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Avid Scorch, the new iPad application for scores

Avid has just announced the launch of its iPhone application Avid Scorch, a tool they claim will transform the iPad into a score library cum shop and music stand at the same time. The application is based on the Sibelius music notation software technology, also by Avid, allowing seamless integration with the latter. There is also an integrated shop with over 150,000 titles. The software is not only a viewer of scores but also contains additional functions: some of its most remarkable features include the ability to transpose pieces to other keys, introduce changes in their instrumentation, convert them to and from guitar tabs, and separate out the instrumental parts and play them on a virtual keyboard. It also boasts a music stand option that makes it possible to turn the pages quickly. Its integration with the shop not only allows access to the entire catalogue of Hal Leonard and Music Sales but also the possibility of users uploading their own creations in Sibelius to sell them to the online community. “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”, says Tanguy Leborgne, Vice President, Creative Enthusiasts’ 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.” The Avid Scorch application is available worldwide through the App Store at a limited time introductory price of € 3.99. As of 31 July 2011, the price will be € 5.99. Further information at: