New in Finale (version 25) for Windows
Click Install update below to purchase and download Finale. Haven't upgraded to Finale 25? Here's what you've been missing:
- 64-bit. Finale and plug-ins have been updated to 64-bit.
- Contoured Dashed Slurs. Contoured dashed slurs are now available in the Smart Shape Palette and under Tools > Smart Shape > Dashed Slur. The previous Dashed Slur Smart Shape has been renamed to Dashed Curve and is still available in the Smart Shape Palette and under Tools > Smart Shape > Dashed Curve.
- Crescendo and Decrescendo Openings. The opening width of short and long crescendo/decrescendo markings are now independent of each other and can be set in the Smart Shape Options dialog box.
- Garritan Instruments for Finale. New additions include the Concert D Grand Piano from Garritan Personal Orchestra 5, recorders, dulcimer, didgeridoo, full choir, and many other sounds from the Garritan World Instruments and Instant Orchestra libraries.
- Human Playback speed. The time between pressing Play and hearing Finale's playback has been improved.
- Key Signature Cancellations. The When Switching Between Sharps and Flats checkbox has been added to the Document Options - Key Signatures dialog box. When unchecked, canceling naturals are not displayed when moving between sharp and flat keys such as Bb to G or F to D.
- Large Time Signatures. Large time signatures can be created easily with the new Time Signatures in Score and Time Signatures in Parts options in the Staff Attributes, Global Staff Attributes, and Staff Styles dialog boxes.
- Measure Number Bar. A Measure Number Bar is now displayed at the top of the screen when in Scroll and Studio View.
- MusicXML Preferences. MusicXML Preferences have been added to File > Import and File > Export.
- ReWire. Finale can now be used in conjunction with digital audio workstations via ReWire.
- Round Corners. The Round Corners checkbox and Corner Radius field have been added to the Enclosure Designer dialog box and the Standard Frame dialog box. These options allow you to add rounded corners for enclosures that surround expressions, text repeats, text created with the Text tool, and measure numbers.
- Templates. New Marching Band Tabloid and Studio Orchestra templates have been added. The Drum Corps and Marching Band Letter templates have been updated.
- Transparency. Use the Graphics tool's Export dialog box to save images with transparent backgrounds.
- Transposed Instrument Note Entry. Transpose Audio On Input option added under MIDI/Audio > Device Setup to help aid QWERTY and mouse entry for transposed instruments.