Sibelius 2019.4 — Coming Soon

Avid is excited to announce the upcoming release of Sibelius 2019.4, which was made generally available to the public at Avid Connect this Saturday April 6, 2019

Sibelius 2019.4

Avid is excited to announce the upcoming release of Sibelius 2019.4, which was made generally available to the public at Avid Connect this Saturday April 6, 2019. This release will enable more powerful review workflows and the ability to compose, improvise, and rehearse new melodies and harmonies while looping and scrubbing playback.

More information can be found at Avid.com 

What’s New in Sibelius 2019
April

Add comments and annotations in Review mode (now available with all Sibelius tiers)

Need to communicate or solicit ideas, suggestions, and changes to a composition? You can now add comments directly to a score in Review mode to communicate rehearsal notes, feedback, or directions to an editor, engraver, or student. You can also highlight sections and even annotate parts directly with a stylus or Surface Pro pen.

Spark Ideas with Loop Playback

When composing, sometimes the best way to come up with parts is to improvise different melody lines, riffs, and chords over a section of music. Sibelius now enables you to select any part of your score for loop playback, so you can quickly experiment. You can even slow down the tempo during loop playback for easier rehearsal and lesson practice—ideal for students and teachers.

Check Your Work with Scrub Playback (Sibelius | Ultimate Only)

With Sibelius | Ultimate, you can now use simple keyboard shortcuts to scrub the playback line across your score and hear the notes and chords beneath it, making it easy to see how things are sounding. It’s a great way to spot-check parts and fix mistakes, jump to and audition sections (when used with any “Go to…” command), and teach chord progressions and harmonic analysis.

Find Plug-Ins Fast

Sibelius makes composing, arranging, and engraving scores even easier through a variety of available plugins (most are free!) that can add functionality to the software or perform complex tasks for you. And now it’s easier to find the plugins you need with new search capabilities built into the Install Plug-ins dialog.

Notate and Play Back Parts in Unison

Got multiple instruments playing the same notes and melody lines in your score, such as an ensemble of violin or trumpet players? Instead of hearing only one voice play, Sibelius now supports playback for n players with Sibelius Sounds, NotePerformer, and other compatible sound libraries, enabling you to hear all of the richness and distinct nuances of having multiples of the same instrument part play together in unison.

January

Keep Scores Safe in Review Mode

With the new Review mode, copyists, engravers, orchestrators, publishers, and teachers can have peace of mind knowing that you can’t accidentally edit a score or move something out of place as you review it.

Spark Ideas with Loop Playback

When writing music, sometimes the best way to come up with parts is to have a section of your music play on repeat and then experiment with different melody lines, riffs, and chords. Sibelius now enables you to select a section of music to loop and then explore the possibilities during playback before committing them to your score. You can also slow down the tempo as needed during loop playback for easier rehearsal and lesson practice—ideal for students and teachers.

Navigate Scores More Easily

With new Go to Bar and Go to Page commands, you can have Sibelius jump to your specified section and immediately start playback without requiring an extra step. You can also move the playback line by simply clicking anywhere in the timeline to have playback immediately start from that point—ideal for quickly hearing and comparing parts to keep your music writing and arranging momentum flowing.

 

Recap of Sibelius 2018 – visit the What’s New page for full details

 

This software update will be available at no charge to Sibelius customers with a current upgrade plan or subscription.