StaffPad?

MDMullins

New Member
I bought it and then asked for a refund. I understand the draw, but keyboards are incredibly efficient at entering music. I head the music at a fairly large Parrish and have to enter multiple pieces per week. At Christmas and Easter, that number goes up into the dozens, with full orchestrations. What would take me hours handwriting things in I can do, for free, in MuseScore in 15 or 20 minutes. This would be true even if StaffPad were a fully mature concept, but the software was incredibly finicky. Release early, release often should no longer be a thing. If they’re going to charge a hundred dollars for an app, companies need to get it right. It would be nice to have access to the great libraries on the iPad, but really, give me a keyboard and shortcuts. I suspect there is an efficient way to enter music with a pen, but it won’t be by drawing the music as you would on real staff paper. There needs to be some sort of dependable shorthand.

Just my 2-cents.
 

Bollen

Vintage Member
I bought it and then asked for a refund. I understand the draw, but keyboards are incredibly efficient at entering music. I head the music at a fairly large Parrish and have to enter multiple pieces per week. At Christmas and Easter, that number goes up into the dozens, with full orchestrations. What would take me hours handwriting things in I can do, for free, in MuseScore in 15 or 20 minutes. This would be true even if StaffPad were a fully mature concept, but the software was incredibly finicky. Release early, release often should no longer be a thing. If they’re going to charge a hundred dollars for an app, companies need to get it right. It would be nice to have access to the great libraries on the iPad, but really, give me a keyboard and shortcuts. I suspect there is an efficient way to enter music with a pen, but it won’t be by drawing the music as you would on real staff paper. There needs to be some sort of dependable shorthand.

Just my 2-cents.
Hmmm... Yes, I tend to agree. I only use it when I'm sitting at the piano sketching, when I need to go fast I move to a desktop with a MIDI keyboard and a StreamDeck. 20 times faster at least...
 

MDMullins

New Member
Hmmm... Yes, I tend to agree. I only use it when I'm sitting at the piano sketching, when I need to go fast I move to a desktop with a MIDI keyboard and a StreamDeck. 20 times faster at least...
Well I was actually talking about just a QWERTY keyboard, but I imagine a musical keyboard would be even faster.