MakeMusic on Tuesday announced the release of Finale Allegro 2007, a new version of music notation software. New to this release is Intel-based Mac support. Finale Allegro costs $199. Upgrades cost $59.95.
Aimed at educators, performing musicians, composers, arrangers, worship directors and students, Finale Allegro enables you to enter notes in your score using your mouse, computer keyboard or MIDI keyboard. You can also enter notes playing a brass or woodwind instrument using a microphone, or scan sheet music.
Finale Allegro supports two- and three-voice auto harmonization and can automatically add “Drum Grooves.” An Exercise Wizard creates warm-ups for a band, orchestra or choir, and a Setup Wizard includes options like Orff instruments and marching percussion. You can also create quizzes and tests that students can open, print, edit and play using MakeMusic’s free Finale Notepad software.
Beside Universal binary support for PowerPC and Intel-based Macs, Finale Allegro 2007 features a new mixer that lets you set volume and panning for each staff; the ability to create space, text and symbols; textured paper effects; new speed and redraw enhancements; support for the Mighty Mouse; rollover tool tips; and anti-aliased graphics. There’s more, too.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, 800 x 600 pixel resolution, CD-ROM drive, 256MB RAM and 200MB hard disk space. MIDI interface, printer, scanner and microphone are optional.