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MusicNotationSoftware_Finale

Let’s talk about MusicNotationSoftware_Finale this week. Most of the professionals in the FilmScoring Industry or Music Engraving Industry are using Finale. The Finale is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

Links: https://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale/

Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit Intel or AMD processors only)
  • 4GB of Ram minimum
  • 1280×800 minimum monitor resolution
  • High-speed Internet connection required for download, authorization, and updates
  • 1GB hard drive space required for software with an additional 8GB hard drive space required for Garritan Instruments for Finale
  • ASIO, DirectSound, or WASAPI audio support.

Mac

  • 10.14 Mojave/10.15 Catalina/macOS 11 Big Sur, Intel-based processors and Apple Silicon M1 (through the use of Rosetta 2 only, Apple Silicon native support currently not available)
  • 4GB Ram Minimum
  • 1280×800 minimum monitor resolution
  • High-speed Internet connection required for download, authorization, and updates.
  • 1GB hard drive space required for software with an additional 8GB hard drive space required for Garritan Instruments for Finale
  • CoreAudio or ASIO audio support

Finale Guides

You can create a new document and manipulate your ideal instruments on the first startup page (Document Setup Wizard), then choose the layout page size for your Parts Score and Full Score. Later on, you may type in all the details that you wish to put into the score layout (Eg. Title, Composer, Time Signature, Key Signature, Tempo Marking, etc).

There are several tools in Finale, Selection Tool, Staff Tool, Key Signature Tool, Time Signature Tool, Clef Tool, Measure Tool, etc that you can find on the top column.

Each of the tools has its own function, for example, if you want to adjust the score layout, you can use the Staff Tool and adjust the staff distance between instruments.

I have attached the Finale Shortcut Keys for you guys. Hope it helps to speed up your workflow. Enjoy!

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