Avid Scorch turns Your iPad into an Interactive Music Stand
Avid today released its first iPad app, Avid Scorch
. Scorch is based on Avid’s desktop notation software, Sibelius and turns any iPad into an interactive music stand. The app also includes the ability to import, view and modify Sibelius or Sibelius First scores as well.
If you’ve ever played in an orchestra, you know how difficult it can be to simply turn the page during a performance. Now with Avid Scorch, you can pair your iPad with a Bluetooth footswitch and turn the pages of a score quite easily during a performance. You can also keep an entire catalog of sheet music with you at all times as well.
Avid Scorch is just loaded with convenient features for every kind of musician. The interface is customizable so you can change fonts and paper textures. This can be quite handy if the lighting conditions are less than optimal when you are playing.
Using Avid Scorch you can, “transpose the music to play in a key that’s more comfortable for you or your vocalist, change instruments, or convert to and from guitar tab.” You can also, “browse and purchase everything from chart-toppers to classics right within the application.” The Scorch Store currently includes over 150,000 titles to choose from, with prices typically ranging from free to $10. You can even sell your own compositions to other Scorch users as well.
What if you’ve just written a masterpiece and would like to hear it, but you aren’t sitting in front of an instrument? No problem, simply listen to your score with the included sample instruments. They may not sound as good as a full orchestra, but at least you’ll be able to get a feel for your composition this way.
is available now with an introductory price of $4.99, however, the price will go up to $7.99 on July 31.