Available on the App Store, Avid Scorch is powered by Avid’s Sibelius music notation software engine and allows customers to practice, perform and purchase their favourite sheet music on the move.
Scorch also enables access to more than 150,000 premium sheet music titles through an in-app store.
Features of the new application include: a Music Stand mode which offers a full display of the sheet music on the iPad; the ability to download scores from Hal Leonard and Music Sales, as well as add Sibelius and Sibelius First scores to the iPad; and a sleek, simple, touch-enabled interface.
Tanguy Leborgne, vice-president, creative enthusiasts products and solutions at Avid, commented: “We’re certain our customers will be excited to use Scorch, an innovative iPad application, to purchase, practice and perform sheet music wherever they go. We’re focused on using our industry-leading technology in exciting new ways so musicians, teachers, students – all creative people – can achieve their artistic vision.”
Producer, composer and arranger Doug LeBow is among those to have praised the new application. “Having access to all of my Sibelius files as well as being able to manipulate them on my iPad is simply fantastic,” he said. “Who needs a laptop when Scorch’s great sound set and playback capabilities have made by Sibelius library truly portable and useful on the go.”