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We've compiled a list of 12 free and paid alternatives to Symphony Pro. The primary competitors include MuseScore, LilyPond. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Symphony Pro and Sibelius, StaffPad, MagicScore. Also you can look at other similar options here: Audio and Music Software.

Free Open Source

MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

Free Open Source

GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving.

Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

Write music naturally on your Windows Surface Tablet.

MagicScore is an easy and powerful music notation and composition software.

Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc.

Online collaborative music score editor

Dorico redefines the gold standard in scoring software.

Pizzicato is a music software to write and print your sheet music, but also to arrange and compose...

Complete music notation and composition app for iPad.

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Symphony Pro Overview

Symphony Pro is a powerful music notation and composition app for iPad.


• 114 built-in instruments for playback, and auditioning the notes you entered.
• Create scores in standard music notation or tablature
• Edit with an on-screen instrument, QWERTY keyboard, or a MIDI input device
• Dozens of shortcuts & gestures to edit & navigate. Or, use an attached QWERTY keyboard
• Reduce your score size, range, or combination of parts for viewing & editing**
• Print the score from your iPad with AirPrint
• Up to 15 instruments, 45 staves, 4 voices/layers per score
• Record a part in real-time with clicks at the beat with optional emphasis
• Backup & sync your scores with iCloud**
• Import MusicXML, MIDI, MXL, or Symphony files
• Export as a PDF, MusicXML, MIDI, AAC, or Symphony file
• Large selection of articulations & dynamics in the Expressions menu
• Multi-measure rests** for parts
• Grace notes
• Customizable notehead symbol & colors**
• Chord symbol, lyric, and annotation tools
• Edit multiple notes and rests by selection, toggle, and note groupings.
• Copy/Paste function can select multiple measures & staves, and cut single or multiple voices/layers
• Unlimited undo and redo
• Customizable stem directions & note beaming
• Transposing instruments & concert pitch options
• Change tempo or clef at any point in the score
• Stream audio or share your screen wirelessly with AirPlay
• Advanced document management support
• Create your own custom project template or use a built-in one
• Customizable part groupings for SATB and instrument families
• Customizable chord symbol, lyric, and annotation font
• Loop playback choices
• Auto-save, and overwrite protection for current projects.

Symphony Pro Features

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