MakeMusic releases Finale 2014 music notation software

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Finale celebrates its 25th anniversary with significant investments for the future

Minneapolis – November 4, 2014 – MakeMusic, Inc. announced today the release of Finale 2014, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the world-leading music notation software. With its initial release in 1988, Finale offered musicians a new way to put music on the page, democratizing publisher-quality output, and making it possible to edit, playback, and share music with others around the world. Finale 2014 represents the next step in assisting musicians to efficiently notate and share their music.

“For twenty-five years Finale has empowered musicians to create notation that users of other products could only dream of,” said Karen VanDerBosch, chief executive officer. “To ensure Finale remains the world standard for the next twenty-five years, we’ve made significant investments in Finale’s architecture, while simultaneously providing new features to benefit everyone in Finale’s constantly broadening user base.”

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Among Finale 2014’s technological investments is a completely new file format, offering great flexibility for the future, and allowing Finale 2014 users to effortlessly share files, back and forth, with users of the previous version of Finale. Other architecture enhancements include improved Apple OS X support and a new audio engine.

Finale’s Linked Parts feature, which provides a dynamic link between a score and the associated parts, has been enhanced to provide increased flexibility in areas where users may wish selected items to look different in the score than the parts.