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Finale v25 / SmartScore Lite / SmartScore X2 / Music-to-XML

For over 15 years, MakeMusic has partnered with Musitek to license a lite version of SmartScore within their Finale product. Last year we negotiated a new agreement that would embed our advanced SmartScore X2 recognition engine into Finale capable of processing PDF files. Unfortunately, a pre-release video of this new capability reached influential people in the music publishing business. They were astonished at the ease and accuracy of the paper-to-Finale transfer process (using a cell phone no less)… So much so that they began to worry about infringement. Accordingly, they pressured MakeMusic not to include the PDF-to-Finale module in Finale v25. Here is an online article if you wish to read more…
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Our relationship with the folks at MakeMusic is still solid and we will continue to co-marketing one another’s products. Musitek will continue to offer a 1/2 price discount to owners of Finale, including Finale [sign in to see URL]. Moving forward, we are continuing to develop our “Music-to-XML” technology. This fall, we will be releasing a new desktop app that will process PDF, scanned .TIF and mobile camera images and output the results to MusicXML files. This Music-to-XML gadget will be a low-cost app and will soon be available at both Apple and Windows App stores.

Please visit [sign in to see URL] in October where you will be able to find out more about this wonderful new gadget.

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8/20/2016, 8:34 am Link to this post  

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