, guitar tab, chords, and more.
Finale makes it easy to perfect your score with handy editing tools like the Selection tool, Multiple page editing, ScoreManager®, and intuitive cut/copy/paste options.
Hearing Your Music New in 2014 – More Garritan Sounds
Finale includes world-class instrument libraries, support for external sound libraries, and several innovative tools to make sure your music sounds as good as it looks.
Sharing Your Music New in 2014 – Backward and Forward Compatibility
In addition to printed pages and audio files, Finale helps you create electronic documents that anyone can edit, print, and save. No one offers more ways to collaborate and share your music.
Educator Tools New in 2014 – More Resources
With exclusive features like SmartMusic® support, customizable music education worksheets, and the Exercise Wizard, Finale offers music educators more ways to save time.
Composing and Arranging Timesavers New in 2014 – Expanded Linked Parts
Exclusive idea-generating features, essential tools like transposition and range checking, and timesavers like Linked Parts are all included.
Production and Sequencing Tools
Finale is able to open or save as a standard MIDI file to work in conjunction with the industry’s most in-demand production and sequencing programs. Video support and Finale’s built in mixer are just two of many tools inside of Finale that help you prepare your score for final production.
Finishing Touches New in 2014 – Improvements to Rests, Accidentals, SmartShapes and more.
Finale is the industry standard because it offers ultimate control of the printed page.
Using an older version of Finale?
Finale is constantly being improved and new features are added each year. In the past few years these include: Linked Parts, easier chord entry, improved staff layout, percussion notation enhancements, improved lyrics, automatic rehearsal marks, and more.
Finale 2014c is a free update now available to registered Finale 2014 owners.
Finale 2014c addresses the following issues for both Windows and Mac users:
-MIDI key velocity information is now played back in all layers.
-Stop and start values are now interpreted correctly by Human Playback.
…it also addresses this Windows-specific issue:
-Crashing behavior introduced in Finale 2014b on some Windows computers has been resolved.
…and these two Mac issues:
-The audio sample rate is now retained in the Finale preferences.
-Documents no longer print off-center when selecting crop marks or registration marks.
While all the improvements found in 2014c are listed above, they can also be viewed in the associated read me files available for both Mac and Windows.
Finale 2014, 2014a, and 2014b users can update by following automated prompts upon launching Finale, or manually from within Finale itself. To do so:
-On Windows, navigate to Help > Check for Update…
-On Mac, navigate to Finale 2014 > Check for Update…
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