Product Description by our Music Experts
If you have Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5, 8 or if your Sibelius Annual Upgrade Plan has expired the Sibelius Ultimate New Annual Upgrade Plan will upgrade you to the current version of Sibelius, Sibelius Ultimate! This will keep your perpetual license of Sibelius perpetual. Also included is 3 years of upgrades & support! Note: Sibelius Ultimate is the new version of Sibelius 8.
- The industry standard & professionals choice
- Upgrades your Perpetual Sibelius License (& keeps its perpetual)
- 3 years of Upgrades & Support included
- Digital Download Version
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
- For PC and MAC
Is my version of Sibelius eligible?
You are eligible to purchase an 'New Annual Upgrade Plan' if you meet one of the following criteria (students/teachers please see the 'student/teacher discount version'):
- Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 7.5, 8 or Ultimate perpetual license ('academic student/teacher' or 'professional' versions)
- Sibelius 8 or Ultimate (perpetual license) with an 'expired' upgrade plan - if your 'annual upgrade plan' has expired (log into your Avid Master Account to check) you are eligible for this product - if you are looking to 'renew' your Sibelius 8 or Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan that has 'not expired yet' then you need the 'Renewal' option instead.
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'.
Please check you are ordering the correct version as we do not accept returns for digital download product(s).
What’s new in Sibelius Ultimate?
With Sibelius Ultimate you now get 3 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:
- 3 Years of Upgrades Included
- 3 Years 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 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 3 years of Upgrades & Support start?
Sibelius Ultimate comes with 3 years 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).
Product Reviews by our customers
The Programme is very good, but unfortunately Avid are not. My thanks to DS Music who have always guided me through Avid's muddles and bad customer service, and worked hard to resolve a crisis or two!
I love Sibelius, I always have. Its only down-side for me is the printing process since it can be rather clunky when printing booklets.