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Sibelius First from Avid is notation software that is a fast and easy way for anyone to start writing and sharing music, from the aspiring composer and songwriter, to teachers and students. For those not yet comfortable with using notation software, the intuitive interface guides you through the process. Magnetic Layout, which keeps objects from bumping into each other, and additional time-saving tools make it easy to get professional results fast.
The included sound library plays back your compositions in exact detail, although it is also possible to use your own VST or Audio Units virtual instruments if you prefer. Choose the note input method that's most comfortable, including playing a MIDI instrument, transcribing audio, or scanning sheet music. When you're done, choose how you want to present your music-make a video of your score, export for iPad, or share directly to YouTube, SoundCloud, or Facebook.
If you get stuck, or want to take your skills even further, just refer to the how-to and help content. If you need further inspiration, check out the Score Starter and Ideas library to kick-start your creativity. Additionally, you can print, email, export scores as MIDI/MusicXML, and create audio files. You can also send your scores to the Avid Scorch mobile app and take them with you wherever you go.
Intuitive music notation software makes it easy to get great results without prior experience
Let the innovative, task-oriented interface guide you through the songwriting process
Scan printed sheet music, transcribe audio, or play MIDI instruments to get your ideas into Sibelius First-and transfer music between applications via MusicXML interchange
Add chord symbols and guitar fretboard diagrams by playing a MIDI keyboard or guitar
Turn guitar tab into notation, and back again
Take advantage of built-in smart tools to get great results without engraving or notation expertise
Magnetic Layout prevents collisions and moves score elements into position automatically
Dynamic Parts automatically update when you change your score
Easily add lyrics, titles, other text, and graphics
Hear your compositions thanks to the professional-quality sound library
Expand your sonic palette with VST/Audio Units virtual instruments or effects
Unlock the full power of your 64-bit computer and directly address more than 4 GB of RAM
Sync with other music software via ReWire
Enjoy tons of sharing options-export scores as videos or audio files, publish directly to social media, publish online, email, print, make a PDF, and more
Add Sibelius First scores to the Avid Scorch app and take your music on the go
In the Box
Sibelius First 7 - Notation Software
Software Activation Card
Table of Contents
Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later, 10.7.2 or later 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended) 500 MB free hard disk space for Sibelius First installation (12 GB free hard disk space required for sample content) DVD-ROM for software installation
PC Windows XP SP3 or later, Vista SP2 or later with Platform Update Pack, Windows 7 SP1 or later 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended for 32-bit systems, 4 GB or more recommended for 64-bit systems) 500 MB free hard disk space for Sibelius First installation (12 GB free hard disk space required for sample content) ASIO-compatible sound card recommended DVD-ROM for software installation
Other Scanner, microphone, and MIDI keyboard required for some features
Compatibility Supports all M-Audio controllers, including HyperControl enabled devices Syncs with other audio programs via ReWire Supports VST and Audio Units virtual instruments