Artists seeking digital sheet music continue to enjoy an increasing number of high-tech solutions, as illustrated by Avid Scorch, yet another iPad application that lets you buy and access scores of songs to go.
Pairing a virtual music library with an online storefront, the program allows performers to purchase and download popular songs or musical scores on-demand, then utilize their tablet PC as a music stand. Over 150,000 tunes are offered for via touchscreen access, as are features that let users change virtual paper textures and font sizes, and turn pages with a simple physical gesture. Adjustable notations also make it possible to change instruments, convert to guitar tab or transpose scores, which can be displayed in their entirety or as specific parts.
Albeit one of a number of competing solutions, it does offer some interesting advancements in the ability to hear sampled instrument sounds, and create, share and publish your own music online. Soloists and bands may find it a more flexible and convenient way to display and read classical and contemporary tunes as a result.