We’ve had a lot of enquiries why we don’t allow customer reviews of products.
Here’s an interesting article about reviews and why websites are conning their customers. They simply can’t be trusted!
Have you seen a site with customer reviews? Start reading them and noting the similarities in grammar and praise…
Sibelius Questions & Answers
What are the subscription options for Sibelius software?
Answer: AVID Sibelius 8 now sells as a subscription plan. You can purchase and own the software outright (a perpetual license). Or, you can pay a lower subscription plan and always receive the latest upgrades and versions.
How much does Sibelius cost?
Answer: The cost of a Sibelius perpetual license is £279.00. Here you can buy Sibelius
How much does the Sibelius Subscription cost?
Answer: The cost of subscribing but now owning Sibelius is £15.90 per month. Please call 01334 461244 if you would like help ordering this.
Where can I buy Sibelius Software?
Answer: You can buy all versions of music software from our Sibelius Software page.
Where can I find Sibelius tutorials?
Answer: You can find Sibelius tutorials all over youtube as well as the Sibelius website.
Where can I download the latest version of Sibelius?
Answer: Here you can Download Sibelius. The trial period lasts for 30 days.
What is a crossgrade?
Answer: A crossgrade is a marketing method which manufacturers use to get users of other software companies to transfer to theirs. In this case, Avid want you to use their software instead.
What is a Sibelius Upgrade?
Answer: A Sibelius upgrade simply allows you to upgrade from an older version of Sibelius to the latest version. The upgrade process usually replaces most of the files you already have on your computer. Remember to save all of your scores because you’ll be able to import them into your new version.
For further questions on notation software please call us on 01334 461244.
Manufactured by: Sibelius
Model: Sibelius 8
Product ID: sibelius8_software
It’s always good to try before you buy – especially when something costs more than 20 quid! Anyway, here’s the link to Download Sibelius Ultimate for anybody interested in the world’s top notation scoring program.
Don’t forget, we offer the Lowest UK for Sibelius Ultimate so bookmark our site to benefit from our special prices.
You can download Sibelius Ultimate from here
Our most popular Sibelius Software package:
Sibelius 8 is in widespread use across UK schools. You can choose Network versions or Stand Alone version. Here’s the difference… network you will put your DVD media pack on to your server-and this will open the number of Licenses you have bought on to any of your school computers. A stand Alone License is a little different. You need to load the media on to each designated computer-and only these chosen computers will deliver your Sibelius program. You can contact us on 01334 461244 to discuss details and discount pricing-we look forward to hearing from you!
Sibelius 8 Site Licenses – £87.00 each (minimum 5 seats)
• An absolute must for every music department large or small
• Same software as Sibelius 8 full program
• Huge discount for educational buyers
• 12 months of Upgrades included
• 12 months of Support included
• Networked or Stand alone license-same price
• Compatible with all previous versions of Sibelius
• Minimum purchase 5 Site License
• For PC and MAC
The Networked Version allows you to open Sibelius simultaneously on any of your school computers, depending on how many you purchase.
Sibelius 8 Site Licenses also comes with the Sibelius Sound Library which is a high quality set of sampled sounds so that your scores sound as realistic as possible, PhotoScore Lite to scan music scores into Sibelius, AudioScore Lite which notates what you play into a microphone and Rewire that lets you send scores to DAWs. System requirements
PC and Mac
Sibelius’s network licenses operate on a client-server model. The Sibelius program is installed on the local hard drive of each of the client workstations, and a separate License Server program is installed on a single designated server or workstation. The License Server code is supplied with your copy of Sibelius media Pack and enables the designated number of licensed client copies to run on the network simultaneously. In conjunction with Sibelius’s Classroom Control feature, the License Server also lets you send messages to users of the client copies, send and receive Sibelius files between client machines, and close copies down from the server machine.
Client Workstation recommended minimum requirements:
Windows: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1 or later), Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10, 1+ GB RAM, 1 GB hard drive space, internet connection for digital download.
Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan) or later, 1+ GB RAM, 1 GB hard disk space, Note: you will need an additional 36GB of hard drive space and 4+GB of RAM if you wish to install ‘Sibelius Sounds Library’ (high quality sounds) which comes with Sibelius 8 perpetual licenses.
• Sibelius requires a network using the TCP/IP and UDP protocols. (Your network may use other protocols in addition to TCP/IP and UDP, but TCP/IP and UDP must be present in order for the License Server to communicate fully with the client copies.)
• The Sibelius License Server and the License Server Control Panel will run on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Mac OS X 10.9 and later. It will also run on a virtual server running VMWare using a qualified Windows operating system.
You will also need to purchase the Media Pack (£30.00) when buying a Site License.
All prices are subject to VAT and all orders should be made directly to us by phone or email.
Please call us for a discount quote on 01334 461244.
We aim to give you the lowest UK price on all Sibelius Site Licenses.
Now Available Skoog 2.0!
SOFTPLANET LTD are please to see the arrival of the new crowd-funded and inspirational Skoog 2.0. This new wireless tactile instrument builds on the strengths of the previous version by integrating with Skoogs own easy-to-use software for MAC and PC and now with added functionality of an APP for iOS.
With a wide variety of sensitivity control, the Skoog offers multi-dimensional tactile technology to open access to anybody with limited physical skills to play the Skoog easily. See our intro movie here on the product page of Skoog 2.0
Avid Academic Eligibility and Verification
If you’re a student, teacher, or faculty member at a qualified academic institution, you can purchase Avid Academic products at a substantial discount as long as you meet one of the following eligibility requirements and can provide proof of eligibility:
Individuals qualified to buy individual Academic versions of Sibelius, Pro Tools, and/or Media Composer:
University/college students—Students enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an accredited, government-recognized public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees and/or certificates1
Faculty and staff—Teachers and staff employed by an accredited, government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, or public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational schools that grant degrees and/or certificates, and schools for instrumental instruction/tuition
Homeschool teachers—Teachers as defined by local homeschooling regulations detailed at http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp
Individuals qualified to buy individual Academic versions of Sibelius only (but not Pro Tools or Media Composer):
UK Secondary school students—Students enrolled at an accredited, government-recognized public or private secondary school providing full-time instruction1
UK Homeschooled secondary students —Secondary students schooled at home, as defined by local regulations detailed at http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp
Individuals qualified to buy multiple Academic versions of Media Composer only* (but not multiple copies of Pro Tools or Sibelius):
UK Institutions—Teachers and staff purchasing Avid academic products for institutional use, instead of personal use. Users must be employed by an accredited, government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, or public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational schools that grant degrees and/or certificates, and schools for instrumental instruction/tuition
Please note: If you want to purchase multiple copies of Sibelius or, Pro Tools Academic products for use in your educational institution, or want to buy standard (non-Academic) versions of Sibelius, Pro Tools or Media Composer, please contact SOFTPLANET LTD on 01334 461244 or Avid directly.
Proof of eligibility
Simply call 01334 461244 to find out about student discount.
Higher education students—You must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, government-recognized public or private post-secondary/tertiary degree-granting academic institution, or for-profit career/vocational schools that grants degrees and/or certificates, by providing one of the following:
A copy of a UK student ID card containing the student’s name, school name, and the current academic term
A copy of a tuition statement or course bill that includes the school’s logo or seal, student name, and the current date/academic term.
An official letter from the registrar of the school, including student name, the school name, and the current date/academic term.
