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SmartMusic Finale Garritan MusicXML

System Requirements

The following lists the computer and hardware requirements for using Finale. You can use Finale music notation software on most any modern personal computer that meets the specifications listed below. The specifications provide the minimum standards.


Windows®

  • Windows 7 SP1/8/10 (64-bit required)
  • Intel®  Core™ 2 Duo processor or AMD Athlon™ processor (Intel®  i3 or AMD Athlon™ II X2 and above recommended)
  • 600MB hard drive space required for software

Macintosh®

  • OS X®  10.10-10.12
  • Intel®  Core™ 2 Duo processor or better (Intel®  i3 processor and above recommended)
  • 700MB hard drive space required for software

Both

  • USB Port
  • 800X600 minimum monitor resolution (1366×768 and above recommended)
  • Minimum 2 GB of RAM, 4 GB and above recommended
  • An additional 8GB hard drive space is required for Garritan®  sounds
  • Internet connection for download version, updates, and help resources

Optional

  • MIDI interface
  • MIDI input and/or playback device
  • Printer
  • A sound card, including standard DirectSound® , WASAPI, or ASIO™, is required for playing VST sounds in Windows.

Authorization

Finale requires that you authorize the software within 30 days after installation. You are allowed to install Finale on two operating systems (multiple licenses excluded).
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Compatibility

Finale family software can open files that were created in the same or older software version, but files created in a newer version cannot be opened in an older version unless converted via MusicXML. Finale (Version 25) offers the exception to this rule as it can also share files, back-and-forth with Finale 2014 and save Finale 2012-compatible files.
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System requirements vary for additional products by Garritan and other manufacturers.

Authorization licensed under Patent No. 5,490,216