Minneapolis – July 17, 2008 – MakeMusic, Inc. (Nasdaq: MMUS) announced that Finale 2009 began shipping today. Celebrating Finale’s 20th anniversary, this latest version of the industry-standard music notation software includes time-saving features designed to make users’ workflow more efficient and intuitive.
The creation, entry, editing, copying and moving of dynamics, tempo indications and other text and markings has been reinvented and streamlined. Intelligent decisions are made for the user, without sacrificing any of the control and power that have made Finale the first choice for professional music notation software. As a result users get their work done in less time with fewer keystrokes and mouse-clicks.
Additional improvements include:
- True multi-page viewing and editing, allowing users to both see more of their music and edit everything they see
- Additional world-class sounds from the makers of Garritan Personal Orchestra and Tapspace Virtual Drumline
- The Garritan Aria player, providing the next generation of VST/AU playback
- Open VST/AU hosting so that any instrument plug-in can be used with Finale
- Simplified and expanded creation of SmartMusic accompaniment files – including support for linked parts – a huge time-saver for music educators
- Updated Engraver Slurs, FinaleScript, MusicXML, and much more.
“In the world of software, a twentieth anniversary is extraordinary, and Finale 2009 is a fitting tribute,” stated Ron Raup, MakeMusic’s co-CEO. “Finale 2009’s productivity enhancements represent the rare type of improvements that benefit all users. Long-time power-users of Finale will discover that they can work more quickly and efficiently while new users find the software intuitive and easy to use. The countless related improvements represent a robust upgrade in and of themselves, and they are just one facet of Finale 2009.”