StaffPad Alternatives for Mac

    StaffPad is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is MuseScore, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to StaffPad and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to StaffPad are LilyPond (Free, Open Source), Avid Sibelius (Freemium), Dorico (Freemium) and Finale (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 3, 2021

    1. MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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      Most users think MuseScore is a great alternative to StaffPad.
      Because Staffpad is not compatible for Mac
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    2. 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.
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    3. Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.
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      Most users think Avid Sibelius is a great alternative to StaffPad.
    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.
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    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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      Aered is a sheet music editor specifically designed for drummers.
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      Sonic Scores Overture is a powerful score editor and music composition software. KEY FEATURES Single Window - Powerful editing tools at your fingertips Touch Enabled - Work in ways you never imagined 64-Bit Support - Access all of your computer’s memory
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      Bring musical inspirations to life with the blazingly fast and intuitive Notion™ 6 music composition and performance environment. Compose when and how you want and even enter music with your own handwriting. Take projects to the next level with deep integration with...
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      A new app for music education. Instrument Bible is a virtual fingering chart for brass, woodwind, and string instruments.
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      Pizzicato is a music software to write and print your sheet music, but also to arrange and compose your own music or even learn music and music composition.
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