Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Finale for Linux
From: Them (idragosani_AT_chapelperilous.net)
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 21:55:02 EEST
>> 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.
> I agree any technical reason, any commercial dissents, but as a
> professional musician, I haven't enough time to typeset a score with
> lilypond... I tryied a lot, but for people that read music
> automatically Finale is really the best way of copying, transposing
> and making music.
Rosegarden can export to LilyPond, and it's a damn site nicer than
Finale's PostScript export. But printing stuff directly out of
Rosegarden works well also.
Finale also doesn't have any way of viewing or editing MIDI events
PS. The only way I can get decent PS output from Finale is to install a
PostScript printer driver then use that driver to print to a file.
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