Avid Releases Newest Version of the World's Best-Selling Music
Notation Software, with Full MusicXML Interchange Support, Exclusive
Professional-Quality Sample Library and a New Task-Oriented User
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
AVID) today announced the release of Sibelius
7, the newest version of the company's flagship musical notation
software. Combining a deep, sophisticated feature set with an all new
task-oriented user interface -- putting all of the software's features
at the user's fingertips -- Sibelius® 7 enhances music writing through
intuitive and flexible workflows and improved tools for increased
collaboration. Complete with a newly recorded professional-quality
sampled sound library, native 64-bit performance, full MusicXML
interchange support, and advanced typography and graphics features,
Sibelius 7 is more powerful and versatile than ever before.
"Whether you're a composer, arranger, copyist, publisher,
instrumentalist, teacher or student, Sibelius 7 enables you to write
music even more quickly and easily—no matter your level of experience,"
said Chris Gahagan, Avid Senior Vice President of Products and
Solutions. "Sibelius 7 offers a completely redesigned user interface and
technology architecture, providing incredibly fast performance and
improved workflows designed to help you create beautiful scores faster
and more easily than ever."
What's New in Sibelius 7?
New and exclusive professional-quality sound
library - Unique to Sibelius, the new professional-quality
sound library delivers stunning 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 rich 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 than ever before, delivering more balanced
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 iPad®.
What Customers Are Saying
"Sibelius 7 clearly demonstrates that the design team is not content to
rest on their laurels," declares Bill Holab, engraver and winner of 57
Paul Revere awards for graphic excellence in music. "They have
completely revamped the interface, made it easier for novice users, yet
retained all of the familiar shortcuts. On top of that, they have
redesigned the display system so that we get a far more accurate view of
the music onscreen, and added in extensive text features that are
essential to some of the complex projects we work on, like opera vocal
scores. Sibelius 7 is an intrinsic part of our production workflow and
will continue to be the main tool we use to prepare high-end music
publications and performance materials."
"The striking thing about Sibelius 7 is the new user interface — the startling
thing about Sibelius 7 is how much faster the new user interface
allows you to work," explains John Murdoch, music director of Lehigh
Valley Presbyterian Church in Allentown, PA. "Are you arranging a score
for a choral performance? Sibelius 7 makes you faster. Are you creating
music for live playback with virtual instruments? Sibelius 7 makes you
faster. Are you simplifying a score for Broadway musical auditions?
Sibelius 7 makes you faster. And that was just my day yesterday."
Availability and Pricing
Sibelius 7 is now available for $599 USD. Current Sibelius customers may
take advantage of upgrade options of $149 USD, with multi-seat upgrade
pricing from $60 USD per seat. Customers 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. In
addition, students receive four years of complimentary upgrades. This
price and four years of complimentary upgrades also apply to Avid's
leading audio and video software, Pro Tools and Media Composer.
Educational multi-user pricing is offered at $120 USD per seat. To learn
more or to watch
a video overview of Sibelius 7, visit Sibelius
online. For purchasing inquiries, please visit the Sibelius
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