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Create and share scores quickly with the same tools used by the world's top composers and songwriters.

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From aspiring composers and songwriters, to teachers and students, Sibelius | First helps everyone to start composing music quickly and easily. You get many of the same tools used by the world's leading composers, at a beginner-friendly price point.

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Start composing quickly

Sibelius | First makes it easy to start writing music immediately. Even if you’re more comfortable playing instruments than using notation software, the innovative, task-oriented interface will guide you through the creative process.

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Choose your input method

Sibelius | First gives you multiple ways to compose and perform music—simply choose the note input method that works best for you. Play a MIDI keyboard or guitar, transcribe audio, or scan sheet music. Sibelius | First makes it easy to write music and create print-quality scores with ease.

Play back your scores

With Sibelius | First, you can hear your compositions in amazing detail thanks to the professional-quality sound library of sampled instruments. Or if you want to expand your sonic palette further, you can import your own VST/AU virtual instruments or effects.

Share your music

Once you've created your score, Sibelius | First lets you share your music with the world. Make a video of your score, export for iPad, or share directly to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook. You can also print, email, and create audio files.

Take scores everywhere

Avid Scorch transforms your iPad into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store. Whether you want to showcase your own music or purchase scores from world-class publishers, Scorch is the easy way to practice and perform your favorite Sibelius | First scores on the go.


Avid Sets the Score on The Voice and Australian Idol

When first exploring computer notation software, I tried the major programs available and found Sibelius to be the most musically intuitive and consequently I was able to begin writing almost immediately.


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Creating Avatar’s Soundtrack with Sibelius and Pro Tools

Pro Tools and Sibelius are tools that allow me to be more creative, by allowing me to think about the technology as little as possible


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