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Please note that you can install Sibelius on two computers at the same time and your Sibelius 7.5 purchase includes 90 days of complimentary assisted support from Avid.

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What's new

Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, trusted by top composers, publishers, and students alike. With Sibelius 7.5, you can express, accelerate, and promote your creativity in more ways than ever before, enabling you to deliver beautiful, professional scores faster and share audio and video versions of your work—with stunningly realistic musical phrasing—to make your talent stand out from the crowd. It’s the fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music for live performance, film and television, media entertainment, or in the classroom.

Introducing Sibelius 7.5

What's New in Avid Sibelius 7.5

At the bottom of this page are Five (5) Sibelius 7.5 Video Lessons by Avid/Sibelius to introduce and get you familiar and comfortable with Sibelius 7.5

Espressivo 2.0 in action

Unrivalled expressiveness and feel

With the unique and fully redesigned Espressivo 2.0 feature, Sibelius 7.5 gives you complete control over and customization of the rhythmic feel of any individual part to produce more expressive and realistic musical phrasings. And because the software can now better interpret such notation distinctions as tempo markings, metric emphasis, grace notes, mordents, caesuras, and breath marks on playback, you can hear every nuance of your score—the way you intended it to be heard.

Interface with Timeline window

Accelerated navigation

With the new Timeline window, you get a quick view of the entire structure of your score—no matter how large or complex—enabling you to navigate to any part fast for editing or playback. Simply click on any bar, in the timecode ruler, or on any landmark—the important objects that make up your score, including rehearsal marks, repeat structures, comments, key signatures, tempo, and more—to jump immediately to that section.

SoundCloud export

Easy collaboration and sharing

Get all of the score sharing and social media features of Sibelius First in Sibelius 7.5, enabling you to collaborate more easily with others and distribute your compositions for the world to hear. Share scores through email, upload and publish them as sheet music on ScoreExchange.com, and even share your composition as a video or audio file on YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud.

Video snapshot of a score

Export video of your composition

Save a video file of your score to share your work with others on a DVD or online. Sibelius can export in a variety of resolutions—up to 1080p—in QuickTime format (.mov) on Mac or Windows Media Video (.wmv) on Windows, enabling others to see and hear your work without requiring Sibelius.

Scorch app interface

Full Scorch app integration

Export Sibelius scores directly to Avid Scorch on your iPad ( available on iTunes) for fully interactive playback, practice, performance, and publishing. Sibelius automatically optimizes your score for iPad display, paying special consideration to page orientation, number of staves, margin sizes, and more.

Sibelius UI in Russian

Localized for Brazil and Russia

If Brazilian Portuguese or Russian is your native tongue, Sibelius 7.5 offers new native support for these languages in addition to English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.

And more...

Compose and Edit

Sibelius 7.5 Guided Tour

Magnetic Layout—only in Sibelius

Magnetic Layout—only in Sibelius

The revolutionary Magnetic Layout feature takes care of almost every detail of score layout for you. As you write, it gives everything just the right amount of space and avoids collisions—producing beautiful results. This single feature saves you up to half your writing time. Read more

Dynamic Parts in Sibelius

Dynamic Parts in Sibelius

Unlike other programs that require you to extract instrumental parts from the full score, Sibelius provides Dynamic Parts. This powerful feature automatically creates separate instrumental parts—and instantly updates them as you make changes to the score. Dynamic Parts will save you many hours of work on every project. Read more

Native 64-bit support—only in Sibelius

Native 64-bit support

Today’s 64-bit capable hardware and operating systems provide big speed and memory advantages. Sibelius was the 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. Read more



For easy reading and navigation, the Panorama feature lets you see your music as a single, infinitely wide strip. Focus on the notes and forget about page layout until you’re ready to print. Read more


Creating music in Sibelius

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. Read more

The Ideas Hub

The Ideas Hub

This unique feature lets you capture, use, and reuse snippets of music. Save your own ideas, or take advantage of the over 2,000 included samples, which are ideal for teaching. Read more

Track changes and compare versions—only in Sibelius

Track changes and compare versions—only in Sibelius

Have you ever written something better the first time around? The Versions feature keeps track of revisions to your score, lets you look back at earlier versions, and see what changes were made since. Collaboration becomes a joy, and you can even use sticky Comments to leave notes for yourself, or others. Read more

Task-oriented user interface

Task-oriented user interface

The Sibelius user interface provides task-focused tabs that lead you through the process of creating a score from start to finish. Every feature has both an icon and a text description—which you can access via a button or a keyboard shortcut—with full contextual help available when you need it. Read more

Optimized for single monitor use—only in Sibelius

Optimized for single monitor use

We understand that many of our customers favor laptops or other single-display systems. That’s why we designed the Sibelius interface to allow you to focus on the music at all times—and easily hide information that you only need to see occasionally. Read more

Play, perform, and share

Task-oriented user interface

Professional sound library—only in Sibelius

You finesse every detail of your score—you want to hear every nuance during playback. Sibelius comes with the Sibelius Sounds library, featuring more than 36 GB of professional content, including a specially recorded symphony orchestra, rock and pop instruments, and much more. This exclusive sound library is only available in Sibelius. Read more

VST and Audio Units

VST (on Windows and Mac) and Audio Units (on Mac only) are state-of-the-art standards for high-quality instrumental sounds. A huge variety of VST and Audio Unit instruments are available from numerous manufacturers—and Sibelius can play back your score using any of them. The possibilities are unlimited—you can use world-famous sounds such as the EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphonic Library, Synful Orchestra, and many others. Sibelius works with Kontakt Player and Kontakt-format sounds as well.

