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MakeMusic & Abbey Road Studios intro Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand

Garrian XFX Concert Grand

MakeMusic and Abbey Road Studios have announced the upcoming release of Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand, a new virtual instrument featuring the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand piano recorded in Abbey Road Studios’ historic Studio One.

“In creating our new CFX Concert Grand virtual piano, we’ve partnered with the very best,” said Gary Garritan, MakeMusic director of instrumental sciences. “Abbey Road Studios is an undisputed world leader, where brilliant engineers blend the latest technology with legendary equipment and acoustics. This same ‘best of both worlds’ approach also drove the design of the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano. The flagship concert grand of the Yamaha piano line, the CFX is a stunning instrument that has elevated the art of piano making.”

“We’re delighted to have captured the fine details of this remarkable piano in this spectacular studio. The result is an incredible new virtual piano with a power, richness and clarity that is unmatched.”

Garritan Abbey Road CFX Concert Grand provides users three discrete microphone perspectives:

  • Classic – captures the natural tonal character, clarity and nuance of the CFX.
  • Contemporary – produces a bright and brilliant sound with definitive attack from the hammers.
  • Player – delivers the unique experience of playing from the piano bench in Studio One.

The CFX Concert Grand includes the powerful ARIA player, and is designed to be a perfect addition to music notation-based programs, like Finale, as well as to all sequencers and digital audio workstations.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Gary and the MakeMusic team on the CFX project,” said Mirek Stiles, head of audio products at Abbey Road Studios. “The ability to mix both close and ambient signals, as if you are in Studio One, is simply breathtaking. This beautifully sampled instrument is worthy of the Abbey Road Studios name.”

The CFX virtual instrument will be available to purchase for $259.95 USD (download) / $299.95 USD (boxed/USB flash drive).

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Make Music releases Finale 2014a

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Make Music Finale 2014

Make Music has announced the release of Finale 2014a, the latest version of its notation software for Windows and Mac.

Finale 2014a is a free, downloadable update available today to registered Finale 2014 owners.

  • Windows highlights include new View and Layout palettes and expanded compatibility for ASIO devices with locked sample rates.
  • Mac highlights include the resolution of a handful of playback issues (including older VST plug-ins, switching audio devices, and attached Bluetooth devices). Improvements were also made in the entry of multi-stroke characters, the use of Human Playback techniques, extract parts naming, and in a variety of scenarios using expressions.

Users of both platforms will experience enhanced text block positioning. Full details can be found in the associated read me files available for both Mac and Windows.

The update is now available to download for Finale 2014 users.

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Make Music releases Finale 2014 notation software

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Make Music Finale 2014

Make Music has launched Finale 2014, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the music notation software for Windows and Mac.

To notate music is to look forward – to the performance, and beyond. Whether you’re creating a simple lead sheet, making worksheets for your students, or composing your magnum opus, Finale helps you easily capture your musical ideas, produce beautiful notation, and quickly share the results.

For 25 years, Finale’s unique ability to create anything on the printed page has remained undisputed while other music notation software has come and gone. Finale 2014 is the forward-looking choice with new innovations, making Finale’s trademark freedom and flexibility easy for everyone to use.

New in Finale 2014

  • New file format. Designed to improve compatibility, the new format for documents created in Finale helps you share your music more easily. Older Finale documents are automatically converted when you open them, and you will be prompted to save the file in the new format. You can also export your document to the older format for use in Finale 2012 (use MusicXML for earlier versions of Finale).
  • Keyless scores. Create scores or sections with no key signature. You can also easily hide key signatures and continue to automatically display accidentals using the Hide key signature/Show accidentals option.
  • Beat-attached Smart Shapes. Smart Shapes that previously attached to measures now attach to beats (in the same manner as expressions) with lines showing the attachment point. Beat attachment allows a Smart Shape start or end point to attach to a particular note, beat, or right barline. Affected Smart Shapes include hairpins, trills and trill extensions, 8va/8vb (ottava/ottava bassa), horizontal brackets, and lines.
  • Smart multi-layer accidental and rest handling. Rests of the same duration and accidentals on unison notes in multiple layers now are displayed only once. Accidentals in one layer are also carried through the measure for all other layers (these can optionally be displayed in Staff Attributes or Staff Styles).
  • Improved percussion functionality. There is now greater interaction between the Percussion Layout Designer and Percussion MIDI Maps, and Percussion MIDI Maps can now be removed.
  • Unlinkable Special Tools. Alterations made with any of the Special Tools are now unlinkable between a score and its parts.
  • MP4 support. Finale now supports loading MP4 videos.
  • Improved Scanning/SmartScore Lite Enhancements. Finale now includes SmartScore Lite version X2, offering improved notation recognition.
  • New ARIA Player. Finale includes the latest ARIA Player from Garritan, with more than 400 instruments including the additions of alto flute, bass flute, oboe d’amore, Eb clarinet, contrabass clarinet, piccolo trumpet, tubular bells, string harmonics, percussion “toys”, orchestral brass mutes, flugelhorn, basic African percussion, steel drums, banjo, fife, tablas, Celtic harp, and nine patches from Garritan Instant Orchestra.
  • Improvements to opening files. Finale displays all readable file types in the Open dialog box. Additionally, MusicXML files can now be dragged-and-dropped onto the Finale application.
  • New method for Finale updates. At launch, Finale automatically checks for updates. Instead of requiring you to download and install the updates manually from the Finale website, Finale now downloads and installs the updates automatically.

