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    Overture Alternatives

    Overture is described as 'Sonic Scores Overture is a powerful score editor and music composition software' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Overture for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Overture are Avid Sibelius, Rosegarden, LilyPond and Dorico.

    Overture is mainly a Music Production App but alternatives to it may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Overture.
    This page was last updated May 20, 2021
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    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
    2. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.


    3. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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      GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.
    4. Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software. Its musical intelligence is like having an expert assistant by your side, while its intuitive workflows help you focus on each aspect of score preparation.


    5. Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.
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      Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.
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      Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor.
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      StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface* and other compatible Windows 8.1 devices.
    6. NoteWorthy Composer is a graphical score editor intended for the creation of sheet music, but it can also import and export MIDI and Karaoke files and can export graphical WMFs. The user interface works either from the keyboard or the mouse.
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