April 26, 2012, by PSW Staff
Avid has announced the release of Sibelius First, combining the Sibelius Student and Sibelius First notation products into a single easy-to-use, powerful, and fun music composition tool.
The new Sibelius First takes advantage of the features introduced by Sibelius 7, including a task-oriented UI specifically designed to guide the user through the creative process, along with quality sound, 64-bit technology and support for the latest operating systems.
It also offers new video export functionality, online publishing, and direct sharing to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook, and more.
Sibelius First’s standout features include:
• Sibelius First offers a refined, task-oriented user interface that makes it possible to get great results without prior experience.
• Choose from scanning, transcribing, or MIDI import to quickly get ideas into Sibelius First—now with full MusicXML interchange for transferring music into and out of other applications.
• Includes a premium sound library so compositions can be played back in detail on high-quality sampled instruments, and produce better quality exports.
• Unlock the full power of a 64-bit computer, and directly address more than 4GB of RAM.
• No engraving or notation expertise is required to get great results. Magnetic layout and dynamic parts make it easy to produce and tailor scores to suit musicians of all kinds.
• Sibelius First scores can be added to the score library on the Avid Scorch app (sold separately).
• Users can easily export compositions as videos and publish their work to social media websites (YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook) along with traditional print, email, or audio exports.
Sibelius First software is available now for $119.99 USD and multi-seat 5 packs are available for $299.99. Current Sibelius First and Sibelius Student customers may take advantage of upgrade options for $39.99.