1988 Promo Video for the Coda Music Software, “Finale”

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I had a computer-using musician buddy in the early 1990s who was also a musician who could talk forever about how amazing his music would be if only he could afford a copy of the music program, “Finale”. Not being musically inclined, I could only nod my head and widen my eyes when he mentioned the $1000 price tag. He would eventually start using some other cheaper program and about once a month I would get a cassette filled from end to end with his “freshest tunes” (all of them unnamed tracks).

It wasn’t exactly my favorite music, but as a computer person, I did enjoy watching him work on the computer and I wonder if things would have turned out better if only he had gotten a copy of his precious, “Finale”?

This video is the promo for the original release from the software in 1988. I just watched it for the first time last night and I am completely convinced that computers are going to change the landscape of music as me move into the 1990s.

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One thought on “1988 Promo Video for the Coda Music Software, “Finale”

  1. I had an on board sequencer on my EPS back in 1990. It was pretty good for the work I was going. I didn’t start using software – Cakewalk – until music school in 1991.

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