From inspiration to applause, music comes alive with Finale. Easily compose, arrange, notate, and print publisher-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 power, flexibility, and freedom to create any music you can imagine. Finale makes quick work of common tasks, offering:
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 support of external sound libraries including VST/AU instruments and effects, your music can sound like a performance.
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 3.0 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. Finale is the world standard for music notation software. Whether you're a professional or aspiring musician, composer, engraver, arranger, or educator, Finale is for you.
Academic / Theological Pricing Qualifications: This product is intended exclusively for the following qualified purchasers:
Educators at a fully accredited K-12 school or college/university
Private music instructors
Students at a fully accredited K-12 school or college/university
Religious institution representatives
Armed Forces music program representatives
For Windows: XP / Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8 (64-bit compatible); Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon, Intel i3 or AMD Athlon II X2 and above recommended; 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB or above recommended; 600 MB hard drive space required for software and user manual with an additional 2 GB hard drive space is required for Garritan Instruments for Finale. For Mac: OS X 10.7-10.9; Intel Core 2 Duo or better, Intel i3 and above recommended; 700 MB hard drive space required for software and user manual with an additional 2 GB hard drive space is required for Garritan Instruments for Finale.