updated 10:50 pm EDT, Mon October 8, 2007
Finale PrintMusic 2008
MakeMusic has announced the release of Finale PrintMusic 2008, an upgrade to the company's music notation software that provides support for the Windows Vista operating system, compatibility with files made with Finale 2008 and several new features, including a powerful new mixer; the ability to import and export TIFF graphics; new Document Styles for easy personalization of new scores; a new Selection Tool; and improved cut/copy/paste/insert for better workflow. The company also said the update brings improved music scanning, an updated Setup Wizard, and expanded Documentation. PrintMusic is available for $100; while upgrades from any earlier versions of PrintMusic are $30. Five seat LabPacks are also available.
Finale PrintMusic allows songwriters, students, teachers, church musicians, and band leaders to printe professional-quality music.
"PrintMusic represents an incredible value in music software," stated Ron Raup, president and chief operating officer. "It is the best-selling music notation software in the world, selling even more copies than Finale. The additions included in PrintMusic 2008 make it even easier and more intuitive to use, while adding additional functionality that musicians and music educators will greatly enjoy."
The company recommends a G4 or higher running Mac OS 10.4 or later: it is compatible with both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.