Black Friday 2023 deals for music notation software and related tech [updated]

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Whether it’s strictly on the day after Thanksgiving, or the entire holiday season, Black Friday has come to define the time of year when it’s possible to procure some of the best discounts on a wide variety of products.

Here at Scoring Notes, you can read about all of the deals in the world of music notation notation software and related technology and listen to our podcast episode where we discuss our take on the hottest deals, and help make the most of your holiday spending budget, and still have plenty of time to take advantage of some serious savings.

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On the Scoring Notes podcast, David MacDonald and Philip Rothman summarize the best deals we’ve found in music notation software and related technology, and review some of the newest features that make spending holiday cash a worthwhile investment during this time of the year. Listen now:

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All prices listed are in US dollars unless otherwise noted. Prices may vary by country or region, and may not all be available in your area. Be sure to verify pricing with the seller.


Sibelius and other Avid products

Avid is taking 20% off annual subscriptions through December 4, 2023, as follows:

Sibelius

  • Sibelius Ultimate: $159 (reg. $199)
  • Sibelius Artist: $79 (reg. $99)

Pro Tools

  • Pro Tools Ultimate: $479 (reg. $579)
  • Pro Tools Studio: $239 (reg. $299)
  • Pro Tools Artist: $79 (reg. $99)

Media Composer Ultimate:

  • $499 (reg. $599)

Avid has told Scoring Notes that these same discounts will be available to those renewing their subscription in my.avid.com through the end of the year.

However, if you already have a previous version of Sibelius Ultimate as a perpetual license and want to get current, we recommend that you not get the subscription, but instead purchase the “Sibelius Ultimate – Get Current” product for 1 year for $149 or 3 years for $299. Either of these is less expensive than the subscription, and will additionally allow you to keep your perpetual license.

Finally, if you have a qualifying competing product like Finale, you can get a subscription to Sibelius Ultimate for just $120, through the competitive crossgrade offer.

As always, your best source for Sibelius reviews, tips and news is right here on Scoring Notes. Here are all of the updates released since this time last year:


Finale

Last year, on September 1, MakeMusic announced new permanent lower prices on Finale.

Now, during their 2023 sale, which runs through December 1, those prices are discounted even further, as follows, with the code FINALE35 — to celebrate 35 years (!) of Finale:

  • New retail license: $89 (70% off; reg. $299)
    • We believe this to be the lowest price we have ever seen for a new Finale license with no special qualifying conditions, like academic affiliation or previous Finale license.
  • New academic license: $65 (35% off; reg. $99)
  • Upgrade from a previous version of Finale: $65 (35% off; reg. $99)

The Garritan libraries are also on sale:

  • Garritan Anthology: $199 (50% off; reg. $399)
  • Garritan Sound Libraries (with the exception of CFX): 35% off
  • Garritan Anthology + Upgrade to Finale Bundle: $249 (50% off; reg. $498 — use the code FINALEGARRITAN23)

Late in 2022, we saw the release of Finale version 27.3, adding native installation of eight of the most popular and powerful plug-ins by Jari Williamsson. Now called JW Tools, these plug-ins now install natively with Finale and have been updated to work correctly with SMuFL-compliant fonts.

Finale version 27.4 has been promised for sometime later this year, and will, according to MakeMusic, address several long-standing bugs, and optimize Finale for use with macOS Sonoma.


Dorico and other Steinberg products

Steinberg has often had excellent “Cyber Weeks” promotions, and 2023 is no exception, with savings of up to 50% off of many of their products, with no coupon code needed, through December 11, 2023.

These include:

  • Desktop software: WaveLab Pro, WaveLab Elements, WaveLab Cast 2, SpectraLayers Pro 10, SpectraLayers Elements 11, VST Connect, VST Live
  • Plug-ins and instruments: IMMERSE Virtual Studio and IMMERSE Ambidecoder, Absolute 6, TGuitar, Iconica Opus, Metal & Ice, Hyperion Brass Elements
  • App Store / Google Play: Cubasis and in-app purchases, Cubase iC Pro

Missing among them, however — especially as it pertains to Scoring Notes readers — is Dorico, but don’t despair. Although Dorico isn’t included in Steinberg’s Cyber Weeks sale this year, there will be a chance to pick Dorico up at a discount before the end of 2023, synced up with a forthcoming Dorico 5.1 release. So, if you have your eye on Dorico, but haven’t purchased it yet, set aside a bit of your holiday savings so that you can make room for it before the ball drops for 2024.

