updated 05:40 pm EDT, Thu May 5, 2005
Finale SongWriter ships
MakeMusic! today announced released , the latest addition to its family of innovative music notation software. Finale SongWriter allows users to quickly and easily compose and arrange music, hear their work and print premium-quality sheet music. Created for songwriters of all levels, it allows notes to be entered via a computer keyboard, a MIDI keyboard, or by importing MIDI files; users can also add key and time signatures, lyrics, chords, guitar fingerboards, markings and musical instructions as well as automatically generate two- and three-voice harmonies and drum grooves. Users can create and edit guitar and bass tablature, save MIDI files and create MP3 files. The $50 software bundles over 129 professional instrument sounds along with a free professional software synthesizer.