Buy "Perfect Layout v1.7" for Finale®
(for Finale 2014, 2014.5, v25 and v26)


Click here for a comparison of the Silver, Silver400 and Gold edition

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All licenses are valid for an activation on Windows or on MacOS.

Only the Windows version has been released yet, the MacOS version is only available to registered beta users.

To participate in the MacOS beta test, please send us a message.
When the MacOS version is released, all users that already have bought a license, can switch to the MacOS version.
Dependent on your license (one activation or two activations) you can either activate it only on one computer or on two computers.
You can deactivate/uninstall the plug-in on a computer at any time and install it on another computer if required.


Standard Editions

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EditionFeaturesRestrictionsCommer­cial
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  Licenses &     Activations   Target GroupPrice
(incl.VAT)
Purchase
Silver400
(1 computer)
All default features from the Gold edition, but fewer options to select from
Recommended for all users with standard scores!
limited to max. 36 (visible) staves with max. 400 measures each
(=14.400 frames in total)
yes
1 License,
1 Activation
Standard/ Power Users83,30 USD
83,30 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Silver400
(2 computers)
All default features from the Gold edition, but fewer options to select fromlimited to max. 36 (visible) staves with max. 400 measures each
(=14.400 frames in total)
yes
1 License,
2 Activations*
Standard/ Power Users130,90 USD
130,90 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Silver
(1 computer)
All default features from the Gold edition, but fewer options to select from
Recommended for all users with huge scores!
none
(=unlimited measures and staves)
yes
1 License,
1 Activation
Standard/ Power Users178,50 USD
178,50 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Silver
(2 computers)
All default features from the Gold edition, but fewer options to select fromnone
(=unlimited measures and staves)
yes
1 License,
2 Activations*
Standard/ Power Users226,10 USD
226,10 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
 

Publishing House Editions

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GoldAll featuresnone
yes
1 License,
1 Activation
Publishing Houses333,20 USD
333,20 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
*The "Publishing House Editon" can also be bought by individuals, but usually the Silver edition is sufficient. The Gold edition makes sense if you have your own house style and need to control every parameter: the Silver edition has ca. 120 options, the Gold edition ca. 220.
 

Discount Editions*

Students/University/Theological
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Purchase
Silver
Student
See SilverFor students with student/academic license of Finale® only
no
1Music students53,55 USD
53,55 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Gold
Student
See GoldFor students with student/academic license of Finale® only
no
1Music students99,96 USD
99,96 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Silver University/
Theological
See SilverFor staff at education institutions and churches only
yes
1Staff at education institutions and churches142,80 USD
142,80 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Gold University/
Theological
See GoldFor staff at education institutions and churches only
yes
1Staff at education institutions and churches266,56 USD
266,56 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
*Please note that the license key for discount editions will be sent out after we have received your email with the proof of your discount eligibility (more see below).
 

Upgrades*

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Purchase
Upgrade 1Silver400->SilverSee Silver
yes
(as in original license)
95,20 USD
95,20 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Upgrade 2Silver Student->
Silver
See Silver
yes
(as in original license)
124,95 USD
124,95 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Upgrade 3Silver400->Goldnone
yes
(one activation only:
if the Silver400 version had two activations, they both become invalid and you can only use one activation on Gold)
249,90 USD
249,90 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Upgrade 4Silver->Goldnone
yes
(one activation only:
if the Silver version had two activations, they both become invalid and you can only use one activation on Gold
154,70 USD
154,70 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
Upgrade 5Gold Student->
Gold
none
yes
(as in original license)
233,24 USD
233,24 USD net plus 0,00 USD (0,00%) tax
*Please note that the license key for upgrades will be sent out via email after we have checked your eligibility, i.e. if you had purchased the corresponding Perfect Layout version before and deactivated the old version, so that we can remove the old key from the valid license key database.
 

