We spent time with each of the leading iPad score reader apps — forScore, Newzik, nkoda, Blackbinder, and Piascore — to assess the current state of the category, and to help musicians decide which of the excellent options best suits their needs.
Sibelius 8.4 released with more custom staff sizes; Scorch for iPad updated
Released today, Sibelius 8.4 includes the option of using more custom staff sizes in a Sibelius document. MusicXML import and export of the feature is supported. The Scorch iPad app has also been updated in tandem with the Sibelius 8.4 release.
2014 holiday shopping guide, Sibelius blog style
Whether you’re buying for yourself or a like-minded music and technology enthusiast, get the lowdown on some products that see regular use around here.
Avid Everywhere and the possible future direction of Sibelius
Avid’s Andrew Wild talks about the new Avid Everywhere strategic vision for the company, and how it could influence the future development of the Sibelius product line.
Sam Butler named as new product manager for Sibelius
A veteran Sibelius employee, former technical support specialist Sam Butler has been named senior product manager for Avid’s music notation and learning products.
Share your music with Scorch using Google Drive
A point-by-point guide on how to take advantage of the cloud storage that Google Drive offers to share Sibelius files online with Scorch.
Avid Scorch 1.2 update for iPad released; MusicXML import and Retina support among improvements
Yesterday 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 […]
New Scorch release for Mac adds Firefox compatibility
Updated – August 9, 2013: Avid has issued an update this morning that resolves the Sibelius preferences issue that was present in the initial release. Avid today released version 6.2.0 build 89 for Mac OS X of Scorch, the free web browser plug-in that allows anyone to play Sibelius scores online. This update restores compatibility […]
Scorch updated for compatibility with Chrome for Windows
Scorch, the free web browser plug-in that allows anyone to play Sibelius scores online, has been updated for compatibility with Google’s Chrome browser on Windows. The Scorch download page contains the latest installer. However, in order to download to correct installer, you will actually have to use Chrome to access the page—otherwise, you won’t get […]
Avid Scorch 1.1 update brings over 90 improvements
Only yesterday I posted about Hal Leonard’s new Scorch-powered Sheet Music Direct app, but Avid’s own iPad app, Avid Scorch, has also recently seen a major update to version 1.1, which is a free update for existing users, or just $1.99 US (or equivalent in your local App Store) for new users, for a limited […]