Finale... the World's #1 Music Notation Software
For professional musicians and educators who want publisher quality notation that's easy to use, Finale provides more power and flexibility than any other notation program. Nothing else comes close. Finale is the world's #1 music notation software, used by more publishers, educators, music ministers and other professionals making it the standard against which all others are compared.
Finale provides more ways to create, enter, edit, hear, view, lay out and ultimately print your music. With exclusive features like Plug-ins, that offer limitless solutions to specific notation needs, Finale offers a superior union of power and ease of use.
Finale's on-line documentation and tutorial manual makes learning quick and easy. Exclusive On-line Video Tips show you right on your screen all the basics you need to create stunning scores. Open one of over 32 pre-designed scores like Marching Band, Full Orchestra, Hymnal or SATB w/Piano and you're immediately ready to start creating superb music.
See your score entered as fast as you can play it with HyperScribe, Finale's patented real-time note entry method, allowing you to enter notes with or without a click track. Can't play that well? No problem! You can enter notes with your mouse or computer keyboard without MIDI. Your sound card can play it all back while you tweak the performance you'd otherwise never be able to give.
When it comes to laying out your page, Finale clearly outshines other notation programs. It automatically optimizes your score, hiding resting instruments, and let's you format your page in any way to any page size.
Entering dynamics, slurs and articulations is a breeze and they attach to the notes. So, when you change your layout, you don't have to adjust symbol placement. And they play back! If you want that Forte a little louder just "Make it so"!
When you're ready, print professional looking parts fast from your finished score with automatic multi-measure rests, music spacing and formatting of any layout style you want.
In addition to importing and exporting EPS, TIFF and PICT files, Finale reads Windows or Macintosh Finale, Standard MIDI, Allegro, and even Encore (3.0 & higher) and Rhapsody files!
Drum Mapping, Color Printing, Multiple Undo, Automatic Tablature, the ability to use any available music font ...the list goes on and on! If you can't do it with Finale, it can't be done. It's no wonder why the award-winning Finale is the clear choice for anyone wanting the very best.
Available for Macintosh or Windows 95/98/NT
Windows 95 or higher:
Optional (for all versions of Finale)