Finale update

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hautbois baryton
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Finale update

Post by hautbois baryton » 12 Oct 2018, 23:12

So... is anyone using the new Finale version just released?

Trying to decide if the features would simplify my workflow in any way, or just create new things to work around.
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cubanbach
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Re: Finale update

Post by cubanbach » 13 Oct 2018, 02:12

Hello, Hautbois:

I got the Finale 26 yesterday and really like it! There are many improvements. Read here: https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/finale-26-review/

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David Ward
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Re: Finale update

Post by David Ward » 13 Oct 2018, 09:23

Are you on Mac or Windows?

There are definite speed improvements for Mac, so I aim to upgrade, although I always wait for at least several weeks after the release in case disasters are reported by others.

hautbois baryton
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Re: Finale update

Post by hautbois baryton » 13 Oct 2018, 18:44

I'm on Windows.

For me it's looking like the only feature upgrade is the revamped articulation bits.
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John Ruggero
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Re: Finale update

Post by John Ruggero » 14 Oct 2018, 15:18

Reading about the latest improvements seems to make Finale 26 a bust for me on a Mac, as I have never had speed issues. I will use my Finale upgrade money toward a future paid version of Dorico. It seems more likely than not that Dorico will surpass Finale in two years.
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OCTO
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Re: Finale update

Post by OCTO » 14 Oct 2018, 16:55

I still struggle with collisions with Expressions (and Smart shapes). How many times do you need to re-move "p < f"?
And when you transpose an instrument, it gets messy again.
Tremolo should be fixed 10 years ago. I don't think it is a feature.

I am a bit ambivalent about this version.
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