A copy of a student schedule including student name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
A copy of a grade report statement or transcript including student name, the school name, and the current date/academic term
Screen captures from school websites may be accepted in lieu of official documentation if your name, school name, and valid date are clearly visible (acceptance is at the sole discretion of Avid)
Teachers, faculty, and staff— You must show evidence of current employment at a government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational school that grants degrees and/or certificates, or school for instrumental instruction/tuition by providing one of the following:
A copy of a faculty or staff paycheck stub that includes employee name and employer (school) name
An employer’s written confirmation on school letterhead or certificate of employment
Institutions—Anyone purchasing an Institution license of Media Composer | Software on behalf of an Education Institution may be required to provide proof of eligibility. You must show evidence of current employment at a government-recognized public or private primary or secondary school, local education authority, public or private university or college, for-profit career/vocational school that grants degrees and/or certificates, or school for instrumental instruction/tuition by providing one of the following:
A valid email address issued by your institution (i.e., email@example.com)
Written confirmation on school letterhead naming the school and the individual completing the verification.
Note: This applies to Media Composer | Software for Education Institutions only at this time.
Secondary students—must show evidence of current enrollment at an accredited, government-recognized public or private secondary school by providing one of the following:
A copy of a student ID card containing your (the student’s) name, school name, and the current academic year
A copy of a report card, a tuition statement, or a letter from the school administration that confirms your enrollment status (all documentation must contain the school, district, or local authority name, your name, and a date reflecting the current academic year)
UK Homeschool teachers or students—You must show evidence of status as a homeschool teacher by providing one of the following:
A current copy of a Homeschool Membership Association card
A current copy of a curriculum receipt
Any official documentation issued by the local/state government that recognizes your family’s intent to homeschool
Available Academic purchases for individuals
Eligible students and educators may purchase individual “Academic Student” or “Academic Teacher” versions of our software at significant discounts from SOFTPLANET LTD – We are official AVID resellers. Students and educators must provide proof of eligibility (as outlined above) to receive a serial number for their Academic product.
Available Academic purchases for institutions (multi-seat licenses)
Eligible academic institutions may purchase multi-seat licenses for Sibelius, Pro Tools, and/or Media Composer. In some cases volume discounts may apply. This type of purchase must be made through a school or university purchase order. Please contact us for assistance with multi-seat licenses on 01334 461244.
Students and Teachers are limited to one product approval per individual per year for each product type (Pro Tools, Sibelius, and Media Composer).
Applies to single purchases only of a specific product or a bundled product – Phone for more details on bundles!
Elementary/primary school students do not qualify for student discounts/pricing
Students taking courses at non-government accredited career/vocational schools are not qualified to purchase Avid Academic products.
For higher education students, “current” is defined as within the last six months.
All documentation confirming employment of faculty/staff must be dated within the last six months.
Sibelius 8.1.1 Update
Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, offering sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that are proven and trusted by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators and students alike.
With the latest version of Sibelius®, creating beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores is more effortless than ever. Sibelius® allows users to write at the speed of their creativity with the tools used most in live performance, music publishing and film composition.
Sibelius 8.1.1 update latest features
Sibelius introduces several of the Avid customer community’s top requests, demonstrating Avid’s commitment to listening to the needs of customers. The release aims to enable musicians, composers, arrangers and engravers to create beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores more effortlessly than ever. Sibelius 8.1.1 update also includes stability improvements.
- Intelligent Rests—Enhanced Magnetic Layout—Any time a rest is created the newly enhanced Magnetic Layout tool automatically re-positions the rest to align optimally with the phrasing of surrounding notes.
- Get perfect repeated endings—Layout improvements mean that users can now create multiple time-ending bars that appear and play back just they are expected.
- Share music more easily—MP3 export—Users can now score as an MP3 audio file, making it faster and easier to send music through email, Skype or even posting it across social network channels.
- Additional Improvements—Check out this post about Sibelius® 8.1.1 in the Sibelius® Forum by product manager Sam Butler listing other improvements, including El Capitan support
SOFTPLANET LTD attended the Bett Show in London – January 2015. And, of course always looking out for new and exciting products for schools. We found The Skoog – a very interesting piece of hardware and software which opens the door to music for everyone – Especially for children who may have physical disabilities.