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Magnetic Layout—perfect scores in half the time
Magnetic Layout takes care of almost every detail of score layout—effortlessly. As students write, it gives everything just the right amount of space and avoids collisions to produce beautiful results. This single feature can cut writing time in half, leaving more time for teaching.
Keyboard window for input and playback
If students prefer using a keyboard to learn and write notation, this beautiful window is ideal. Simply click on the keys to input notes and chords or play a computer’s QWERTY keys just like a piano. And when students play back a score, the keyboard plays too.
Add sticky comments
Want to swap comments or score ideas with other students and teachers? Simply place them directly on the score using handy sticky notes.
Recognizes chord symbols automatically
Sibelius First understands the same chord types as Sibelius, and will even recognize and produce appropriate chord symbols in text and/or guitar diagrams when students input using a MIDI device or by typing suffix elements. It’s yet another time-saving feature that makes Sibelius First the most intuitive software for creating notation.
New sounds and VST/AU support
scores using VST and Audio Unit instruments. So students can use world-famous sound libraries such as EastWest Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphonic Library, Synful Orchestra, and many others. Use as many different VST or Audio Unit effects as your computer can handle.
Get complete control of your session with M-Audio keyboards
Sibelius First works with all M-Audio controller keyboards, giving you numerous choices for entering notes and playing along with your compositions. The software is even compatible with HyperControl, the MIDI mapping technology used in M-Audio Axiom Pro controller keyboards. HyperControl allows you to make music faster and easier by automatically mapping the knobs, faders, drum pads and numeric keypad buttons on the keyboard to playback, Mixer, and note input controls in Sibelius First. The two-way link ensures the keyboard’s controls are always in sync with your software.
If you’re a teacher, university/college student, or school official, you should get Sibelius 7, which lets you extract parts, create worksheets and exercises, write for orchestra and band, and much more. Generous educational discounts for site and network licenses are available for Sibelius 7.
Top Reasons to Upgrade to Sibelius First Version 7
High-Quality Sound Library
The latest release of Sibelius First features a better-than-ever range of sampled instrument sounds, including samples from the exclusive Avid Orchestra and rock and pop sounds from the team behind the Pro Tools Creative Collection and the Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack.
Integrated Sharing and Publishing
Turn your scores into audio or video files—then post your creations directly to YouTube, Facebook and SoundCloud. You can also easily create PDF files, attach scores to an email, export for iPad, or publish as digital sheet music on ScoreExchange.com.
The intuitive, task-orientated interface makes it easy for those familiar with Sibelius First Version 6 to dive in and get the most from this latest version.
Native 64-bit Support
Sibelius First lets you take full advantage of your 64-bit system to run VST and Audio Units virtual instruments and effects.
Greater Flexibility than Ever
Version 7 offers more instrument definitions, notations, plug-ins, and editing tools—plus a new note input method and full support for MusicXML.
All the Features of Sibelius First and Sibelius Student—Combined
Take your music even further with Dynamic parts, Magnetic Layout, score for videos, Panorama view, automatic chord symbols, ReWire synchronization, sticky note comments, versions, one-click transformation tools, and more.