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StaffPad: "Dreaming of Space" by Christopher Curtis

StaffPad shows off the impressive sound engine inside of their iPad app, with this epic orchestral score!

Video Description:

An epic orchestral journey through a child's imagination of the biggest unknown, played back in realtime directly from StaffPad.

Chris' score uses the StaffPad Editions of CineWinds, CineBrass, Spitfire Percussion, Berlin Percussion, CinePiano, Berlin Harps and Berlin Strings, available as additional purchase playback libraries directly within the StaffPad Store. No post processing was used for this demo.

Check out more of Chris' music at http://www.chriscurtismusic.com

Reader Comments 4

Wow. Momentarily lost the ability to type. Luckily my memory of struggles with MIDI snapped me out of it. Still, I will enjoy keeping an eyear (eye + ear?) on this software in hope they move towards a more open-source interoperability mindset. I would definitely consider StaffPad, as it is now, as a gift for a musically talented kid. Wonder if, or how hard it would be wade thru the bloody red-tape, to gift something like this to a school for tax purposes ...? Nice curation, dude.
May 29, 2020  | person_outline Crowfly
I'd imagine you could set up a gift via iTunes. I had a friend give me ArtRage as a gift once. Seems like you could then write it off as a donation-- but in the U.S., they've changed the tax rules around stuff like that, so I don't know. IIRC, they increased the standard deduction and made it harder to claim charitable gifts.

This demo is quite impressive. The sounds are reasonably good. Compared to Finale which often makes me laugh with how awful it sounds, this is decent--- but that could have quite a bit to do with the nature of this composition.

It's difficult to imagine the workflow on a touchscreen. On one hand, it seems like adding slurs, accents, etc. would probably be easier than mousing around. OTOH, note entry and the age-old monkey paw blocking your view seems like a maddening feature.

A $90 price tag (minus one lucky penny) seems appropriate if the software is excellent and the docs and support are on point. Given how little I use Finale and MuseScore on my laptop, I'd probably NEVER use it.
I wish I could score like that. Maybe I'll go back to school in my old age. To get all the sounds in this package though looks around $1000. I don't know how this compares to desktop counterparts, but this is for more seriously professional composers true.
On June 01, 2020 - @Laarz said:
I wish I could score like that. Maybe I'll go back to school in my old age. To get all the sounds in this package though looks around $1000. I don't know how this compares to desktop counterparts, but this is for more seriously professional composers true.

Wow... I hadn't seen all those IAPs! I wonder how much space it takes up when you fully load it.
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