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Finale 2014 Win/Mac New Release! Installs on up to 2 computers

Commercial Price: CAD$500.00
Price: CAD$235.99
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Item Number: 28604

Finale 2014 Is Here!

Creating your musical legacy starts with Finale. Easily arrange or compose publisher-quality music notation that plays back with world-class sounds. Share the results as sheet music, audio files, or via the free Finale SongBook® iPad app. From lead sheets and guitar tabs, to band charts and orchestral scores, Finale is the forward-looking choice.

Product Features:
Composers and arrangers are inspired to greater creative heights by spectacular Garritan sounds and Human Playback, enjoy idea-generating features like auto-harmonization, and rely on essential tools like range checking and transposition. Music educators save time with Finale. More than 1,000 customizable music education worksheets, the Exercise Wizard, and education-specific fonts help produce curriculum quickly, and only Finale can create SmartMusic accompaniments. Engravers enjoy the freedom to bring their imagination to the printed page. Copyists create music quickly with features like Linked Parts.
Market Potential:

Finale is perfect for composers, arrangers, educators, students, and anyone who wants to share their music with the world.
Market Comparisons:

Finale has been the industry leader for 25 years. In addition to offering more notational flexibility and power, only Finale:

  • Can create SmartMusic® accompaniments.
  • Allows customers to share their music via the free Finale SongBook® iPad app.
  • Includes Band-in-a-Box Auto-harmonizing, MusicXML 3.0
  • import/export, MicNotator®, Record/Import Audio, and more.

Create your legacy with Finale

To notate music is to look forward – to the performance, and beyond. Whether you’re creating a simple lead sheet, making worksheets for your students, or composing your magnum opus, Finale helps you easily capture your musical ideas, produce beautiful notation, and quickly share the results.

For 25 years, Finale’s unique ability to create anything on the printed page has remained undisputed while other music notation software has come and gone. Finale 2014 is the forward-looking choice with new innovations, making Finale’s trademark freedom and flexibility easy for everyone to use.

Begin creating your musical legacy today.

Own the future with Finale

In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything you can imagine. Finale even offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing your melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range.

Glance inside Finale:

Focus on your art, not
the details

When inspiration strikes, Finale takes care of the details so you can focus on your music. Capture ideas as fast as you can – with no obstacles to slow you down.

Your music, your way

In an instant you can move measures, change keys, or perform dozens of edits to capture, arrange, perfect, and print anything you can imagine. Finale even offers creative and editorial input, from automatically harmonizing your melody to indicating when an instrument is out of range.

Enter notes your way

The choice is yours. Play in your notes with a MIDI keyboard, mouse, or computer keyboard. Scan sheet music or import a wide variety of file types, such as MIDI and MusicXMLYou can even capture a brass or woodwind performance with Finale’s MicNotator®.

Own the future today with Finale. 

Listen as you create your music.

Prepare to be blown away

Sound quality makes a difference. With Finale you get a selection of world-class instrument sounds from Garritan’s Personal Orchestra, Jazz & Big Band, Concert & Marching Band, and World Instruments libraries. Finale also includes sounds from Tapspace Virtual Drumline.

Whether you enter your notes with a MIDI keyboard or a mouse, Finale’s exclusive Human Playback ensures that your music plays back with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance of a live performance.

View a list of all included Garritan sounds.

Score high marks


Print it out

Finale makes it easy to achieve printed perfection. Whether you’re creating a lead sheet for a folk song or pushing the boundaries of music notation, Finale lets you achieve anything you can imagine.

Publish perfect scores

Personalize your music to fit your style. From music fonts to chord symbols, from time signatures to music spacing, from lyrics to percussion notation, how your music appears is up to you.

Simply choose a Document Style from Finale’s Setup Wizard, and Finale handles all the details. However, should you choose to customize ANY aspect of your music, Finale lets you do that too.

Your music is as unique as you are. Now it can look as unique as it sounds. Only Finale provides you with the flexibility to create anything you can imagine.

