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Monday, March 3, 2014

Sibelius 7.5 Now Available

Sibelius 7.5
As further proof that Avid is committed to the continued development of their popular Sibelius notation program, Sibelius 7.5 is now available.

If you own Sibelius 7, you can upgrade from Sibelius 7 to Sibelius 7.5 here at a discount, and if you own any version of Sibelius prior to 7, you can buy the Sibelius 7.5 Legacy Upgrade (for Sibelius 1-6) from here.  If you are still using a version of Sibelius prior to 7, I definitely recommend upgrading, as there are lots of great new features compared to previous versions.

There are lots of exciting new features, such as:

  • Fully redesigned Espressivo 2.0 feature: Sibelius 7.5 gives you complete control over and customization of the rhythmic feel of any individual part to produce more expressive and realistic musical phrasings.
  • New Timeline window: get a quick view of the entire structure of your score—no matter how large or complex—enabling you to navigate to any part fast for editing or playback. Simply click on any bar, in the timecode ruler, or on any landmark—the important objects that make up your score, including rehearsal marks, repeat structures, comments, key signatures, tempo, and more—to jump immediately to that section.
  • All of the score sharing and social media features of Sibelius First are now included in Sibelius 7.5: share scores through email, upload and publish them as sheet music on ScoreExchange.com, and even share your composition as a video or audio file on YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud.
  • Export a video of your composition: Sibelius can export in a variety of resolutions in QuickTime format (.mov) on Mac or Windows Media Video (.wmv) on Windows, enabling others to see and hear your work without requiring Sibelius.
  • Full Scorch app integration: Export Sibelius scores directly to Avid Scorch on your iPad for fully interactive playback, practice, performance, and publishing. Sibelius automatically optimizes your score for iPad display, paying special consideration to page orientation, number of staves, margin sizes, and more.

Sibelius 7.5 Tips: 
  • Sibelius 7.5 does not include a printed manual, you can add one to your order here.
  • Sibelius 7.5 includes 90 days of free tech support. We recommend that you purchase an Annual Support Contract for $99 so that you can get the help you need from Avid after the initial 90 days.
  • Sibelius 7.5 requires a low latency ASIO or AU compatible audio interface (soundcard) for using the sound library. We recommend theAudioFace II USBAudioLink II USB or most any of the audio interfaces in our buyer’s guide. Contact us for more information.
  • A USB MIDI keyboard makes entering notes into Sibelius much faster. The i2 GarageKey 37 is an ideal USB MIDI keyboard – just plug it in, and it works. For more options, visit our keyboard buyer’s guide.

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