Avid Scorch 1.2 update for iPad released; MusicXML import and Retina support among improvements

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scorch_app_iconYesterday Avid released an update to Avid Scorch, its iPad app for viewing and playing Sibelius files. Version 1.2 brings Retina support to supported iPads, as well as score sharing, staff resizing, and tempo display; it also allows import of MusicXML files, and includes many other fixes and stability improvements.

Avid’s Sam Butler further notes the following regarding cover art and example scores:

After updating to the new version, you may find the cover art for the example scores is not at the full resolution. This is due to the older version of the graphic still being in use. To resolve this, delete the old example scores and then restore them from the Avid Scorch Settings.

To delete the old example scores:

  • From the Scorch Shelf, touch Edit, delete the scores you want to update and touch Done

To restore the new versions of the example scores:

  • Quit Avid Scorch
  • Go to the Settings app and select Avid Scorch
  • Set Restore default scores to On
  • Re-open Avid Scorch

The cover art for scores purchased in the Scorch Store will remain at the lower resolution until the publishers updates the graphics on their servers. Once this is done, you can delete the scores and redownload them by doing this:

  • From the Scorch Shelf, touch Edit, delete the scores you want to update, and touch Done
  • Tap Scorch Store and go to Purchases
  • Sign in if you need to and when you see all the scores you have purchased, tap Redownload

Once you’re up and running with the update, you’ll notice this “score” on your bookshelf:

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Tap it to read fully illustrated details on how to use Avid Scorch on your iPad.

An example score running on the newly updated Avid Scorch 1.2 for iPad, with full Retina Display support (click for hi-res version)
An example score running on the newly updated Avid Scorch 1.2 for iPad, with full Retina Display support (click for hi-res version)

Avid Scorch is available for $1.99 through the Apple iTunes Store and requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Comments

  1. Stephen Farrell

    I am glad they finally fixed the search box. Now when you click on the result you are searching for, it opens instead of opening the score behind the search box as it used to do. I found it pretty useless except to let you know that the score you were looking for was there or not, but I would still have to manually gor through all the scores to find it. Now it works as a search box should.

  2. TSt

    dieses vorerst:

    unbedingt beim nächsten Update v. Avid Scorch (ipad) dieses mit einbinden u. berücksichtigen

    – die Erstellung einer playlist v. mehreren files
    – Import v. MIDI-files
    – Ausgabe der files (scorch, sib, xml, mid) via internal MIDI-Bus im ipad zu anderen appl. (iGrand etc.)

    merci

  3. rhug73

    I am musician but can not use avid scorch on android tablet…

  4. John Minshull

    All very positive improvements but still some way to go.
    Everyone has not got an IPad what about an app for androids
    Search facility not quite hit the spot still have to search whole Bookshelf.
    What about a filing system with choice of most used,alphabetical, etc like Itunes

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