Sibelius | First makes it easy for anyone to compose music. Built on the foundation of Sibelius 8—the world’s best-selling notation software—Sibelius | First 8 is powerful enough to create professiona... Click To Read More About This Product
Sibelius | First makes it easy for anyone to compose music. Built on the foundation of Sibelius 8—the world’s best-selling notation software—Sibelius | First 8 is powerful enough to create professional scores, yet simple enough for beginners, enthusiasts, and musicians to use. Get timesaving new features and hundreds of improvements to drive your creativity—without sacrificing the ease you love about Sibelius | First.
Write Music Easily
Wish you could turn the ideas in your head into fully realized compositions? It’s easy with Sibelius | First. From the task-oriented interface, which guides you through the creative process, to features that keep your score looking pitch-perfect, you get just the core Sibelius tools you need to focus on your music writing—without the bell-and-whistle distractions.
With Espressivo 2 now in charge of playback, you can hear your score expressed in the way you intended it to be heard. You can also apply presets to change up the rhythmic feel of an instrument’s timing and dynamics to make each part sound more realistic, as if played by an actual human.
Work Faster with More Detail
See every detail of your score in stunning clarity. Sibelius | First 8 features an updated interface and adds new support for high-resolution Windows displays. Gain faster access to the features you need most with new and improved icons that appear in the ribbon and floating windows. And save time with new Magnetic Layout enhancements, which automatically reposition rests optimally in your score
Hear Your Score Like Never Before
Just like big brother Sibelius, Sibelius | First now delivers more expressive playback with Espressivo 2. This revamped playback mode can interpret the nuances in your score better than ever before, so all of your instrumentation sounds more cohesive, fluid, and natural. It also enables you to add a more realistic rhythmic feel to any individual part in your score easily by simply selecting from a variety of presets.
Write Music with a Pen on Surface Pro 3
Sibelius | First has been optimized for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, enabling you to add and edit notes quickly with just a tap of the pen, as well as play music in real time using the software’s onscreen keyboard and fretboard. Use the Surface Pen’s buttons to select, erase, and edit your music—ideal when handwriting music with the included PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite. You can even drag the score around and resize objects while inputting notes.
Interact with Scores Using Multi-Touch Gestures
If you’re working on a laptop with a trackpad or using a Surface Pro 3, you can quickly zoom in and out of your score by simply using a pinch-zoom gesture, making navigation and editing easier. You can even set predefined zoom levels to zoom in and out with a quick double-tap.
Compose at Warp Speed
Sibelius | First includes many of the same enhancements and improvements found in the latest version of Sibelius. Slide notes and rests using keyboard shortcuts. Color individual notes and/or chords to highlight parts or make them easier to read or learn. Stay up to date with the new Application Manager. Create on the latest Mac and Windows OSs. And enjoy an even smoother composing experience with over 200 software improvements.
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