Name: Avid Sibelius
Version: 8.4.2 build 231
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.6.7 or later
Web Site: http://www.avid.com/en/sibelius
The Fastest, Smartest, Easiest Way to Write Music. Express yourself with Sibelius. Create beautiful, captivating scores more quickly than ever before with the world's best selling notation software.
Create with unrivaled compositional tools
Whether you're well versed in writing music notation or prefer to use a keyboard, guitar, or your voice to enter notes, creating scores has never been easier. Save tons of time with unique tools such as Magnetic Layout, which takes care of almost every layout detail, and Dynamic Parts, which automatically creates and updates separate instrumental parts.
Sibelius 8.4.2 addresses a few issues:
A problem where hidden text was shown when printing or exporting to PDF has been fixed
The spacing between clefs, key signatures, time signatures and start repeat lines has been improved
Sibelius no longer crashes when clicking on Detailed View in the Ideas panel
Sibelius no longer crashes when exiting from viewing a video in full screen mode (macOS Sierra only)
The staff size is now shown in Edit Instruments > Edit Staff Type
The top crashing issue from Sibelius 8.4 has also been addressed
“In addition to this,” senior product manager Sam Butler said, “we have made improvements to the sizes of ossia staves. Since Sibelius 8.4, we introduced the ability to have two further staff sizes (Medium and X-Small).” The sizes of ossia staves from 8.4.2 are now two smaller than the size of the parent stave where possible, for example:
Normal parent -> Small ossia
Medium parent -> X-Small ossia
Small parent -> X-Small ossia
X-small parent -> X-small ossia
Sibelius 8.4.2 also comes with the latest version of Avid Application Manager, version 2.5.8, which now includes a silent install option, which Avid said provides a much smoother and more streamlined update experience to the user.
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Compose quickly with an advanced user interface
We built Sibelius from the ground up for accelerated navigation and performance, so you can create scores more quickly than ever before. A task-based front-end leads you through the entire score creation workflow, and the Timeline window displays the entire structure of even the largest, most complex scores—at a glance.
Get more expressive playback
Add more expressive and realistic “feel” to any individual part in your score and customize your own rhythmic feels for swing with the completely revamped Espressivo feature. With its exquisite interpretation of notation distinctions, you can hear every nuance of your score play back the way you intended it to be heard.
Write music with a pen on a Surface Pro
Sibelius has been optimized for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, enabling you to add and edit notes quickly with just a tap of the pen, as well as play music in real time using the tablet's onscreen keyboard and fretboard. Use the Surface Pen's buttons to select, erase and edit your music. You can even drag the score around and resize objects while inputting notes.
Integrate with Pro Tools
Integrate Pro Tools into your workflow and take your compositions even further. Using ReWire, included in Sibelius and Pro Tools, you can record instrument parts from Sibelius scores to the DAW for further recording, editing, and mixing. And you can directly send Pro Tools tracks from its Score Editor to Sibelius for further notation refinement.
Compose with every instrument
Play back and hear every nuance of your composition in stunningly realistic detail with Sibelius Sounds. You get 36 GB of professional content, including a specially recorded symphony orchestra, rock, pop, and jazz instrumentation, world-class licensed sounds, and much more.
Create with full desktop publishing tools
Create beautiful, professional-looking scores using a full set of typography and layout tools. Polish text with tracking, leading, scaling, text frame, and alignment tools. Change fonts and add emphasis using hierarchical styles. Drag and drop graphics in any major format. And export publisher-quality scores as PDFs with just one click.
Enhance online score purchasing
Publish your work for sale online thanks to groundbreaking Sibelius | Cloud Publishing technology. Customers can view, play, change instruments, and transpose your music on any device before buying—and then print a high-quality version of your score once they do.
Transcribe and scan music
Transcribe and scan music directly into Sibelius with Neuratron AudioScore Lite and PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite. With AudioScore Lite, you can input notes into Sibelius by singing or playing an instrument, or importing music from a CD. With PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite, you can scan printed music and send to Sibelius for playback, transposing, and editing. You can even write music on a tablet or laptop and convert your handwriting into professional scores.