Avid has released its first application for the Apple iPad in the form of Avid Scorch, a sheet music app based on the Avid-owned Sibelius notation software and available at the App Store. Customers can now practice, perform and purchase their favourite sheet music on the go with an application that transforms an iPad into an interactive score library, music stand and sheet music store.
Powered by Sibelius, Avid Scorch offers access to the most popular sheet music through an in-app store with more than 150,000 titles available from Hal Leonard and Music Sales.
The app allows users to learn songs or adapt them to their instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab, functions in 'music stand' mode, which offers a full display of the sheet music on the iPad, and also shows the score played on the keyboard display, plays the music back and speeds it up or slows it down.
The app also eliminates the need to carry folders full of paper and music books by making it easy to add Sibelius and Sibelius First scores to the iPad.
“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,” said Tanguy Leborgne, vice-president of creative enthusiast products and solutions at Avid. “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.”