MakeMusic sent an e-mail to SmartMusic educators today that announced that next update of Finale 2014 will be able to make SmartMusic files. Through today’s announcement, if you wanted to create your own SmartMusic file from Finale, you needed to use Finale 2012.
MakeMusic also announced that an upcoming version of the SmartMusic iOS app will allow SmartMusic on the iPad to run SmartMusic files created by Finale 2014, and will also allow fingering charts to appear on notes in SmartMusic on the iPad.
The full e-mail appears below:
Dear SmartMusic Educator,
A new school year is just around the corner, and it’s important that you have in advance the tools you need to succeed.
That’s why we are happy to announce that SmartMusic will be updated to include compatibility with custom SmartMusic accompaniments created in Finale 2014.
This update is planned to take place early in the week of July 14th. If you are using the latest version of SmartMusic, this update will be applied automatically unless you have turned off automatic updates. To update from earlier versions of SmartMusic, download the latest version from http://www.smartmusic.com/support/downloads/.
Shortly after, our iPad app will be updated to include Finale 2014 compatibility and fingering charts.