The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music is now even better.
Whatever your musical style, Sibelius 5 makes writing scores a breeze - giving you more time to focus on the music. Stunning new features like Panorama mean you don?t need to think about pages while you?re composing or arranging. You can just let you creativity flow. Ideas Hub is a real first for music software. It lets you instantly capture your musical ideas, and then find them again in a second - so you?ll never lose another idea. Plus new, high-quality, built-in sounds play back your scores with astounding realism, because there?s no better way to perfect your music than by hearing it.
What's new in Sibelius 5
You can create audio files which can be converted to MP3s or burned to CD, produce instrumental parts effortlessly, compose for video, sell your music online and do hundreds of other things you might never have dreamed of.
Write and refine music easily
Sibelius is so easy to learn and use that you can start writing your first piece within minutes ? not days! Discover the joys of writing music with a program that's simple and intuitive. And, of course, being able to change your music in the blink of an eye!
Hear your music
The easiest way to perfect your music is by hearing it. Just click the play button in Sibelius to hear your music performed with surprising realism, thanks to the built-in Sibelius Sounds Essentials library. Sibelius reads, understands and plays back all standard markings, and you can buy extra sound libraries for choral music, world music and more.
Print beautiful scores
The world?s largest sheet music publishers use Sibelius to produce the music you see in the shops. Now you can create the same standard of print-out. And with Sibelius, it?s just so easy.
Instrumental parts that magically update
Sibelius makes producing instrumental parts a joy. In fact, when you start your score,the parts are already there. You can flick between them using a simple drop-down. When you make a change to the full score, the relevant parts are automatically updated, and vice versa.
Never lose another idea
Ideas are precious. That?s why Sibelius 5 gives you the Ideas Hub - the easy way to capture, tag, find and bring together your musical ideas. With Ideas Hub, you?ll never let another flash of inspiration slip by again.
As well as your own ideas, Ideas Hub comes preloaded with over 2000 ready-made ideas. They cover all styles of music and help provide useful inspiration for your compositions.
Publish, or sell, your music online
As well as printed music, Sibelius publishes beautifully online, too. You can create web versions of scores which can be viewed by anyone using the free Scorch web browser plug-in. And you can easily start selling your scores online via SIbeliusMusic.com.
World Music from Sibelius is an exciting range of samples of indigenous instruments from around the world.
The collection, which integrates seamlessly with Sibelius 5, provides over 200 sounds, including a huge range of Cuban percussion and a Taiko drum ensemble. The high-quality samples provide stunningly realistic playback of music in a wide variety of styles. A host of adjustable settings are available through Native Instruments? Kontakt Player 2, which is included with Sibelius 5, so you can get just the sound you?re looking for. You can even export an audio file to create a CD of your music, or convert to an MP3 file.
Windows: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista, 350 MB hard disk space (in addition to Sibelius), 1 GB+ total RAM recommended, ASIO-compatible sound card recommended.
Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 350 MB hard disk space (in addition to Sibelius), 1 GB+ total RAM recommended, G5 or Intel processor recommended, ASIO-compatible sound card recommended.
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