Recordare LLC, an Internet music software and publishing company, has released version 4 of its Dolet plug-in for the Finale music notation program. The Dolet 4 for Finale plug-in reads and writes MusicXML 2.0 files for the highest-fidelity translation available between music notation programs. It includes batch translation features to automate the process of moving digital sheet music files from one program to another. The Dolet 4 plug-in supports Finale 2000 to 2008 on Windows and Finale 2004 to 2008 on Mac OS X.
Recordare's Dolet plug-ins serve as "universal translators" between music notation programs. While Finale 2008 can read MusicXML 2.0 files, Dolet 4 for Finale is the first program that can write MusicXML files that include the new 2.0 features for file compression, multimedia support, and improved music formatting.
Dolet 4 for Finale is available for US $149.95 direct from Recordare. Upgrades from Dolet 3 for Finale are available for US $99.95.
The MusicXML format works with over 75 different music applications, including:
Notation programs such as Finale, Sibelius, and capella
Scanning programs such as SharpEye Music Reader and capella-scan
PDF and MIDI music acquisition programs such as PDFtoMusic Pro and Notation Composer
Electronic music stands for organ and piano such as OrganMuse and MuseBook Score
This combined support makes MusicXML far and away the most widely adopted music notation format since MIDI.