The Avid Sibelius 8 is a software activation download for the latest available version of Avid Sibelius. 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. With the new Sibelius, you'll be able to 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, or in the classroom.
In addition to Sibelius being available to own and upgrade as before, you can now subscribe on a low-cost monthly or annual basis, enabling you to access the latest version of the software affordably at any time and pay only when you need it. And you’ll have access to all future Sibelius updates and upgrades as soon as they’re available through the included Avid upgrade plan, as well as to expert help. Sibelius has been optimized for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, enabling you to add and edit notes quickly with just a tap of the pen, as well as play music in real time using the tablet’s onscreen keyboard and fretboard. Use the Surface Pen’s buttons to select, erase and edit your music. You can even drag the score around and resize objects while inputting notes.
With the new Annotate feature, you can create reminders for yourself about music changes as you’re composing, or communicate edits and feedback to others, streamlining collaboration and review. Draw directly on the score using a mouse, trackpad, USB tablet, or Surface Pro 3 Pen. Circle items and write or type comments or instructions to arrangers, players, or students. Because annotations are grouped intelligently and always attached to the bar you add them to, you needn’t worry about losing your notes. Plus, annotations can be switched off so they don’t appear when printing. If you’re working on a laptop with a trackpad or using a Surface Pro 3, you can quickly zoom in and out of your score by simply using a pinch-zoom gesture, making navigation and editing easier. You can even set predefined zoom levels to zoom in and out with a quick double-tap.
We’ve revamped and simplified the entire Sibelius activation process so you can quickly start using the software and easily move to a different computer. No longer do you have to use a serial number, System ID, or Activation ID to activate, deactivate, and reactivate Sibelius whenever you want to switch computers; now you can activate Sibelius on any computer by simply signing in to your Avid Master Account. Plus, you’ll get access to support, downloads, and your Avid Marketplace account once you do. For Windows users, Sibelius features an updated interface and new support for high-resolution displays, enabling you to see every detail of your score in stunning clarity. Plus, gain faster access to the features you need most with new and improved icons that appear in the ribbon and floating windows.
When it comes to scoring the biggest movies and television shows, professionals prefer Sibelius, as compositions can be easily integrated into any Pro Tools/Media Composer workflow used across the industry. With a host of new Avid Authorized training courses, students, composers, arrangers, and music publishers can learn the tools needed to master Sibelius, whether you’re a beginner or have intermediate-level skills. And with industry-recognized Sibelius Certification, you can take an exam to become an Avid Certified User, proving your competency and expertise to the people who matter.
The main features of the Avid Sibelius Academic Activation Card include:
- Perpetual 12 Month Licence Includes All Access Plan and Updates
- Write Music with a Pen on a Surface Pro
- Add Notes and Comments During Composition
- Use Multi-Touch Gestures on Your Laptop Trackpad or Surface Pro 3
- Revamped Activation Process
- Improved User Graphical Interface