Sibelius 7 Sounds updater

If you have downloaded and installed the Sibelius 7 Sounds library, you must also download and install an update to Sibelius 7 Sounds. Do not download and install this update unless you have already installed the full Sibelius 7 Sounds package.

If you're not sure whether you need this update, you can run it anyway: it won't do any harm, provided you do have the complete Sibelius 7 Sounds library installed.

This update requires Sibelius 7.1.2 or 7.1.3, so if you haven't yet updated to Sibelius 7.1.3, do so now. If you already updated the sounds when you updated to Sibelius 7.1.2, you don't need to run the update again (but it will do no harm if you do.)

Installing the update

  • First, quit Sibelius 7 if it is running.
  • Download the appropriate updater for your operating system:
  • When the updater has finished downloading, double-click the icon to begin the updating process, and follow the instructions on the screen.

Sibelius 7 Sounds documentation

You can download the documentation for the Sibelius 7 Sounds library here.

Changes and improvements in this update

  • New Orchestral Percussion patch, combining several of the single-instrument patches so that you can more easily write for e.g. a 5-line staff with multiple unpitched percussion instruments. Includes Cymbals, Orchestral Bass Drum, Orchestral Snare, Woodblocks, Tam Tam, Tambourine and Triangle.
  • Updates to guitar mutes
  • Increased volume of "Long snare swirl" in brush drum kit

Avid Blogs Sibelius

Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Sibelius | First Now Available — What’s New?

The new Avid Sibelius | First 8 is here! Take a tour of the latest features and discover why the new Sibelius | First is powerful enough to create professional scores, yet simple enough for beginners and enthusiasts.

The article Sibelius | First Now Available — What’s New? by Joe Pearson appeared first on Avid Blogs - The media industry is changing fast... read more »

Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Sibelius—A Look Ahead

Sibelius senior product manager, Sam Butler, discusses the unification of the Sibelius code base that is underway and the advantages it brings to Avid's family of notation products.

The article Sibelius—A Look Ahead by Sam Butler appeared first on Avid Blogs - The media industry is changing fast... read more »

Wed, 05 Oct 2016
Three Things: Magnetic Layout

Veteran composer, arranger, producer and musician John Hinchey shares his insights into getting the most out of the Magnetic Layout feature in Avid Sibelius.

The article Three Things: Magnetic Layout by John Hinchey appeared first on Avid Blogs - The media industry is changing fast... read more »

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