As long as you do it by the 7th, you can actually crossgrade for £119.50, using the coupon code CYBERDEALS
There are a whole heap of us who have jumped ship from Sibelius, and there’s absolutely tons that Dorico can do that Sibelius can’t (and a few things that Sibelius can do that Dorico can’t).
It’s also a quite different workflow.
Let me quote myself from a recent comment on the Dorico Facebook group:
"I started with the original Sibelius 7 on Acorn (Sibelius 7 was the name, not the version number) back in the 90s, following it to Mac and Windows through to late 2016.
Most of my work in Sibelius was piano/vocal scores of some sort, with exceptions here and there.
There’s not much I can do in Dorico that I can’t also do in Sibelius, but - once you’ve learnt how it works - there’s a huge amount of heavy lifting that Dorico does for you that Sibelius doesn’t. Here’s a random list of 10 things - they can all be done in Sibelius, but they’re all so much quicker in Dorico:
- Never needing to input rests.
- Rarely having to think about how a tied note should be split, e.g. enter a whole note and, dependent on where in the bar it is, Dorico notates a whole note, eighth-quarter-half|eighth, dotted half|quarter etc.
- Perfectly aligned dynamics.
- Chord symbols automatically displayed on the correct staves (and virtually impossible for any chord symbol to be wrong on a single stave).
- Repeat endings input as a single command (rather than a first time ending, a repeat barline and then a second time ending).
- Much more flexible rules for slurs, so I much less frequently have to make them pretty manually (and even cross-staff slurs are much quicker).
- Cross-staff notation is easy and correct and never has glitchy accidentals.
- Global fermati only ever have to be entered once, and then they’ll appear on all staves in exactly the right rhythmic position.
- Genuinely no need for a number keypad - meaning I can knock out a chart on a flight if push comes to shove (and sometimes it does).
- Where lyrics need moving vertically, the whole line moves. If the casting off (system breaks etc.) change, the vertical positions of individual lyrics glue themselves back together automatically."
What does your work typically involve? Are there plugins in Sibelius that you’re particularly reliant on?
It’s difficult to give definitive answers without a little context…