Steinberg released Dorico 5 on May 24 of this year, and followed it up with two smaller updates in the couple of months that followed, with versions 5.0.10 and 5.0.20. As we have been told that the next update will be numbered 5.1, we can expect a sizable amount of improvements. In the meantime, Dorico 5 users enjoy the inclusion of many SMuFL music fonts and accompanying text fonts, giving users a broader aesthetic palette; speedier note input workflows that encourage live note editing with the mouse and multi-selection input; a number of playback enhancements such as scrubbing, space and stage templates, pitch contour emphasis, MIDI trigger regions, and the inclusion of Groove Agent SE, a dedicated drum kit playback device; a powerful instrument editor addition to the Library Manager; and a host of other smaller but worthwhile enhancements.


MuseScore

MuseScore is free, but if you like the idea of paying something just so you get a discount, don’t despair — there are other ways to get deals on MuseScore offerings.

MuseScore.com is used by musicians to share their work with the community, for music teachers to share tasks with their students, and for performers to find digital sheet music, and a MuseScore Pro+ subscription unlocks scores that are licensed from print publishers. MuseScore Learn is a repository of online video course that run the gamut from learning how to play musical instruments to learning how to use MuseScore itself.

MuseScore is giving discounts to both MuseScore Pro+ and MuseScore Learn, as follows:

  • MuseScore Pro+ annual subscription that gives access to official scores licensed from print music publishers + all PRO features like downloading, printing, transposing, etc. — an annual subscription is $39.99, which MuseScore says is 90% off the price if paid weekly, although the actual discount is less, since this product is regularly discounted.
  • MuseScore Learn subscription that gives access to courses — an annual subscription is $39.99. This is 83% off the price if paid monthly; again, the actual discount is lower.

MuseScore is part of Muse Group, which also controls Ultimate Guitar, and that site also has a sale that is advertised to be 80% off. As with MuseScore.com’s offerings, we find the pricing and discount scheme to be somewhat opaque, often requiring a login or other steps to be performed before the price is revealed, so do confirm these amounts before purchasing a subscription.

With the December 2022 release of MuseScore 4, Muse Group, overhauled the program in many ways. Although MuseScore can still be downloaded separately, MuseScore 4 can also be delivered via the Muse Hub which installs both the MuseScore scoring application and the Muse Sounds.

As far as the software itself, MuseScore 4.0 included major improvements to the user interface, layout, engraving, and playback features. MuseScore 4.1 added the ability to customize ornaments, harp pedaling, guitar capo, better dynamics, an upgrade to the playback engine, and new auxiliary channel strips in the mixer; MuseScore 4.2 is expected by the end of this year, and will bring improvements to guitar string tuning, differences between the score and parts, finer control over dynamics, and performance boosts in audio generation.


Notion and other PreSonus products

PreSonus is ringing in the holiday shopping season once again with sales on their software and hardware products.

From Tuesday, November 21 through the end of Black Friday week customers can get the following discounts:

Through December 31, gear-heads can enjoy:

Last year, PreSonus released Notion Mobile, a a free, native cross-platform music composition tool for iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, Android, Windows, Chrome OS, and Fire OS mobile devices. Notion Mobile and its core sounds are free with unlimited staves. The optional Feature Bundle adds a more expansive sound library, plus handwriting recognition, multi-format file export, and wireless network transfer between any mobile or desktop device running Notion Mobile, Notion desktop or Studio One.

We recently spoke with Notion’s product manager Chris Swaffer on the podcast about the history, future, and philosophy of Notion.


Newzik

Newzik, the collaborative music score management and reading app, has a very special offer for Black Friday. Their Newzik Premium Lifetime option, regularly $130, will be discounted 50% to $65, from Thursday, November 23 through Monday, November 27, 2023.

