topic: StaffPad

Everything I’ve written on the subject, from the beginning of this version of the site.

I may also have written on this on earlier versions of my website:

  1. 2006 – 2011 (link coming soon!)
  2. did not have a blog!
  3. 2012 – 2013 (link coming soon!)
  4. 2014 – 2019
  • 2021

    • Jun

      • 19

        • 20:41 — NOTES

          StaffPad is quickly becoming my favorite tool for composing. Its handwriting recognition is far from perfect, but it’s the best thing I’ve found for writing music (much the way I would on paper!) while still having digital affordances.

          Bonus: pair it with the Spitfire instruments… 🤩

    • Jul

      • 13

      • 28

        • 16:20 — NOTES

          I realized, in the midst of working on a mockup in Logic, that I needed to make a small, but meaningful, tweak to the score for the piece I’m writing (move a series of notes forward by one quaver) as it stands in StaffPad… and… cannot? (This is trivial in Dorico!)

        • StaffPad Versions — JOURNAL

          Making it easy to keep track of your composing history in StaffPad.

      • 29

        • 13:21 — NOTES

          The more time I spend with other apps (looking at you today, StaffPad), the more persuaded I am that Doricos model, where notes are primary and measures are arbitrary, secondary groupings — layered on top of the notes — is both more correct and more useful design than the bars-first approach nearly every other notation software takes.

      • 31

    • Aug