Avid have announced the release of Sibelius | First 8, the latest iteration of the “lite” version of their best-selling Sibelius software.
Touted to be “powerful enough to produce richly detailed professional scores, yet simple enough for beginners…” Sibelius | First 8 features many new tools and enhancements found in the full version of Sibelius.
The new update brings a slew of software improvements, which include direct access to foundational compositional tools, new keyboard shortcuts as well as Espressivo 2, an expressive playback that aims to add that much needed human element to your pieces.
Sibelius | First 8 is also optimized for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, allowing users to add and edit notes with the tap of a pen, as well as play in real time using the onscreen keyboard and fretboard.
Sibelius | First 8 is available now as a monthly or annual subscription, or can be bought outright. Users that own a previous version of Sibelius | First, Student, Instrumental Teacher Edition or G7 can upgrade to First 8 for $39 (USD) through to December 31st, 2016.
Full product information can be found at http://www.avid.com/sibelius-first