Avid today released Sibelius 8.5.1, a maintenance update to the recent Sibelius 8.5 update. 8.5.1 fixes a number of bugs introduced in 8.5 and adds a new percentage column to the Staff sizes list, making it possible to change a custom staff size by relative size as well as absolute size.
Some of the most requested bug fixes have finally been addressed in Sibelius 8.5, but there are also a couple of new ones to be aware of, too. Also a new plug-in from Bob Zawalich addresses a bug and improves the process of applying rehearsal marks and double barlines together.
The Sibelius 8.5 update introduces the long-awaited ability to change the staff size on a system-by-system basis. A refresh of the Inspector and various other fixes round out this latest update.
Avid yesterday released Sibelius 8.4.2, a minor update to the recent Sibelius 8.4 update. 8.4.2 addresses a few issues, fixing some crashes and other bugs, improving once again spacing between clefs, key signatures, time signatures and start repeat lines, and minor improvements to the size of ossia staves.
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.
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.
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.
Avid today released Sibelius 8.1.1, a minor update to the recent Sibelius 8.1 update. 8.1.1 addresses a few issues, improving the trackpad experience on Mac and fixing sluggishness in some areas of the program.
Sibelius 8.1 adds support for automatically handling rests in multiple voices, places ending lines correctly by default, and, for the first time, offers direct MP3 audio export.