MakeMusic, Inc. has released Finale Songwriter 2010 ($49.95) and Finale PrintMusic 2010 ($99.95) music notation software. Both software packages are compatible with current operating systems and files created with Finale 2010.
SongWriter allows you to create publisher-quality sheet music with instrumentations of up to eight staves. Tools such as Drum Groove and Band-in-a-Box Auto-Harmonizing are included to aid you in creating and arranging music. Hundreds of built-in sounds are also included, allowing you to play back your work. In addition, this version of SongWriter features a mixer, flexible chord input, easy percussion notation, and more control over the printed page.
PrintMusic includes all the features of SongWriter, along with music scanning, MicNotator, the ability to import and export graphic, and a new handwritten font. You can arrange pieces of up to 24 staves and extract individual parts from the score. Features new to this version include automated rehearsal marks, flexible chord input, easy percussion notation and support for VST/AU instrument and effects plug-ins (sold separately).
For more information, please visit www.makemusic.com.