Demo*

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DemoSend us your Finale document. We will process it with the plug-in and return the result to you.limited to 300 measures
no
0
Free
(max. 2 files)
*We might add a downloadable demo version in the future. But at the moment there is only the "Send in your files"-option.
 

Multi-User- / Site Licenses

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  Licenses &     Activations   Target GroupPrice/Purchase
Silver AcademicSee SilverSee Silver, for student/academic licenses of Finale® only
no
2 or moreEducation InstitutionsPlease contact us for an individual offer dependent on the required licenses!
Gold AcademicAll featuresSee Gold, for student/academic licenses of Finale® only
no
2 or moreEducation InstitutionsPlease contact us for an individual offer dependent on the required licenses!
Gold CompanyAll featuresnone
yes
2 or moreMusic CompaniesPlease contact us for an individual offer dependent on the required licenses!

*License Notes:
"2-Activations-Option"

This special double license is meant for users who have two computers: for example a desktop PC and laptop, or a Mac and a PC.
The 2-License option allows installation and usage on two Windows PCs and, (when released for MacOS) alternatively on two MacOS computers, or one Windows and one MacOS computer).
The activation of the plug-in requires that both computers are in the same network during the installation of the plug-in. After installation you can use them in any network (or even without network connection).
But it's not possible to activate this license twice on different locations! In this case you need to purchase two individual license keys from a "1-License edition".

May I run the plug-in on multiple Finale versions (on one computer) with one activation?
Yes. The automatic installer installs the plug-in for ALL Finale versions that are registered on a computer - also for other Windows users on that computer. So if you have for example Finale 2014, 2014.5, v25 and v26 installed for two users, then eight instances of the plug-in will be installed in the configuration and plug-in folders of each Finale version. You can run all of these plug-ins at the same time with just one activation (though this may require a very fast computer with lots of cores and memory).

Multiple activations and/or licenses are only required for running the plug-in on multiple computers at the same time. You can, of course, install and uninstall the plug-in as often as you want. So if you only acquired one activation but have two computers, it's still possible (but tedious through lots of installations and deinstallations) to work with the plug-in on two computers.

Please read the FAQ for more info on how to activate the plug-in on multiple computers.


Commercial Usage Allowed

Commercial usage is allowed for all editions, except for student discount editions of Perfect Layout and for files created with the demo.
This means: in case of scores or parts processed with the student edition it is only allowed to distribute scores/parts created with Perfect Layout for free.
But it is not allowed to sell these scores, rent out, get royalties, etc.. Doing so is an infringement of the end user license agreement (EULA).
To make scores created with the student edition available for sale, you need to buy a "Student to Standard Version" update.


Eligibility for Discounts

To become eligible for a discount, please contact us.
Please include a clear scan, PDF, or photo of your documents:
  • Name and address of education/theological institution
  • Proof of enrollment including dates
  • Valid current full time status for students
  • Valid credentials for instructors/theological staff
  • If the license is only valid for academic/student versions of Finale, we need a proof of purchase of that version (e.g. invoice).

  • System Requirements

  • Finale® 2014, 2014.5, v25, v26 for 64bit Windows 7, 8, 10
    (MacOS is not supported in the first release, but is to be supported in the next release)
  • Windows Powershell must be installed and correctly registered (it is installed by default on Windows unless the user has removed it)
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM, for huge orchestra scores exceeding about 20.000 frame assignments 8-12 GB RAM and Finale® v25 or v26 are required, otherwise the plug-in may run out of memory.
  • About 100 MB of free hard drive space, plus space for the font annotation files dependent on the number of fonts that are installed
  • For the installation you need a user with administration rights
  • Internet connection during the installation and update process, and an email address to receive the activation code or an installed email program to request the activation code.
  • Internet connection for accessing the online documentation.
  • The faster the processor speed, the faster the plug-in (see this comparison). The plug-in is single-threaded, so multiple cores do not speed up the processing.
  • Data Privacy: For the activation and license validation of the software the following data will be stored on our servers (for more info read Data Privacy at Elbsound.studio and the EULA)