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Avid Sibelius is described as 'Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Avid Sibelius for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPad. The best alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Avid Sibelius are Guitar Pro, Rosegarden, LilyPond and Dorico.

Avid Sibelius alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but 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 Avid Sibelius.
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Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X,...

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    MuseScore

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
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    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIMuseScore includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ PortableMuseScore can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks MuseScore is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
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    Very good and freeware. It allows me to write my music, export it in midi format file and upload it to Reaper DAW. It also allows me to import any midi I recorded within Reaper and instantly have a music score to share with fellow musicians.

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    Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded

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    Musescore is fully functional Also has lots of add-ons and import / export formats.

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    It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source.

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    Easy to use and pretty complete

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    it's easy to use, has complete features, and free

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    MuseScore is simpler and more flexible than Sibelius, and is under GPL, free-software, available for everybody, without restrictions. Its improving constantly, and you can use it at will. Lighter and so-much-less trouble maker than Sibelius. With open/standard formats: no locking-in.

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    Guitar Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Guitar Pro is first and foremost a program designed to edit tablatures for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments from 4 to 8 strings.

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    Most users think Guitar Pro is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.

    While it's more geared towards guitar, you can easily write scores for any instrument.

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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRosegarden is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Record and playback midi & audio easily. Scoring is a little more difficult

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    LilyPond

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLilyPond is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableLilyPond can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    hard to use, and unpractical

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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIDorico includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Easy edit bars
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    Interface very performed : an excellent 21th century application.

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    Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes.

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    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
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    Finale

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    Most users think Finale is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.

    Very similar, and either/or software for music production? If required, I'd simply go for whichever package is the cheaper at the time?

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    Band-in-a-Box

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    • Windows

    Band-in-a-Box is an intelligent automatic accompaniment program. You can hear and play along to many song ideas and go from "nothing" to "something" in a very short period of time with Band-in-a-Box as your "on demand" backup band.

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    it anticipates what musicians needs to make music and provides it. it's incredibly easy to use. Produces professional results and it keeps getting better every year. this is understandable when you consider that musicians created the programs

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    Denemo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can compose, transcribe, arrange, listen to the music and much more.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIDenemo includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Power Tab Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele tablature scores, among many others. The current version uses the *.ptb file format.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIPower Tab Editor includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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