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Avid drops Sibelius 1-year upgrade price to $199

July 12, 2016

Avid has once again lowered the price of an upgrade for users of Sibelius 7.5 or earlier who have missed the one-year window to upgrade, this time to $199 for one year of support and upgrades, or $299 for three years of support and upgrades.

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Summer 2016 reading list from the Sibelius blog

July 5, 2016

Ah, summer. Time for long walks on the beach, cool refreshing drinks — and time to catch up on all your reading from the Sibelius blog from the first half of this year. From Sibelius updates, to industry news, products, tips and tutorials, there’s lots here to enjoy.

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Avid extends upgrade deadline by one week to July 6 (updated)

June 30, 2016

Today Avid announced that the deadline to upgrade to Sibelius 8 from Sibelius 7.5 or earlier at an introductory price is being extended by one week to July 6, 2016.

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Sibelius 8.4 released with more custom staff sizes; Scorch for iPad updated

June 27, 2016

Released today, Sibelius 8.4 includes the option of using more custom staff sizes in a Sibelius document. MusicXML import and export of the feature is supported. The Scorch iPad app has also been updated in tandem with the Sibelius 8.4 release.

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MakeMusic pulls PDF importing and scanning from Finale in response to concerns

June 20, 2016

After a week where a PDF importing feature unexpectedly ignited a firestorm on social media, MakeMusic decided to pull the feature — and all scanning capabilities — from future versions of Finale.

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Finale’s new importing feature should be welcomed, not scorned

June 17, 2016

Finale’s recently announced PDF-importing feature does not spell doom for composers, despite what you may have otherwise heard.

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News in brief: Sibelius upgrade plans, new Finale features, Logic update — and e-ink for sheet music

June 10, 2016

A take on the week’s news in music notation and technology, from Sibelius upgrade plans to new Finale features, Logic Pro X updates, and a dual-screen e-paper music reader that may be in our future.

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Importing only certain elements of house styles in Sibelius

June 7, 2016

In this guest post, Bob Zawalich shows us how to import only certain elements of a Sibelius house style — lines, symbols and noteheads — without otherwise changing the appearance of your score.

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House style fonts and identifying house style families in Sibelius

May 31, 2016

In this guest post, Bob Zawalich explains the concept of house styles in Sibelius and how to identify families of styles for use in your scores.

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Avid eases upgrade pricing after June 30 deadline

May 21, 2016

Avid announced a revised price of $299 for Sibelius customers using Sibelius 7.5 and earlier who wait until after June 30, 2016 to upgrade to the latest version of Sibelius.

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