What’s New With Finale 2008?

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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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