In today’s connected world, composers need the right tools to stay relevant and empower their creative abilities. Avid’s industry-leading music notation solutions enable you to become a tech-savvy composer and quickly turn your ideas into fully realized scores that can be easily shared with the world.

Centered around our groundbreaking Sibelius music notation tool, our solutions do the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus on what matters—composing your best material.

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Whether you’re a professional or aspiring composer or arranger, Avid has the solutions to help you compose, share, and publish your work.

  • Remove technical barriers to music notation and quickly write, edit, and arrange complex musical scores with Sibelius
  • Elevate your scores above the competition with Magnetic Layout, Dynamic Parts, and more
  • Share scores easily with anyone in the cloud or on your website with Sibelius | Cloud Sharing
  • Bring your skills into the 21st century and view, play, and perform scores on your iPad with Avid Scorch
  • Hear what your composition sounds like without the need for live instrumentation by playing back scores with the included Sibelius Sounds library
  • Take your compositions beyond the page by integrating Pro Tools into your workflow to start, enhance, and/or finish compositions
  • Enable collaboration with easy score sharing, annotations, and printing easy-to-read music notation
  • Avoid having to buy separate software to scan and transcribe music with PhotoScore & NotateMe and AudioScore Lite included
  • Learn or teach music notation and theory with access to more than 1,700 ready-made education tools—read more about Sibelius in the classroom
  • Protect your creative work through our Cloud Publishing tools and full Digital Rights Management
  • Connect and collaborate with others, promote scores shared via Sibelius | Cloud Sharing, and expand your opportunities with the free Avid Link app

How it works

  • Composers and arrangers
  • Students and educators
  • Music publishing
  • Sibelius provides everything you need to create and arrange exquisite, dynamic scores for live performances, film, television, and other entertainment. With PhotoScore & NotateMe and AudioScore Lite included, you can also scan, handwrite, and transcribe music as well. Integrate Pro Tools into your workflow to start, enhance, and/or finish compositions. And send your scores to your iPad with Avid Scorch for playback, practice, and performance on-the-go.

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  • As the world’s best-selling music notation software, Sibelius is the top choice for music educators and students entering a career in composition. Sibelius’ task-oriented interface guides you through the entire score-creation process. Learn and teach music notation and theory with more than 1,700 ready-made education tools at your disposal. And share compositions with other students and classrooms with MusicXML and Avid Scorch for iPad. Find out more about Sibelius in the classroom—and see if you qualify for discounted education pricing.

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  • Sibelius makes it easy to distribute and sell compositions as digital sheet music. Composers can publish their scores from Sibelius to Avid Scorch and ScoreExchange.com for anyone to buy and print. And for professional engravers and music publishers, our Sibelius | Cloud Publishing technology can help boost sales, enabling your customers to browse, play, transpose, and purchase scores on your Cloud Publishing-enabled website from any device.

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Film students will be working and editing their projects in Avid Media Composer and Symphony. We’ll have audio students working in Pro Tools, editing and mixing the sounds: dialog, sound effects and music. And, we’ll bring it all together in the dub stage.

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From the beginning it was decided that it would be a collaborative effort and we were writing the music with the orchestra in mind. It was by far the hardest mix I've ever been a part of.

MICHAEL LEAGUE, COMPOSER, PRODUCER, MUSICIAN

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