Today Avid released Sibelius 2019.7, its latest update to Sibelius. As with the 2019.5 release, today’s update contains no new major features. There are some MusicXML improvements, and the rest of the release mainly focuses on stability and fixing items in the areas of fonts, PDF export, and playback, as well as preparing for macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
Here’s a list of improvements and fixes in Sibelius 2019.7, as provided by Avid:
- It’s possible, once more, to check-in a checked-out license (this affects School Network licenses only).
- It’s possible to resize the Video window again using the controls in the Ribbon (Mac only).
- Added new Japanese translations in File > Preferences > Note Input.
- When exporting MIDI files as type 0, the initial Time Signature is now correctly included.
- The list of Recent Scores is now more reliable (previously, it was limited to only 500 scores).
- In rare cases, Sibelius could crash on Windows. Thankfully this no longer happens.
- In similar rare cases, memory could have become corrupted in audio.
- Both the Sibelius and Sibelius First Sounds installers have been updated to 64-bit. This is in preparation for macOS Catalina that drops support for 32-bit applications.
- Note Input tab > Transformations > Retrograde no longer fails to run on a selection involving grace notes.
- Sibelius no longer crashes when editing chord diagrams.
Fonts, Printing and PDF export
- A number of small problems regarding PDF export have been resolved, especially for scores that use italic-face fonts.
- PostScript outline fonts now print correctly on Windows.
- The underline line is no longer too near to the text in some cases on Windows only.
- Forward scrub no longer causes the newly added Replay Position line to jump forward by a constant value.
- When scrubbing over chords, where some notes are tied and others not, Sibelius no longer crashes.
- While using NotePerformer, the playback line is now more reliably in sync with the audio.
- Lyrics are now spoken with Narrator in a score that was imported from a MusicXML file.
- Guitar bends and slides are now exported to MusicXML.
- Metronome marks in tempo text are now correctly exported to MusicXML.
- Sibelius now reliably includes rhythm information for all TAB instruments when exporting to Music XML. This only happens if you have Rhythms (stems, dots, ties, rests etc.) defined in the instrument in Edit Instrument > Edit Staff Type > Notes and Rests.
The Sibelius 2019.7 update is free for all Sibelius users with active subscriptions and upgrade plans. The updated installers are available through users’ Avid accounts and through Avid Link.