Finale is notation software that is feature-rich and versatile, allowing the user to compose, notate, arrange and even print sheet music of engraver quality. And one of the best features is the more than 350 instrument sounds created by esteemed professional symphonies and musicians. |
The guides and tutorials insure that there is a minimum of frustration in learning the buttons, slides and commands. There are options on entering notes from MIDI to scanning to Finale's MicNotator. Composing and arranging has been simplified so you can focus on inspiration, not details. Finale does this by offering range checking, provides instr'ment transpositions and instant arrangements. Finale also has video support if you're into writing for film or video.
Sharing your music is easy with MP3 or WAV files. You can export your files using MIDI or Music XML files; all these options make it easy to collaborate with another musician or simply let others hear your creations. Finale even has a free site where you can post your music for people to play, print or just enjoy.
Finale also allows you to fine tune your music; you can edit MIDI files, use the mixer with integrated sequencer controls, control temp nuances with TempoTap, and much more.
Teachers will like the education tools included in Finale. There are customizable worksheets and an exercise wizard that lets the instructor create lessons and exercises in just minutes.