NAMM 2024: Avid teases copy/paste between Sibelius and Pro Tools, Sibelius for Android and Chromebook


All this week, we’ll be publishing posts from the 2024 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. It’s a huge exhibition, so we’ll focus on what we do best: covering the field of music notation software and related technology. Follow all of our NAMM 2024 coverage at Scoring Notes, and on our social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

The 2024 NAMM Show doesn’t officially begin until Thursday of this week, but Avid is already showing its spirit by releasing a tease video of what it will be previewing at the show.

Of particular interest to Scoring Notes readers are two items: Interoperability between Sibelius and Pro Tools, and a version of Sibelius for Android/Chromebook. Sibelius Cloud Publishing updates will also be previewed, including a redesigned experience for navigating and transposing scores across any device.

In addition to the Sibelius announcements, Avid has previewed new MIDI effect plugin support for Pro Tools, updates to its new Pro Tools Sketch app for iPad, as well as newer additions to its hardware and interfaces.

Screenshots from Avid’s 2024 NAMM Show tease video

It should be noted that Avid has not said that there will be actual product announcements made during the NAMM Show, or that these features will be released during the show. Rather, Avid will be “showcasing exciting new capabilities and improvements for our flagship audio and notation software,” according to Francois Quereuil, Avid’s vice president of product management. It’s likely that these features and products will make their way into the public’s hands later in 2024, but probably not this week.

I’ll be on the show floor at NAMM, and specifically at Avid’s station in the ACC North Hall, Booth 15102, to get a first-hand look at the previews, so stay tuned to Scoring Notes.

Copy and paste between Sibelius and Pro Tools

According to Avid, “For the first time publicly, Pro Tools and Sibelius will preview interoperability. Designed to save significant time for composers and producers alike, users will be able to copy music in Sibelius, paste it into Pro Tools, add MIDI automation and MIDI effects, then copy back to Sibelius for further orchestrating.”

Android and Chromebook app

According to Avid, “Sibelius will preview its open beta for Android and Chromebook functionality. Following scalable licensing options for education, Sibelius is continuing its focus on providing educators with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and prepare students for a future in music.”

Sibelius for Mobile was first released for iPad on July 29, 2021, and was followed up with iPhone support on October 26, 2021. Since then, both the feature set of Sibelius and especially the timing of updates for the desktop and mobile versions have begun to converge, although the user interface and experience is significantly different between desktop and mobile.

Keep coming back to Scoring Notes for more coverage from the 2024 NAMM Show, and follow us on our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

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