MakeMusic releases new version of Finale PrintMusic
May 2, 2014
Minneapolis – May 1, 2014 – 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, modern look to PrintMusic’s mixer,
playback controls and palettes (which now lock on Macs, too).
Automatic Range Checking offers instant visual feedback when notes are written out of
the range of beginner, intermediate or advanced players.
Notation Improvements include easily hidden staves and refined placement of rests and
accidentals when music appears in multiple layers.
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
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.