New in Finale 2012 – Automatic MIDI input device
selection means you never have to configure a MIDI keyboard again –
even when you take your laptop between two locations that have different
MIDI keyboards – no more switching!
Using Simple or Speedy Note Entry, click notes onto the staff or use MIDI to indicate pitch. Or enter
notes with the numeric pad and keys ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’ ‘E’ ‘F’ and ‘G.’ But entering notes is just the start. You can also:
Keystrokes are intuitive and a special key map for laptop users is provided.
Best of all, if you prefer certain key commands, change the defaults in Finale
to whatever you like.
HyperScribe - Enter notes in real-time as you play a MIDI keyboard.
MicNotator - This revolutionary technology allows you to enter notation into Finale simply by
playing your brass or woodwind instrument.
Scanning - No other notation program offers scanning as accurate as Finale, with its included
Smartscore Lite by Musitek. Finale’s Smartscore Lite Scanning includes:
Smartscore Lite is designed to scan original engraved music – not
handwritten scores. These examples were scanned from original
engraved music using a Canon N670U scanner at 360 dpi. Both
images were untouched to enhance results. The PhotoScore example was
transferred, without edits, to a competitor's product. The time
to correct errors in the two examples: Finale, 10 seconds to add
missing rests and tie necessary notes, hence the term 'easy
edits' compared to the 2 minutes it took to add Voice 2 notes, correct
notes, change notes from Voice 1 to 2, etc., in the competitor's
product, thus the term 'difficult' or time-consuming edits.
Finale is also compatible with full-fledged scanning products including Smartscore X - Professional, sold separately, these products offer expanded recognition.
*Scanning directly from Smartscore Lite within Finale is
supported by nearly all Windows scanners and Epson scanners on
Full SmartScore versions include
1-button score conversion to Finale. Once installed, full versions
automatically replace SmartScore Lite when "Scan" is invoked in
Finale/PrintMusic. Refer to this chart to compare features...
Adding Markings, Lyric and More - Finale
automates and streamlines the process of entering everything.
Editing Tools - Finale’s introduction in 1988 represented a revolution in saving time.
Today we take it for granted that you don’t have to start over if you
decide to add another bar on page one, or make a slight change in
instrumentation. Similarly, Finale’s subsequent evolution has continued
to offer musicians new and more ways of making the best use of their
Hearing Your Music - Your Music Sounds as Good as it Looks.
Finale 2012 for Windows®
Finale 2012 for Macintosh®
Finale's new ScoreManager lets you control both how your staves look and sound in one convenient place.
What you see in this video is an orchestra. What you hear are the virtual instrument sounds of Garritan Personal Orchestra. Only Finale includes sounds from the makers of Garritan Personal Orchestra.