If you are thinking about finally upgrading to Sibelius 7.5 from Sibelius 6, whether it’s from desire or necessity, you’ll want to know these useful pointers to ease the move.
A few bargains for the savvy Sibelius shopper
If you are currently using Sibelius 6 or earlier, you can buy Sibelius 7 now at a good price and receive a complimentary upgrade to version 7.5 when it’s available.
Future versions of Sibelius will not support Windows XP or Vista
According to an article from Avid’s Knowledge Base, future versions of Sibelius will not support Windows XP or Vista. The article appeared back on November 8, 2013, but may have attracted little notice at that time amidst the news about the release of the Mavericks edition of Mac OS X (thanks to Robin Walker for […]
Access the Create menu in Sibelius 7 or later
If you’re a Sibelius 6 (or earlier) holdout still kicking and screaming your way through Sibelius 7 or later, with its Ribbon interface, here’s a little tip to ease the transition: You can still access the old, familiar Create menu.
Finale 2014 released; MakeMusic: “Others take music notation software development for granted”
Today MakeMusic released Finale 2014, the latest version of its flagship music notation program. Sporting the tagline “Own the Future,” MakeMusic is taking clear aim at Avid’s handling of Sibelius with their statement: “While others take music notation software development for granted, Finale is doubling down to provide you and your music a clear path […]
Video tutorial: 10 features of Sibelius 7’s ribbon
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWkyN0gy39g[/youtube] 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 […]
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 […]
Video tutorial: Installing and using plug-ins in Sibelius 7
Philip Rothman at NYC Music Services has put together another interesting and useful video tutorial, following up his recent tutorials concerning the Inspector and Sibelius 7’s advanced text and typography features, this time on the subject of installing and using plug-ins in Sibelius 7. In addition to the more than 150 plug-ins that ship […]
Video tutorial: Improved text and typography in Sibelius 7
Yesterday I shared a handy tutorial by Philip Rothman of NYC Music Services concerning the Inspector in Sibelius 7, and as a follow-up, here’s another excellent video that Philip has put together concerning the improvements in text and typography features in Sibelius 7. In just ten minutes, Philip walks you through many of the improvements […]
Video tutorial: Using the Inspector in Sibelius 7
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcAx-gksclo[/youtube] 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 […]