"At some point in everyone's life they just need to write music! SibeliusFirst is that great first step into the world of professional score writingfor aspiring composers," said Jeremy Silver, Sibelius Software's managingdirector. "If you're more comfortable composing while playing a guitar or akeyboard, then Sibelius First is for you."Sibelius First features:-- Friendly user interface;-- Composing and arranging tools for up to 12 staves of music;-- Easy input via MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, computer keyboard or mouse;-- Dynamic Scoring for instrumental parts that automatically update as youwork on the full score;-- Ability to switch from guitar tab to notation and back again with ease;-- Built-in general MIDI sounds, with 128 high-quality instruments forrealistic playback of your music;-- Exporting of your score ready to burn to CD;-- Support for scanning in printed music for editing or transposition; and-- Scorch® technology to publish, post and share scores on the web so yourfans can see and hear your music.Pricing and AvailabilitySibelius First is available beginning June 25 for $129 (MSRP) fromSibelius.com.About SibeliusSibelius is a leading music technology company for professionals, students,educators and enthusiasts. Sibelius was founded in 1993 and is headquarteredin the UK, with offices in California, Australia, and Japan. Since theintroduction of Sibelius music notation software, Sibelius has developed anddelivered a complete suite of products for the professional, educational andhome user, ranging from Internet publishing to guitar software. Sibeliussoftware is used in many schools in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, usedby most of the major music academies and colleges, and many of the world'sleading music publishers. In 2006, Sibelius became a part of AvidTechnology, Inc. For more information about Sibelius, please visit:www.sibelius.com.About Avid Technology, Inc.Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation,gaming and broadcast professionals -- as well as for home audio and videoenthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid,Digidesign®, M-Audio®, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius®, Softimage® and SundanceDigital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films,commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avidproducts. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students,Avid's products and services enable customers to work more efficiently,productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar® statuette representingthe 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, andengineering of the Avid Film Composer® system for motion picture editing.For more information about the company's Oscar, Grammy® and Emmy®award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.© 2008 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features,specifications, system requirements, and availability are subject to changewithout notice. Avid, Digidesign, Film Composer, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems,Sibelius, Scorch, Softimage and Sundance Digital are either registeredtrademarks or trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in theUnited States and/or other countries. Academy Award and Oscar are trademarksand service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Emmyis a registered trademark of ATAS/NATAS. Grammy is a trademark of theNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. All other trademarkscontained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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