You can also use a wide variety of effects to enhance your sound (such as advanced reverb, EQ, and filters, which you can chain and mix together). Combine a variety of different VST or Audio Unit instruments and effects simultaneously to customize your sound.

Integrated playback

Sibelius delivers high-quality, integrated playback—just hit the space bar and Sibelius will play your score back to you. Our patented SoundWorld system automatically chooses the best available sounds to make your score sound as realistic as possible.

It’s easy to fine-tune your playback using the Mixer, which features high-quality effects including convolution reverb and chorus on each staff, plus up to six faders for other effects (EQ, distortion, timbre, etc.). All fader positions and settings are saved in the score, so you won’t have to adjust them next time you open it.

ReWire—only in Sibelius

ReWire is a standard that lets you record audio from Sibelius on a digital audio workstation (DAW), such as Pro Tools. It also synchronizes Sibelius with your DAW so they can play back at the same time—starting playback in one program initiates it simultaneously in the other. Read more

Conduct your scores

It’s time to take to the podium! Live Tempo lets you conduct the playback of your score to produce a nuanced, musical performance. Simply tap a key on your computer keyboard, MIDI keyboard, or foot pedal, and Sibelius follows your beat. Read more

Espressivo and Rubato

Espressivo and Rubato are unique features that add elegant expression as Sibelius plays. Espressivo makes subtle adjustments to the dynamics to produce musical phrasing, and Rubato varies the tempo, just like a human performer.

Layout, export, and print

Text and typography enhancements

Professional text and typography tools

Take advantage of the latest OpenType fonts, including advanced features like ligatures, and employ them in text frames with full DTP-level capabilities. There’s no need to export projects to a separate DTP application—now you can complete many of them within Sibelius. Read more

Graphics import and export

Graphics import and export

Sibelius makes it easy to import graphics in all major formats, then manipulate them to build complex layouts for publishing, creating teaching materials, instructional books, and more. You can export the full score as publication-quality graphics in PDF format, plus individual pages or smaller sections in EPS, PNG, and SVG formats. It’s never been faster or easier to finish the job to the highest standards. Read more

Special notations


Sibelius has the most beautiful and controllable slurs of any program. Their default design and position is superior in all kinds of situations. You can also adjust their shape using no fewer than six handles, and alter their thickness individually. Various Engraving Rules options let you control the default height and shoulder for different slur lengths.

Cautionary accidentals

Sibelius automatically adds cautionary accidentals wherever they're needed, so you'll get fewer wrong notes in performance. The default setting should do just what you want, but as usual we've included various options you can tweak—where to use cautionary accidentals (e.g. up to the end of the next bar, between different octaves or voices, or when tying notes between systems), and whether to draw them in parentheses.

Repeat bars

You can add 1-, 2-, and 4-bar repeats from the Keypad, which play back just like anything else. Multiple repeat bars can also be automatically numbered (without using a plug-in), so performers won't lose their place.

Jazz articulations and slashes

You can quickly add scoops, falls, doits, and plops to notes from the Keypad—no need to use symbols. Like other articulations, they position automatically and transpose with the notes, but you can also move them individually. Jazz articulations even play back on suitable MIDI devices (e.g. Garritan Jazz and Big Band).

Slashes also stay put when the rest of the music transposes, making rhythm charts quicker to produce. Other jazz improvements include enhanced chord symbols, which you can input faster than ever from your computer or MIDI keyboard.

Modern notations

Sibelius includes optional stemlets ('half-stems') for rests in beamed groups. You can either use stemlets throughout the score, or add them to individual rests from the Keypad. There are various other options for beamed rests too, even without stemlets.

Sibelius also has automatic “feathered” beams, for showing brief accels rits. Again, you choose them from the Keypad, and they even work on two-note tremolos.

In addition to Schoenberg-style Hauptstimme and Nebenstimme lines, you can create extreme tuplets with ratios between 1:4 and 4:1, which is useful for special cases.

Other notations

You can add wiggly arpeggio lines to spread chords instantly, straight from the Keypad. They're attached to notes, so Sibelius automatically allows room for them, and they transpose with the notes too. Use a normal wiggly line, or one with an up- or down-pointing arrow.

You can also make ties break across time signatures, by being drawn behind them. In fact, you can make any object go in front of or behind any other, like in many drawing programs. This is particularly useful for putting imported graphics in front of or behind staves.

