Benefits of a 64-bit application
Today’s Finale is a 64-bit application. This ensures Finale can maintain compatibility with future operating systems. A 64-bit environment also allows for more productivity for software developers, making it easier for them to improve the user experience more quickly.
Compatibility with 64-bit sound libraries
Many high-end sound libraries are 64-bit only. Today’s 64-bit version of Finale allows you to use 64-bit bit sound libraries, directly within Finale, without any intervening 3rd party software or setup.
In addition, 32-bit applications, like previous versions of Finale, are limited in the amount of samples they can load into memory. At only 2 or 3 gig, this limit is inadequate for today’s larger libraries. Today’s Finale allows you to load much larger libraries and would be limited only by available installed memory.