Sibelius 5 represents the latest advance in the world’s favorite music software. We’ve listened to what Sibelius users have been asking for, and have spent many months adding fantastic enhancements for writing music, the latest technologies such as VST & Audio Units, and completely new features, such as the Ideas Hub.
PhotoScore Professional reads printed music in seconds – not just the notes, but also slurs, dynamics, lyrics, guitar tab, chord diagrams and more. You can then edit or transpose the music, play it back, extract the parts and print – just as if you'd input it yourself.
The fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music is now even better.
Write beautiful scores, inspire spellbinding performances and print pieces that look as professional as published sheet music. Do all of this and more with Sibelius, the notation software used by professionals the world over.
Sibelius 5 offers you the simplest interface and the smartest tools to help you turn your ideas into reality – quickly and easily.
Write and refine music easily
Sibelius is so easy to learn and use that you can start writing your first piece within minutes – not days! Discover the joys of writing music with a program that's simple and intuitive. And, of course, being able to change your music in the blink of an eye!
Hear your music
The easiest way to perfect your music is by hearing it. Just click the play button in Sibelius to hear your music performed with surprising realism, thanks to the built-in Sibelius Sounds Essentials library. Sibelius reads, understands and plays back all standard markings, and you can buy extra sound libraries for choral music, world music and more.
Print beautiful scores
The world’s largest sheet music publishers use Sibelius to produce the music you see in the shops. Now you can create the same standard of print-out. And with Sibelius, it’s just so easy.
Instrumental parts that magically update
Sibelius makes producing instrumental parts a joy. In fact, when you start your score,the parts are already there. You can flick between them using a simple drop-down. When you make a change to the full score, the relevant parts are automatically updated, and vice versa.
Never lose another idea
Ideas are precious. That’s why Sibelius 5 gives you the Ideas Hub - the easy way to capture, tag, find and bring together your musical ideas. With Ideas Hub, you’ll never let another flash of inspiration slip by again.
As well as your own ideas, Ideas Hub comes preloaded with over 2000 ready-made ideas. They cover all styles of music and help provide useful inspiration for your compositions.
Publish, or sell, your music online
As well as printed music, Sibelius publishes beautifully online, too. You can create web versions of scores which can be viewed by anyone using the free Scorch web browser plug-in. And you can easily start selling your scores online via SIbeliusMusic.com.
PhotoScore Ultimate 5 is the fastest way to scan music for transpositions, arrangements & editions.
It's the fully-featured version of the PhotoScore Lite scanning software for Sibelius and G7. Plus it can scan music into other MIDI software such as sequencers. You can even use it on its own to scan in, play back, transpose and print scores, and even save audio files.
PhotoScore Ultimate reads printed and handwritten music in seconds – not just the notes, but also printed slurs, dynamics, lyrics, guitar tab, chord diagrams and more. You can then edit or transpose the music, play it back, extract the parts and print – just as if you'd input it yourself.
PhotoScore Ultimate 5 is importantly the world's first commercial software designed to read handwritten music. It is currently optimized to allow composers to create scores by hand away from computers, say by a favorite instrument or lying in a field!
New in PhotoScore Ultimate 5 : handwritten score recognition • dual-engine printed music recognition • edit while PhotoScore reads in background • advanced scanned image management • now recognises repeat endings, Coda and Segno, cross-staff notes and beams, ornaments (including trills, mordants, turns) and pedal on/off markings • Universal Binary application • text recognition in up to 120 different languages