Avid Sibelius 8 is the latest generation of world's best-selling music notation software, with powerful, yet easy-to-use tools trusted and used by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students worldwide. With its integrated Annotate feature, multi-touch gestures, Surface Pro 3 pen support, and more, Sibelius 8 lets you unleash your creativity in brand new ways, whether you're composing for film, television, multimedia, live performance, or in the classroom. With Avid Sibelius 8, you'll deliver better scores, faster than ever. Avid has optimized Sibelius 8 for use with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet, letting you quickly add and edit notes with just a tap of the pen, as well as play music in real time using your tablet's onscreen keyboard and fretboard. You can use the Surface Pro Pen's buttons to select, erase, and edit your music, and you can even drag the score around while you're inputting notes. Avid Sibelius 8 lets you play back your scores with impressive realism, with immediate access to an extensive instrumental library filled with a broad variety of pro-quality instruments. You can sync Sibelius to Pro Tools and other DAWs via ReWire, or collaborate through MusicXML. Share your music as a score, audio file, or video through email, ScoreExchange, YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud, and more - or export it to Avid Scorch, which lets musicians perform your compositions on an iPad. Avid Sibelius 8 includes Neuratron AudioScore Lite and PhotoScore Lite, which let you transcribe and scan music into Sibelius. Using AudioScore Lite, you can sing or play an instrument to input notes into Sibelius, or import music from a CD. And you can scan printed music with PhotoScore Lite and send it to Sibelius for playback, transposition, and editing. PhotoScore even comes with NotateMe for real-time conversion of your handwriting into notation.