Finale 2014 is available to purchase for $600 USD.

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MakeMusic releases Finale 2012b

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MakeMusic Finale 2012

MakeMusic has announced Finale 2012b, a maintenance update for the notation software for Windows and Mac.

Finale 2012b is a free download for everyone who owns Finale 2012. It includes several new features including automatic range checking, the Finale Lyrics font, EPUB export, a new Aria Player, and more. Finale 2012b also includes more than 60 bug fixes. Visit the update page to see all the details and to download the update.

New in Finale 2012b

  • Automatic Range Checking.
  • Automatic Octave Adjustments when copying between staves.
  • The ability to export EPUB compatible files (viewable on most tablet devices).
  • New Finale Lyrics font makes lyrics more legible (even on tablet devices).
  • Dozens of improvements that target long-standing customer requests.

Finale 2012b is a free update for registered Finale 2012 users.

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MakeMusic announces Finale NotePad 2012 (free) + Finale iPad Music Viewer

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MakeMusic Finale NotePad

MakeMusic has announced that the upcoming Finale NotePad 2012 entry level notation software will be available as freeware.

Finale NotePad 2012 will also include select features new to Finale 2012, including Unicode font support (providing access to all characters in any font and facilitating the creation of music in any language) and aspects of Finale’s new ScoreManager™, which simplifies the control of playback sounds.

While this is clearly great news for folks who want to create music notation who don’t currently own any software, it’s also great news for people, like me, who already own Finale. A free NotePad simplifies collaboration with nearly any computer owner: I simply remind my co-conspirators to download NotePad to view, play, and print Finale files I send them AND to make any necessary edits. My music educator friends can create assignments and tests with Finale that thier students can open and complete in NotePad.

Finale NotePad 2012 will be available February 15, 2012.

MakeMusic Finale iPad

MakeMusic also announced Finale iPad, a new music notation app brings Finale to the iPad, facilitating music sharing and performance.

Viewing music on the iPad frees musicians from sorting and managing printed music, and makes it easy to bring thousands of pieces of music to practice, rehearsals and gigs. Unlike the printed page, this music can play back, facilitating learning and selection of new titles. Music for the iPad app can be created using Finale as well as with the free, downloadable Finale NotePad.

“We’re extremely excited to be showing our iPad music notation app this week,” said Karen van Lith, MakeMusic CEO. “Enjoying Finale scores on the iPad offers a glimpse of the technology solutions we have in store for musicians.”

On display this week at NAMM, the music industry trade show in Anaheim, California, the app will be available to the public later this year.

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MakeMusic Finale 2011b, music notation software updated

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MakeMusic Finale 2011

MakeMusic has released Finale 2011b, a maintenance update for the popular music notation software.

Finale provides easy access to everything you need to compose, arrange, play, and print music. Whether you’re creating orchestra film scores or .MP3 files for your iPod, your music comes alive with Finale.

