How to Convert a Finale File to an Audio File

by Julius Vandersteen

When you work on a music project with Finale, a music notation application, you compose, arrange and edit your piece, entering notes by clicking on the staff or playing them through a MIDI keyboard connected to your computer. You use the Finale application to listen to the audio in a Finale file. If you want to let someone who doesn't have the Finale application listen to your music, you can easily export an audio file from Finale that plays on a computer or an MP3 player.

1

Click "Export to Audio" from the Finale menu.

2

Click "Export to Audio." The "Save as Audio File" dialog box opens.

3

Click an export option for the audio, such as "MP3," "WAV" or "AIFF."

4

Click the folder on your computer where you want to export the audio file.

5

Click "Save." Finale exports the audio file to the folder you designated.

About the Author

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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