To receive this Black Friday offer, you have to download the Newzik app on the App Store before using the offer. If you have downloaded it already, just click on this special offer.

Newzik Premium Lifetime includes:

  • Unlimited LiveScore conversions
  • Unlimited collaborative Projects
  • MusicXML and MIDI export
  • PDF score transposition
  • One-time payment

Newzik incorporates Maestria, a technology that Newzik introduced in 2021 that allows it to not just display a score, but also to understand it musically. The resulting score is a LiveScore, which includes the ability to view the score as with any other, and also the ability to play it back and export it to other software for further use.


Noteflight and other Hal Leonard sheet music products

The online notation editor Noteflight will be running a special for Noteflight Premium, which affords users the full range of features in Noteflight’s web-based notation software. It will be on sale for 30% off from Wednesday, November 22 through Monday, November 27, 2023. The regular annual price is $49, so the discount brings that down to just $34.30 annually.

Noteflight Premium includes full digital access to a Premium Music Library of scores. All Premium subscribers can view, play, and edit their own versions of the most popular songs from Hal Leonard, and all Premium music can be used for performance assessment with SoundCheck. A couple of months ago, Noteflight added the ability to view all community and public scores in the Music section and made it easier to sort and filter scores, along with better sharing tools.

Noteflight is part of Hal Leonard, and they have shared the details of some of the other deals in the Hal Leonard family of sheet music products rolling out over the holiday sales period:

SheetMusicPlus

  • Pre-Black Friday: 10% off print sheet music (November 16 – 20)
  • Black Friday: 20% off orders $35+ (November 22 – 26)
  • Cyber Monday: 15% off digital titles (November 27)

SheetMusicDirect

  • Early Black Friday: 15% off digital downloads (November 14 – 20)
  • Black Friday: 30% off PASS subscription (November 22 – 27)

MusicRoom (United Kingdom only)

  • Musical Instruments + Gear sale (November 22 – 27)

Notation Central

At NYC Music Services we’re joining the Black Friday party this year with some deals of our own, on our marketplace for music notation technology. Notation Central is the place to make the most of the music notation software you use.

This is our biggest sale of the year, with 23% off nearly everything in the store, from Saturday, November 18 through Monday, December 11, 2023. That’s 23% off, in 2023, for 23 days… get it?

This includes items like:

Just use the code 23IN23 at checkout to see the discounts applied.

There are some extra savings to be had, too: Use the code SMUFLME to get 25% off when you purchase two or more SMuFL fonts from NorFonts together. This includes BopMusic, Da Capo, Graphira, Groove, Mezza, Mezzo, RealScore, Rhapsody, Scordatura, Soli, The Copyist, and Tutti, for use in Dorico and Finale 27. Stack the code SMUFLME with the Black Friday discount for super savings of more than 40% off.

In May we finally brought parity to Scoring Express, our collection of professional templates, based on the same templates we use at NYC Music Services, with the introduction of the Scoring Express Jazz package of templates and libraries for Finale. We now have Chamber, Theatre & Studio, and Jazz Scoring Express packages for Sibelius, Dorico, and Finale. Everything looks great, whether you only use one program, or, if you use more than one software platform, to use Scoring Express to make your finished output look as similar as possible, regardless of what program it originated in.The Sibelius, Dorico, and Finale bundles are ordinarily $45 off compared to buying each genre separately, so this is a great opportunity to pick up the bundle of all the Sibelius collections, the bundle of all the Dorico collections, and the bundle of all the Finale collections, and stack your savings by using the 23IN23 code for an incredible value of $80 off. It’s like buying the Chamber and Jazz collections and getting the Theatre & Studio one for free, and still having $5 left over in your pocket!

Notation Express, our Stream Deck profiles for Sibelius and Dorico, also saw another major update, to support Dorico 5. The 32-key Notation Express XL for Dorico 5 profile sports more than 50 new buttons; the 15-key Notation Express for Dorico 5 has 40 new buttons. Although we haven’t yet released a further Notation Express update for Sibelius since last year, everything works great in Sibelius 2023.x, and updates to the Sibelius profiles remains on the road map. We we also incredibly excited to see Elgato finally add full support for the XL profiles for the Stream Deck Mobile app for iPad; now, you can use Notation Express XL for Dorico and Notation Express XL for Sibelius on your iPad (Stream Deck Mobile subscription required separately), without needing the Stream Deck XL console.

