Avid Sibelius Alternatives

    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 an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Avid Sibelius 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 Avid Sibelius are Guitar Pro (Paid), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), Dorico (Freemium) and LilyPond (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 3, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • iPad
    • iPhone
    • Online
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Windows Mobile
    • Self-Hosted
    • PortableApps.com
    • Google Drive
    • Wine
    • Kindle Fire
    • Facebook
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Features

    • Music Composer
    • WYSIWYG Support
    • Portable
    • Music XML Support
    • Support for MIDI
    • Accompaniment
    • DAW
    • Audio Editing
    • Educational
    • Export to PDF
    • Tabs
    • Web-Based
    • Real time collaboration
    • Transpose
    • Virtual instrument
    • Support for VST plugins
    • SMuFL support
    • Studio
    • Synthesizer
    • Mobile apps

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. View 68 alternatives to MuseScore
      Almost everyone thinks MuseScore is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • PortableApps.com
      MuseScore vs Avid Sibelius
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Already very good but with lots of potential as it is being rapidly developed and expanded
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      4
      Musescore is fully functional Also has lots of add-ons and import / export formats.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      1
      It is updated frequently and has a very skilled and active community - and it is also free and open source.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Easy to use and pretty complete
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
      it's easy to use, has complete features, and free
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      2
      riveravaldez 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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    • The software to compose music, transcribe your favorite songs, or simply read the thousands of tabs available on the Internet. View 60 alternatives to Guitar Pro
      Most users think Guitar Pro is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Guitar Pro vs Avid Sibelius
      pros, cons and recent comments
      While it's more geared towards guitar, you can easily write scores for any instrument.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1


    • Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. View 95 alternatives to Rosegarden
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Rosegarden vs Avid Sibelius
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Record and playback midi & audio easily. Scoring is a little more difficult
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
    • 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. View 14 alternatives to Dorico
      Almost everyone thinks Dorico is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Dorico vs Avid Sibelius
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Kambro Interface very performed : an excellent 21th century application.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      1
    • GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. View 46 alternatives to LilyPond
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      LilyPond vs Avid Sibelius
      pros, cons and recent comments
      hard to use, and unpractical
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0


    • 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. View 40 alternatives to Frescobaldi
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • 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. View 63 alternatives to Impro-Visor
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. View 47 alternatives to Finale
      Most users think Finale is a great alternative to Avid Sibelius.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Finale vs Avid Sibelius
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very similar, and either/or software for music production? If required, I'd simply go for whichever package is the cheaper at the time?
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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. View 20 alternatives to StaffPad
      • Windows
      • Windows S
    • GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. View 50 alternatives to Denemo
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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