Start composing right away
Because the Sibelius | First user interface is so intuitive, you’ll be able to jump in and start writing music right away. Choose the note input method that’s most comfortable for you—play a MIDI instrument, transcribe audio, or scan sheet music.
Focus on your composition
Revolutionary features like Magnetic Layout automatically take care of the details, so you can write music and create print-quality scores with ease. If you get stuck or want to take your skills even further, just check out the how-to and help content.
Share your music with the world
What fun is it to write music if you can’t share it? Sibelius | First gives you more options than ever. Export scores to video, share directly to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook, publish scores online, export for iPad, and more. You can also print, email, export scores as MIDI/MusicXML/PDF, and create audio files.
Want to hear how your ideas will sound in real life? Play back your scores in beautiful detail with the amazing collection of sampled instrument sounds—or use your own VST/AU virtual instruments or effects. If you need more inspiration, check out the Score Starter and Ideas library to kick-start your creativity.
Get great results easily
Sibelius | First features an innovative, task-oriented interface and built-smart tools that will guide you through the songwriting process. Dynamic Parts automatically creates and updates separate instrumental parts when you change your score.
Import your best ideas
Get your ideas into Sibelius | First by scanning printed sheet music, transcribing audio, or playing MIDI instruments. Add chord symbols and guitar fretboard diagrams by playing a MIDI keyboard or guitar. Turn guitar tab into notation, and back again. And easily add lyrics, titles, text, and graphics.
Purchase, practice, and perform with your iPad
Transform your iPad into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store. With the powerful Avid Scorch app, viewing beautiful scores is just the beginning. Easily learn songs or adapt them to your instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab.