Entry-level Notation Software
With Finale SongWriter® your music comes alive. It’s easy to change keys add measures and move things around any way your creative impulses move you. Music in SongWriter plays back giving you instant feedback. Expand your melody with Band-in-a-Box Auto-Harmonizing and use Drum Groove to complete the backup band. Best of all you can share your music as MP3 files or beautiful sheet music---and with engraver-quality music you not only get more respect you also get better performance.Designed especially with song writers in mind Finale SongWriter is the fast easy way to create and print professional-quality sheet music. Enter notes with your mouse computer keyboard or MIDI device – or import MIDI and/or MusicXML™ files. Create great-sounding and -looking sheet music that plays back then share your music in more ways than ever before. You know that changing the key or adding an intro means starting over. When your music is in SongWriter it’s easy to change keys add measures and move things around any way your creative impulses move you. With SongWriter music notation software you can listen to the results before the rehearsal. When you can hear what you’ve written you can quickly refine your music to sound exactly the way you want. SongWriter does the heavy lifting like managing how each staff plays back and transposes so you don’t have to. Simply select the instruments you wish to write for and get started! Should you ever have a question SongWriter includes QuickStart Videos and other resources right in the Launch Window.
FeaturesFast easy way to create and print professional-quality sheet music.Compose with either a MIDI keyboard mouse or computer keyboard. SongWriter can open files made by the entire family of Finale software as well as import MIDI and MusicXML files created by hundreds of other products.Human Playback plays your music with the nuance and expression of human performers. When Human Playback is combined with the high-quality software instrument sounds built into SongWriter the results are amazing.Print sheet musicCreate MP3 WAV or AIFF audio filesGet free music education worksheets (included) or create music worksheets of your ownExchange music with users of other Finale family software including Finale PrintMusic and the free Finale NotePad and Finale SongBookSend MIDI files (and more powerful MusicXML files) to users of other software programs
Windows®:XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (64-bit compatible)Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon Intel i3 or AMD Athlon II X2 and above recommended2 GB of RAM 4 GB or above recommended800X600 minimum monitor resolution 1366*768 and above recommendedInternet connection for download install or DVD-ROM drive for DVD install600MB hard drive space required for software and user manual with an additional 2GB hard drive space is required for Garritan Instruments for Finale
Macintosh®:OS X 10.7 – 10.9Intel Core 2 Duo or better Intel i3 and above recommended2 GB of RAM 4 GB or above recommended800X600 minimum monitor resolution 1366*768 and above recommendedInternet connection for download install or DVD-ROM drive for DVD install700MB hard drive space required for software and user manual with an additional 2GB hard drive space is required for Garritan Instruments for Finale