What's New in Sibelius | Ultimate 2018

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Compose at lightning speed

From timesaving multi-edit capabilities, to more intelligent interface interaction, Sibelius | Ultimate 2018 (formerly Sibelius—learn more) gives you the power to write beautiful scores quickly and easily.

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November

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Experience better performance

With a complete upgrade of its underlying infrastructure, Sibelius is now even easier to use than ever. From interface improvements that align with native Mac and Windows OS experiences, to better user interaction, faster performance, and support for high-res displays and screen readers, Sibelius sets the stage for today’s modern workflows and the excitement tomorrow’s technology brings.

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Get intelligent note respacing

Need to reset note spacing? Sibelius now only respaces multi-voice bars when adding or removing notes when the “Respace multi-voice passages during note input and editing” feature is on, so you can type-set your music precisely as you intend it to appear.

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June

Work more gracefully with grace notes
Work more gracefully with grace notes

Save crucial score preparation time and perfectly align grace notes across multiple voices on the same staff, without needing to manually fix spacing and collisions. With improvements made to the way Sibelius handles grace notes, you can now add grace notes of any value to any rhythm in any voice in perfect alignment, enabling you to create better looking scores faster.

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April

Make multiple text changes simultaneously

Need to add or update expression text in more than one part of a score? Select multiple staves or notes and add or edit expression text to all instruments at once. You can do the same to add or edit technique text and other text types.

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Engrave scores faster
Engrave scores faster

For engravers, you can now spend less time on reworking note spacing and more time finessing a stellar score. With improvements made to the way overlapping notes in multiple voices are automatically spaced, Sibelius generates better note legibility and accuracy as the music is being composed, so you can turn around beautiful scores faster.

January

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Supercharge your workflow

Sibelius | Ultimate offers many new feature enhancements to boost your composing, arranging, and music preparation efficiency. It’s ideal for copyists to mark-up scores quickly, engravers to get the exact layout you need, and educators to create worksheets fast.

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Share and promote your work to the community

Share scores, get feedback, find collaborators, and showcase your skills to an extensive network of creative artists and media pros in the Avid Artist Community. You can even sync your Sibelius | Cloud Sharing scores with your Community portfolio.

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Expand your Cloud Sharing storage

Get more space to store and share your scores with a premium cloud storage plan for Sibelius | Ultimate. With more access-anywhere storage to play with, you can maximize your creative opportunities. And if you’re a Pro Tools user, you’ll be able to host cloud collaboration projects in the same space too.

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