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Minimum requirements

  • Mac or PC running Sibelius 6 or higher.
  • 4 Gigabyte RAM memory.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6).
  • Intel Core™ 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz, or equivalent CPU.
  • 2.0 GB free space on your main hard drive.

Recommended system

  • Mac or PC running Sibelius 8.7 or higher.
  • 4 Gigabyte RAM memory.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or higher.
  • Intel Core™ i5, 1.8 GHz, or faster CPU.
  • 64-bit operating system.

NotePerformer requires Sibelius 6 or higher

In order to use NotePerformer, you must own a copy of Sibelius 6 or higher (Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7, Sibelius 8, Sibelius First).

There is no other way to access the sounds but through Sibelius. You cannot use NotePerformer with a VST or AU sequencer music program. As for now, NotePerformer cannot be used with any other notation programs.

If you use Sibelius 7, you need to update to the latest version (7.1.3) in order to use NotePerformer. This update can be downloaded for free from Avid.

Earlier versions of Sibelius cannot run NotePerformer. If you are using Sibelius 5 or earlier and want to use NotePerformer, you must purchase an upgrade from Avid to the latest version of Sibelius.

As for now, no other notation programs are compatible with NotePerformer.

Real-time record is not compatible with NotePerformer

There is no latency with NotePerformer when editing your score and playback is stopped.

But in order to read ahead and analyze your score, NotePerformer adds one second of latency (delay) during playback. This latency is unavoidably added also during recording.

This makes real-time recording in Sibelius impractical to use when NotePerformer is the current playback device.

If you need to do live recording with Sibelius, you can temporarily switch over to another Playback Configuration, such as General MIDI, and then switch back when you have finished recording.

Three simple steps to installing NotePerformer

  1. Download the 1 GB installer from the Internet.
  2. Run the installer on your Sibelius computer.
  3. Restart Sibelius, open a score and switch to your new "NotePerformer" playback configuration. You are good to go!

NotePerformer Trial

30-day free evaluation

 I have Sibelius 6 or higher.
Not your OS?

Try our software for free!

This version also works with the 30-day trial of Avid Sibelius, evaluating both at the same time.

This product is downloaded from the Internet, and is a 1 GB download.

The evaluation period counts from the download date, and expires after 30 days.



Personal License $129

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For professional composers, students, hobbyists, teachers, arrangers, orchestrators and copyists – the same affordable price for everyone!

This product is downloaded from the Internet, and is a 1 GB download.

This is a single-user license, but you may use it on multiple computers.



Site License

We can provide a per-seat license, which gives your students or employees access to NotePerformer, at a very affordable cost.

If you are interested in a site license, please contact us and let us know how many seats you need.