The Overture music notation system is another in a long line of lesser known but well designed music writing programs for the PC. Selling for around $250 the Overture system provides most of the same functionality and capabilities as Finale or Sibelius but does so in a lighter, somewhat easier to use package. Is it worth the $250 price tag? Read on to find out.
Although Maestro Composer may not be one of the most well known music notation programs on the market it has many positive features in its corner that make it worth taking a closer look. Some of the things like very simple entry of notes and quick access to almost any marking that a composer might want or need to use are just some of the basic things that get you started. Other bonuses like a very intuitive help system and multiple ways to import, export, and publish the music you write are icing on the cake when you notice the program's fairly low price tag. So what are the pros and cons of Maestro Composer and who is it best suited to be used by? Let's take a closer look.
Finale 2011 brings with it a smattering of new and improved features, mostly focused on the areas of fonts, lyrics, and staff management.Â After seeing the changes first hand we will try to answer the question, is it really worth it to upgrade to Finale 2011?
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