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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!
Serenity Musician (Gary A.)
HP Pavilion Elite, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 12 gig ram, 1 terabyte hd., E-MU 0404, Korg K61, Finale 2012, Sonar X2 Producer
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.
I received my copy today (as an upgrade) along with the Trail Blazer book. I'm finding it rather enjoyable.
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.
Patience is a virtue, sensitivity is a gift
press "More world-class Garritan sounds" to access the demos.
Randy, try this link, also.
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.
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 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.