Product Description by our Music Experts
Sibelius Ultimate Site License Upgrade will upgrade your Sibelius Site License from versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 7.5 to the current version of Sibelius, Sibelius Ultimate! Also included is 12 months of upgrades & support! Note: you have to upgrade all of the users in your site license and you will need 1 x 'media pack' (DVDs you will need) per site license upgrade. Note: Sibelius Ultimate is the new version of Sibelius 8.
- Perfect for Schools, Colleges & Universities
- 12 months of Upgrades included
- 12 months of Support included
- Networked Version (Standalone Version also available)
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
- For PC and MAC
Please note: orders for Sibelius Site Licenses can not be cancelled or returned once ordered. Sibelius Site Licenses are fulfilled via email usually within 3-5 days.
When you 'upgrade' a site license you can change it from a 'Networked Version' to a 'Standalone Version' and vice versa - please purchase the version you require. This product is the 'Network Version'. The Networked Version allows you to have say 30 users and you can install Sibelius Ultimate on ‘100 computers/macs’, however your server (where the Sibelius Ultimate license is installed) will only allow 30 machines to open Sibelius Ultimate simultaneously. There is also a ‘standalone version upgrade’ available which allows you to have say 30 users and then you can install it on ‘30 computers/macs’ and you can only use Sibelius Ultimate on these machines.
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 a Sibelius Ultimate Site License will be using the very same version - the world is your oyster!
What’s new in Sibelius Ultimate?
With a Sibelius Ultimate Site License 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 Site Licenses 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 Site Licenses FAQs
When does my 12 months of Upgrades & Support start?
Sibelius Ultimate Site Licenses comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (Annual Upgrade Plan). Your Annual Upgrade Plan starts when you install/activate Sibelius Ultimate.
Can teachers install Sibelius Ultimate on their laptops for lesson preparation?
You can 'check out' 1 out of every 5 users in your networked license so that teachers can use Sibelius Ultimate at home whilst not connected to the network at school, etc for lesson preparation, etc. When you 'check out' a user it deducts a user from your license, so for example if you had a 20 users networked license and checked out 4 users (for teachers) your network license would then be left with 16 available users.
Network Site License Client-Server Model
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. For more in-depth system requirements please see avid.com and for 'client system requirements' please see the 'What are the PC and MAC system requirements?' section in this FAQs.
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).