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Easy score setup
Select your instruments or voices, specify the key and time signatures, and the score is set up automatically. Or start from an existing ensemble. Or use one of 68 professional templates.
6 ways to enter notes
Select a note and click it onto the staff, notes space automatically. Notate as you play a solo acoustic instrument. Type note on your computer keyboard with or without MIDI. Notate as you play your MIDI keyboard. Scan printed sheet music; it opens automatically with SmartScore Lite. Import MIDI or Internet files. Also imports Encore files.
Hear your music come to life
Your music deserves to be heard with all the feeling, phrasing, and nuance you felt when you wrote it. Finale will play your music as you would want it to be performed, even if you enter notes manually. With Finale's included SmartMusic® SoundFont, trumpet staves sound like trumpets and flutes sound like flutes. Dynamics and expressions are interpreted. And you can choose a variety of musical styles and customize the playback parameters.
Personal Orchestra contains samples of all the major instruments in a symphony orchestra -- strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion -- as well as instruments not found in other orchestral libraries -- a Steinway® concert grand piano, a Stradivarius violin, Guarneri Violin, Gagliano Violin, Wurlitzer, and Venus concert harps, Haynes flutes, Heckel bassoons, a Mustel celeste, a Rudolf von Beckerath concert pipe organ, a harpsichord, and many other exquisite instruments. You get everything you need to create orchestrations of any complexity!
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
A. I don't have any instruments. I want a program that simulates the sounds of piano, guitar and a few others.
B. I want as low-priced as I can get it. Although my sweetie says it's fine to spend $150+ if it's what I want, I can't justify spending that just for me to have fun with tunes. (Most of the stuff I've looked at is $300 and that's just too much)
D. I'm a novice at best. I don't want anything complicated. I just want to make music for my own personal enjoyment. I have never recorded anything until a week or so ago when I started doing PODcasts. I do sing and play (by ear) a couple instruments.
shaunybaby - I will look into what you have posted here a little later. Only have a moment now.
Originally posted by shaunybaby
Not too sure if this is possible. You could mess around with audio samples but you'd probably find it hard to find the exact ones you wanted. But if you don't want to get any instruments then 'rebirth' is probably the best program for that. However, to 'simulate' these piano and guitar sounds, that simulation is called 'midi' and you need a midi controller (i.e. keyboard) to play those.
Originally posted by Kalapadea
You want Fruity Loops,