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.
Our 2020 NAMM Show coverage continues as we talk with Jason Wick, senior manager at MakeMusic, about the latest Finale developments and what to expect for the future.
As the sun set on the first day of the 2019 NAMM show, I talked with Mark Adler, MakeMusic’s director of production, and Jonathan Tschiggfrie, product manager of audio and notation, about the show, Finale v26, and more.
Our NAMM 2018 coverage continues with a visit with several MakeMusic representatives to talk about SmartMusic and Finale, including a new web-based notation tool: Gear Fisher, Michael Johnson, Michael Good, and Mark Adler.
A summary of desktop notation software compatibility with macOS High Sierra (10.13) at this time: How Sibelius, Finale, Dorico, MuseScore, and Notion are faring on Apple’s latest operating system.
Alfred Music, the educational music publisher and distributor, is now owned by Peaksware Holdings, LLC. Peaksware is the Boulder, Colorado-based holding company that owns MakeMusic, Inc.
To start off the week, we have a healthy roundup of news as it pertains to software updates for Sibelius, Dolet, SmartMusic, and MuseScore.
More than a year after taking the helm of MakeMusic, and shortly after its latest software release of Finale 2014.5, I caught up with CEO Gear Fisher about the company’s products, its progress, and future.
MakeMusic acquires Weezic, a Paris-based startup, in order to incorporate its web-based interactive learning music software into the SmartMusic product line, and to open a European outpost.