Update: Avid Sibelius 2019.4 Released, See What’s New

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The Avid Sibelius 2019.4 update is available to all those with an active subscription or upgrade plan. Furthermore, it can be downloaded and installed through Avid Link. This Avid Sibelius 2019.4 update brings some great new enhancements, plus some bug links.

Keep scores safe in Review mode with Sibelius 2019.4

With the new locked-down, read-only Review mode, copyists, engravers, orchestrators, publishers, and teachers can have peace of mind knowing that you can’t accidentally edit or move anything out of place as you review a score. Freely navigate compositions and add comments to communicate rehearsal notes, feedback, or directions to an editor, engraver, or student. You can even annotate parts directly with a stylus or Surface Pro pen.

Spark ideas with loop playback

When composing, sometimes the best way to come up with parts is to improvise different melody lines, riffs, and chords over a section of music. Sibelius now enables you to select any part of your score for loop playback, so you can quickly experiment. You can even slow down the tempo during loop playback for easier rehearsal and lesson practice—ideal for students and teachers.

Find plugins fast in Sibelius 2019.4

Avid Sibelus 2019.4 Find Plug-ins Fast

Sibelius makes composing, arranging, and engraving scores even easier through a variety of available plugins (most are free!) that can add functionality to the software or perform complex tasks for you. And now it’s easier to find the plugins you need with new search capabilities built into the Install Plug-ins dialog.

Notate and playback parts in unison

Avid Sibelus 2019.4 NotateGot multiple instruments playing the same notes and melody lines in your score, such as an ensemble of a violin or trumpet players? Instead of hearing only one voice play, Sibelius now supports playback for n players with Sibelius Sounds, NotePerformer, and other compatible sound libraries, enabling you to hear all of the richness and distinct nuances of having multiples of the same instrument part play together in unison.

Posted by Michele Yamazaki