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Sibelius First

See Sibelius First in action


Avid Sibelius First is the fastest, smartest, easiest way for everyone to start to write music—from aspiring composers and songwriters, to teachers and students. Even if you’re more comfortable playing instruments than using notation software, the intuitive interface will guide your songwriting process. Magnetic Layout and other timesaving tools make it easy to get professional results fast—and the premium sound library plays back your compositions in stunning detail. When you’re done, choose from a variety of ways to introduce your music to the world—make a video of your score, share directly to social media, export for iPad, and more.

Start composing right away

The new 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. 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.

Get inspired

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. With Sibelius First notation software in your toolkit, writer’s block won’t stand a chance.

Share your music with the world

What fun is it to write music if you can’t share it? Sibelius First notation software 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. Of course, you can also print, email, export scores as MIDI/MusicXML/PDF, and create audio files. You can also send your scores to the Avid Scorch mobile app and take them anywhere.