Samples performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
Software developer Notion Music has detailed the release of Notion 4.0 music-writing software. The upgrade features a new interface, improved MIDI input, better compatibility between desktop and iPad, enhanced document import and export capability, and real audio samples performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Finale 2009 software ships
MakeMusic recently announced it is shipping Finale 2009, the next major version to its music notation software, featuring a number of new additions and optimizations. Finale 2009 features true multi-page viewing and editing, while adding "world-class" sounds from Garritan Personal Orchestra and Tapspace Virtual Drumline. MakeMusic is currently selling Finale 2009 for $600, with upgrades for previous users ranging from $100 to $150.