- Avid posts series of technical help videos for Sibelius
- Sibelius online and in-person training courses by Mike Klinger, summer 2013
- Sibelius training sessions in California and Colorado in July 2013
- First look at the new Bravura music font used in Sibelius
- Best interview of the year
- Finale, Sibelius, and knockouts
- New and updated plug-ins, part 2
- Sibelius workshop for teachers June 1 in South Africa
- New and updated plug-ins, part 1
- Setting up Vienna Ensemble Pro 5 with Sibelius 7
Professional sound library—only in Sibelius
Step up to Sibelius 7 Sounds–only in Sibelius
Sibelius 7 Sounds is no ordinary bundled sample library. This collection combines exclusive content with hand-selected sounds from industry experts to bring you more than 38 GB of professional-quality sounds covering every instrument family—from a complete symphony orchestra to specialist sounds like handbells and a 27-stop church organ.
Exclusive, specially recorded Avid Orchestra
An expert sound designer, who has worked with some of Hollywood’s most demanding composers, recorded one of Europe’s top orchestras to build the Avid Orchestra.
Every orchestral instrument is represented, including unusual ones such as the Wagner tuba, alto flute, heckelphone, and lithophone. We've also included several period instruments, including Baroque trumpet and oboe d’amore. There is a full complement of string instruments, including beautiful solo, chamber and full sectional samples.
Wherever possible, instruments have been recorded with a consistent set of playing techniques (including legato, détaché, staccato, tenuto, and trills), with specialist techniques for many instruments (e.g. double-tonguing for flute, mutes for brass and strings, unmeasured tremolo for strings, etc.).
The result is a stunning, high-quality orchestra comparable to those you can buy from dedicated sample developers for hundreds of dollars. And it’s all included in the box with Sibelius 7—there’s nothing extra to buy.
More than just an orchestra
In addition to hundreds of high-quality orchestral sounds, Sibelius 7 Sounds includes exclusive rock, pop, and jazz sounds from the team who developed the Pro Tools Complete Creative Collection and the Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack. The collection includes vintage keyboards, guitars, basses, drum kits, and more.
Make great-sounding big band scores with a full set of jazz horns, including trumpets, trombones, and saxophones, with authentic growls, plops, doits, and falls, plus a high-quality brush drum kit.
Write for a wide variety of percussion instruments, including powerful taiko drums, bata, djembe, and ewe African percussion, with the hundreds of included pitched and unpitched percussion sounds.
World-class licensed content
To match the professional quality of the included content, Sibelius 7 Sounds also features hand-selected sounds from specialized sample providers.
It includes a full 27-stop pipe organ, taken from the E.M. Skinner Organ from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Chicago, IL as sampled by Milan Digital Audio— the developers of Hauptwerk, the world’s finest virtual organ software.
And for marching band and drum corps arrangers, Sibelius 7 includes a selection of sounds from the brand new Rumble and Fanfare libraries from Sample Logic. The first sound libraries to feature the multi-time world champion drum corps, The Blue Devils, these sounds were recorded at the world-famous Skywalker Sound scoring stage in Marin County, CA.
To take full advantage of Sibelius 7 Sounds, you will require a 64-bit operating system and compatible processor, a fast hard disk (SSD preferable) and 4 GB+ RAM. Read complete computer requirements
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