Changes in Finale 2011b

  • Expressions – Expressions are no longer duplicated and linked to one another in specific files.
  • Extract Parts – Extract Parts now correctly saves to Program Files\Finale 20011b, and will not concatenate the entire file path into the file name. (Windows only)
  • File menu – Opening a specific file no longer causes a crash. (Macintosh only)
  • Fonts – All Finale document fonts are now recognized in other MakeMusic products including SmartMusic, PrintMusic, Finale NotePad and Finale Reader. (Macintosh Only). Font type names now work consistently in non-U.S. operating systems. (Macintosh Only)
  • Lyrics – Type into Score now advances correctly when the Enter key is used. (Windows only) – All lyrics, including those on the first system, now update when their fonts are changed via the Lyric Window. (Macintosh only)
  • Installation – Changes to a user’s “Configuration Files” location no longer cause the updater to rename the MacOS folder within the Finale application. (Macintosh only). The updater no longer changes the MacOS folder within the Finale application. (Macintosh only)

Finale 2011b is a free, downloadable update available to registered Finale 2011 users.

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MakeMusic releases Finale 2011a, music notation software

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MakeMusic Finale 2011

MakeMusic has released Finale 2011a, a maintenance update for the popular music notation software for Windows and Mac.

In addition to addressing maintenance concerns new to Finale 2011, it adds expanded functionality to copy expressions to other staves, updates Macintosh font menus and font dialogs, and improves the quality of exported bitmap graphics on Macintosh computers. Additional enhancements include updated scanning technology – resulting in improved scanning results and expanded support for Canon-brand scanners – and more.

New in Finale 2011a

  • Updated Scanning Technology. Updated scanning recognition technology provides improved scanning results and expanded support for Canon-brand scanners.
  • Additional Expression Menu Commands. Four additional commands now allow convenient copying of expressions to adjacent staves.
  • Updated Broadway Copyist Font. The Broadway Copyist Text Extended font now includes additional characters including Æ, Ø, OE, ¡, ¿, and others.
  • Improved Font menus and dialog boxes. Finale’s updated Font menu and dialog box make selecting and editing fonts easier. (Macintosh only)
  • Improved Quality for Exported Graphics. Exported bitmap graphics are now cleaner and sharper. (Macintosh only)

Finale 2011a is a free maintenance update available to Finale 2011 registered users.

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MakeMusic Finale 2011, music notation software updated

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MakeMusic Finale 2011

MakeMusic has released Finale 2011, the latest version of the worldwide standard in music notation software for Windows and Mac.

Finale has always offered you unlimited power to create any music you can imagine. Finale 2011 builds upon that power by transforming the creative process. Now, the way you create can be as flexible as what you create. Finale 2011 adapts to the way you work.

Changes in Finale 2011

  • Improved Lyric Entry and Spacing — Lyrics are more easily entered, instantly appear exactly as they’ll print out, and are automatically spaced with engraver precision.
  • Easier Staff Layout — New Staff Layout capabilities make it simple and intuitive to hide, move, and edit staves, groups, and brackets. Work in any order you wish, and never lose a note.
  • Garritan sounds — Finale now includes more than 375 world-class instrument sounds from the makers of Garritan Personal Orchestra. Free new sounds include bass trombone, brass section, children’s choir ahs, flute section, electronic drum kit and more.
  • Music Education Worksheets — Finale now includes more than 800 ready-made, customizable music education worksheets and flashcards. New this year are jazz improvisation worksheets and more than 100 titles of classroom repertoire.
  • New Fonts — Hundreds of new font characters are included for percussion, mallet and handbell graphics.
  • Finale AlphaNotes™ Font — Created for use with beginning music students, the Finale AlphaNotes font places note names or solfège syllables inside noteheads.
  • Expanded Percussion Playback — Last year we simplified the process of getting notes on percussion staves to look – and playback – exactly the way you want them to. This year Finale 2011 makes it easy to switch between pitched and non-pitched percussion anywhere in your score.
  • Updated Aria Player — The Garritan Aria Player simplifies the process of changing MIDI channel assignments. Updated for Finale 2011, the Garritan Aria Player has an integrated Ambience reverb and the ability to save Ensembles.
  • Instant Capo Chords — Automatically add capo chords to your music with the freedom to control whether they replace or appear in addition to non-capo chords.
  • Improved Pickup measures and more — Pick-up measures automatically insert the correct rests when you start your score, improved file support for multiple-user environments, and a new Quick Reference Guide that shows you how to complete common tasks quickly and easily in Finale.

Finale 2011 is available to purchase for $600 USD. Upgrades are available for $119.95 / $169.95 USD.

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