A review of Finale version 27. Headlining the new features are deep support for two open standards: Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), and MusicXML. Tighter SmartMusic integration, playback improvements, and user interface enhancements round out what’s new.
MusGlyphs has been updated to version 2.1 with the introduction of MusGlyphs Text, a version that allows the user to type ordinary text and musical symbols without needing to switch between two different fonts. Other updates include enclosures, more time signatures and clefs, straight flags, and more.
Extend your keyboard shortcuts on a Mac by using BetterTouchTool, an app which allows the user to define a trigger, and then associate one or more actions that will be launched when that trigger is detected.
Finale’s HyperScribe tool is a method of recording music into the software in real-time. We will show you how to get the setup correct and give you a few pointers for getting the most accurate transcription possible, along with lots of power user features.