Finale 2014.5

Finale 2014.5

Incredibly powerful and versatile music composition software
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Finale is an incredibly powerful and versatile music composition software. It offers a wide range of instruments and voices, allowing you to create complex and beautiful music. The ability to scan sheet music and import MIDI and MusicXML files makes it easy to work with existing compositions. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, making it a great choice for both experienced and novice composers. Highly recommended!

There are a lot of people who think that music is the most beautiful out of the seven arts. Creating music is a thing of beauty, but it can also be a very difficult task. Finale is designed to help composers come as close to perfection as humanly possible.

Finale is an application which truly impressed me. It allows its users to create music for a wide array of instruments, voices, choirs and even entire orchestras. You can add the notes any way you want to and even add the lyrics that go along with the song.

In my opinion, a great feature that Finale offers is that it allows you to download some truly awesome music and voice samples. This will ensure that you will be able to listen to the music that you composed in the best way possible. Furthermore, it will give you the opportunity to instantly make the necessary adjustments to your compositions.

As a general conclusion, Finale is an application that I would recommend to every composer out there. This great music tool is one of the best available on the market today and I think that it is definitely worth its price, as steep as that might be.

SO Senior editor
Sean O'reilly
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Review summary


  • Embeds instrument libraries to allow you to hear your creations
  • Easily integrates with SmartMusic for teaching purposes
  • Allows you to add lyrics to your notes


  • I couldn't find any disadvantages

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Finale software update is currently not free - newest version is not 2014 (correctly detected on this machine) but 27 - at a cost

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rating Asokan S
Very comfortable for making score...thank you very much...

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