Musicians will certainly find very interesting the release of the
Sibelius 7, Avid's popular flagship musical notation software.
The updated software is combining a sophisticated feature set with
an all new task-oriented user interface - putting all of the
software's features at the user's fingertips and enhancing music
writing. The software is also featuring a newly recorded
professional-quality sampled sound library, native 64-bit
performance, full MusicXML interchange support, and advanced
typography and graphics features.
What's New in Sibelius 7
- New sound library - Unique to Sibelius, the new
professional-quality sound library delivers musical realism to
scores during playback. It includes the Avid Orchestra, a specially
recorded full symphony orchestra, a collection of rock and pop
sounds from the Avid virtual instrument team, a 27-stop church organ
from leading virtual organ creator Hauptwerk, and a selection of
sounds from Sample Logic Rumble and Fanfare featuring 14-time world
champion Drum and Bugle Corps, The Blue Devils.
- Completely redesigned task-oriented user interface - Optimized for
single-display systems, the new user interface employs a graphical
toolbar and dockable panels that don?t obscure the working area,
putting all of the software?s features at the user's fingertips. The
redesigned mixer also allows finer control of playback delivering
more balanced mixes.
- Full MusicXML interchange - Complete MusicXML import and now
export makes sharing files with hundreds of music applications,
including Finale, easier than ever.
- 64-bit performance - Sibelius 7 is the world's first native 64-bit
notation software, and has been completely rewritten to take
advantage of the performance of today?s incredibly fast 64-bit
hardware and operating systems.
- Powerful text, graphic and sharing options - Publisher-quality
typography and graphics import/export capability delivers finished
scores with professional-quality text and graphics. Publish and
export demanding layouts and text-heavy scores with advanced
finishing options, including direct PDF and EPS export. Also sync
with or import notation from Pro Tools, or export scores as Scorch
files, then share or publish them on the web or via Avid Scorch for
Sibelius 7 is now available for $599 USD. Current Sibelius users may
take advantage of upgrade options of $149 USD, with multi-seat
upgrade pricing from $60 USD per seat. Users looking to crossgrade
from another notation product can purchase a crossgrade for $199
USD. Avid also offers individual educator and student pricing for
$295 USD. Educational multi-user pricing is offered at $120 USD per