Signing off

Today is my last day of employment at Avid, and this will be my final post here on the Sibelius blog. My first day of employment with Sibelius Software was Tuesday 4 May 1999, when I was an Oxford music graduate of just 22 years of age, and I was splitting my time between singing […]

Sibelius 7.1.3 update now available

I’m pleased to announce that Sibelius 7.1.3 is now available. The main focus of this maintenance update is to ensure compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and to provide as many stability improvements and fixes as possible, to leave the program in the best possible shape as the new development team ramps up […]

Video tutorial: 10 features of Sibelius 7’s ribbon

If you’re still weighing up whether or not to upgrade to Sibelius 7, and you’re worried about the impact the new task-orientated user interface will have on your use of the software, then this video tutorial from the ever-reliable Philip Rothman of NYC Music Services (@nycmusicservice) should be of great interest. While it’s not a comprehensive […]

Upgrade to Sibelius 7 and save 25%

With apologies for the extended radio silence, I’m back with some news. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to Sibelius 7, but haven’t yet taken the plunge, now’s a great time to get your feet wet: for a limited time, Avid has cut the price of the single-user Sibelius 7 upgrade by 25%. If you’re currently […]

Sibelius is a cog in The Listening Machine

The Listening Machine is an ambitious project to generate automatically a continuous stream of music based on the activities of 500 Twitter users in the UK, from May to September 2012. The work was commissioned by The Arts Council in the UK for The Space, a pioneering public service joint venture between the BBC and The […]

Video tutorial: Using the Inspector in Sibelius 7

Check out this video tutorial by Philip Rothman of NYC Music Services, which shows you many of the powerful things you can do with the Inspector in Sibelius 7, which is the new and improved replacement for the Properties window in previous versions of Sibelius. The Inspector is much more useful than the Properties window […]

Jay Vilnai’s Shakespeare Songs scored in Sibelius

Jay Vilnai is a New York-based guitarist, composer, teacher, and front man for the experimental chamber ensemble Vampire Suit. Of Russian-Romanian-Polish descent, he was raised in Jerusalem, and having started learning the guitar at the age of 14, he showed sufficient promise that he was able to move to the United States of America to […]