What’s New With Finale 2008?

MakeMusic has released Finale 2008, complete with a host of new features, including an exclusive Audio Recording feature.  The new Garritan sounds are a welcome and much needed addition in my opinion.  Here are the highlights:

*New Garritan Sounds Included:

Jazz Bass & Drums
Trumpet & Trombone Mutes
Marching Percussion
World Instruments
Acoustic Guitar
Upright Bass
Choir Sounds

*Integrated Custom Sound Libraries

*(Audio Support Expanded)
Import or Record Vocal/Audio Tracks into the score

*Document Styles added (custom music fonts and text fonts)

*Improved Setup Wizard

* Copy and Pasting Improved

*Colored Note Heads and Boomwhackers Sounds

*Supports Vista

*New Context Menus and Selection Tool Improvements

*Score Merger- Consolidate multiple movements into a single document easily.

*Improved Templates and more of them


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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.