Music Notation

Create higher quality, inspiring compositions with unparalleled speed, power, and ease

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Turn your ideas into beautiful, professional scores-quickly and easily

In today’s competitive industry, composers need cutting-edge creative tools that enable them to unleash their creativity and deliver professional scores more efficiently. Avid’s industry-leading music notation solutions are the most inspiring tools available, enabling you to turn your creative ideas into fully realized scores, quickly and easily. Avid music notation solutions are designed to do the technical heavy lifting for you, so you can concentrate on your creativity, deliver professional scores faster, and share your music with the world.

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Explore our music notation solutions

Sibelius

Create professional scores with the latest generation of the world’s most trusted notation software.

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Sibelius First

Unleash your creativity with the fastest, easiest tool for writing and sharing music.

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Avid Scorch

Purchase, practice, and perform music with your iPad.

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Pro Tools Software

Record, edit, and mix with the industry-standard music and audio production software.

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Pro Tools | Mbox

Bring professional quality to your personal studio with interfaces that offer premium sound, performance, and portability.

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Write professional scores faster

Composers today are under pressure to deliver clean, accurate scores, often under tight deadlines. At the same time, compositions are growing more complex, while the number of requested scores and variations continue to increase.

To create higher-quality, more inspiring compositions faster and more efficiently, you need cutting-edge music notation tools. That’s why top composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students alike choose Sibelius software—the fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music for live performance, film and television, and media entertainment. Featuring sophisticated yet easy-to-use tools, Sibelius enables you to express, accelerate, and promote your creativity in more ways than ever before—so you can complete professional scores faster, and take on more work.

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+-Compose with unrivalled expressiveness and feel

Wouldn’t it be nice to hear every nuance of your score played back realistically, without having to hire an expensive orchestra?

Featuring advanced notation interpretation, Sibelius enables you to hear every nuance of your score—the way you intended it to be heard. Sibelius gives you complete control over and customization of the rhythmic feel of any individual part to produce more expressive and realistic musical phrasings. And Sibelius can interpret such notation distinctions as tempo markings, metric emphasis, grace notes, mordents, caesuras, and breath marks on playback using the 36 GB professionally recorded sound library.

+-Collaborate with others and share your compositions

Remote collaboration and sharing has become essential in today’s music industry, and composers need an easy and efficient way to collaborate with others and distribute their compositions for the world to hear.

Sibelius enables enhanced collaboration and distribution of compositions through innovative score sharing and social media features. Scores can be shared through email, uploaded and published as sheet music on ScoreExchange.com, or even posted as video or audio files on YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud.

+-Teach students with industry-leading composition tools
When students learn Sibelius, they learn the industry-standard workflows and creative tools they need to compete for jobs in the media industry. Avid offers the most generous educational discounts in the industry, so students and educators alike can get affordable access to the same workflows that composers, arrangers, and music publishers rely on worldwide—even if budgets are tight.

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Sibelius

Create professional scores with the latest generation of the world’s most trusted notation software.

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Sibelius First

Unleash your creativity with the fastest, easiest tool for writing and sharing music.

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View and play beautiful scores on the go

Today's composers often find themselves working on the go. Whether you’re on the road or on set, it’s crucial to review your scores—or even practice and perform your music—anytime, anywhere.

Avid Scorch (available for purchase on the Apple App Store) offers fully interactive music viewing and playback, enabling you to edit, practice, perform, and publish Sibelius scores using an iPad. Don’t have an iPad? Download Sibelius Scorch, a free plug-in that offers fully interactive music viewing and playback through your favorite web browser, enabling you to transpose keys, change instruments, and print Sibelius scores on the Internet. Both extend your Sibelius workflow, providing powerful new ways of working with music notation.

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+-Practice and perform scores without printing sheet music

To perfect your performances, it’s essential to learn, practice, and adapt scores wherever you go.

Avid Scorch transforms your iPad mobile device into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store. Thanks to the award-winning Sibelius engine, Avid Scorch generates interactive notation. You can easily learn songs or adapt them to your instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab—then give a great performance using Music Stand mode. Whether you want to showcase your own music or purchase scores from world-class publishers, Avid Scorch is the easy way to practice and perform your favorite sheet music on the go.

+-Find the sheet music you need

Whether you want to showcase your own music or purchase scores from world-class publishers, you need access to an online community of sheet music providers and enthusiasts. Avid Scorch enables you to browse and purchase everything from chart-toppers to classics right within the app—and enjoy the simplicity and security of using your existing iTunes account. You can also publish your Sibelius and Sibelius First scores and sell them to others.

+-View, play, edit, and print scores without Sibelius

Sibelius Scorch is available as free web browser plug-in, enabling you to view, play, customize, and print your Sibelius scores on the Internet. Change instruments and keys. Navigate your scores and play them back from any point. Select which device to use for playback. Save and print your scores. And stay up to date with the latest Scorch information and updates.

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Avid Scorch

Purchase, practice, and perform music with your iPad.

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Sibelius Scorch

View, play, customize, and print Sibelius scores on the Internet with this free web browser plug-in

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Everything you need to create complete, finished productions

Today, more than ever, audiences and fans expect scores to be emotionally compelling and well produced—whether it's a lush, string-filled film score or a minimalist piano composition. And with so many artists, songwriters, and composers competing for exposure, it can be difficult to promote and sell your work.

Pro Tools is the industry-leading digital audio workstation for composing, recording, editing, and mixing music. Featuring seamless integration with Sibelius, Pro Tools enables you to take your composition from sketchpad to final production. Available in a standalone version or bundled with Avid audio interfaces, Pro Tools gives you even more power to explore your creativity.