Inspire students

SmartMusic provides the ideal practice environment for students, including access to the world’s largest accompaniment library and instant feedback on each performance.

SmartMusic® integration, a Finale exclusive

Instantly save your Finale creations as SmartMusic solo or ensemble accompaniments. Assign the piece to your students, assess their performance, and then celebrate their success.

Creative resources

Finale provides hundreds of customizable music education worksheets. Quickly produce flashcards, puzzles, and exercises for classes in general music, theory and ear training, composition, arranging, and jazz improvisation.

Whether you’re creating music for beginning students,

Music for Beginning Students

… or guiding advanced students through harmonic analysis,
Music for Beginning Students

… you have the customized tools and resources you need to teach and inspire your students. And, with Finale’s Exercise Wizard, you can create more than 50,000 exercises for your entire ensemble.

More ways to share your music

Music is a universal language

How you choose to communicate is up to you. When you’re ready to share your music with the world, Finale provides you with more options than any other notation software.

Share your music as:

  • Audio files (including .MP3, .WAV, and .AIFF)
  • MusicXML and MIDI files
  • PDF files – from entire pieces to small excerpts
  • Finale files that can be shared with users of the entire Finale family of products: Finale PrintMusic, Finale SongWriter, and the free Finale NotePad

And of course, you can always print your music and pass it out. No matter how you want to share, Finale has you covered.

Easy Note Entry - Enter notes with your computer or MIDI keyboard.

Using Simple or Speedy Note Entry, click notes onto the staff or use MIDI to indicate pitch. Or enter notes with the numeric pad and keys ‘A’ ‘B’ ‘C’ ‘D’ ‘E’ ‘F’ and ‘G.’ But entering notes is just the start. You can also:

  • Change octaves
  • Enter rests
  • Add accidentals
  • Create triplets
  • Add grace notes
  • Add notes in a chord to an existing note
  • Enter articulations on the fly or ‘lock in’ an articulation to place on several notes
  • Change the key or time signature simply with key commands
  • Add expressions like dynamics or tempos
  • Enter a rhythmic pattern using a single note and then re-pitch the repeated notes using your MIDI or computer keyboard

Keystrokes are intuitive and a special key map for laptop users is provided. Best of all, if you prefer certain key commands, change the defaults in Finale to whatever you like.

HyperScribe - Enter notes in real-time as you play a MIDI keyboard.

  • You can play along with a click, provide the click as you play (for example with a sustain or other foot pedal), or enter the pulse later.
  • Record your live vocal or instrumental performance — an exclusive Finale feature.
  • Recording first and second endings with HyperScribe is seamless. Finale skips over the first ending on the second pass, allowing for smooth transitions.
  • Specify a playback tempo before you record or Finale can record at the tempo you use when playing your MIDI keyboard.
  • Record continuous data including the sustain pedal. Listen to a performance recorded in HyperScribe without Continuous Data. Now listen to the same performance recorded in Hyperscribe with Continuous Data.

With MicNotator no MIDI is required.

This revolutionary technology allows you to enter notation into Finale simply by playing your brass or woodwind instrument.

Pick up your clarinet and start making music!

This example is an unedited flute solo line played in at 90 bpm.


Finale MicNotator

Scanning - No other notation program offers scanning as accurate as Finale, with its included Smartscore Lite by Musitek.  Finale’s Smartscore Lite Scanning includes:

Updated for Finale 2014!

Finale 2014 includes an updated version of SmartScore Lite, built with the new Prodigy Engine® from
SmartScore X2. You’ll enjoy improved recognition of musical symbols, especially on poorly-printed scores (and even some hand-written style lead sheets), as well as from scanners with less-than-optimum optics.

