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Sibelius 8 Upgrade and Support Plan

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Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, offering sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that are proven and trusted by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students alike.  Please select the "Regular" or "Academic" upgrade from the Edition drop list unless you are already own a site license for a school with 5 or more licenses.

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The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music

To qualify for this upgrade, you must have a single-user license for any previous version of Sibelius (regular, or academic, but not Sibelius First.)  Sibelius does not need to be installed on your comptuer in order to install the Sibelius 8 Upgrade - you only need to have registered your previous version with Avid.

What Upgrade Should I Purchase?

  • If you are currently a student or teacher and can provide of academic status to Avid, you may purchase the Academic edition
  • If you currently have Sibelius 8, you may purchase a "regular renewal"
  • If you have any version of Sibelius prior to Sibelius 8, please purchase a "regular reinstatement"

Includes free upgrades and support from Avid for the duration of your plan! You will be able to download the latest version of Sibelius with this upgrade.

If you order the academic edition, you will be required to provide proof of current academic status to Avid in order to activate your upgrade.  If you are not currently a student or teacher, please order the regular edition.  The Site License upgrade is only available if you have an existing site license. 

Note: Avid does not include DVDs with Sibelius 8 - only an activation card and download instructions are included in the boxed version.  If you wish to receive the DVDs for installing Sibelius 8, please order the Sibelius 8 Media Pack.

Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, offering sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that are proven and trusted by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students alike. And coming soon to Sibelius, you can access the software in more affordable ways than ever. Compose with a low-cost subscription. Own the software outright. Manage multiple copies with Sibelius network licensing. Or get started with Sibelius | First. The choice is yours. And with the integrated Annotate feature, multi-touch gestures, Surface Pro 3 pen support, and more coming soon, Sibelius will enable you to express your creativity in brand new ways, whether composing for a live performance, movie, television, media entertainment, or in the classroom.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Compose quickly and easily with a taskoriented interface that leads you through your entire score creation
• Access Sibelius easily through a low-cost monthly or annual subscription
• Get access to future Sibelius upgrades, plus support, with the Avid upgrade plan included with all active subscriptions, or provided with perpetual licenses as a renewable annual upgrade plan.
• Write and edit scores using a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet and pen
• Interact with your compositions using multitouch gestures on your laptop’s trackpad or Surface Pro 3
• Create reminders for yourself and communicate feedback to others with the with the new Annotate feature.
• Get unrivaled expressiveness and feel with the fully redesigned Espressivo 2.0
• Navigate through large scores quickly with the Timeline window
• Get professional-quality sound with the included 36 GB Sibelius Sounds library
• Create faster, with more virtual instruments and effects, with full 64-bit performance
• Save hours of time with powerful f eatures such as Magnetic Layout and Dynamic Parts
• Create beautiful, professional-quality scores with full DTP-level layout, text, and typography tools
• Scan and transcribe music with PhotoScore Lite and AudioScore Lite, included
• Send your scores to Pro Tools and other DAWs using ReWire, included
• Collaborate with others by sharing scores over email or through MusicXML
• Share scores on ScoreExchange.com, YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud
• Export a video file of your score online or to a DVD for others to see and hear your work
• Export scores directly to Avid Scorch on your iPad for playback, practice, performance, and publishing
• Easily use Sibelius on different computers thanks to a revamped and simplified activation process with Application Manager
• See every detail of your score in stunning clarity with support for high-resolution Windows displays

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Manufacturer Part # 9920-65248-00
UPC 724643118792
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer AVID
System Requirements (Windows)
  • 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10
  • 1+ GB of RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only
  • DVD-ROM drive (only for Media Pack)
  • Internet connection required for software download and activation
Recommendations for the Sibelius Sounds library
  • 4+ GB of RAM
  • 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)
  • ASIO-compatible soundcard

 

System Requirements (Mac)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or 10.10
  • 1+ GB of RAM 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only; 36 GB additional hard disk space for the Sibelius Sounds library (optional installation)
  • DVD-ROM drive (only for Media Pack)
  • Internet connection required for software download and activation

Recommendations for the Sibelius Sounds library

  • 4+ GB of RAM
  • 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)


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