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Sibelius 7 First

Avid Sibelius 7 First is the fastest, smartest, easiest way for you to start to write and share your music. Even if you’re more comfortable playing instruments than using a notation software program, the intuitive interface in Sibelius 7 will help you through the songwriting process. Sibelius 7 First has a magnetic layout and other time-saving tools that will make it easy to get professional results fast and the sound library plays back your compositions with stunning detail. When you’re finished, Avid Sibelius 7 allows you to choose how you want to introduce your music to the world, then make a video of your score, export for iPad, or share directly to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook.

Do you want to hear how your ideas will sound in real life? Or play back your scores in beautiful detail with the stunning collection of sampled instrument sounds? Oreven  use your own VST/AU virtual instruments or effects? If you need more inspiration, check out the Score Starter and Ideas library to jump-start your creativity. With Sibelius 7 First notation software in your toolkit, writer’s block won’t stand a chance.

It's not fun to write music without being able to share it! Sibelius 7 First notation software gives you more options than ever before. This Avid software allows you to export scores to video or share directly to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook then publish scores online or export for iPad; and more. Of course, you can print, email, export scores as MIDI/MusicXML/PDF, and create audio files. You can also send scores to the Avid Scorch mobile app and take them anywhere.

WIth Sibelius 7 First notation software, Magnetic Layout takes care of almost every detail of score layout with ease.  As students write, it gives  just the right amount of space and avoids collisions to produce beautiful results. This feature can cut writing time in half, leaving more time for teaching.

If students prefer to use a keyboard to learn and write notation, this beautiful window in Avid Sibelius 7 First notation software is ideal. You can simply click on the keys to input notes and chords or play a computer’s QWERTY keys just like a piano. When you play back a score, the keyboard plays too.

Want to swap comments or score ideas with other students and teachers? Simply place sticky notes directly on the score.

Sibelius 7 First notation software First understands the same chord types as Sibelius 7, and will even recognize and produce appropriate chord symbols in text and/or guitar diagrams when students input using a MIDI device or by typing suffix elements. It’s yet another time-saving feature that makes Sibelius 7 First the most intuitive software for creating notation.

Sibelius 7 First works with all M-Audio controller keyboards, giving users numerous choices for entering notes and playing along with your compositions. Sibelius 7 First is even compatible with HyperControl, the MIDI mapping technology used in M-Audio Axiom Pro controller keyboards. HyperControl allows you to make music faster and easier by automatically mapping the knobs, faders, drum pads and numeric keypad buttons on the keyboard to playback. The two-way link ensures the keyboard’s controls are always in sync with your software.

The latest release of Avid Sibelius First features a better-than-ever range of sampled instrument sounds, including samples from the exclusive Avid Orchestra and rock and pop sounds from the team behind the Pro Tools Creative Collection and the Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack.


Activation Card

Part# 9900-65589-00




Packaging Contents:

  • Sibelius First DVD (includes Sibelius First (v.7), PhotoScore Lite, AudioScore Lite, ReWire, and sample content installers)
  • Printed Quick Start Guide
  • Software activation card


Minimum System Requirements

Windows XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista SP2 or later with Platform Update Pack, Windows 7 SP1 or later
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended for 32-bit systems, 4 GB or more recommended for 64-bit systems)
500 MB free hard disk space for Sibelius First installation (12 GB free hard disk space required for sample content)
ASIO-compatible sound card recommended
Scanner, microphone, and MIDI keyboard required for some features


Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later, Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later
1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
500 MB free hard disk space for Sibelius First installation (12 GB free hard disk space required for sample content)
Scanner, microphone, and MIDI keyboard required for some features

Supports all M-Audio controllers—including HyperControl-enabled devices
Syncs with other audio programs—such as Pro Tools—via ReWire
Supports VST and Audio Units virtual instruments

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