Submitted by thewhippinpost on Tue, 10/10/2006 - 18:21.

Notation Software for Computer Music work

In the category, Sibelius are offering up the Music Notation Software   for our consideration... What's it all about then?

Sibelius Music Notation Software (Macintosh and Windows)
Sibelius Music Notation Software (Macintosh and Windows)

Sibelius 3 is the complete software for writing, playing, printing and publishing music notation. It's designed to make your life easier, save you time, produce beautiful results – and enable you to do things you might never have dreamed of, like publish your music world-wide, or create your own CDs. And it's designed for every kind of musician, from students and teachers to professional composers.

What others are saying:

the features are great for notation software but i wish it came with a way to make custom template scores. far to often i have to open up a lead sheet and add the instruments i want because of the lack of that option. its not a huge deal, however, which is why it still gets a 9.

ive had very few crashes and bug problems compared to my experiences with macintosh and encore. i'd give it a 10 but it does seem to crash sometimes whenever i accidently paste a lot of material in the wrong again..9.

it is a little too high in cost for the typical musician. it should be around the $325-375 area. i know a lot of musicians who would like to buy it but can't afford it (without saving up for a few months) which = 9.

i like the way it works, especially compared to finale 2004 which would take a few days just to figure out what it's menu does. so for pc, there's no other option as far as im concerned.

the sound depends on your sound card or midi face, but it plays most of everything you notate as you would want it. i cant get it to play manually inserted falls and rips and turns for some reason, which is why it gets a 9.

the help menu and the online help are great! no complaints here.

this will last for a long time but i would recommend upgrading to sibelius 3 (something im planning on doing).

More Details

If that's not enough then check out the following link for the full specifications - Music Notation Software