Articulations are automatically drawn inside or outside slurs or tuplets depending on the situation, with a host of subtle options. You can also reposition multiple articulations on the same note individually rather than all at once.


System requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Windows:
    • 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1 or later) or Windows 8 (not Windows RT)
    • 1+ GB of RAM
    • 750 MB hard disk space for Sibelius software only; 36 GB additional hard disk space for the Sibelius Sounds library (optional installation)
    • DVD-ROM drive (box versions only)
  • Mac:
    • Mac OS X 10.6.7, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
    • 1+ GB of RAM
    • 750 MB hard disk space for Sibelius software only; 36 GB additional hard disk space for the Sibelius Sounds library (optional installation)
    • DVD-ROM drive (box versions only)

Recommendations for the Sibelius Sounds library*

  • Windows:
  • Mac:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • 4+ GB of RAM
    • 40 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)

Using external hardware MIDI playback devices with Sibelius
If you have an external hardware MIDI playback device that you wish to use, please check that a compatible sound set is available: see the list of sound sets supplied with Sibelius 7.5.

* You can use Sibelius Sounds if your computer doesn't meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously, and that sounds take a long time to load.

What's included*

  • Sibelius software
  • 36 GB Sibelius Sounds library
  • AudioScore Lite audio transcribing software
  • PhotoScore Lite music scanning software
  • ReWire audio/data transfer software
  • 90 days of complimentary phone and online support

Sibelius is available both as a boxed product and a software download. A computer with a DVD-ROM drive (or equivalent) is required for boxed purchases; a high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended for download.

Avid Sibelius 7.5 - don't write music without it!

Creating music in Sibelius

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.

MIDI input
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.

MIDI input

You can even listen to the music you’ve already written as you play in more music on top.

Step-time 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 piano.

Keyboard and Fretboard windows

These 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.

  • Click keys or “play” your computer keyboard to input
  • Colors show voices
  • Scroll through octaves
  • Drag to resize
  • Choose which staves’ music to show when playing

fret board

  • Click frets to input notes and chords
  • Acoustic, maple, or rosewood neck in three sizes
  • 6-string guitar or 4/5-string bass
  • Choose which staves' music to show when playing

Mouse and keystrokesMouse 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.

You 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

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 button.

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.

PhotoScore Ultimate over PhotoScore Lite

Scan printed or handwritten sheet music into your computer, play it back and edit it with the world's leading music scanning software.
PhotoScore Lite Ultimate
Bad timing navigator no yes
Rescore feature no yes
Find and Replace feature no yes
Automatic scanning and reading after scanning no yes
Printing no yes
Handwritten music recognition no yes
Reads slurs & ties no yes
Reads hairpins no yes
Reads text (including bold, italic, etc.) no yes
Reads articulation marks no yes
Reads triplets and other tuplets Triplets only yes
Reads grace notes and cue notes no yes
Reads cross-staff notes and beams no yes
Reads guitar chord diagrams no yes
Reads 4-string guitar tab no yes
Reads 1-, 2- and 3- line percussion staves no yes
Reads double & repeat barlines no yes
Reads repeat endings, Coda and Segno no yes
Reads ornament and pedal markings no yes
Accidental types 3 7
Clef types 2 8
Shortest note value 16th(16th) 128th(128th)
Maximum voices per staff 2 4
Maximum staves per page 12 64
Maximum pages per score 20 400
Maximum dots per note/rest 1 3
Reads the length of irregular bars no yes
Transposes in PhotoScore itself no yes
Saves WAV/AIFF audio files no yes
Saves MIDI files no yes

AudioScore Ultimate over AudioScore Lite Comparison

AudioScore Ultimate 7 allows you to create scores from MP3s and CD tracks.Alternatively create musical notation by singing or playing into your computer using only a microphone.

AudioScore Lite Ultimate
Max simultaneous instruments/notes recognized 2 16
Opens MP3 files no yes
Opens music direct from CD yes yes
MIDI keyboard entry (with sophisticated rhythm detection) no yes
Opens MIDI files (MIDI-to-score-conversion) no yes
Visualize, edit & play back pitch & amplitude nuances no yes
Compound time signatures no yes
Clef types 2 8
Shortest note value 1/16th 1/32nd
Maximum voices per track 1 4
Maximum tracks per score 4 32
Transposes in AudioScore itself no yes

Click here to view the Sibelius 7.5 Sounds User Guide

What's New in Sibelius 7.5 (PDF)

Sibelius 7.5 Tutorials (PDF)

Sibelius 7.5 Reference Guide

Sibelius 7.5 - Frequently Asked Questions

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Review: Ordering Sibelius 7 (from Oregon) October 29, 2013
Reviewer: Carter Smith from Portland, OR United States  
East Coast Music did a fine job with processing my order. I called before I ordered my software to make sure that I was ordering Mac compatible software. The sales person was friendly and told me that if I got the order posted before the end of the day, he would make sure it was shipped same day.
Sure enough my order showed up on my doorstep promptly, and complete. I would definitely order from East Coast Music in the future.

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