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Introducing Sibelius | First 8

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Sibelius | First makes it easy for anyone to compose music. Built on the foundation of Sibelius 8—the world’s best-selling notation software—Sibelius | First 8 is powerful enough to create professional scores, yet simple enough for beginners, enthusiasts, and musicians to use. Get timesaving new features and hundreds of improvements to drive your creativity—without sacrificing the ease you love about Sibelius | First.

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Write music easily

Wish you could turn the ideas in your head into fully realized compositions? It’s easy with Sibelius | First. From the task-oriented interface, which guides you through the creative process, to features that keep your score looking pitch-perfect, you get just the core Sibelius tools you need to focus on your music writing—without the bell-and-whistle distractions.

Express yourself

With Espressivo 2 now in charge of playback, you can hear your score expressed in the way you intended it to be heard. You can also apply presets to change up the rhythmic feel of an instrument’s timing and dynamics to make each part sound more realistic, as if played by an actual human.

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Sibelius | First is now available in more ways than ever, offering many of the same tools used by top composers—at prices anyone can afford. Get everything you need to start writing your masterpiece for less than the cost of a single burger (or salad for you vegetarians) with a monthly or annual subscription. Or purchase and own Sibelius | First. The choice is yours.

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When first exploring computer notation software, I tried the major programs available and found Sibelius to be the most musically intuitive and consequently I was able to begin writing almost immediately.


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Creating Avatar’s Soundtrack with Sibelius and Pro Tools

Pro Tools and Sibelius are tools that allow me to be more creative, by allowing me to think about the technology as little as possible


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Grammy-Winner Goldstein Touts Sibelius

Sibelius is an instrument that is organic and brilliantly organized so a musician can think quickly and rely on it for ease of movement. Its design makes creativity a distinct possibility and always just a keystroke away.


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