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    Fabio
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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    I just downloaded the demo. Thought I'd see how much better it is over the 2012 version. Not sure it's worth the $139 upgrade. I am disappointed it still will not support 64-bit. We've been begging for that for years! But I don't want to judge it until I've time to "play" with it for a while! Cheers!

    Gary
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    such bad music demos! Gosh, the wonderful Human playback engine should deserve some better treatment... If I didn't know how good it is, just listening to the demos I wouldn't understand, nor buy it.

    I will download the demo to look if the engine is really better now.

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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    I received my copy today (as an upgrade) along with the Trail Blazer book. I'm finding it rather enjoyable.

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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    I've been following the release with interest too. I'm presently on finale 2012 and still deciding on the 2014 upgrade.

    From the comments, the MIDI export bug hasn't been fixed (where all instruments are named ARIA but the MAC version works). Also, I'm not taken with them removing file shortcut icons and the ability to customise toolbars!

    However, I really like the new layers and smartshapes features.

    I expect I'll end up forking out my hard-earned pennies.
    Michael
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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    Quote Originally Posted by serenitymusician View Post
    ...I am disappointed it still will not support 64-bit...
    Shocking for a $600 program released in 2014 to still not support 64 bit which has been around for many years now. Reprehensible actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio View Post
    such bad music demos!...
    You made me curious, Fabio - but I looked and looked around at the MM site and couldn't find any demos. Where are they?

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser- View Post

    You made me curious, Fabio - but I looked and looked around at the MM site and couldn't find any demos. Where are they?

    Randy
    here you are:
    http://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale/whats-new/

    press "More world-class Garritan sounds" to access the demos.

    enjoy

    FV

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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    Randy, try this link, also.

    https://soundcloud.com/makemusicinc/...e-new-garritan

    I think they are not as good as they could be. I suspect they represent what you will get if you just click "Play" in a notated score.

    Norman

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser- View Post
    Shocking for a $600 program released in 2014 to still not support 64 bit which has been around for many years now. Reprehensible actually.


    You made me curious, Fabio - but I looked and looked around at the MM site and couldn't find any demos. Where are they?

    Randy

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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    The mixer is supposed to be new. Has anyone evaluated it? .

    Also, If you install a Garritan Library, all of the instruments are supposed to immediately appear in Finale's set up wizard. Has anyone tried this and will extensive work with dynamics levels still be needed?

    Norman

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    Re: Finale 2014 released

    Norman and Fabio - Thanks for the links to the demos. I can see why they hid those pages- Unbelievably mediocre demos. The balances are way off in all of them, dynamics are practically nil, and it sounds like Human Playback wasn't on. These are probably average sounding renderings, but good heavens, a company needs to show off its product in the very best light. These make Finale seem like a toy program when it comes to sound. Mystifying.

    Randy

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