Product Description by our Music Experts
If you have Sibelius Student (RRP approx. £99), Sibelius First (new name 'Sibelius'), G7, or Sibelius Instrumental Teacher Edition you can 'trade-up' to Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) at a special price. Also included is 12 months of upgrades & support! Note: Sibelius Ultimate is the new version of Sibelius 8.
- The industry standard & professionals choice
- 12 months of Upgrades & Support included
- Digital Version
- Use Sibelius 8 Now (see 'Can I Use Sibelius Today' below)
- Compatible with previous versions of Sibelius
- For PC and MAC
Can I use Sibelius today?
Yes! After your purchase we will send you the Sibelius 8 download link so you can start using Sibelius straight away. You will then recieved your 'boxed' version through the post.
Which versions of Sibelius are eligible?
To be eligible for the 'trade-up' the serial number of your existing Sibelius product must begin with Z (Sibelius Student), X (Sibelius First), G (G7), or Y (Sibelius Instrumental Teacher Edition), or the Activation ID for your copy of Sibelius First must begin with SFAA.
What’s new in Sibelius 2018?
With Sibelius 2018 you now get 1 year of upgrades and support included. Whereas in the past Avid 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 2018 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, 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 8 FAQs
Can I download Sibelius 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 straight away on a 30 day fully functional trial - we will then send your 'boxed' version of Sibelius through the post. Note: if you have already accessed the Sibelius 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.
When does my 12 months of Upgrades & Support start?
Sibelius 2018 comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (Annual Upgrade Plan). Your Annual Upgrade Plan starts when you install/activate Sibelius.
Can I install Sibelius on more than 1 computer?
You recieve a 1 user license with Sibelius 8, however you can install Sibelius 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).