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Education Product Announcements

April 2016 News


Avid Software Announcement

Avid have announced end-of-life for Sibelius upgrades:

  • Upgrades for single-user versions of Sibelius (V6 and earlier)
    • will cease to be available after 30th June 2016.

  • Upgrades for Network versions of V6 and earlier
    • will cease to be available after 30th September 2016.

If your school has Sibelius version 6 or earlier, talk to us now about an upgrade of your multi-licences.

Here are some great links for Pro Tools and Sibelius Education:


Teachers - the best way to give your students take-home Sibelius for music assignments is still Sibelius First 7. It runs on Mac / PC and Surface Pro and has all the essential features and compatibility with the full version of Sibelius.

And it's still currently only $79 inc GST when you purchase at least 25 copies. Many schools have already booklisted this software for their music programs.

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Pro Tools 12.5 Software Sibelius 8 Software Sibelius First 7 Bulk

MusicFirst Takes Music Lessons to the Cloud

Want to know more about the Classroom of the future? Talk to us now about the MusicFirst Online Classroom (MFOC).

This online LMS could be just what you need for the new BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment now becoming the norm in schools across the world. With new music apps becoming available all the time, the MFOC environment gives schools the flexibility to deploy the latest software over mobile devices with 24/7 access for both students and teachers.

Want to explore further? Call us for your free trial login to the Music First Online Classroom, or find out more from our Music First pages on the Binary Designs website.

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Music First Online Classroom

Teach Music in a Connected World


Auralia & Musition New Version 5

Rising Software, makers of the popular Auralia ear-training and Musition theory software, have released version 5 of both programs.

They feature a revamped modern interface and include many new requested features from customer feedback on version 4 like the ability to create your own content, integrated notation editing and improved singing features.

Available as standalone, school network or cloud subscription editions, these Australian-authored programs are sure to be well received by the education community.

With extensive and flexible assessment and reporting functions they allow easy integration into school Learning Management Systems, including the MusicFirst Online Classroom (MFOC).

You can read more about Auralia and Musition on our website: here.

Free trials are available directly from the Rising Software website: www.risingsoftware.com.au/support where you can also view introductory videos and training materials. Or simply call us on 07 3488 2230 and ask.

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Auralia & Musition Ear Training and Theory Software Auralia Cloud and Musition Cloud

SmartMusic Helps your Band Students Succeed

As a teacher, you’ll know that SmartMusic has been helping band students to practise effectively for more than 20 years.

As a mature software platform, SmartMusic is now THE premier online practice tool for all instrumental students.

The huge repertoire library covers all popular band methods, as well as accompaniments for higher grade solo pieces for most instruments and is now widely used in both Primary and Secondary State and Private schools' band programs.

It is available as Educator ($190) and Student ($50) annual subscriptions directly from Binary Music. It runs on Mac, Windows and iPad.

Once you have a subscription you can access it on any of your devices.

As local supplier for the software, Binary Music provides subscriptions and the SmartMusic USB microphones at prices equivalent to the US market, but with local support.

Take advantage of our Free Delivery offer for bundles of the SmartMusic USB microphone and subscription card.

You can find out more about SmartMusic by viewing the videos at the links below, or on our website «here»

If you have a question about the SmartMusic program just call Karen at Binary Music on (07) 3488 2230.

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SmartMusic Band

This enthusiastic band wouldn't be without their SmartMusic software

SmartMusic Performance Screen

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