updated 10:30 am EDT, Fri October 21, 2005
Finale PrintMusic 2006
MakeMusic announced today the release of , its new music notation software for. The new version adds many new features, including Save as Audio, Automatic Drum Grooves, Auto-Harmonizing, and Music XML Import/Export. The new version also improves music scanning and recognition technology, and introduces file compatibility with Finale 2006. A free Software Synthesizer is included with more than 128 sounds. The program works with with MIDI keyboards, create scores and print out parts, and can create orchestrations of up to 24 staves. PrintMusic is intended for songwriters, students, teachers, church musicians, and band leaders - anyone who wants to "easily create, hear and print publisher-quality music." Pricing is $70 for new users or $30 to upgrade.