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Sibelius Ultimate Site License
Sibelius Ultimate (formally Sibelius 8) is used in 99% of schools in the UK and is the industry standard among professional recording studios and producers. The Sibelius Ultimate Site License is exactly the same as the full version of Sibelius Ultimate but it comes with a massive educational discount specially for Schools, Colleges & Universities.
- Perfect for Schools, Colleges & Universities
- Identicle to the full version of Sibelius Ultimate but with a big educational discount
- 12 months of upgrades included - always have the latest version
- 12 months of support - if you need any help
- For PC & MAC
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
What’s new in Sibelius Ultimate?
Sibelius Ultimate Site Licenses now come with 12 months of upgrades and support to keep you on the latest version of Sibelius Ultimate and to offer help when you need it. Whereas in the past Sibelius would launch a major version every few years, Sibelius are now releasing smaller updates as they are developed/released throughout the year. New features available now/coming soon:
- Includes 12 Months of Upgrades
- Includes 12 Months of Support
- Multi-touch Gestures - On your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3 you can now use multi-touch gestures to navigate/edit scores.
- Write music with a pen - edit/add noes using a pen on your Surface Pro 3
- Notes & Comments - add notes and comments for you or others
- Easy Activation - get up and running faster with a simpler activation process
Sibelius Ultimate Site License FAQs
Whats is the difference Standalone or Networked license?
When you purchase your Sibelius Ultimate Site License you can either choose a ‘standalone’ or ‘networked’ license. The 'standalone' license allows you to purchase say 30 users and then you can install it on '30 computers/macs' and you can only use Sibelius Ultimate on these machines. The 'networked' license allows you to purchase say 30 users and you can install Sibelius on '100 computers/macs', however your server (where the Sibelius Ultimate license is installed) will only allow 30 machines to open Sibelius simultaneously.
I want to upgrade to Sibelius Ultimate - can I change my license from 'standalone' to 'networked' or vice versa?
When you upgrade to Sibelius Ultimate you can choose to change your license from standalone to networked or vice versa at no extra charge - please just order the upgrade license type (networked or standalone) you would like and we will sort the rest out. Please also supply us with your existing Sibelius Serial Number(s).
Who can purchase Sibelius Ultimate Site Licenses?
If you are a school, college or University you are allowed to purchase Sibelius Ultimate Site License which is exactly the same as the full version of Sibelius Ultimate but at a very reduced educational price.
My students have earlier versions of Sibelius at home - is Sibelius Ultimate compatible?
In Sibelius Ultimate you can open and save as Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5 & 8 files so your students can open and save at school and at home. Sibelius Ultimate can also open and save Sibelius First files (Sibelius First is a cut down version of Sibelius).
Can I teachers install Sibelius Ultimate on their laptops for lesson preparation at home, etc?
If you purchase a 'Networked' version of Sibelius Ultimate Site License then you can 'check out' users. When you 'check out' a user it creates a 'standalone' temporary license valid for 12 months so that you can install Sibelius Ultimate onto a teachers laptop so that they can use Sibelius Ultimate at home when they are not connected to the network at school, etc. Every 12 months you will need to re-check-out the license. You can check out 1 out of every 5 users, so for example if you had 20 users you could 'check out' upto 4 users and if you decided to check out 3 users (out of your 20) this would leave you with 17 users on your school, etc network license.
If you purchase a 'Standalone' version of Sibelius Ultimate Site License then you do not need to 'check out' users, you can simply use 1 out of every 5 users for teachers laptops for lesson preparation use at home, etc.
When does my 12 months of support & upgrades start?
Sibelius Ultimate Site Licenses now come with 12 months of support and upgrades (Annual Upgrade Plan). The Annual Upgrade Plan starts from when you install/activate Sibelius Ultimate. Before your Annual Upgrade Plan ends you can choose to renew your support/upgrades for a further 12 months by purchasing a Sibelius Ultimate Site License Upgrade Plan. If you choose not to renew your 'annual upgrade plan' then you can simply download the latest version of Sibelius Ultimate (before your current annual upgrade plan ends) and you get to keep this version.
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 10.12, 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).
Networked Site License Client Server-Model (only for 'Networked Site Licenses')
Sibelius Ultimate's network licenses operate on a client-server model. The Sibelius Ultimate program itself is installed on the local hard drive of each of the client workstations, and a separate License Server program is installed on a single designated server or workstation. The License Server program is supplied with your copy of Sibelius Ultimate and enables the designated number of licensed client copies to run on the network simultaneously. In conjunction with Sibelius Ultimate's Classroom Control feature, the License Server also lets you send messages to users of the client copies, send and receive Sibelius Ultimate files between client machines, and close copies down from the server machine. Please see the 'system requirements' for the client computers and also more in-depth system requirements at avid.com