Create beautiful, captivating scores more quickly than ever before with the world's best selling notation software
Create custom staff sizes
Thanks to popular demand, you now have more flexible layout and composition possibilities to best present your score. Change the individual staff sizes of independent instruments and groups of instruments to create a clear and perfect looking score. And gain fine control of the new staff sizes in Engraving Rules.
Make music easier to learn
Music doesn't have to be so black and white. With the latest Sibelius, you can now color individual notes and/or chords, giving students a more enhanced and visual way of learning to read and write music notation.
Get better rest
Inserting rests into your score is now easier and more intuitive. Whenever you add one, Magnetic Layout automatically repositions the rest to align optimally with the phrasing of preceding notes—no manual fixes required. Create easy-to-read scores faster than ever. Plus, you can now move rests and notes horizontally in your score.
Re-spell and repeat with ease
It's now possible to have the same pitched note display a different accidental in any part compared to the rest of the score. You can also create concise first, second, and third time bars that appear and play back exactly like you'd expect them to, eliminating manual correction. Plus, all time signature changes now appear after the barline but before repeat barlines by default.
Share your score
Want to share your composition with a colleague, client, or friend? You can now export your composition as an MP3 audio file for faster file transfer that won't hit email size limits.
Write music with a pen on a Surface Pro
If you own a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, you can now add and edit notes quickly with just a tap of the pen. This makes it easier than ever to fine tune your compositions on the go. Plus, you can play back your music using the tablet's onscreen keyboard and fretboard.
Add notes and comments
Sometimes you have a great idea, but you forget to write it down. Then the next thing you know, your idea is gone. The new Annotate feature allows you to add notes directly on the score—you can create reminders for yourself as you’re composing, or communicate edits and feedback to others.
Use multi-touch gestures
With Sibelius, you can create scores faster than ever before thanks to an advanced user interface. You can navigate and edit even the most complex scores quickly using multi-touch gestures on your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3.
Pro Tools and Sibelius are tools that allow me to be more creative, by allowing me to think about the technology as little as possible.” JAMES HORNER, COMPOSER, AVATAR
Sibelius is an instrument that is organic and brilliantly organized so a musician can think quickly and rely on it for ease of movement. Its design makes creativity a distinct possibility and always just a keystroke away.” GIL GOLDSTEIN, GRAMMY-WINNING MUSIC ARRANGER
PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate
Scan music for transposition, arrangements, and editing
PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 is the full-featured version of the PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite scanning software for Sibelius. Handwrite music on a tablet or laptop and convert your writing into professional scores. Scan printed sheet music into other MIDI software, such as sequencers. You can also use it on its own to scan in, play back, transpose, and print scores—and even save audio files.
PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate reads printed and handwritten music or PDFs in seconds—not just the notes, but also printed slurs, dynamics, lyrics, guitar tab, chord diagrams, and more. You can then edit or transpose the music, play it back, extract the parts, and print.
If you like to handwrite music, the NotateMe app enables you to do exactly that using a tablet, smartphone, trackpad, or mouse. And it's now integrated right in PhotoScore 8. Work on a Mac or PC. Scrawl out symphonies using a Microsoft Surface and pen. Or compose on the go with your iOS or Android device.
Never miss a note, beat, or slur. With the OmniScore2 dual-engine recognition system, you'll get over 99.5% accuracy when scanning most PDFs and original sheet music. Get improved recognition of tuplets and curved and distorted staves. Save time with more sophisticated automatic voice allocation. Even bring in JPEGs of compositions you've shot with your phone or camera.
PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate now recognizes printed music 30% faster, so you can get a jumpstart on your editing. It can also read low-res PDFs and scans down to 72 dpi. Save scores as PDFs for easy printing. Work with Sibelius 8. And experience better MusicXML score export, part extraction, rescoring, and other improvements.
Ease-of-use has been a central design aim right from the start, and with automatic scanning and recognition, plus licensed Sibelius-style editing interfaces, PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate becomes fun and exciting to use.
Transcribe music recordings and performances into a score
AudioScore Ultimate 8 is the full featured version of the AudioScore Lite audio transcription software included with Sibelius. With AudioScore Ultimate 8, you can quickly and easily turn CD tracks, MP3s, MIDI files, and even your own vocal and instrument performances into detailed music notation. It's the ultimate music composing secret weapon for your Sibelius workflow.
With version 8, AudioScore's audio recognition engine has been completely re-engineered to provide better music precision and detail. Get improved recognition of multiple overlapping notes. Minimize interference caused by drum and percussion sounds. And experience superior pitch recognition and note separation.
Easily create scores from transcribed notes. AudioScore will automatically detect all instrumentation and create a score with staves labeled for each part. Play back note selections in high-quality audio. Save scores as PDFs for easy printing. Open MIDI files to automatically create high-quality, printable scores. And work with Sibelius 8.
With AudioScore Ultimate, you can open a CD track or MP3 file and transcribe it to a score. The software employs the most intelligent technology available today to convert up to 16 instruments or notes at a time into multiple staves, with up to four voices per staff. After transcribing your music, you can send it directly to Sibelius or save it as a MusicXML, NIFF, or MIDI file for use in most other music programs.
AudioScore Ultimate enables you to view, play, and edit the most intricate nuances of a performance—such as the subtle changes in pitch, volume, and timing. You can also produce new versions of music using MIDI instruments of your choice. AudioScore analyzes the original music in great detail, and plays it back with tremendous realism.
AudioScore Ultimate can “serve” you a set of notes, which you can quickly split, join, resize, and adjust pitch, purely on a performance level—no worrying about rests and technicalities such as the key signature, accidentals, augmentation dots, beaming, ties, etc.