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Finale 2012 Academic

by MakeMusic!
Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • This software is offered for use by qualified faculty, college students, music ministers, and music ministry representatives. Please consider this when purchasing Finale 2012 Academic.
  • The most note entry options: Play a MIDI keyboard, use a mouse and computer keyboard, scan existing music, capture a brass or woodwind performance, or import a variety of files.
  • More sounds: With 400+ Garritan instruments, 100+ Tapspace instruments, and full support for other VST/AU instruments and effects, you have complete control of your sound.
  • Finale exclusives: Create SmartMusic accompaniments. Share your music with others via the free downloadable Finale Reader. No other software includes Band-in-a-Box Auto-harmonizing, MusicXML import/export, MicNotator, Record/Import Audio, and more.
  • Even more: Linked Parts, Music Educator Resources, Video Support, Save Audio Files, TempoTap, Human Playback, and Video Tutorials are just a few of the tools included with Finale.

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0058YS6QS
  • Item model number: MM00212
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 15, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,054 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Music Comes Alive with Finale
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Focus on Your Art.

Leave the Rest to Finale.

When inspiration strikes, Finale takes care of the details so you can focus on your music. Capture ideas as fast as you can – with no obstacles to slow you down.

Music Comes Alive with Finale.

Your Music. Your Way.

In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything you can imagine.

Finale even offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing your melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range.

Enter Notes. Your Way.

The Choice is Yours.

Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. Scan existing sheet music or import a wide variety of file types, including MIDI and MusicXML. You can even capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale’s MicNotator.

Listen As You Create.

Hearing is Believing.

400+ Garritan sounds are built in, including Tapspace Virtual Drumline sounds. Finale also offers external sound library support.

Sound Quality Makes a Difference.

With Finale you get a selection of world-class instrument sounds from Garritan’s Personal Orchestra, Jazz and Big Band, Concert and Marching Band, and World Instruments libraries.

What’s more, whether you enter your notes with a MIDI keyboard or a mouse, Finale’s exclusive Human Playback ensures that your music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance.

Change a note in the part, and the score is instantly updated
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SmartMusic Integration.

Inspire Your Students.

SmartMusic provides the ideal practice environment for students, including access to the world’s largest accompaniment library and instant feedback on each performance.

Instantly save your Finale creations as SmartMusic solo or ensemble accompaniments. Assign the piece to your students, assess their performance, and celebrate their success. And, with Finale’s Exercise Wizard, you can create more than 50,000 exercises for your entire ensemble.

Creative Resources at Your Fingertips.

Finale provides hundreds of customizable music education worksheets. Quickly produce flashcards, puzzles, and exercises for classes in general music, theory and ear training, composition, arranging, and jazz improvisation.

Publish Perfect Scores.

Personalize Your Music to Fit Your Style.

From music fonts to chord symbols, from time signatures to music spacing, from lyrics to percussion notation, how your music appears is up to you.

Simply choose a Document Style from Finale’s Setup Wizard, and Finale handles all the details. However, should you choose to customize any aspect of your music, Finale lets you do that, too.

Music is a Universal Language.

How You Choose to Communicate is Up to You.

When you’re ready to share your music with the world, Finale provides you with more options than any other notation software.

Share your music as:

  • Audio files including .MP3, .WAV, and .AIFF
  • MusicXML and MIDI files
  • PDF files, from entire pieces to small excerpts
  • Finale files that can be shared with users of the entire Finale family: PrintMusic, SongWriter, and the free Finale NotePad
  • And of course, you can always print your music and pass it out.

Product Description

From inspiration to applause, music comes alive with Finale. Easily compose, arrange, notate, and print engraver-quality sheet music that plays back with world-class sounds. Whether you're creating orchestral film scores or MP3 files for your iPod, Finale offers you the flexibility and freedom to create any music you can imagine.

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Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best September 9, 2012
I've been using Finale for years. Every year when they make an update I get a little frustrated because a few of the short cuts are changed and I have to learn them all over again. But if you're serious about writing music, this is a great program. The best, actually, even though it's a little spendy. For those who want a cheaper version, purchase PrintMusic. It's made by the same people. Keep in mind, this is not a program like Garage Band. Everything is written by the composer. Everything.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Convert September 4, 2012
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Really enjoyed Finale 2012 as a convert from Sibelius. Will continue to utilize both, as it's particularly handy as a composer. Be aware that you will have to do some debugging if you're using a mac, but the info to do so is readily available from online forums and the Finale website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely perfect! June 6, 2013
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Finale is perfect! It's easy to write down music, print it, and share it! I definitely suggest it. It's great for anyone who needs writing music to be a bit easier! Well worth the price!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete satisfaction. April 23, 2013
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It went beyond my expectation. The lessons and guides in this program are excellent and I look forward to learning all I can to produce quality music.Of the programs I have tried Finale 2012 is by far the best music notation program I have worked with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic July 3, 2013
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This music software is so easy to use. My son did his first arrangement in a breeze. He got an A.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Learning Tool May 27, 2013
By Peets
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My son's high school has this, and he found it so helpful, we got it for him for Christmas. He loves it. More affordable student versions available - excellent.
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