WRITE MUSIC, NATURALLY. StaffPad is a groundbreaking music notation application, featuring advanced handwriting recognition. Write music, using your digital pen*, and StaffPad will transform your handwritten notation into a beautifully typeset score which you can then edit, play back, print or even share the parts in real-time with musicians, using ScoreSync. For composers and musicians, StaffPad revolutionizes the art of writing and creating music. *IMPORTANT NOTE: STAFFPAD **REQUIRES** A DEVICE WITH ACTIVE PEN CAPABILITIES. DESIGNED FOR SURFACE. MUSIC RECOGNITION StaffPad has been designed from the ground up for pen input. Simply write your music straight on to the screen, using your device’s pen. As you move from bar to bar, StaffPad will convert your handwriting into a beautifully engraved score. You can draw notes, beams, stems, articulations, accidentals, slurs, ties and more. It’s the most natural way to write music on digital device, ever. AN ORCHESTRA IN THE TIP OF YOUR PEN StaffPad contains a unique playback engine that interprets your written score and renders an amazingly realistic playback. The app includes detailed playback of nearly 60 instruments as standard. For truly professional results, you can purchase additional add-ons from Orchestral Tools, Spitfire Audio, Cinesamples and others that bring the next level of realism previously impossible to achieve with notation. StaffPad is powerful. Everything from a basic piano lead sheet to a full symphony score can be written with StaffPad. SCORESYNC StaffPad is designed for composition. When it comes to bring your score to life with real musicians, tap the ScoreSync icon, and your score is broadcast to any connected StaffPad Reader devices. From then on, any changes or rewrites you make are instantly updated on all the Readers. Likewise, you're in control of playback - press play and all the Readers start playing together, in perfect sync, with smart page turns, and even a click track if you need detailed timing accuracy. ScoreSync takes the hassle out of creating parts and removes the formatting and printing stages altogether. Make changes and rewrites in an instant, try out different keys - unleash your creativity - every musician will be right there with you, all on the same page. PEN AND TOUCH By combining the power of digital inking and multitouch, we can offer a no-compromises approach to virtual manuscript. Use your finger to move around the score, and pinch to zoom - with butter-smooth scrolling. When you want to write music, just use the pen. Use your eraser button on the pen to remove both ink strokes and existing notation. You can also draw freehand on the score, using the sketch layer, to quickly brainstorm and leave notes/comments for yourself and others. PRINT YOUR RESULTS If you need to print your score on paper, StaffPad intelligently lays the score out for you, and generates all the parts, whilst offering a few simple options for customization. SHARE YOUR WORK StaffPad allows you to easily share and export your work. You can export MIDI and MusicXML, should you wish to continue working on your score in other programs. You can also export your score to MP3/WAV format, or quickly email an MP3 of your work in just a couple of taps. StaffPad also supports import of MusicXML and MIDI files for easy interchange of scores with other programs VERSIONS Sometimes it's necessary to try different ideas out, but you need to be sure you can always return back to where you started from in case it doesn't work out. Versions allows you to keep multiple different versions of your score within the same file, and you can flip back and forth between them in an instant. Want to try a different key? Sure, just create a Version, try out your idea, and toggle between them to compare. FENBY - VOICE ASSISTANT A voice activated composer assistant allows you to interact with your score using your voice. Want to change the key signature to G major at bar 10? No problem - tap the assistant and say "Change to G major". The assistant can quickly help you set up your score, add instruments, set the tempo, the key signature, the time signature, add bar lines and more. * IMPORTANT: Currently, the voice assistant is available in US and UK English only. EXPRESS YOURSELF StaffPad is the first notation application which allows you to easily draw dynamics/music expression right onto the staff, with smooth Bezier curves and a beautifully simple freehand drawing experince. By toggling the automation layer, you can elegantly draw in additional dynamics detail, which can enhance the realism of playback without compromising the existing dynamics markings on your score. You can also automate playback volume, and pan. CHORDS Want to quickly add chords to your part? No problem. Just toggle "Show Chords", and chord symbols are automatically to your staff, which update as you change the notation. You can always manually edit and enter them if you prefer. A unique Chord Staff analyses the entire score and renders a harmonic overview of the piece - or gives you an easy way to generate a chord chart if you don't need notation. TEMPO STAFF Create details tempo maps without overwhelming your score with metronome markings. The Tempo Staff features the same point-based editing, and Bezier curve and PROFESSIONAL FEATURES StaffPad intelligently handles transposing instruments, allowing you to write in concert pitch and toggle to transposing when you’re ready, or when printing. You can write music in multiple voices, transpose selections, reverse stem directions, quickly repeat bars and insert text intuitively via the quick input tiles. Quick symbols provide the easiest way to enter trills, tremolos, fermatas, rehearsal marks, pedal markings, hairpins and much more. EDUCATION StaffPad is designed for professional composers and musicians, but it’s also a great learning tool for students. Within the application there are multiple video tutorials explaining how to use the app, and key musical concepts. COMPATIBILITY: StaffPad REQUIRES a device with a digital pen (also known as an active digitizer) and multitouch capabilities in order to function as designed*. If your device does not support pen and touch, the app will not function correctly. Support will not be available to users attempting to run StaffPad on an incompatible device. *StaffPad has been designed for Surface
What's new in this version
## New symbols You can now add breath marks, which shorten the note's duration to allow for a breath (you'll be able to hear this breath in upcoming instruments!) We also improved grace notes to support appoggiaturas and acciaccaturas - swipe up with the pen when inserting to change the type. Acciaccaturas now play back correctly - before the beat - and appoggiaturas play back on the beat. ## Quicker access to common symbols We added commonly used articulations, previously available only by drawing, to the Symbols palette. Quickly insert staccato/staccatissimo, accent/marcato and tenuto markings. These are direction sensitive, so to change their type, simply move your pen up or down whilst inserting the symbol to change type. ## Additional languages We've added 8 languages to the UI. This is still a work in progress, and we're still translating the help guide, video tutorials and of course...these release notes. We're getting there! ## Bug fixes - Improved recognition of ties and slurs, including preventing ties of different pitches - You can now set the playhead-follow behaviour of the viewport during playback to "page" or "centre" - Improved playback of fast legato phrases, repetitions, and mordents - You can now reset pan/volume/reverb sliders by double tapping on them - Improve MusicXML import - Various layout improvements
- Music handwriting recognition
- Designed for pen and touch
- Realistic score playback
- Score auto-layout
- ScoreSync - Realtime dynamic parts over Wi-Fi
- Full orchestral instrument library included with over 50 instruments.
- Add-ons from Orchestral Tools, Spitfire Audio, Cinesamples and others for world-class playback
- Annotations with smart sharing
- Automation layer for dynamics, volume andpan
- Smart articulation symbols
- Import and export MIDI/MusicXML
- Share WAV, MP3, MIDI and MusicXML files of your score
- Versions for trying out and comparing ideas quickly within as core
- Copy and paste music directly from StaffPad into other apps, like OneNote
- Chord symbols with automatic formatting adn analysis
- Multiple voice layers
- Voice activated composer assistant.
- Transposing score support
- Chord Staff for automatic analysis and chord chart creation for the entire score
- Metronome feature with count-in
Published byStaffPad Ltd
CopyrightCopyright © 2020, StaffPad Ltd. StaffPad is a trademark of StaffPad Ltd.
Developed byStaffPad Ltd
Approximate size1.09 GB
Age ratingFor all ages
This app canUse your microphone
Access your Internet connection
Access to your Account’s username and picture
Access your home or work networks
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.
InstallationGet this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.
Language supportedEnglish (United States)
العربية (المملكة العربية السعودية)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
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