Today MakeMusic announced that it will join Peaksware, the umbrella company owned by LaunchEquity Partners, the investment company that took MakeMusic private in 2013. You can learn more about Peaksware and view the press release at peaksware.com.
Here’s an excerpt from the release:
“Through a unique approach to deliberate practice, each brand within Peaksware develops software solutions and provides services to help guide people along their own journey of improvement. From completing a triathlon to learning a musical instrument, the same strategy applies: set a specific goal, get expert instruction, perform focused practice and receive immediate feedback. This shared approach is the common thread connecting the brands.”
It’s easy to see how SmartMusic fits with this deliberate practice model. When I think back to what Finale initially offered me as an aspiring composer, instant feedback played a big role as well. I could create notation and immediately hear what it would sound like, which was a revelation. Like Dave Brubeck said about Finale: “Wow, in the old days you couldn’t hear what you’d written until the dress rehearsal – and then it was too late!”
Obviously, Finale always has been, and will remain, much more than simply a learning tool for young composers, but this is just one of many ways that Finale — and Garritan — fit into the Peaksware vision. Finale and Garritan libraries are professional tools designed to efficiently and effectively meet the goals of high performing customers, and this is at the core of Peaksware.
Peaksware is also the home of TrainingPeaks, a complete web, mobile and desktop solution for enabling smart and effective endurance training. It’s a company run by people who are passionate users of their products, just as MakeMusic employees are passionate users of Finale, SmartMusic, Garritan and MusicXML. What’s more, like MakeMusic, TrainingPeaks is committed to providing software solutions that empower people to do the things they love – really well – at the very highest level.
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