MakeMusic! Inc. has released
Finale 2005, the new version of the company’s music notation software. This upgrade adds Finale Performance Assessment, which uses SmartMusic technology to assess a student’s performance, which can be saved to disk or e-mailed to a teacher; Engraver Tuplets that automatically reposition with notes are moved on the staff; SmartMusic Wizard, which creates accompaniments for solo play, exercises or other uses; free marching band percussion sounds; and more. Upgrades from the previous version of Finale are US$109.95, while upgrades from older editions are $159.95, and the full version is $600, with discounts available for site and educational licenses. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2, a G4 processor, 256MB RAM and 200MB hard drive space, with a MIDI interface and MIDI input and/or playback device optional.