Avid Scorch Sheet Music App for iPad: interactive score library, music stand and sheet music store


Avid has announced the release of Avid Scorch, its first application for the Apple iPad mobile device.

Avid Scorch

Customers can now practice, perform and purchase their favorite 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 Avid’s market-leading Sibelius® music notation software engine, Avid Scorch is the first sheet music app to offer a rich, interactive experience that makes scores easy to learn and play. Scorch also offers unparalleled access to the most popular sheet music through an in-app store with more than 150,000 premium titles available from world-class publishers.

Avid Scorch features

  • Interactive Learning and Performance: Musicians can easily learn songs or adapt them to their instrument by transposing a score, changing instruments, or converting to and from guitar tab—then give a great performance using Music Stand mode, which offers a full display of the sheet music on the iPad. Users can also see the score played on the Keyboard display, hear music played back and speed it up or slow it down.
  • Portable, Expandable Music Collection: Using the app, customers can purchase and download more than 150,000 scores available from Hal Leonard and Music Sales. The Scorch 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.
  • Sleek Interface: It’s easy to manipulate and play back scores with a simple touch-enabled interface. Music is easy to view, regardless of size, through impressive display clarity and functionality, including the ability to select from a variety of paper textures and font choices. Users can also take advantage of Music Stand mode to devote the entire display to the sheet music and turn pages quickly, allowing musicians to stay in the moment.

Avid Scorch for iOS 4.2.1 or later is available to purchase for a limited-time introductory price of $4.99 USD. On July 31, 2011 the price will increase to $7.99 USD.

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The Avid Scorch Sheet Music App for iPad is compatible with the AirTurn BT-105 Bluetooth page turner, enabling users to turn the pages of their Sibelius scores hands free. The AirTurn BT-105 is available with 2 ATFS-2 silent foot switches, designed to be the quietest in the consumer market for demanding musicians and recording artists. Visit http://airturn.com for more info on the AirTurn BT-105 for Avid Scorch.


This is a terrible App!! My sheet music doesn’t show up in iTunes after I have paid for and downloaded it onto my ipad. There is no print feature. And the menu bar at the top of the page doesn’t show up anymore. I’m very frustrated and disappointed that I’ve spent the money to buy the app and several pieces of music, only to find out that I can’t print them, export/import them into iTunes, or view the menu bar anymore.