Avid Introduces Eleven Rack Editor and Sibelius 7.5 Software

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Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced Eleven Rack Editor, providing owners of the Eleven Rack guitar system with a faster, more open workflow for creating and editing high-quality, inspiring guitar tones. The no-cost application makes Eleven Rack software control available for Pro Tools 11 and third-party digital audio workstation solutions.

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“As the cost associated with audiences’ rising expectations for sound quality continues to grow, artists and musicians need innovative and affordable solutions to deliver higher quality, inspiring music,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid. “The release of Eleven Rack Editor fulfills our customers’ request for a standalone software editor, and allows artists and music professionals to create high-quality, inspiring guitar tones with greater speed and efficiency.”

Eleven Rack Editor provides a powerful solution for creating world-class guitar tones, no matter what DAW users prefer.

Facilitates Pro Tools 11 upgrade – Eleven Rack Editor replaces the software control window that was built into previous versions of Pro Tools, and makes it available as a standalone application. Eleven Rack owners can now upgrade to Pro Tools 11 and enjoy the powerful features, benefits, and 64-bit performance of the world’s most advanced digital audio workstation.
Intuitive graphical interface – A simple graphical interface displays guitar pedals, amps, and speakers, offering a fast and intuitive way to adjust Eleven Rack settings from a Mac or Windows computer as an alternative to adjusting controls from the front of the Eleven Rack.
Compatible with any DAW – The Eleven Rack Editor enhances software control for artists and music professionals, allowing them to operate Eleven Rack with any digital audio workstation and get complete control of their sound.
Eleven Rack presets – Users can download and play thousands of Eleven Rack rig presets of premium guitar sounds from online portals such as http://www.elevenrackpresets.com/.
Eleven Rack Editor is 64-bit only and supports the following operating systems:

OS X 10.7 and above
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Availability and Pricing
Eleven Rack Editor will be available worldwide from January 23, 2014. Pricing will be as follows:

Eleven Rack Editor – free of charge download from avid.com/elevenrackeditor

Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced Sibelius® 7.5 software, continuing the development of the world’s best-selling music composition and notation software. For composers, arrangers, music publishers, students, and educators, Sibelius 7.5 provides even more ways to express, accelerate, and promote creativity than ever before.

“With Sibelius 7.5, composers can create professional scores more quickly and deliver higher quality, inspiring content,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid. “Sibelius continues to provide the fastest, smartest, easiest way for professionals and students to write music for live performance, film and television, and media entertainment.”

Today’s composers are under relentless pressure to turn around completed scores faster than ever before, as the complexity of projects continues to rise and deadlines become ever tighter. Sibelius 7.5 provides innovative new features that accelerate workflows, allowing composers to focus on the creative process and produce more compelling scores, more efficiently.

New features in Sibelius 7.5 include:
Accelerated navigation—The new Timeline window allows for a quick view of the entire structure of a score for faster editing and playback, no matter how large or complex the score; composers can jump immediately to any section by clicking on any bar in the timecode ruler or on any landmark

More expressive playback—The fully redesigned Espressivo 2.0 feature delivers complete control over the customization of the rhythmic feel of any individual part of the score, plus improved notation interpretation adds more expressive and realistic feel, and can be customized for swing rhythms

Improved notation interpretation—Sibelius playback has been greatly enhanced, providing better interpretation of notation distinctions such as tempo markings, metric emphasis, grace notes, mordents, caesuras, and breath marks; composers can now hear every nuance of their score played back in realistic detail, without having to hire an expensive orchestra

Easy collaboration and sharing—Sibelius 7.5 enables enhanced collaboration and distribution of compositions through innovative score sharing and social media features; scores can be shared through email, uploaded and published as sheet music on ScoreExchange.com, or shared as video or audio files on YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud

Full Scorch app integration—Sibelius scores can be exported directly to Avid Scorch® on iPad for fully interactive playback, practice, performance, and publishing; Sibelius automatically optimizes the score for iPad display, paying special consideration to page orientation, number of staves, margin sizes, and more
Localized for Brazil and Russia—Sibelius 7.5 includes local language support for Russian and Brazilian Portuguese in addition to English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Availability and Pricing
Sibelius 7.5 will be available worldwide in February 2014. Pricing will be as follows:
Sibelius 7.5 (full version)—$599.95 USD, €486.56 exc. VAT, or £479.95 inc. VAT
Sibelius 7 to 7.5 upgrade—$49.95 USD, €41.18 exc. VAT, or £39.95 inc. VAT
Sibelius Legacy upgrade (v6 and earlier)—$149.95 USD, €116.81 exc. VAT, or £119.95 inc. VAT
Sibelius competitive upgrade—$199.95 USD, €158.82 exc. VAT, £159.95 inc. VAT

Sibelius trade-up from Sibelius First—$399.95 USD, €318.49 exc. VAT, £319.95 inc. VAT