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Coda Finale - Product Comparison

Published: Sun July 25, 2004  News Feed

So you have decided on a Finale based notation system, but you still need to decide which package to go for. Here is our features comparison guide to help you out.

Features
Overall power and flexibility.
Very High
High
High
High
A Great First Taste
Ease of Use.
Easy
Very Easy
Even Easier
Even Easier
Easiest
Multi-user Discounts (licenses for more than one user per serial number).
Site Licenses & Lab Packs
Lab Packs available
Lab Packs available
Lab Packs available
N/A
Can open files created by same or earlier versions of NotePad, NotePad Plus, PrintMusic!, Finale Guitar, Allegro, or Finale.
Number of Staves.
Unlimited
32
32
24
8
Video Tips on CD that shows you how to get started.
Lyric Verses Allowed.
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
Automatic Chord Symbols and Guitar Fret boards.
Text only
Transpose to any key, scale, interval or instrument anywhere.
Standard keys only
Standard keys only
Standard keys only
Standard keys only (for entire piece)
Step-time entry (one note at a time) from mouse/ touchpad.
Step-time entry (one note at a time) from computer keyboard.
Real-time (as you play) entry from MIDI device/keyboard.
Real-time entry from an acoustic single-line instrument.
Real-time entry without a click track (Hyperscribe).
With click track only
No Real-time entry
Import/Export MIDI files.
Imports SmartScore, Encore, and Rhapsody files.
FREE Sheet Music Scanning technology included.
SmartScore Lite
MIDIScan
SmartScore Lite
SmartScore Lite
Pre-designed templates.
68
50
53
31
Save as audio file.
Save as SmartMusic Accompaniment
Human Playback (multiple styles)
Standard style only
SmartMusic SoundFont
(128 sounds included free)
Instant Orchestration (Explode feature).
Allows multiple/3rd party music fonts.
Limited
Limited
Maestro/ Jazz
Number of Staff lines available.
0-100
0,1 or 5
0, 1, 5 or 6
1 or 5
5
Import any TIFF (both platforms), WMF (Windows only), or PICT (Mac only).
Export page as a TIFF or PICT file.
Compound or additive time signatures.
Compound only
Compound only
 
 
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