Avid has announced the availability of Sibelius | First, a free version of the world’s best-selling music composition and notation software.

Designed for everyone from students to seasoned musicians, Sibelius | First delivers a streamlined notation toolset based on Sibelius and includes many of the same features, including music composition transcription, editing and unique cloud-based workflows, allowing composers to deliver scores faster and more efficiently.

Avid Sibelius First

Sibelius | First features Sibelius | Cloud Sharing, which allows users to store or share up to 10 scores. It also provides access to a vast network of creative artists and media professionals to collaborate with.

“Following the success of Avid’s free First products, which are now used by hundreds of thousands of artists, aspiring music creatives now have access to a free version of Sibelius,” said Alan Hoff, VP of Market Solutions at Avid.

“With Sibelius | First, beginners and hobbyists can create professional-looking scores using many of the same tools the pros use.”

With the addition of Sibelius | First to the Sibelius family, creative individuals at any stage of their career now have access to Sibelius:

  • Sibelius | First delivers a streamlined notation toolset based on Sibelius for everyone from students to seasoned musicians.
  • Sibelius, the notation software of choice for musicians, composers, orchestrators and students who want to produce richly detailed scores, offers cloud sharing and augmented notation capabilities so users can quickly and easily share and review scores anywhere.
  • From concert halls and scoring stages, to sheet music stores and classrooms, Sibelius | Ultimate is the go-to notation software that professionals rely on most. Sophisticated yet easy-to-use, Sibelius | Ultimate is a powerful tool enabling users to create complex arrangements with an unlimited number of instruments, and to orchestrate high-quality, professional scores.

Sibelius | First is now available to download for free.

More information: Avid