Developed on Surface. Designed for Surface.From the very first moment StaffPad opens on the Surface Pro 3 you are met with a beautifully designed interface. The warm and sincere tone of the stunning app puts the user in a creative headspace right away. Not only was StaffPad designed for Surface, it was developed on Surface. The integration of The Surface Pen and the touchscreen is an engineering marvel. This partnership allows for an intuitive music writing experience through the app's simple, elegant and functional design.
A Composer's Companion
21st Century Music EducationGone are the days of students writing in old music books or scrawling on poorly ruled staves. Working on a digital surface as opposed to paper is surprisingly natural with The Surface Pen. The Handwriting Recognition is by far the standout feature in StaffPad. Here's what the StaffPad team have to say about The Surface Pen:
The Surface Pen offers palm rejection - meaning you can rest your hand on the screen whilst you’re writing without it causing unwanted markings. The pressure sensitivity and pin-point precision mean that it feels like you’re using a real pen. The buttons on the side of the pen allow for easy erasing, and quick access to a context-sensitive menu. Because the Surface knows the difference between the pen and your fingers, you can move around the score freely using touch, instantly draw on the page and erase mistakes quickly without ever having to switch modes. It’s the most natural way of working with digital manuscript, ever.
Beauty & BrainsThe raw power of the Surface Pro 3, paired with the slick solid state drive handled the full brunt of our compositions seamlessly. Even with a mix of Expression Layers over multiple staves, The Surface Pro 3 and StaffPad never missed a beat.
During the final moments of our initial StaffPad music lesson the work was simply saved into OneDrive. This means that no matter where you go or which Surface you are working on, you will always be able to pull your latest compositions and continue right where you left off. This is perfect for a school that has a shared fleet of Surface Pro's.