Product Description by our Music Experts
Sibelius Ultimate (previously version 8) Academic is exactly the same as the full version of Sibelius, apart from students & teachers receive a massive educational discount (before purchasing please check you are eligible). Note: Sibelius Ultimate is the new version of Sibelius 8.
- Perfect for GCSE, A Level, Degree Students & Music Teachers
- Exactly the same as Sibelius Ultimate but with a big educational discount
- 12 months of Upgrades & Support included
- Boxed Version with Download Card (Digital version also available)
- Use Sibelius Ultimate Now (see 'Can I Use Sibelius Today' below)
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
- For PC and MAC
Can I use Sibelius Ultimate today?
Yes! After your purchase we will send you the Sibelius Ultimate download link so you can start using Sibelius Ultimate straight away. You will then receive your 'boxed' version through the post.
The Industry Standard with Academic Discount
Sibelius Ultimate is no doubt the most popular notation software around and is used in 97% of schools & Universities and is the industry standard amongst professional composers & publishers - it's so powerful with many advanced features, yet it is so easy to use. The reason for this is that Sibelius Ultimate was originally created by musicians who had computer science degrees - it was therefore developed in a logical way for musicians to compose, arrange, edit, etc. By purchasing Sibelius Ultimate Academic for Students & Teachers you will be using the very same version - the world is your oyster!
What’s new in Sibelius Ultimate?
With Sibelius Ultimate Academic for Students & Teachers you now get 1 year of 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:
- 12 Months of Upgrades Included
- 12 Months of Support Included
- 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 for Students & Teachers 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 Academic 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 'boxed' version of Sibelius Ultimate through the post. Note: if you have already accessed the Sibelius Ultimate 30 day trial please wait for your 'boxed' version to arrive via the post as trials can not be used more than once on the same computer.
Am I eligible for the Academic discount? How do I complete academic verification post-purchase?
You are eligible for the academic discount if you are a secondary school, college or University student or teacher ('private teachers' are usually not eligible). Please check that you are eligible before purchasing by clicking here. Inside the Sibelius Ultimate box you will find instructions in how to complete the academic verification (post-purchase) and Avid usually verify your status within 48 hours. Whist you are completing the academic verification you can install Sibelius straight away on a 30 day fully functional trial. Note: if you have already accessed the Sibelius Ultimate 30 day trial please wait for Avid to verify your status and email your activation details to you as trials can not be used more than once on the same computer.
How much education/academic discount do I get?
The full version of Sibelius Ultimate is around £600 so by buying Sibelius Academic for Students or Teachers you are receiving a massive educational discount - the price above is the academic discount price (there is no further discount available).
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.
When does my 12 months of Upgrades & Support start?
Sibelius Ultimate Academic for Students & Teachers comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (Annual Upgrade Plan). Your Annual Upgrade Plan starts when you install/activate Sibelius Ultimate.
Is Sibelius 2018 compatible with earlier versions of Sibelius?
Sibelius can open and save as Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5 and 8 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 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 or 10.14, 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 4+ GB of RAM, 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred) & ASIO compatible audio interface or sound card (Windows only).
Product Reviews by our customers
My Sibelius arrived in perfect condition and within 2 days. My son uses it for his composing and he's overjoyed with it.
This is a great product.