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Sibelius 7 Academic - Music Notation Software (Educational Institution Discount)
 
4.3

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4.0

Sibelius 7 - powerful as always

By SPuchinsky

from Bayonne, NJ

About Me Arranger, ASCAP, Composer, Music teacher

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Navigate
  • Good built in sounds
  • Powerful layout tools

Cons

  • Freezes or Crashes
  • New tool layouts

Best Uses

  • All composition
  • Arranging
  • Educational Purposes

Comments about Sibelius 7 Academic - Music Notation Software (Educational Institution Discount):

I am a high school band director and use Sibelius extensively for arranging and composing for my students and ensembles. I have been a Sibelius user since 2000, and this is an entirely new Sibelius. I consider myself to be an expert at Sibelius, but with the new tool layout and design I find myself searching for the right button to get a job done that I used to be able to do in a few clicks.

The program is just as powerful as it always has been, but new layout is horrible. I do not like 5 different screens of buttons, the menus of the old Sibelius were much better.

I do not like the new layout, and frankly I am not impressed with Sibelius since the product was taken over by Avid Technologies. I am still, however, a strong Sibelius supporter as I just don't have time to learn Finale.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
  • Computer Platform:
  • Mac

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5.0

Outstanding program!!!

By JD ProduKtions

from Boston, MA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sibelius 7 Academic - Music Notation Software (Educational Institution Discount):

      This program is phenomenal. Incredibly user friendly and intuitive. I cannot recommend it enough! Leaps and bounds in front of any other notation software I have ever used.

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      4.0

      Different and decent

      By Kromholz

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fast
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Difficult To Navigate

      Best Uses

      • Educational Purposes
      • Home Use
      • Multimedia

      Comments about Sibelius 7 Academic - Music Notation Software (Educational Institution Discount):

      Sibelius is still the best.

      The text & export tools are a much-needed improvement.

      The Office 7-style banner is a significant reinvention of the wheel and takes some time to learn.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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