If you’re looking to pick up the Stream Deck console itself, the Stream Deck and Stream Deck XL consoles can be found at Amazon. Those prices can vary, but they have typically been on sale during Black Friday:

Many other retailers carry the Stream Decks as well, so shop around to see if you can find a good deal.


nkoda

We are overdue to revisit nkoda on Scoring Notes. The company has undergone some changes over the past couple of years, but has emerged as the leading option for digital subscription access to major publishers’ scores, performance and education materials for both individuals and institutions, claiming access to more than 100,000 editions and more than 200 institutional users like Juilliard, Berklee, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Their Black Friday offer is a significant 30% off of both their annual ($69.99; reg. $99.99) and monthly ($6.99; reg. $9.99) plans.

Just last week, the first batch of content from Schott Music went live. Right now, it’s mostly full scores and chamber works, but over the next few months nkoda says more of the catalog will come online.

nkoda also has a new Android app, which, as anyone who develops for Android knows, can be challenging because of the variety of devices, memory speeds, and device types in that ecosystem. Annotation and the library structure that users on other platforms have enjoyed are now possible on the Android version of nkoda.


Acon Digital

Acon Digital, purveyors of cutting edge audio editing software and processing tools, has a very simple Black Friday / Cyber Monday special on the entire wide range of products they offer, from audio editing, restoration, mastering and effects processing — all conceived with ultimate audio quality and usability in mind.

We rely on their Restoration Suite to help produce our Scoring Notes podcast. Whether you are an audio production neophyte or a top-flight professional producer, you’ll want to have their tools at the ready.

Onto the deal: All Acon products are on sale during the special period for 25% off their usual price. This includes new purchases as well as any updates to any products, such as the Restoration Suite, the Mastering Suite, the audio cleaner AudioLava, the Acoustica Premium Edition bundle, and various other plug-ins.

Acon’s sale period runs from Monday, November 20, through Thursday, November 30, 2023.


NotePerformer Playback Engine affiliated sound libraries

NotePerformer, is the user-friendly solution for realistic-sounding playback of Dorico, Sibelius, or Finale projects that’s just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since its first release in 2013, you were limited to using only NotePerformer sounds, but with NotePerformer 4, the connection is now made with third-party sample libraries, allowing you to play those back through NotePerformer.

This is done via NotePerformer Playback Engines (NPPE). There is a separate NPPE for each of the 13 sound libraries supported by NotePerformer, and they each cost between $69 and $89.

Although the NPPEs are not on sale, we thought we would point to each of the currently supported libraries, because many of them are (or will likely be) on sale during Black Friday. This is a great time to take advantage of sales on those libraries — keep in mind, you can use them anywhere, not just in NotePerformer.


More sample libraries

Cinesamples

Over at the Cinesamples web site, they are offering up to 67% off sitewide, through December 31, 2023.

EastWest / Sounds Online

EastWest / Sounds Online is making their products available for 60% off the usual price in their EastWest Cyber Month Sale.

In addition, new subscribers to ComposerCloud+ can obtain access to the entire collection of 42,000+ virtual instruments for just $149/year, during their Black Friday sale.

Some of the thousands of instruments in the East West ComposerCloud+ collection

Best Service

Dozens of Black Friday deals can be found at Best Service on more than 1,000 products such as sound libraries, plug-ins, and other music production software.

Vienna Symphonic Library

The entire list of deals is at the VSL 2022 Black Friday Deals web site. The sale runs from Monday, November 20 through Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Vienna Ensemble Pro 7 is available at €117, which, at 40% off, is the lowest price ever. Upgrades from earlier versions are available for just €57, also a 40% savings.

Native Instruments

An enormous catalog of sample libraries, sounds, and effects is on sale at 50% off their usual prices during the Native Instruments Cyber Season Sale.

