Congrats Gary on a great partnership! You really have all sorts of wonderful alliances forming.
I am sold if this will be as good as it looks. I was going to switch to Overture 4, but really am very comfy with Finale (I work VERY fast in Finale)
My only question is this: I know that Overture 4 will have sequencer-type EDITING. (i.e. clicking on a measure or measures will open up a little window where you can draw in the cc data, and edit all sorts of things) Will Finale 2006 have something like that as well?
I know it SORT of does anyway - with the MIDI tool, but it is flawed when doing it in layers (at least in 2004, only layer one will playback the edited cc data) and doesn't "draw." You have to enter in values from beginning to end - VERY time consuming.
Even if it doesn't let you "draw" in the cc data, can you go back and record just the CC data (i.e. mod wheel for dynamics) over the "track" of previously entered notes in real-time? That would be time saving as well.
And lastly, does ANYONE know if they have improved the speed for OSX users? I saw they did something to the redraw screen thing, is that what has been bogging us OS X users down all this time?