Finale’s Smartscore Lite X2 Scanning includes:

  • Improved accuracy with XML technology, including triplet recognition and better results when scanning polyphonic music
  • Easier Scanning – scanning is brought right to your fingertips in the Launch Window. With a compatible scanner, Finale provides an auto-preview and automatically chooses resolution and contrast settings.* All you have to do is click “Final Scan.”
  • Secondary voice recognition – counterpoint
  • Interface to specify the instrumentation so that your staves will automatically be properly transposed and configured for playback
  • Multiple page scans
  • Correct page formatting, including system and staff sizes
  • Up to 32nd note resolution
  • Improved recognition of multi-measure rests, grace notes, and repeat measures (slash and dot symbol)
  • Recognition of grayscale images to simplify the use of scanners, including HP models, that save in this format
  • Improved recognition when scanning scores with optimized staves

Take a look for yourself.

Here’s the original:

Scanned into Finale: Only 5 easy edits needed.

Another notation product using PhotoScore Lite™: 30 difficult edits needed.

Smartscore Lite X2 is designed to scan original engraved music – not handwritten scores. These examples were scanned from original engraved music using a Canon N670U scanner at 360 dpi. Both images were untouched to enhance results. The PhotoScore example was transferred, without edits, to a competitor’s product. The time to correct errors in the two examples: Finale, 10 seconds to add missing rests and tie necessary notes, hence the term ‘easy edits’ compared to the 2 minutes it took to add Voice 2 notes, correct notes, change notes from Voice 1 to 2, etc., in the competitor’s product, thus the term ‘difficult’ or time-consuming edits.

Need additional recognition?

Finale is also compatible with full-fledged scanning products including Smartscore X2 - Professional, sold separately, these products offer expanded recognition.

Finale and Smartscore X2 - Professional, are fully integrated. Finale is automatically launched from Smartscore X2 and files import with notes, text, lyrics, dynamics, articulations, and chord symbols intact. Upgrading to Smartscore X2 is optional and once installed, replaces the Lite version when “Scanning” is initiated in Finale. Discounted pricing is available for Finale registered users. Buy Smartscore X2 - Professional
Finale also imports SharpEye MusicXML files. (While SharpEye is Windows only software, the MusicXML files it creates can be read by Finale on Macintosh and Windows computers.)

*Scanning directly from Smartscore Lite within Finale is supported by nearly all Windows scanners and Epson scanners on Macintosh.

Full SmartScore versions include 1-button score conversion to Finale. Once installed, full versions automatically replace SmartScore Lite when "Scan" is invoked in Finale/PrintMusic. Refer to this chart to compare features...

Features included in product... SmartScore
Notation Editing / Playback No Yes Yes
Number of Staves 
8 Staves max. No limit 3 Staves max.
PDF Recognition. Text & Lyric
Recognition / Editing
No Yes Yes
Recognition and playback of dynamics and articulations No Yes Yes
Chord Symbol Recognition
Chords as text...
Guitar fret grids...



TAB and Percusssion
Recognition / Editing
No Yes Yes
Digital Audio Libraries
(VST and AU)
No Yes Yes
MIDI Recording / MIDI Import No Yes Yes
MIDI Editing / Step Rec. / Virtual Drums No Yes Yes
Reformatting / Scale print size No Yes Yes
Bracketing / Hidden Symbols No Yes Yes
File Export
Finale Only
WAV / CD Burning
WAV / CD Burning

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System Requirements

The following lists the computer and hardware requirements for using Finale 2014. You can use Finale music notation software on most any modern personal computer that meets the specifications listed below. The specifications provide the minimum standards.


  • XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (64-bit compatible)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon, Intel i3 or AMD Athlon II X2 and above recommended
  • 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB or above recommended
  • 800X600 minimum monitor resolution, 1366×768 and above recommended
  • Internet connection for download install or DVD-ROM drive for DVD install
  • 600MB hard drive space required for software and user manual with an additional 2GB hard drive space is required for Garritan Instruments for Finale


  • OS X 10.7 – 10.9
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better, Intel i3 and above recommended
  • 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB or above recommended
  • 800X600 minimum monitor resolution, 1366×768 and above recommended
  • Internet connection for download install or DVD-ROM drive for DVD install
  • 700MB hard drive space required for software and user manual with an additional 2GB hard drive space is required for Garritan Instruments for Finale


  • MIDI input device
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Finale microphone required for MicNotator
  • ASIO, Direct Sound, or MME supported soundcard
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