This sale is active now and runs through Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

Spitfire Audio

The Spitfire Black Friday sale runs from November 23 through December 1, 2023, where you can save up to 50% on individual sample libraries, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra range, Albion Colossus, Abbey Road products and Spitfire Chamber Strings. They also have some gifts gift cards, exclusive bundles and the Everything Collection in Spitfire Audio’s daily Spin the Wheel.

Here are some highlights:

The Ton – £99 | $99 | 99€ (Save £348 | $378 | 398€)

  • Kepler Orchestra
  • eDNA Earth
  • Abbey Road ONE: Wondrous Flutes

Black Friday 15 Year Anniversary Bundle – £399 | £449 | 449€ (Save £576 | $676 | 676€)

  • Albion Solstice
  • Mercury
  • Symphonic Organ
  • Resonate
  • Alex Epton – Entropy

Black Friday Artist Bundle with Jeff Russo – £549 | $599 | 579€  (Save £877 | $1,027 | 997€)

  • Abbey Road Orchestra: Low Percussion
  • Originals Mrs Mills Piano
  • Spitfire Chamber Strings
  • Spitfire Solo Strings

Aperture Black Friday Bundle – £299 | $399 | 399€ (Save £347 | $427 | 427€)

  • Aperture Cassette Symphony
  • Aperture The Stack
  • Aperture Orchestra
  • Aperture Strings

A Sound Effect

Independent sound community marketplace A Sound Effect turns 9 years old this week and celebrates with its biggest-ever community sale through Tuesday, December 5, 2023, featuring more than 2,200 premium sound effects libraries, plugins and virtual instruments, at up to 82% off.

Sale highlights:

  • Discounts of up to 81% on 2,200+ of the most popular sound effects libraries, plugins and instruments.
  • All orders come with a bonus pack and the free 60+ page Sound Success Guide e-book.
  • A new AI-powered search engine makes it quick to search through the nearly 6,000 products on the site
  • Depending on the order amount, customers can also get additional premium perks free with their order, including popular libraries and plugins such as The 2300+ Sound Starter Pack, Monsters, Cinematic Darkness, Rain, Animal Farm, Upright, EMF, Driving Forces and many more.

Affinity

It’s not music notation software, but you can pick up all three of Affinity‘s applications for macOS, Windows, and iPad for one low price of $99, which is 40% off the regular price of $165, during their Black Friday sale. This is a one-time purchase, and not a subscription.

One price gets you:

And, if you’re upgrading from version 1, you can score an additional 25% off, bringing the total price to under $75, which is a fantastic deal. They will also throw in their Creative Collection, a curated bundle of four premium add-ons including typefaces, an illustration kit, and icons.

These applications can be the perfect complement to working with music notation software, whether you need an easier way to create cover graphics, preliminary materials for your score, worksheets or books, or create more complex graphical elements to include in your score via your notation software.

If you truly just need one or two applications on one or two platforms, you can get each of the products à la carte. The 40% off discount applies to those, as well. So, if you just want to use Affinity Designer on macOS ($42 on sale) and iPad ($11 on sale), and don’t need the Windows version or any of the other applications, then purchasing the two of those together would come to $53, for instance.


Rogue Amoeba

Rogue Amoeba may have the funniest-sounding name of all the companies here, but they’re serious about making high-quality, award-winning audio tools for Mac. Their small but powerful suite consists of their flagship recorder Audio Hijack, which David MacDonald and I both use to record our “sides” from our respective studios every week.

There’s also Audio Hijack’s little brother Piezo, if you don’t need all of the fancy options that come with Audio Hijack; the virtual mixer Loopback; the home streamer Airfoil; the soundboard app Farrago; the editor Fission; and the control utility SoundSource.

Their apps are distinguished by their ease of use, beautiful interfaces, and already low prices. (Sadly for Windows users, though, they’re a Mac-only shop.) They have a special sale from now through Thursday, November 30, for even further discounts. Use the code ROGUETHURSDAY for 23% off any purchase from their store. Just don’t call it “Black Friday”!


Magix

Among the offerings that Magix has on Black Friday is Sound Forge, the digital audio editor that has been around for nearly three decades. Probably the best offer is the Sound Forge Pro 17 Suite, which is on sale for $149, which is a remarkable 75% off the usual price of $599, through December 3, 2023.

