Also, a customer may purchase only one copy of an Academic Edition
within a 365 day period.
Sibelius gives you a powerful music creation toolset—from the
Flexi-time MIDI input system and Keyboard and Fretboard windows, to the
ability to input music via a microphone. With all these options, it’s
easy to find a workflow that suits you.
Flexi-time is Sibelius software’s unique system for notating
music as you play it on a MIDI keyboard in real time. There’s no need to
tap a pedal or play mechanically—just play naturally with both hands,
and Sibelius will follow you as you speed up or slow down.
You can even listen to the music you’ve already written as you play in more music on top.
lets you play pitches from your MIDI keyboard with one hand, and choose
rhythms and articulations with the other from the keypad (see image).
Keyboard and Fretboard windows
These beautiful windows are ideal for anyone who prefers using
a keyboard or guitar to notation. Simply click on the keys or frets to
input notes and chords—or “play” your computer’s QWERTY keys just like a
windows aren’t just for inputting. Select any note/chord, and the
keyboard or fretboard will show how it’s played. And when you play the
score back, you can follow the music on the keyboard or fretboard
too—even if it’s written for other instruments.
Mouse and keystrokes
To input without a MIDI keyboard, pick note-values and
accidentals from the keypad with the mouse, and click to place them in
the score. For extra speed, use the computer keyboard instead—specify
pitch using the letters A to G, and rhythms from the keypad using the
numeric keys. There are many other keyboard shortcuts for power users.
can also get other markings such as clefs, slurs, and time signatures
from menus; Sibelius even positions them in the right place for you.
Input music from a mic with AudioScore Lite
Developed by Neuratron, AudioScore lets you input music into
Sibelius by singing or playing an instrument—then simply hitting a
AudioScore Lite is included with Sibelius. An advanced version, AudioScore Ultimate (Click here to purchase - middle of page) (which you can buy with Sibelius or separately),
is also available for purchase. The Professional version lets you
create an arrangement with unlimited tracks using your microphone, MIDI
keyboard, or mouse; input into Sibelius in real time (Windows only); and
can even help you improve your playing skills by displaying the precise
tuning of each note you play.
Input music by Scanning
Sibelius includes PhotoScore Lite—the state-of-the-art program
for scanning printed music. It takes just seconds to read a page, and
you can then edit or transpose the music in Sibelius, play it back,
extract parts, and print—just as if you’d input it yourself. It will
also read music in PDF files.
The advanced version PhotoScore Ultimate (Click here to purchase - middle of page) (which you can buy with Sibelius or separately) has many extra features, such as reading handwritten music, slurs, articulations, hairpins, and text.
An expert sound designer, who has worked with some of
Hollywood’s most demanding composers, recorded one of Europe’s top
orchestras to build the Avid Orchestra.
Every orchestral instrument is represented, including unusual
ones such as the Wagner tuba, alto flute, heckelphone, and lithophone.
We've also included several period instruments, including Baroque
trumpet and oboe d’amore. There is a full complement of string
instruments, including beautiful solo, chamber and full sectional
Wherever possible, instruments have been recorded with a
consistent set of playing techniques (including legato, détaché,
staccato, tenuto, and trills), with specialist techniques for many
instruments (e.g. double-tonguing for flute, mutes for brass and
strings, unmeasured tremolo for strings, etc.).
The result is a stunning, high-quality orchestra comparable
to those you can buy from dedicated sample developers for hundreds of
dollars. And it’s all included in the box with Sibelius 7—there’s
nothing extra to buy.
In addition to hundreds of high-quality orchestral sounds,
Sibelius 7 Sounds includes exclusive rock, pop, and jazz sounds from the
team who developed the Pro Tools Complete Creative Collection and the
Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack. The collection includes vintage
keyboards, guitars, basses, drum kits, and more.
Make great-sounding big band scores with a full set of jazz
horns, including trumpets, trombones, and saxophones, with authentic
growls, plops, doits, and falls, plus a high-quality brush drum kit.
Write for a wide variety of percussion instruments, including
powerful taiko drums, bata, djembe, and ewe African percussion, with
the hundreds of included pitched and unpitched percussion sounds.
To match the professional quality of the included content,
Sibelius 7 Sounds also features hand-selected sounds from specialized
It includes a full 27-stop pipe organ, taken from the E.M.
Skinner Organ from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Chicago, IL as sampled by
Milan Digital Audio— the developers of Hauptwerk, the world’s finest
virtual organ software.
And for marching band and drum corps arrangers, Sibelius 7 includes a selection of sounds from the brand new Rumble and Fanfare
libraries from Sample Logic. The first sound libraries to feature the
multi-time world champion drum corps, The Blue Devils, these sounds were
recorded at the world-famous Skywalker Sound scoring stage in Marin
Click here to view the Sibelius 7 Sounds User Guide
What's New in Sibelius 7 (PDF)
Sibelius 7 Tutorials (PDF)
Sibelius 7 Reference Guide
7 is the world’s first 64-bit notation software, enabling you to unlock
the full power of your 64-bit system—and work more quickly, with more
virtual instruments and effects, than ever before.
Sibelius 7 comes with the lite version of both PhotoScore and AudioSore.