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Makemusic, Inc. Releases New Finale PrintMusic 2007

United States
Entry-level music notation software now includes Intel-based Macintosh support

MINNEAPOLIS, OCTOBER 17, 2006 — MakeMusic, Inc. (Nasdaq: MMUS) announced today the release of Finale PrintMusic® 2007. From the makers of Finale®, the world’s leading music notation software, this latest version of Finale PrintMusic includes native support for both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macintosh® as well as Windows® computers. PrintMusic is an affordable solution for songwriters, students, teachers, church musicians and band leaders — anyone who wants to easily create, hear and print publisher-quality music.

PrintMusic users can enter notes with the mouse, computer keyboard, and/or a MIDI keyboard as well as by playing a brass or woodwind instrument using the exclusive MicNotator® feature. What’s more, PrintMusic offers the same high-quality music scanning capabilities as Finale 2007 and can import and export MIDI and MusicXML files. Orchestrations can be created with up to 24 staves, and these staves can transpose to any key and for any instrument. PrintMusic offers percussion notation, automatic guitar chords, guitar tablature, and an unlimited numbers of lyric verses.

PrintMusic aids the compositional process with Auto-Harmonizing — which can turn any melody into two- or three-part harmony, and Automatic Drum Grooves — which can instantly add drums to any song or score.

Playback sounds great thanks to Human Playback®, automated swing playback and an integrated software synthesizer featuring more than 128 sounds plus dozens of high-quality marching percussion sounds from Row-Loff™. Thanks to compatibility with Finale NotePad® freeware, PrintMusic users can share their music with anyone on the Internet and create .mp3 files to burn CDs of their music.

And of course, PrintMusic prints out scores and parts with the same precision as Finale.

New Features Include:

  • · File compatibility with Finale 2007
  • · Mac-Intel Support via a Universal Binary application
  • · Speed and redraw enhancements for all Macintosh users
  • · Create Coda Systems — automatically creates space, text and symbols as well as controls playback.
  • · Improved Pickup Measures
  • · Automated Score System Divider
  • · Expanded Reverb Options
  • · Enhanced Playback Controls
  • · Portable Authorization
  • · Roman Chord Style — plus additional chord suffixes to indicate harmonic analysis
  • · Easy Lyric Font Changes

“PrintMusic represents an incredible value in music notation software,” states Ron Raup, chief marketing officer, MakeMusic, Inc. “While priced as an entry-level product the 2007 version offers incredible power and flexibility in a simple and easy-to-use interface.”

More features and additional details are available at www.finalemusic.com

About MakeMusic, Inc.

MakeMusic, Inc. is a world leader in music-education technology whose mission is to enhance and transform the experience of making, teaching and learning music. Among its leading products are Finale®, the world’s best-selling music notation software, and SmartMusic®, the complete music practice system that features Intelligent Accompaniment® and the world’s largest interactive accompaniment library. MakeMusic maintains its corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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