The Sound Forge Pro suite includes a number of plug-ins; among those are Melodyne essential
version 5.3 and Steinberg’s SpectraLayers Pro 10. Even if you never open Sound Forge Pro, this is a better deal than getting SpectraLayers directly from Steinberg.

Magix has a number of other deals on their audio and video editing products, which run through December 3 and discount some of their products by more than 80% off.

(H/T Tim Pietzcker)


Henle

Henle has announced an offer to top up your credit in the Henle Library App with a discount of up to 25% off. For more about the features of the Henle Library App, see their web site. You can download the Henle Library in the App Store or Google Play Store.

This offer is valid from Wednesday, November 22 through Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

The compositions in the Henle app are authoritative Urtext editions, direct from the publisher. Some of the newest releases in the Henle Library are:

  • Rachmaninoff – Paganini Rhapsody and Six Moments musicaux op. 16
  • Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody no. 1-4, 6 and 9
  • Brahms – Violin Sonatas
  • Dvořák – Violin Concerto a minor
  • Verdi – String Quartet e minor

Elbsound.studio

Elbsound.studio has some Black Friday sales:

The discounts can be combined. For example, if you want to get Perfect Layout Gold, you can purchase Perfect Layout Silver400 with a 10% discount and then get the Silver400 to Gold upgrade for 50% off.

In this case you need to place TWO separate orders: first Silver400, then the upgrade to Gold. Otherwise the system won’t recognize a valid upgrade and your license key will be delayed.


Mindful Harmony

Mindful Harmony, a music theory and composition web-based application, is having a “Black Month Sale”, through December 1, with 40% off the Premium app for an entire year. Regularly $5.99/month, the discount brings the price down to $3.59/month. There is a 14-day trial.


Fun stuff

On the Scoring Notes podcast, we mentioned items a little outside of our usual wheelhouse, but highly recommended nonetheless.

David’s picks:

On Music Theory, and Making Music More Welcoming for Everyone (Music and Social Justice), a book by Philip Ewell; $35 at Amazon

Sidekick Notepad, a 60-page notepad for all of your tasks, action items, notes, and thoughts; $39

SAMSUNG SSD T7 Portable External Solid State Drive 2TB, to store more of your tasks, action items, notes, and thoughts; $100 at Amazon

LIGHTDIMS LED Covers and Dimming Sheets; so you can concentrate more on all of your tasks, action items, notes, and thoughts; $4.49 at Amazon

The Sidekick Notepad

Philip’s picks:

Uplift’s “Thankful” sale on standing desks and accessories through November 22; up to $200 off

Elaine Gould’s book Behind Bars: General Conventions: Available from Alfred for $35 (Save $10 when you spend $100 or more)

Glance LED, an all-in-one retro-style display with free real-time updates to all your favorite sporting events, weather, stock prices, and more; up to 40% off three different sizes to fit your life and lifestyle! Sale prices: $135.99 (small); $179.99 (medium); $279.99 (large)

The Glance LED (medium size). Which of these is the real “New York” team?

Comments

  1. Martha Bishop

    Will Renaissance instruments ever be sampled? Especially viola da gamba?

    1. Victoria

      Hello Martha,

      I googled that and cinesamples have a viola da gamba package. I also do remember some years back a company making samples of several medieval and renaissance instruments, so they exist. Here is the link for viola da gamba:
      https://store.cinesamples.com/products/viola-da-gamba

  2. Ben

    The MakeMusic webpage with the offer says: “Offer only available for customers in the United States.” It’s also annoying they’ve excluded the CFX pianos, which are the best instruments they have.

  3. Martha Bishop

    Thank you! I trust this package can be imported to the major music programs: Dorico etc.?

  4. Victoria

    You’re welcome! Kontakt is great since it works with almost any DAW or notation software.
    Here is a tutorial on how to use Kontakt 6 (which is where the viola da gamba package would be used) in Dorico:
    https://www.youtube.com/live/nFlaCzS9Fn0?feature=shared

    It also works with Finale:
    https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/4403578872087-Kontakt-6-and-Finale-27

    Happy composing

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