Finale 2010 Software Ships

finaleNew from MakeMusic, Inc. today is Finale 2010, the latest in the best-selling family of music notation software for the past twenty years.

Aimed at educators and music professionals, Finale 2010 looks to make everyone’s job easier by offering a number of updates in this new iteration of the software. Fresh changes to the 2010 version include the automated creation and sequencing of rehearsal marks, ease of use in percussion notation, and the simplification of chord entry via the use of fewer keystrokes. More than 350 sounds make the cut in this update, including new handbell, bass, guitar, organ, synthesizer and brush kit drum set samples. Also included are over 350 worksheets, VST/AU effects and instrument plug-ins, and expanded graphic import/export support.

“The best tools are designed by the people who use them,” stated Ron Raup, MakeMusic’s CEO. “The varied improvements in Finale 2010 reflect the work of the musicians of MakeMusic and their ongoing communication with other Finale users. More than 80% of MakeMusic employees are musicians, participating in nearly 2000 performances each year. We’re thinking, talking, living and breathing music – and interacting with other Finale users – every day. This close interaction, whether it occurs at the office, tradeshow, studio, school, place of worship or performance hall, informs every decision we make. We’re confident that our customers will find the changes in Finale 2010 will contribute to improved workflow while maintaining the robust power customers expect.”

Finale 2010 is now shipping. More information can be found via the official site.