Sibelius Takes The Lead

Yes, a lot of people use Sibelius. They make a good notation package. Some prefer the flexibility that Finale offers. But what about if you want to make music on the go? Say, on an iPad. Well, you really can’t…….yet…..but….

Avid just released Sibelius Scorch for the iPad, which is a step towards making scores on an iPad. Scorch allows you to take all your Sibelius scores, view them, transpose them, play them. But not, it seems, do any editing. At least not yet. For people with a lot of Sibelius scores, this $5 app sounds great. People with Finale scores……we seem to be out of the loop….again.

Hopefully this first release of Scorch will be followed by a some sort of Sibelius for iPad that allows editing. I would think that if they have transpose, display, ability to view individual parts, and play back that actual editing would be fairly easy to do…..

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