[linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Thu Jul 8 14:50:06 EDT 2004

RickTaylor at speakeasy.net wrote:

> }  I think Rosegarden or NoteEdit are good contenders, and don't cost you 
> }  $500.00.  And Rosegarden works with JACK and LADSPA plugins, whereas 
> }  Finale does not.  And Finale can't do LilyPond.  Finale's PostScript 
> }  output option is a piece of junk, IMHO.
>  It is sort of universally recognized as the best. IEEHO

It is pretty nice software, don't get me wrong, but it's not perfect, 
and it's very expensive.  It's MIDI import screws stuff up a lot, and 
I've had problems writing drum tracks.  There was this one MIDI version 
of a Dream Theater song I was using so I could learn the tune for a band 
I was in, and Finale didn't play it back correctly (there were some 
wierd triplets).  The exact same MIDI file imported into Rosegarden 4 
played back with the correct rhythm.

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