Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, offering sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that are proven and trusted by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students alike. And with the new Sibelius, you can access the software in more affordable ways than ever.
Compose with a low-cost subscription. Own the software outright. Manage multiple copies with Sibelius network licensing. Or get started with Sibelius | First. The choice is yours. And with the integrated Annotate feature, multi-touch gestures, Surface Pro 3 pen support, and more, Sibelius enables you to express your creativity in brand new ways, whether composing for a live performance, movie, television, media entertainment.
Get easier access than ever
Subscribe, own, or get started with Sibelius | First—the choice is yours.
Use multi-touch gestures
Navigate and edit scores easier using multi-touch gestures on your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3.
Write music with a pen on a Surface Pro
Add and edit notes quickly with just a tap of the pen.
Get up and running faster
Start using Sibelius quickly— and easily move to different computers—thanks to a revamped activation process.
Add notes and comments
Create reminders for yourself as you’re composing, or communicate edits and feedback to others.
Work quicker and see more detail on Windows
See every detail in stunning clarity—plus access features faster with new and improved icons.
What’s New in Avid Sibelius 8.1:
Sibelius 8.1 introduces several of the customer community’s top requests from IdeaScale, demonstrating Avid’s commitment to listening to the needs of customers. The release aims to enable musicians, composers, arrangers and engravers to create beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores more effortlessly than ever. Sibelius 8.1 also includes stability improvements.
Intelligent Rests – enhanced Magnetic Layout
Inserting rests into your music just got a whole lot easier. Now any time a rest is created, the newly enhanced Magnetic Layout tool automatically re-positions the rest to align optimally with the phrasing of your surrounding notes. Rests in multi-voice staves also automatically re-position to avoid collisions. Not only does this eliminate having to manually fix note and rest bump-ups, it makes your score much easier to read. Check out the before and after examples below. This is the first time any application has built-in algorithms to avoid rest collisions and support for intelligent positioning of rests.
Get perfect repeated endings
If you’ve ever written music with first, second, and third time bars, you may have spent some time fixing lines that Sibelius created a bit too long. That’s not the case anymore. With the layout improvements, you can now create multiple time ending bars that appear and play back just the way you expect them to.
Share your music more easily—MP3 export
Want to let your client, colleague, or friends hear your latest composition? You now have the option of exporting your score as an MP3 audio file, making it faster and easier to send your music through email or over Skype, or even posting it across all of your social network channels. Not only do you have control over the bit rate and sample rate, Sibelius will automatically generate ID3 tags from your Score Info dialog.
System requirements for Sibelius Full Version:
– 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10
– 1+ GB of RAM
– 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only