|[May 01, 2014]
MakeMusic Releases New Version of Finale PrintMusic
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
MakeMusic, Inc. announced today the release of PrintMusic 2014, a new
version of the popular music notation software. Based on Finale, the
world's most trusted professional music notation software, this updated
version of PrintMusic offers new functionality, support for current
operating systems and file compatibility with Finale 2012, Finale 2014
and future versions of Finale.
"PrintMusic has always represented a great value for anyone wishing to
share music notation," stated Karen VanDerBosch, MakeMusic chief
executive officer. "This new version is a major update showing our
continued investment in the future of our suite of notation products and
refining PrintMusic with a clean new interface, improved Mac OS®
X support and a quicker path to excellent music notation."
Long recognized for its ease-of-use, Finale PrintMusic offers the
essential features of Finale for just $119.95 (upgrades from previous
versions are just $39.95). Notes can be entered with a computer
keyboard, a MIDI keyboard, and by scanning existing sheet music.
Orchestrations of up to 24 staves can be created, and individual
instrument parts can be extracted. PrintMusic offers high-quality
playback with built-in sounds, support for additional VST/AU instruments
and MakeMusic's exclusive Human Playback. In addition to printing sheet
music, PrintMusic can also create audio and graphic files, Finale files
(which can be shared with all Finale products, including the free Finale
Notepad) as well as MIDI and MusicXML, which can be shared with hundreds
of other music programs.
Highlights new to PrintMusic 2014 include:
PrintMusic's Score Manager provides instant access to how
staves look and playback, making it easy, for example, to change a
staff from Alto Sax to Horn in F.
A fresh New Interface including an updated, moden look to
PrintMusic's mixer, playback controls and palettes (which now lock on
Automatic Range Checking offers instant visual feedback when
notes are written out of the range of beginner, intermediate or
Notation Improvements include easily hidden staves and refined
placement of rests and accidentals when music appears in multiple
Beat-Assigned Smart Shapes, including hairpins and trills,
automatically attach to a desired "beat" and snap into place.
PrintMusic's New File Format empowers musicians to share music
back and forth with users of Finale 2014 and 2012 files, and offers
even more flexibility for tomorrow.
Under the hood, PrintMusic's Mac OS® X
Support has been updated. Visible benefits include full screen
mode, pinch zoom, drag-scrolling, text entry via voice dictation and
basic Retina support.
Additional enhancements include mid-measure clefs, Unicode text
support & entry, import/export of PDF graphics,�Finale Lyrics font,
scanning improvements and much more.
Upgrade to PrintMusic 2014 today at finalemusic.com/printmusic.
PrintMusic is also available through music resellers worldwide, with
exclusive distribution in North America, the United Kingdom, India,
Australia and New Zealand through Alfred Music, who offer product
information and downloads at alfred.com/printmusic.
About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world
leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market
solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and
performed. For 25 years, Finale® has been the industry
standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to
create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic's SmartMusic®
interactive music learning software transforms the way students
practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and
vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and
receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage
SmartMusic to individualize instruction and document the progress of
every student. MakeMusic mobile apps include Finale Songbook®
and SmartMusic on iPad®. MakeMusic is also the creator
of Garritan® sound libraries, providing
state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live
performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way
to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share
music notation with a wide variety of software programs. Additional
information about this Minnesota company can be found at www.makemusic.com.
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