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MakeMusic releases Finale NotePad 2009 and Finale Reader

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Finale Notepad

MakeMusic has released entry-level music notation software Finale NotePad 2009 and Finale Reader, a free reader.

Finale NotePad users can enter notes with their mouse or via step-time entry using any MIDI keyboard. NotePad can also open MIDI files as well as any Finale file. Its Setup Wizard makes it easy to create orchestrations of up to 8 staves and create more specialized notation like guitar or bass tablature. Music plays back with the nuance of Human Playback® and can be heard via the +128 included sounds or through an external MIDI device. Features new to 2009 include an all-new Expression Tool and the ability to import/export MusicXML files.

New in Finale Notepad 2009

  • Add Dynamics and Tempo Markings – Entry is quick and easy, and all items are automatically positioned, and change playback appropriately.
  • Drag and Drop Expressions – To reposition existing dynamics and tempo markings simply drag them anywhere in your score.
  • Fully compatible with Finale 2009 and PrintMusic 2009
  • Import and Export MusicXML 2.0 Files, easy expression editing, and more

Finale NotePad is available for Windows and Mac as a download for $9.95 USD or $19.95 on CD-ROM.

The Finale Reader is a free download that lets anyone open, view, print and play any Finale file. In addition it will be able to open MusicXML files as well.

Visit MakeMusic for more information.

  • http://www.musescore.org lala

    Everybody should know about a free (as beer and speech) alternative to Finale Notepad 2009 : MuseScore.
    You can have a quick comparison in the following table

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    Thanks lala, good tip!

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