|Title: Finale 2002 - Music Notation Software / Retail Version|
Subtitle: MILLENNIUM Edition
Release date: January 2002
Finale 2002 - The world's best-selling music notation software. For teachers, students, composers and other music professionals...nothing can compare! More Third-Party Plugins
Finale 2002 Overview
The ultimate music notation program giving you complete control over every aspect of the printed page while providing powerful control over MIDI input and output. Finale provides unmatched power and flexibility.
New in 2002!
SmartFind™ and Paint
If you have frequently repeated rhythmic patterns that require the same slurring, articulations and expressions, this feature will save you hours of painstaking work. Select a group of notes with a desired articulation and SmartShape pattern and mark that pattern as a "style." Then simply apply to any other selected region—even an entire part or score! SmartFind and Paint will search out all rhythmically identical regions and place slurs, expressions, articulations, etc.—instantly. Band-In-The-Box®
Auto Harmonizing adds harmonies automatically. Powered by Band-in-a-Box, for years among the most popular music software programs, this incredible FREE plug-in lets you automatically create an entire orchestration from any melody with or without chord symbols. The Exercise Wizard
Over 50,000 customized exercises. Instantly. You only have five minutes until your band, orchestra, or choir rehearsal begins, and you need warm-up exercises tailored to what you intend to rehearse that day. You're in luck! You can create an exercise or multiple exercise lessons in an instant. Just select the mode, note duration, intervals, articulations, key and range. Additional Time Savers
The World's Smartest Engraver Slurs No collisions with stems, beams or accidentals—even after transposing or part extraction! And it’s never been easier to alter slurs. You can even create beautifully shaped “S” slurs! The Composer's Assistant
The Simplest Note Entry Imaginable Place a sharped, dotted quarter note on the staff in one easy motion. That’s how simple it is to use our new Simple Note Entry. The cursor shows exactly what you’ve selected. Then just click and drag to move the note or rest.
Enhanced Selection Tool Click on an item and move it. Nudge, edit, drag and delete any note, expression, slur, articulation, chord, text item, lyric and just about anything else you can think of—without having to choose the right tool or read a manual. Edits to clefs, or key or time signatures are just one click away.
Improved Percussion Mapping Getting your percussion parts to look and sound right has never been simpler. MIDI files open up with drum parts needing no further editing. The Setup Wizard now creates percussion staves that automatically prepare them for correct note entry and playback. Percussion Mapping is more automatic, intuitive and easier to select.
More Time Savers...
- The Speedy Entry frame is now scalable.
- Assign notes on your MIDI keyboard as Speedy Entry rhythms so your hands never leave the keyboard.
- Rests are automatically created and deleted to fill incomplete measures.
- Absolute Staff Sizing. Allows publishers and engravers to set an absolute staff height.
- New QuickHelp for Macintosh users. This new context-sensitive form of help mirrors Windows Help and replaces Balloon Help.
New Tools that spark your creative imagination. The Finale 2002 Composer's Assistant offers incredible artistic power never available from any notation software program until now.
- Want to morph one melody into another? Easy!
- Want to find the smoothest progression between two chords? Voilà!
- Want to use a melody to create a rhythmic tapestry? Simple!
Instantly creates up to six staves of percussion.
Create a melodic transition from one melody to another.
Generate a variety of smooth between-chord transitions from which the user could pick and choose.
The Virtual Fundamental Plug-in
Create a new staff displaying one bass note—the virtual fundamental—below each chord of the selection. Adding this bass note to the chord can make it sound better, less tense and more homogeneous.
Find new placement options for your chords you might not have thought of. Choose from Best solution, Random solution or Best solution starting with a specific chord in the series.
Plus five more!
Tremolos Fast, playable tremolos. Select an area and tell Finale to “apply tremolos.” In seconds it’s done. Not only does it look great, it plays perfectly!
String Harmonics are now incredibly fast and easy. You can even vertically align all selected dynamics, score/staff expressions and even hairpins. Instantly. And all at the same time.
Get started fast
The expanded Set-Up Wizard lets you select your instruments, time and key signatures, page size and more--instantlyu setting up your score OR Select from dozens of templates such as Lead Sheet, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Guitar Tablature or SATB with piano. Add Notes Your Way
Customize to perfection
- Play your acoustic instrument into a microphone and see Finale's exclusive MicNotator accurately notate your performance.
- Hear notes as you click notes into place using your mouse and the Simple Entry Palette.
- Play your MIDI keyboard, with 1 or 2 hands and watch the patented HyperScribe(TM) notate--even as you vary tempo!
- Use the computer keyboard with or without a MIDI keyboard for Speedy Note Entry.
- Scan music directly into Finale using FREE MIDISCAN® technology by Musitek (included).
- Import Encore files, MIDI files off the Internet or from popular sequencers. No program notates MIDI better than Finale.
Finale gives you absolute control over every element on your page. No symbol, no detail, no bizarre musical passage is beyond Finale it can do everything! Listen to your music
Watch and listen as Finale performs your music for you, complete with assigned sounds for each instrument and vocal staff, so you can easily hear wrong notes or decide how to rearrange a passage. Print or Publish on the Internet
Print your sheet music Publish on the Internet. Finale allows you to easily self-publish your music on the internet. Post your music on the internet for others to view, play, transpose or print. Save as Web Page for your own site or Post to Finale Showcase - a FREE web site service now available to Finale 2002 registered users.
Band and Orchestra
Use your solo acoustic instrument to enter notes AS YOU PLAY! Using Finale's exclusive "Explode" feature, expand music from one or two staves into full score orchestrations instantly. Unlimited staves, clefs, time signatures, note head styles, symbols, etc. Auto part extraction; instrument range check; apply articulations automatically. Guitar
Auto chord symbols and fretboards transpose and play back; analyzes your music and adds correct chord symbols. Auto tablature; play in 7 styles of chord symbols via MIDI. NEW Fretboard designer and expanded guitar symbols. Vocal
Type lyrics directly into score or import with a single click. Automatic syllable alignment and word extensions; unlimited number of verses with mixed fonts. Educational
Mix text and music to create worksheets and exams; export music examples to word processors. Practice ear training; do homework; print in color on pages up to 9 feet in size. Sacred
Most popular hymnals are created with Finale. Hymnal, Choral, Shape Note and Handbell templates included. Jazz
Percussion clef, drum mapping and note heads; mix special drum font with other music fonts. New Jazz font gives your music the look of a hand-written chart. Piano
Cross-staff and cross-bar beaming; smart pedal, articulation and dynamic markings. MIDI files import into two staves with adjustable split point. Avant-Garde
Anything you can imagine, Finale can create.
MicNotator is NOT supported in Windows NT. You will need Windows 95, 98, ME or 2000 to use this feature 16MB RAM minimum, 32MB RAM recommended. 20MB available hard drive space. (20MB additional hard drive space required to load User Manual) CD-Rom Required Optional
MIDI interface MIDI input and/or playback device Printer Scanner High-quality computer microphone