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+-Accelerate your creativity with a seamless, integrated workflow

To bring your musical inspiration to life, you need a powerful workflow that will take you from idea to completed production. Pro Tools offers seamless integration with Sibelius, providing a complete solution for composing, producing, and generating notation.

Using Pro Tools, you can compose music notation directly with the Score Editor’s built-in notation tools, or by using virtual instruments and a MIDI keyboard/controller. You can then export Pro Tools sessions for further finessing in Sibelius. What’s more, you can record audio from Sibelius to Pro Tools and even sync the two systems together for simultaneous playback. It’s a seamless workflow that can handle any notation-related task.

+-Unleash your creativity with powerful yet easy-to-use tools

When you're composing, you need to focus on the creative flow without getting interrupted by technology, so you can record the best performances and make important songwriting decisions. Pro Tools features powerful production tools and reliable, intuitive workflows that enable you to stay in the creative zone.

+-Get the sounds you need to bring your compositions to life

Pro Tools gives you the power to work with epic numbers of virtual instruments and effects to create rich, complex scores and bring your compositions to life. And with a wide range of 64-bit AAX virtual instruments, effects, and sound processing plug-ins available, your sonic opportunities are endless.

Access the right instrumentation for every part—at a price you can afford

Pro Tools virtual instruments enable you to easily create parts for practically any musical instrument using a MIDI keyboard/controller or your mouse and the built-in Pro Tools Score Editor or MIDI Editor. Get started fast with the virtual instruments included with Pro Tools, and expand your arsenal with additional AAX virtual instruments from Avid and third-party audio designers.

Use effects and sound processors to further sculpt your sound

When you’re ready to take your score to the next level, Pro Tools offers a wide variety of effects and sound-processing plug-ins to help you put that extra polish on your compositions. From high-quality reverbs, EQs, and compressors, to guitar amp emulators and channel strip dynamics, Pro Tools gives you the plug-ins you need to create professional mixes. The software comes equipped with over 70 effects, sound-processing, and utility plug-ins in the powerful 64-bit AAX format. And with the in-app Avid Marketplace, you can find any additional plug-ins you need to make your mix sound its absolute best.

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Pro Tools

Record, edit, and mix with the industry-standard music and audio production software.

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Pro Tools Express

Included with Mbox and Fast Track interfaces—experience music creation using a streamlined version of the professional toolset.

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Audio plug-ins

Expand your creative palette with a wide variety of sound processing, effects, virtual instrument, and utility plug-ins for Pro Tools.

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Accelerate your creativity with hardware and software that integrate seamlessly

When you piece together a studio setup from multiple companies, it can add extra steps and complexity to your workflow—and stifle your creativity. Whether you’re in the studio, at home, or on the road, you need solutions that integrate together seamlessly, so you can focus on creating the highest-quality music.

Avid audio interfaces work together optimally with Sibelius and Pro Tools, so you can stay in the creative zone and accomplish more.

Learn how Avid audio hardware addresses your needs:

+-Record and monitor with premium sound quality-everywhere you go
Get the ultimate mobile audio experience with Mbox

Featuring reliable performance, portability, and professional-grade sound quality, the Mbox audio interface comes with Pro Tools Express, while Mbox Pro comes with Pro Tools, enabling you to compose music, monitor your sound, and play back compositions with ease. Featuring rugged metal construction with reinforced components, Mbox interfaces fit easily into your bag or backpack, so you always have it whenever creativity strikes.

Capture inspiration on the go with Fast Track

Fast Track is a line of compact, studio-grade USB audio interfaces that provide everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a complete songwriting and music recording system. Ideal for home, studio, and on-the-go creation, Fast Track comes with Pro Tools Express, enabling you to compose, monitor, and play back compositions in a solution that’s both portable and affordable.

+-Write music and get amazing guitar tones quickly

For songwriting guitarists, Eleven Rack provides the ultimate music composition, guitar recording, and amplifier emulation system. Featuring a high-quality DSP-accelerated hardware interface, Eleven Rack gives you access to dozens of the most coveted rigs and stompbox effects for a fraction of the price of a single vintage amp. It also comes with industry-standard Pro Tools, providing the notation, MIDI, and audio tools you need to write, record, edit, and mix music—quickly and easily.

+-Go beyond the mouse with tactile control

When you’re in the creative zone, it’s essential to have an integrated hardware and software solution that provides the quickest, most intuitive, and fluid editing capabilities.

Artist Series control surfaces enable you to take deep hands-on control of your favorite audio software so you can speed up editing and mixing tasks. These portable control surfaces can be connected together to form a single, custom slimline surface that easily fits into any setup, delivers great responsiveness, and gives you much more control than working with a mouse and keyboard alone.

  • Artist Control—Accelerate audio editing and mixing with a 4-fader touchscreen control surface
  • Artist Mix—Accelerate audio mixing in audio software with an 8-fader control surface
  • Artist Transport—Edit and navigate projects quickly and precisely

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Pro Tools | Mbox

Bring professional quality to your personal studio with interfaces that offer premium sound, performance, and portability.

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Pro Tools | Fast Track

Turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a complete songwriting and music recording system.

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Pro Tools | Eleven Rack

Easily record your guitar performances and get the tones of the world's greatest amps and effects.

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Artist Series

Take control of Pro Tools and other EUCON enabled media apps to speed up and enhance the creativity process.

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