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IPad Pro 11" vs 12.9" ... and getting warm with StaffPad?

Denkii

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Maybe a strange question, but: How often do you compose on the couch, supporting the iPad with only your hand? I've got a 12.9" on order, but I'm afraid it's going to be too big. Everyone talks about the 12.9" iPad being great on a desk, but I'm trying to get away from my desk.
I use the 11" mobile almost exclusively.
Staffpad on the couch with headphones on while my partner watches a show I am not interested in, in the bed, sitting on a balcony chair in summer, in the kitchen.
I can also put it down on a table all serious.

I wouldn't want to use a 12.9 away from the table at all.
The 12.9 is annoying to hold in one hand. It is also annoying to deal with in bed.
It feels like a laptop that's missing a keyboard. If you get it with the magic keyboard it's actually just as heavy as a laptop. It just becomes a beast that I don't feel joy to use but I have to approach it from a very "time to work" like pov.
 

Symfoniq

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I use the 11" mobile almost exclusively.
Staffpad on the couch with headphones on while my partner watches a show I am not interested in, in the bed, sitting on a balcony chair in summer, in the kitchen.
I can also put it down on a table all serious.

I wouldn't want to use a 12.9 away from the table at all.
The 12.9 is annoying to hold in one hand. It is also annoying to deal with in bed.
It feels like a laptop that's missing a keyboard. If you get it with the magic keyboard it's actually just as heavy as a laptop. It just becomes a beast that I don't feel joy to use but I have to approach it from a very "time to work" like pov.
Thanks. This is an extremely helpful answer, as it's basically my exact use case.
 

Dewdman42

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I wish I could at least see a video of someone using Staffpad with an 11 inch iPad. Every single video I have seen online is using 12.9
 

Dewdman42

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Thanks! that is encouraging then, that is a perfectly usable amount of space. I mean the 12.9 is absolutely great to use sitting on a stand on my desk, don't get me wrong, but I could definitely still use the 11" just fine I think...and would just be more conducive to taking it to Starbucks or sitting on the couch.

Or maybe I should get one of those couch pillow stands. ;)

One thing I do like about the 12.9 is the prospect of putting all my current piano sheet music in it, but the more I think about it, I want sheet music that is even bigger then then 12.9...hehe.
 
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but the more I think about it, I want sheet music that is even bigger then then 12.9...hehe.
Exactly .. if I want sheet-music (from a StaffPad piece) I print it directly through StaffPad pdf-export. There are some options to customize the page (size etc)
 

Dewdman42

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Sure. I was meaning more to use my iPad to hold all my current piano sheet music that I am practicing... nothing related to StaffPad. 11 is definitely too small for this old man. But 12.9 is borderline in many cases also.
 

Dewdman42

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has anyone tried screen mirroring their staffpad session to a larger desktop monitor for getting large score overview there or something along those lines?
 
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Unrelated to the original post, my jaw is *dropped* at those pieces from jdr! I feel like a monkey with a stolen hammer compared to that use of the same tools. Wow.
yeah .. these pieces are really really nice .. I once chatted with him about his composing process .. a very humble and nice guy as well!
 

rsg22

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Stays perfectly on your legs when you're lying in bed.
Can also be used as a stand.
The corners where the iPad pro sits are not too high so they don't overlap the screen.
This thing is a winner for me!
I picked this up and it changed my life, thanks for the recommendation! With the 12.9" Pro I could only comfortably work at a table or desk until now.
 
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Denkii

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Glad to hear it works for you and the 12.9".
I wasn't sure if it's good for the 12.9" because I only use it with the 11".
It's stupid how much quality of life this simple thing gives you, right? :2thumbs:
 
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