Surface was the first major initiative by Microsoft to integrate its Windows operating system with its own hardware, and is the first PC designed and distributed solely by Microsoft. Sinofsky initially stated that pricing for the first Surface would be comparable to other ARM devices and pricing for Surface Pro would be comparable to current ultrabooks. Though there was less demand for the 64GB version because of the much smaller available storage capacity, supplies of the lower cost unit were almost as tight. The Surface 2 launched 22 Octoberalongside the Surface Pro 2, four days after the general availability of Windows 8.
Mar 31, at It recognizes your handwritten music, and converts it into a beautifully typeset score and even lets you play it back, drawing from a full orchestral sample library.
StaffPad is a groundbreaking music notation application, featuring advanced handwriting recognition. For composers and musicians, StaffPad revolutionises the art of writing music. 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. Multiple dynamics layers, multiple recorded articulations, repetition samples and smart playback rules ensure that what you see is what you hear. The entire symphony orchestra is represented, and more instruments are available to purchase from the in-app store.
Everything from a basic piano lead sheet to a full symphony score can be written with StaffPad. StaffPad handles everything else for you whilst you work. The interface has been designed to reduce clutter, and is context sensitive — showing only the information you want, when you want it.
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 print the entire score, as well as individual parts for each musician. StaffPad has smart collision avoidance and music layout rules which handle the reflowing of the music to a page-based layout automatically. By saving your scores to OneDrive, you can ensure that your scores are kept in sync across all your devices.
StaffPad also syncs your settings and preferences.
You can even pin frequently accessed scores straight to the Start Screen. By toggling the expression 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 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.
Within the application there are multiple video tutorials explaining how to use the app, and key musical concepts. Download it here from Windows Store. Some links in the article may not be viewable as you are using an AdBlocker.
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Microsoft today announced the arrival of StaffPad in the Windows store — a music composition app designed specifically for Surface because of the power of the Surface Pen.
It recognizes your handwritten music, and converts it into a beautifully typeset score and even lets you play it back, drawing from a full orchestral sample library. The Surface Pen will also allow Surface Pro 3 users to quickly add, select, edit or erase any music notes created in the Sibelius app.
It will be launched later in the second quarter of for a. Mar 27, · StaffPad features advanced handwriting recognition, and will convert your music into a beautifully typeset score.
Experience the magic of writing with StaffPad by getting it . The Surface Pen will also allow Surface Pro 3 users to quickly add, select, edit or erase any music notes created in the Sibelius app. It will be launched later in the second quarter of for a.