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Avid Scorch

By Avid®

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Description

The Avid® Scorch® app transforms your iPad mobile device into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store. With this powerful app, viewing beautiful scores is just the beginning.

Thanks to the award-winning Sibelius® engine, Scorch generates interactive notation. Easily learn songs or adapt them to your instrument—then give a great performance using Music Stand mode. Whether you want to showcase your own music or purchase scores from world-class publishers, Scorch is the easy way to practice and perform your favorite sheet music on the go.

FEATURES
• Get started right away with included content and how-to material
• View your own Sibelius or Sibelius First scores and lead sheets—plus chart-toppers, classics, and other premium content from a variety of world-class publishers
• Easily learn songs or adapt them to your instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab
• Display individual parts to remove distraction and focus solely on your instrument
• See the whole score—or individual parts—played on the Keyboard display
• Hear your score by playing it back with sampled instrument sounds
• Mix your score to suit your needs
• Give a great performance and easily turn pages in Music Stand mode
• Increase contrast and make music more legible by changing the text and paper texture
• Enjoy working with the sleek, intuitive user interface
• Send files to Scorch from apps such as Dropbox or Mail
• Publish your own music and sell it in the Scorch Store (requires Sibelius or Sibelius First)
• Make secure, one-touch in-app purchases through your iTunes account
• Find help quickly and easily with the online FAQs and support forum

DETAILS
View and Play Beautiful Scores
Scorch is the convenient, elegant way to keep your Sibelius scores with you wherever you go. Get started quickly and easily with the intuitive touch-screen interface and included content. Choose from a variety of paper textures and font choices, and view your scores with stunning clarity. You can also hear your compositions by playing them back with sampled instruments—and that’s just the beginning.

Learn, Rehearse, and Perform
Scorch makes it easy to learn and practice by adapting scores to your needs. 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. See the whole score—or individual parts—played on the Keyboard display. Focus solely on your instrument and remove other parts to eliminate distraction. Then when you’re ready to perform, engage Music Stand mode to turn pages quickly and stay in the moment.

Join the Community
Scorch is your ticket into a huge online community of sheet music providers and enthusiasts. The in-app store provides unparalleled access to the most popular sheet music from the world’s top publishers—including over 150,000 premium titles from Hal Leonard and Music Sales. Browse and purchase sheet music within the application, and enjoy the simplicity and security of using your existing iTunes account. You can also publish your Sibelius and Sibelius First scores and sell them to others.

The Professional Choice
The world’s leading composers, arrangers, copyists, publishers, and educators trust Sibelius notation software to create beautiful scores quickly. Powered by the award-winning Sibelius engine, Scorch is the full-featured, professional way to learn, practice, and perform sheet music on the go.

Synthesizer and wavetables licensed from Crimson Technology, Inc.

What's New in Version 1.2

Avid Scorch 1.2 includes new features for score sharing, staff resizing, and tempo display; it also allows import of MusicXML files, and adds support for devices with Retina displays.


Sharing scores
The Scorch toolbar now includes a Sharing menu that lets you email and print directly from Scorch.

Email
Email a Sibelius 7 score directly from Scorch. When you click the e-mail icon, a new e-mail message is created and the current score is attached.

Print
Print a Sibelius 7 score directly from Scorch.

Adjusting Staff Size
The Appearance menu now includes a Staff Size slider that lets you change the size of the staves in the score. Scorch automatically repaginates the score as necessary.

Displaying Tempo in Beats per Minute
The tempo control now shows beats per minute (BPM). When you display the tempo slider, click the tempo display value to toggle between tempo percentage and beats per minute.

Importing MusicXML Files
Scorch now supports the MusicXML interchange format, allowing you to import files from any notation program that supports export to MusicXML.
To import a MusicXML file, add the file to the Scorch library in iTunes.

Support for Apple Retina Displays
Scorch now supports Apple Retina displays. The Scorch interface and document display at high resolution on Retina devices.

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Customer Reviews

Does it says, slider is too finicky

I wanted this app to play Sibelius notations from my drum teacher without paying for First or the full version. This definitely lets me do that, so in that regards I’m happy. The problem is the speed slider. I took the speed down to about 50%, and literally spent several minutes trying to get the slider back to 100%. A text box or something in addition to the slider would be awesome, that’s why I took off the star.

Really like this app!

I use this app to learn my choral pieces for my acapella chamber group. It is a huge help! The first time I used it, I had to use the iTunes file transfer to add a score to my library, but now I am able to add/download a score when it is emailed to me. I click on the link in my email and it asks if I want to open it in Avid Scorch. Once I do that, it's in my library...fantastic!

A novel idea...

The Avid Score Store is garbage. There is only a handful of tunes available and they are $4 a pop. This app seems almost useless without a sufficient content library or an easier (and cheaper) way to grow that library. If you have Sibelius, you are better off writing, printing, and practicing from there. It is much easier. I'm pretty disappointed considering the potential of this app.

Avid Scorch
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2013
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 68.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: Avid Technology Inc
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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