Product Description by our Music Experts
The 'Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) 3 Year Upgrade/Support Plan Renewal' will renew your Sibelius Ultimate upgrades/support for a further 3 years to ensure you always have the latest full version of Sibelius Ultimate. Note: you have a maximum of 30 days after your 'Upgrade Plan' expires to activate this product - please purchase in good time. Note: Sibelius Ultimate is the new version of Sibelius 8.
- The industry standard & professionals choice
- 3 Years of Upgrades & Support included
- Discount Price for 'renewing' your Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan for 3 Years
- Digital Download Version
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
- For PC and MAC
Is my version of Sibelius eligible?
If you have Sibelius 8 or Sibelius Ultimate and your 'Upgrade/Support Plan' is about to expire (log into your Avid Master Account to check) you can purchase the 'Sibelius Ultimate Upgrade/Support Plan Renewal' which will give you a further 12 months of Sibelius Upgrades & Support. Note: you have a maximum of 30 days after your 'Upgrade Plan' expires to activate this product - please purchase in good time.
If you 'miss the above deadline' or 'have never had a Sibelius 8/Ultimate Upgrade Plan' then you will need to purchase a Sibelius Ultimate Upgrade Plan 'Reinstatement' instead - please see this here (Students & Teachers please see the 'Academic Discount' Reinstatement here).
Note: if you purchased the cut-down version of Sibelius called 'Sibelius Student' for around £99, Sibelius First or Sibelius 2012 onwards this product will not upgrade you - please see the 'trade-up' options if you wish to upgrade these products. This product will also not upgrade 'Annual Subscriptions'.
What’s new in Sibelius Ultimate?
With Sibelius Ultimate you now get upgrades and support included. Whereas in the past Sibelius released a major update every few years, they are now launching new features as they are developed and released so you get access to them straight away rather than waiting for them to be rolled into one major update. Here are some of the new features available now/coming soon:
- Multi-touch Gestures - Use multi-touch gestures on your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3 to navigate/edit scores.
- Write music with a pen - on your Surface Pro you can add/edit notes using a pen
- Notes & Comments - add notes and comments for you or others
- Easy Activation - simpler activation process to get up and running faster
Other great features
Sibelius Ultimate also comes with the Sibelius Sound Library which is a high quality set of sampled sounds so that your scores sound as realistic as possible, PhotoScore Lite to scan music scores into Sibelius Ultimate, AudioScore Lite which notates what you play into a microphone and Rewire that lets you send scores to DAWs. You can even download the Sibelius Scorch iPad app (separate purchase) to view your scores on the move.
Sibelius Ultimate FAQs
Can I download Sibelius Ultimate straight away?
After you place your order we automatically email download link(s) usually within 10-20 minutes (247) after purchase so you can start using Sibelius Ultimate straight away on a 30 day fully functional trial - we will then send your actual license/instructions usually within 48 hours via email. Note: if you have already accessed the Sibelius Ultimate 30 day trial please wait for your 'license/instructions' to arrive via email as trials can not be used more than once on the same computer. (between 24th December and 2nd January there may be delays in receiving your 'license/instructions' as AVID are closed during this period - although you can install the 30 day fully functional trial which is emailed to you within 10-20 minutes 247).
When does my 12 months of Upgrades & Support start?
Sibelius Ultimate comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (Annual Upgrade Plan). Your Annual Upgrade Plan starts when you install/activate Sibelius Ultimate.
Can I install Sibelius Ultimate on more than 1 computer?
You receive a 1 user license with Sibelius Ultimate, however you can install Sibelius Ultimate onto 2 computers/macs within the same household as long as they are not used simultaneously.
Is Sibelius Ultimate compatible with earlier versions of Sibelius?
Sibelius can open and save as Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5, 8 and Ultimate files.
What are the PC and MAC system requirements?
Below you will find the recommended minimum 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, Internet connection required for software download and activation
Mac Mac OS X 10.12 or 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11.0, 1+ GB of RAM 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only, Internet connection required for software download and activation.
If using the Sibelius Sounds library it is recommended to have 8+ GB of RAM, 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred) & ASIO compatible audio interface or sound card (Windows only).