Sid Meier’s Civilization V scored in Sibelius

In the world of PC strategy games, Sid Meier‘s Civilization series is the undisputed heavyweight, and the latest incarnation is Civilization V. The video above is the opening cinematic from the game, and it features music by c0-composers Geoff Knorr and Michael Curran, scored in Sibelius. Geoff  got in touch to say, “Thank you for creating an […]

Vote for GPO4 in the Sound on Sound Awards

Garritan Personal Orchestra was the first “virtual orchestra in a box” to gain widespread success back in the middle of the last decade. Sibelius and Garritan partnered back in 2004 to produce a special Sibelius edition of the first version of GPO, and we’ve worked closely together ever since, including bringing many sounds from Garritan’s […]

Cengage’s Mastering Sibelius 6 book now available

Cengage have just published a new book about Sibelius, called Mastering Sibelius 6. Based on Marc Schonbrun’s book Mastering Sibelius 5, Gabriel Cobas has revised and expanded upon the original author’s work to bring the book fully up-to-date with all of the new features and changes introduced in the latest version of the world’s best-selling […]

Celebrating young musicians at the Schools Prom

Last night I had the privilege of attending the first of this year’s three Music For Youth Schools Prom concerts. Every November, more than 3,000 young musicians from schools around the United Kingdom come together to put on a series of three concerts showcasing the remarkable breadth and depth of music making that goes on […]

What Pro Tools 9 means for Sibelius users

Last Thursday, at the 129th Audio Engineering Society Convention in San Francisco, California, Avid unveiled a major new release of its industry-standard audio and music production software, Pro Tools. As a Sibelius user, you may have heard about this news already, but decided that it doesn’t mean anything to you. You may already have another […]