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The latest version of the world’s most powerful music notation software is available now.
Finale v27 brings support for sharing content, refined workflows, playback improvements, and bug fixes. Get ready to envision, create, and share music your way. With unparalleled control over your compositions, Finale v27 is the most powerful version of Finale yet. Every improvement has been designed so that more of your creations can be practiced and performed.
Envision your way
Finale offers a level of control that no other music notation software can match, and empowers you to create anything you can imagine. When creating with Finale, you can feel confident that your score will sound great, your parts are ready, and your musical vision is communicated clearly.
Create your way
We’re committed to creating software that adapts to your needs. Finale is the only music notation software that gives you the tools to create flexibly, intelligently, and efficiently, without losing functionality. The world’s foremost musicians rely on Finale to look their very best.
Share your way
Music is better when it’s shared, and with Finale, there are more ways to share than ever. Whether you’re using Finale’s interactive sharing via SmartMusic, MusicXML or audio files, collaborating with your fellow musicians has never been easier.
Write any music you can imagine
Capture musical inspiration. Engrave a beautiful score. Share your artistic vision with others. Just as every musician is unique, so are the reasons each uses Finale software to write music. Finale supports you, making it easy to create whatever music notation you can imagine and to work in the manner that best supports your creativity. No matter where your inspiration leads you, from a simple lead sheet to preparing your Hollywood film score, Finale is the trusted route to the very best output available.
Create your way
Finale offers you the freedom both of what you create and how you create it. Whether you’re imagining a simple lead sheet, a Broadway score, or something truly unorthodox, you enjoy the flexibility to make your music any way you wish, and to make it in the order and manner that best supports your inspiration.
Entering your music in Finale sets you free. In an instant you can move measures, change keys, and transform your music in countless ways. Finale even offers editorial input, like indicating when notes have been written out of an instrument’s range.
Great sounds inspire you – and your audience. Finale’s exclusive Human Playback can make any music playback with the nuance of a human performer. Plus Finale includes a vast library of world-class Garritan instrument sounds for stunning realism. Hear them below.
Music is meant to be shared. As you create, you can share files with Finale users, and others, – thanks to built-in MusicXML support and web-based interactive sharing. Once uploaded, your shared music can be played by other musicians with full accompant and practice tools in SmartMusic.
What’s New in Finale 27
Advanced music sharing functionality
Finale now enables you to quickly and easily share your notated documents with anybody. Without leaving the app, you can upload and share privately or publicly.
Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL) support
SMuFL is a growing comprehensive standard that organizes musical characters into a common layout so music fonts are displayed correctly in every notation application that supports it. Spend less searching for or creating musical symbols and more making music.
Revised instrument list
Our revised instrument list ensures your notation looks great the first —no matter which instruments you’ve chosen—and that you hear the correct sounds when playing a document. We’ve also added to the list of instruments you can use when starting a new document or editing an existing one.
The latest version of MusicXML provides even more control when transporting your compositions. With more information than ever now being captured in a MusicXML file, you’ll be able to efficiently and confidently send files between practically any modern music software.
We’ve tackled a lot of known issues, such as unexpected installer behavior and unusable display scaling on Windows, crashes due to macOS quirks, and problems with printing.
– Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-bit Intel or AMD processors only)
– 4 GB of RAM minimum
– 1280×800 minimum monitor resolution
– ASIO, DirectSound, or WASAPI audio support