Avid Sibelius 7.5 Brings Improved Notation Interpretation, Online Collaboration

sibelius-7.5At the 2014 NAMM Show, Avid announced Sibelius 7.5 software, continuing the development of the world’s best-selling music composition and notation software.

Sibelius 7.5 provides new features that accelerate workflows, allowing composers to focus on the creative process and produce scores more efficiently.

New features in Sibelius 7.5 include: 

  • Accelerated navigation – The new Timeline window allows for a quick view of the entire structure of a score for faster editing and playback, no matter how large or complex the score; composers can jump immediately to any section by clicking on any bar in the timecode ruler or on any landmark
  • More expressive playback – The fully redesigned Espressivo 2.0 feature delivers complete control over the customization of the rhythmic feel of any individual part of the score, plus improved notation interpretation adds more expressive and realistic feel, and can be customized for swing rhythms
  • Improved notation interpretation – Sibelius playback has been greatly enhanced, providing better interpretation of notation distinctions such as tempo markings, metric emphasis, grace notes, mordents, caesuras, and breath marks; composers can now hear every nuance of their score played back in realistic detail, without having to hire an expensive orchestra
  • Easy collaboration and sharing – Sibelius 7.5 enables enhanced collaboration and distribution of compositions through innovative score sharing and social media features; scores can be shared through email, uploaded and published as sheet music on ScoreExchange.com, or shared as video or audio files on YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud
  • Full Scorch app integration – Sibelius scores can be exported directly to Avid Scorch on iPad for fully interactive playback, practice, performance, and publishing; Sibelius automatically optimizes the score for iPad display, paying special consideration to page orientation, number of staves, margin sizes, and more
  • Localized for Brazil and Russia – Sibelius 7.5 includes local language support for Russian and Brazilian Portuguese in addition to English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Availability and Pricing

Sibelius 7.5 will be available worldwide in February 2014. Pricing will be as follows:

  • Sibelius 7.5 (full version)—$599.95 USD, €486.56 exc. VAT, or £479.95 inc. VAT
  • Sibelius 7 to 7.5 upgrade—$49.95 USD, €41.18 exc. VAT, or £39.95 inc. VAT
  • Sibelius Legacy upgrade (v6 and earlier)—$149.95 USD, €116.81 exc. VAT, or £119.95 inc. VAT
  • Sibelius competitive upgrade—$199.95 USD, €158.82 exc. VAT, £159.95 inc. VAT
  • Sibelius trade-up from Sibelius First—$399.95 USD, €318.49 exc. VAT, £319.95 inc. VAT

See the Avid site for details.

One thought on “Avid Sibelius 7.5 Brings Improved Notation Interpretation, Online Collaboration

  1. Sibelius is now an absolutely HIDEOUS program. If you’re thinking about upgrading to 7, DON’T!!!! The layout is a huge ugly mess of confusion, and even worse, the software sporadically crashes.

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