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The Avid® Scorch® app transforms your iPad mobile device into an interactive music stand, score library, and sheet music store.

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.

• 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
• Import files created in other music notation software using MusicXML
• Share compositions by emailing or printing scores directly from Scorch
• Play back to an external MIDI device via USB or BlueTooth or over the network

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

Version 2018.4.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Support for scores created in Sibelius 2018.4

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Zephonic ,

Needs to be connected to computer to import scores

I’m in a jam, I was contracted to create charts for a gig tomorrow, but I forgot to transpose the charts for the trumpet player. I’m on a different gig here far from home, but my .sib files are in the cloud so after reading that scorch can open and modify .sib files, I decided to get it so I could transpose the charts on my iPad.
In my case, transposing the charts was easy enough, but sharing the changes was not. It appears the changes are in the app only, but cannot be written to the file itself. Thus whatever I tried to share, ended up being the original non-transposed files.

I find this a fairly major limitation, one that impacts the app’s potential usefulness. Scorch seems to have been built primarily as a front-end for their store, with some Sibelius compatibility thrown in as enticement.

welcometomusic ,

Great for Choirs

I’m a choir director and I use this app a ton! It’s especially great around solo ensemble time for students to be able to practice on their own. They get the visual progression of the music and have the ability to mute their own part or turn down another. It really is a great tool. I can either plug in the iPad to iTunes and drag and drop the .sib file or I can put it onto google drive and the students can pull whatever piece they need (using the “open in” option).
Is it perfect? No. You can’t really index or organize your files. And even though it used to advertise that you can use xml files they just crash the app.
If you have the devices I would highly recommend using this app in your classroom. I had always been a finale user so switching to Sibelius was tough. Actually I have finale on my personal computer so I create the initial file export it to xml. Pull it into Sibelius on my work computer and export it for Avid Scorch (which helps with sizing). I know it seems like a lot of work but it’s really not. Plus I’m not really interested in learning how to use a whole new program like Sibelius.

Way jazz ,

Nope, No Importing happening HERE! (XML or ....) Just crashes..same as others say

I have a 2018 iPad Pro. So can some one please tell me why you guys are selling an app (even if its only for a couple bucks -Its the principle here) that list in the discriptions column that it supports importing XML. & Midi files when in fact it doesn’t (?) It just crashed and never open in app once. It dosent work. And, its been mentioned, over and over again by users in the reviews here. And it needs to be addressed or dumped until ready for prime time. Other than that, which to me is big, I find the super clean an easy to read. But I won’t recommend it till the importing is working.

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