Staffpad - music notation software

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  1. riggi

    riggi Member

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    Looks pretty cool



    Has anyone tried it yet?

    $70 seems pretty steep. Some comments suggest that the pen input doesn't work as flawlessly as they make out in the video...

    Shame they don't have a demo.
     
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    kayzee Well-Known Member

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    This is really cool, was reading about this earlier on.

    The price really isn't expensive considering competitors cost up to ten times as much... good use case for the stylus at the very least!
     
  3. Boblette

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    I will be purchasing this app as soon as my Surface 3 arrives...(ships by May 5th according to MS.)

    Check out the YouTube vids until then. Some people can use it on their Surface Pro 3s. Anyone? I am trying to get the word out to musicians. I know that Sibelius (a major player in the notation software arena) community should be aware of it as a Sibelius community blog has an extensive review....

    http://www.sibeliusblog.com/news/staffpad-is-a-music-handwriting-app/1
     
  4. malberttoo

    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Verge had an excellent write up on it last night, as a pianist I will definitely be buying it. I have been using Sibelius for over 10 years now and have been a Tablet PC user for at least that long as well. I have longed for something like StaffPad!

    They say some good things about the Surface as well...

    http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/7/8359109/surface-pen-best-app-yet
     
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    Looks to me like free is worth the trouble. ;)
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Used Sibelius for years.

    Giving StaffPad an audition...

    Screenshot (7).png
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Perfection.
    Never experienced software this functional and intuitive for my music editing.
    The pen experience is wonderful.
    Synced via OneNote.

    Will be sending to my MIDI keyboard this evening.

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    That sounded *sharp* to me :D
     
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    Hi SharpColorado,

    Please let us know how well midi and xml formats import into Sibelius.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not testing Sibelius, but MIDI worked fine for me in StaffPad.

    Here is a screenshot of StaffPad performing the Theme from M*A*S*H ("Suicide is Painless), downloaded as MIDI

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    Could you tell us about the process? You imported or downloaded a midi file from a cloud location? One that you did or did not create?
     

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