Avid has released a new version of Sibelius First, its entry-level edition of its Sibelius music composition software geared towards students, beginners, and other users who may not need the more advanced features found in Sibelius.
Notion 6 is now available, with new features such as cross-platform handwriting recognition, better layout control, more instruments, better video window controls, updated Music XML support, MP3 export, and MIDI over ReWire.
Avid has once again lowered the price of an upgrade for users of Sibelius 7.5 or earlier who have missed the one-year window to upgrade, this time to $199 for one year of support and upgrades, or $299 for three years of support and upgrades.
Today Avid announced that the deadline to upgrade to Sibelius 8 from Sibelius 7.5 or earlier at an introductory price is being extended by one week to July 6, 2016.
A take on the week’s news in music notation and technology, from Sibelius upgrade plans to new Finale features, Logic Pro X updates, and a dual-screen e-paper music reader that may be in our future.
Avid announced a revised price of $299 for Sibelius customers using Sibelius 7.5 and earlier who wait until after June 30, 2016 to upgrade to the latest version of Sibelius.
Avid is no longer selling Sibelius 7.5, but there is a good case to be made for upgrading to that version, rather than Sibelius 8, for now.
The “new” Sibelius is now available alongside new perpetual and subscription license plans. The version number is Sibelius 8.0, but how does it compare to major releases of years past, and should you upgrade?
The next version of Sibelius will be available in a variety of licensing options, and will feature annotations, support for the Surface Pro 3, and other UI improvements.
A free Sibelius 7.5 webinar is available on September 9 for those in New Zealand, and attendees will receive 20% off of their upgrade to Sibelius 7.5.