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Perpetual licenses are also available for Sibelius Artist and Sibelius Ultimate.

Perpetual licenses are also available for Sibelius Artist and Sibelius Ultimate

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Collaboration & sharing
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Sibelius Cloud Sharing
10 Scores
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20 Scores
Unlimited scores with 1GB storage
Sibelius Cloud Publishing
-
-
-
-
Comments / Sticky Notes & Annotation
Yes
Limited
Yes
Yes
Copy/paste to Word docs
-
-
Low resolution
Full resolution
Import / Export options
Music XML import/export
Email as: .SIB, PDF Share to: YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud Music XML import/export
Audio: WAV, AIFF, MP3 Email as: .SIB, PDF Share to: YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud Video file export Graphics file export Music XML import/export Previous version export Lyrics as text
Audio: WAV, AIFF, MP3 Email as: .SIB, PDF Share to: YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud Video file export Graphics file export Music XML import/export Previous version export Lyrics as text
Publish to ScoreExchange.com
-
-
Yes
Yes
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FUNCTIONALITY
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Inspector window
Full editing of objects
Keyboard shortcuts
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Customizable
Keypad workflow
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Lines gallery (trills, slurs, hairpins, etc.)
Some
All
All
Note values
32nd to breve
-
512th note (7 beams) to “long” (double breve)
512th note (7 beams) to “long” (double breve)
Voices per staff
1 and 2 only
-
4 voices
4 voices
Additional notation
Limited bar numbers fixed beam/rest groupings fixed brackets and braces limited chord symbol presets basic guitar tab Select note input options
Basic guitar tab
Limited bar numbers fixed beam/rest groupings fixed brackets and braces limited chord symbol presets basic guitar tab Select note input options
Full range of bar formats customizable beam/rest groupings customizable brackets and bracesfully customizable chord symbols full guitar tab Full range of note input options
ADDITIONAL COMPOSITION & INSTRUMENTATION
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Ideas Hub
Score Starter only (40 templates)
Score Starter only (40 templates)
300 stock library ideas Add your own Score Starter
2000+ library ideas with editing Add your own
Page numbers
Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
Rhythmic note values
32nd note to breve
-
512th note (7 beams) to double breve (4 times duration of whole note)
512th note (7 beams) to double breve (4 times duration of whole note)
Composition utilities
-
-
-
Part extraction
Paste as cue
Inspector window
Instrument changes
PLAYBACK CONTROLS
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Playpack controls - Speed
Loop, halfspeed, expressive playback
Basic playback only
Loop, halfspeed, expressive playback
Loop, halfspeed, expressive playback
Advanced notation interpretation
-
-
-
Yes
Espressivo 2 0 humanized playback
-
-
Presets only
Customizable
Hairpins, ritardandi, accelerandi, fermatas, articulations
Fixed
-
Fixed
Adjustable
Playback markings on specified repeats
-
-
Yes
Yes
Tap Tempo
Limited
-
Limited
Full
Timeline window
-
Not available
-
Yes
Video timecode and hit points
-
-
Add video, add and edit hitpoints
Add video, add and edit hitpoints, timecode
PUBLISHING & LAYOUT
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Meta Data
Common only
Not available
Common only
Full set
Automatic arranging and orchestration
-
-
-
Yes
Dynamic parts
-
-
Limited editing
Manage dynamic parts
Edit dynamic parts
Split dynamic parts
Magnetic layout
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Customizable, with full viewing options
Manuscript papers
Stock options only
Stock options only
Stock options only
Additional options
Create/edit your own
Paper and desk textures
40 options
Not available
40 options
60+ options
Rehearsal marks
-
Default only
Customizable
Repeat structures
Fixed
-
Customizable
Customizable
Advanced layout options & features
Limited font editing
Headers & footers
Limited object reset position
Fixed multiple staff sizes
Panorama scroll view
Limited font editing
Headers & footers
Intelligent rests
Limited object reset position
Fixed multiple staff sizes
Auto layout options
Edit staff types
Manual staff spacing
Fixed multiple staff sizes
Edit text styles and fonts
Engraving rules & editing
Headers & footers
Intelligent rests
Limited object reset position
Panorama scroll view
Auto layout options
Edit staff types, sizes, spacing
Edit text styles and fonts
Engraving rules & editing
Headers & footers
Intelligent rests
Set default object position
Full object reset positioning
Join scores together
Panorama scroll view
Special page breaks
Rulers
ADVANCED NOTATION & ENGRAVING
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Accidentals
Normal and double
-
Normal and double, bracketed
Normal, double, quarter-tones, bracketed
2 Bar numbers
Limited
Limited
Limited
Full range of formats
Barline types
Single, double, repeat
Single, double, repeat
Single, double, repeat, pick up bars
Single, double, repeat, early music, irregular bars
Beam/rest groupings
Fixed
-
Fixed
Customizable
Brackets and braces
Fixed
-
Fixed
Customizable
Change transposition of trans- posing instruments
-
-
-
Yes
Chord symbols appearance and MIDI/text input
Limited
-
Customizable
Cross-staff beams (keyboard music)
-
-
Yes
Cues
-
-
Yes
Custom lines
-
-
Yes
Custom Noteheads
-
-
Yes
Dotted notes: single, double, triple
Single
-
Single, double, triple
Single, double, triple
Jazz articulations: falls, scoops, doits, and plops
-
-
Yes
Yes
Ossia staves
-
-
-
Yes
Slide notes and rests
-
-
Yes
Yes
Special symbols
-
-
Yes
Split multirests in parts
-
-
Yes
Stemlets (half-stems) and feathered beams
-
-
Yes
Tuplets
Duplets to sextuplets
Duplets to nonutuplets
Any (ex. 2,7,44:31) and nested
ADDITIONAL UTILITIES
Sibelius First
Sibelius Mobile
Sibelius Artist
Sibelius Ultimate
Versioning
Latest version only
Not available
Save, view, print versions
Full versioning
Compare versions
Export log of changes
Timecode display
-
No
Single format
Custom formatting
Additional utilities
-
-
Quick filter for similar objects
Highlight music
Sibelius Connect scripting

Edit word menus

Filter for all similar objects

"Find" function

Focus on staves

Highlight music

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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