Re: Music Software?
Posted by cw75 on 6/12/2017, 4:05 pm, in reply to "Music Software?"
I'm retired and still use Sibelius. I recently upgraded to Sibelius 8.5.1 and it's still the most intuitive to use in my opinion, and I was a Finale user for a number of years. |
There is a small learning curve though if you have not used it for a while. I was using version 6 for a long time and the latest version 8.5.1 has a ribbon interface that was introduced in version 7 I believe. Although I'm still having to hunt through the ribbon for things, it's gradually getting easier now that I'm getting used to this and I can see how it will eventually be more efficient once I get used to navigating around the ribbon.
The contextual menus are still there which is a help. But I can see the new interface eventually making things a bit more efficient. I've also always used Sibelius on a Mac.
A really nice thing is that the new version will leave your older version installed untouched in case you need to go back to it for anything. I find myself using both but am gradually using the new version more and more.