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Finale Finale 2008 Retail

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Finale is a very powerful tool for turning ideas into music. Hundreds of features are at your fingertips in Finale 2008's intuitive interface, making it easier to bring your music to life faster. The ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Finale is a very powerful tool for turning ideas into music. Hundreds of features are at your fingertips in Finale 2008's intuitive interface, making it easier to bring your music to life faster. The software can help you compose a classical piece or an instant classic. More choices and options mean unlimited musical possibilities. Create anything, and perfect the smallest detail. With the integrated KONTAKT Player 2, you'll enjoy superb playback.

Features for the 2008 edition: More rich, world-class sounds from the makers of the Garritan Personal Orchestra and integrated sound libraries; more efficient cut/copy/paste/insert and other interface improvements to streamline workflow; and the ability to record or import an audio track, something no other notation software offers.

FEATURES

  • Record/Import audio
  • More Garritan sounds
  • Cut/Copy/Paste improvements
  • New Selection Tool
  • Integrated sound libraries
  • Enhanced Setup Wizard
  • Document styles
  • Colored noteheads and Boomwhackers Tube sounds
  • ScoreMerger
  • Improved scanning with SmartScore Lite & MusicXML
  • Expanded MusicXML support
  • Expanded Human Playback support
  • More powerful templates
  • HyperScribe recording observes repeats
  • Linked parts
  • Video support
  • Latin percussion
  • Integrated KONTAKT Player 2
  • Mac-Intel Support--Universal Binary
  • Quick Change
  • Improved authorization
  • Vertical collision remover
  • Studio View and Powerful Mixer
  • TempoTap
  • Integrated KONTAKT Player and Garritan Sounds
  • Textured paper
  • Chord analysis and resize noteheads (automatically)
  • Create coda systems, mid-measure repeats, split measures
  • Embedded graphics
  • Handbells used chart
  • Support of Native Instruments VST/AU Players
  • Row-Loff marching percussion sounds
  • Engraver tuplets & spacing controls
  • Intelligent repeats
  • Launch window
  • SmartMusic Accompaniment Wizard
  • Record continuous data in HyperScribe (incl. sustain pedal)
  • Third-party SoundFont support
  • Human Playback
  • Create an Audio CD and save as .WAV/.AIFF/.MP3
  • SmartMusic SoundFont
  • FinaleScript
  • Expanded simple note entry
  • Smart cue notes
  • Drum Groove
  • Improved guitar tab
  • Educator templates
  • Exercise Wizard
  • SmartFind and Paint
  • Engraver slurs
  • Band-in-a-Box auto harmonizing
  • MicNotator
  • Share Files with free Finale NotePad
  • Please Note:
    • Finale 2008 requires that you authorize the software within 30 days after installation.
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Finale 2008 for Windows
    • Windows XP/Vista 32-bit.
    • CD or DVD-ROM drive.
    • 800x600 minimum monitor resolution.
    • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended for optional use of Garritan sounds/Kontakt Player: more RAM = more available sounds).
    • 400MB hard drive space required for software and user manual. An additional 1.6GB hard drive space is required for all Garritan sounds.
    Finale 2008 for Macintosh
    • G4 or higher recommended. OS 10.4 or higher (Mac-Intel or Power PC).
    • CD or DVD-ROM drive.
    • 800x600 minimum monitor resolution.
    • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB or more recommended for optional use of Garritan sounds/Kontakt Player: more RAM = more available sounds).
    • 400MB hard drive space required for software and user manual. An additional 1.6GB hard drive space is required for all Garritan sounds.
    Optional
    • MIDI interface, MIDI input and/or playback device, printer, scanner. Microphone required for use of MicNotator.
    • A soundcard (including a DirectSound driver) is required for playing the Garritan sounds in Windows.
    • Please note that the Rhythm Section Generator is not available for Macintosh.
    • System requirements vary for additional products by Garritan and Native Instruments.
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    5.0

    Very good program.

    By WC

    from California

    Comments about Finale 2008 Retail:

    I've used a few different versions of Finale over the years and this one is certainly my favorite. The included samples (Garritan Pocket Orchestra) are quite good and the pre-programmed playable articulations are very convenient. On a more superficial note: the overall appearance is attractive to me. This program has a ton of options, but it includes a nice instruction manual in paper and electronic formats. Highly recommended.

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