From concert halls and scoring stages to sheet music stores and classrooms, more composers, arrangers, publishers, and educators use Sibelius – the world's best-selling notation software – than any other. With its sophisticated yet easy-to-use tools and Sibelius Cloud Sharing features, Sibelius makes it easy to create, arrange, print, and share your compositions. And now it's available for desktop and iPad/iPhone in three tiers to meet every need: Sibelius Ultimate for professional music composition and education, Sibelius Artist for aspiring composers and hobbyists, and Sibelius First, a free version for those new to music notation. Sibelius Artist key features and benefits: • Write music quickly and easily Sibelius Artist makes music composition easy, giving you the flexibility to work anywhere using a computer or iPad/iPhone. Whether you prefer to enter notes from the onscreen notation Keypad, a MIDI keyboard, your computer keyboard, or using an Apple Pencil, Sibelius Artist takes care of all note layout, orientation, and rest details for you. • Build up your composition With support for up to 16 instrument parts (staves), you can create rich, multilayered compositions. But it's not just about notes. Add chord symbols and guitar chord diagrams by simply playing a chord on a MIDI device or typing suffix elements. Turn guitar tab into notation and back again. And easily add lyrics, titles, text, and graphics to round out your score. • Spark ideas with loop playback When composing, sometimes the best way to come up with parts is to improvise different melody lines, riffs, and chords over a section of music. Sibelius Artist enables you to select any part of your score for loop playback, so you can quickly experiment. You can even slow down the tempo during loop playback for easier rehearsal and lesson practice–ideal for students and teachers. • Create beautiful scores fast Spend more time writing music instead of fixing it. Magnetic Layout automatically gives everything just the right amount of space and avoids collisions, cutting writing time in half. Dynamic Parts can automatically create and update separate instrumental parts whenever you change your score. You can also fine-tune the score for your engraving needs. Plus, the new set of house styles lets you customize a look that perfectly suits your score. • Turn MIDI into Sibelius scores fast Easily create sheet music from a Pro Tools or other DAW session into fully notated scores. With expanded MIDI import features, you can omit, map, arrange, and/or merge MIDI tracks into a score on import. You can also add articulations and techniques during import to preserve the composer's intent, helping jumpstart the instrument assignment and notation refinement process. • and much, much more!