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StaffPad - Now Available for IPad with Major Sample Libraries Available

borisb2

Senior Member
Would like to join the SP club as well - for that I would need a new iPad.

Is the 12.9“ the only way to go with SP or does 11“ (Pro or the upcomng Air) does a good job as well out of experience?

Thanks

Edit: found some interesting replies regarding screen size on page 50 on this thread 👍👍 .. will probably settle on 11“
 
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dcoscina

Senior Member
Would like to join the SP club as well - for that I would need a new iPad.

Is the 12.9“ the only way to go with SP or does 11“ (Pro or the upcomng Air) does a good job as well out of experience?

Thanks

Edit: found some interesting replies regarding screen size on page 50 on this thread 👍👍 .. will probably settle on 11“
I like my 11” iPad Pro. I had the Air3 prior to that which was ok.
 

Progfather

New Member
Does anyone know if it is possible to notate the scale of a glissando? Currently trying to accomplish something that looks like this:

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brandowalk

Composer
You could write it out completely. For notational purposes, I will write out the 7 notes of the scale and then do the gliss up (see attached sample). This doesn't play back properly. That said, I find for the majority of uses in a busy section, the default gliss sounds between two notes sounds pretty good.

I have asked about improved capability for writing harp and DWH has indicated there was plans to be able to change the pedals (I'm guessing like changing a preset). This is addition to proper handling of the grand cleff for dynamics placement and hopefully even cross staff beaming would be a huge improvement for me. I understand an update is expected soon so I am keeping fingers crossed this is one of the updates!
 

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J-M

A glorified bedroom composer...
Does anyone know if this coming to Android someday? Apple devices are...expensive.
 

Progfather

New Member
And just like that... per Staffpad's latest blog entry, it would appear this team is absolutely on the ball and updated Harp glissando and pedaling.


I'm so grateful for all of the effort the Staffpad team is putting in to make this an incredible compositional tool.
 
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Eric G

Eric G

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Its been a while since I have talked about StaffPad because I have been heads down using it. It is cemented in my workflow that I have now manually (via MIDI/MusicXML) integrated it
with Dorico when I need to pull in other sample libraries. I refuse to go back to MIDI editing.
 

dcoscina

Senior Member
Its been a while since I have talked about StaffPad because I have been heads down using it. It is cemented in my workflow that I have now manually (via MIDI/MusicXML) integrated it
with Dorico when I need to pull in other sample libraries. I refuse to go back to MIDI editing.
Always great to hear from you Eric. How are you finding the latest update? Do you like the harp pedalling features?

-David
 
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Eric G

Eric G

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Always great to hear from you Eric. How are you finding the latest update? Do you like the harp pedalling features?

-David

That was a top request of mine. No complaints from me. Looking forward to the future with StaffPad.
 

Montisquirrel

Active Member
Hi,

I just ordered a Surface Pro 7 (finally!!) and it will take some days to arrive.
When I buy StaffPad and 3rd Party Plugins with my normal desktop PC, can I still install them on my Surface later when I login with the same windows app-store account? I ask, because I want to get something from the Cinesamples Black Friday Sale before it ends.
 

servandus

Member
Hi,

I just ordered a Surface Pro 7 (finally!!) and it will take some days to arrive.
When I buy StaffPad and 3rd Party Plugins with my normal desktop PC, can I still install them on my Surface later when I login with the same windows app-store account? I ask, because I want to get something from the Cinesamples Black Friday Sale before it ends.

Yes, you can install them on up to 10 different windows devices whenever you want (using the same account, of course). Enjoy!
 

zilonline

New Member
Here is an answer from Staffpad:
Hey Ole,

Ah I see -- yes, I think due to the slow tempo, and quiet dynamic marking, yet demisemiquavers (heh), it's managing to trigger the "slow attack" sustain samples, but there isn't quite enough time to let them fully bloom -- so the release samples kick in before the note has "grown" to its full volume, which can sound a bit like a ghost note. It would also explain why the legato is a little more bumpy -- it sort of falls between two posts...

I wonder, if this were double the tempo, yet written with minims vs crotchets, if it would sound smoother... I might test this one out...

Best
D

Has there been a solution yet for this? An update for the Berlin Strings, perhaps?
 

erodred

Member
Did the October 2020 update improve the handwriting on the iPad? That was something I read was an issue compared with the surface which had time to refine it.

Wife has an iPad Pro already. If not then maybe I will save up for a Surface Pro.... It would be nice to get this for sketching ideas on the couch or in the car (if the wife drives once in awhile).

The new iPad Air looks attractive for the price but I imagine the screen will be small for this sort of thing.
 

zilonline

New Member
I'm not sure about the updates, but I'm also just getting started with StaffPad and I got myself a 2nd generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga and a Lenovo Active Pen 2. I'm quite fond of this setup.. only thing is the glossy screen, which I would substitute for a matte one, but it seems such a 2-in-1 is very hard to find. Weird, because Wacom for one seems to have made at least some graphic tablets with a matte screen, but oh well.
 
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