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  1. I don't know how relevant the review in the first video is, dating back a year and half. Handwriting recognition was an utter mess somewhere between updates. I think it was at its best after some update in Sep-Dec 2020, but I can't say what the current state is as I haven't used it in a few months, and the quality hasn't been a steady upward curve as they did manage to make it worse between updates. That said, even when it works well (IMO), you still have to write in a style that StaffPad recognizes, so there is some learning curve in just getting accustomed to its quirks. Sometimes it's difficult (or downright impossible) to understand what it is with your notation that the app can interpret it to mean something so completely different from what you actually wrote, no matter how careful and clear about your intention you try to be. So there have definitely been some issues that should be taken care of in the recognition engine and not the user. When it works, it's great and engaging and provides a good workflow, but again the editing functionality has a learning curve. The stock sounds have been good enough for my purposes. You can import & export MIDI and MusicXML. I haven't tried importing so I don't know if/how it handles multitracks.
  2. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/staffpad/id1442074103
  3. In the category of fun but not useful to me. Good price though if you find them to be either.
  4. Smug Lisp Weenie here. I'll get my coat... P.s. Tabs. 👌
  5. The used MIDI pack market?? Why does such a thing deserve to live in the first place?
  6. Unpopular opinion incoming!! Re-selling software licenses seems like a stupid concept to me. When I buy something it's under the assumption that I'm going to use it. After I have done so, why should I be entitled to get my money back, while the software developer/vendor has sold the product once although it's been "used twice". Makes no sense to me. When you buy the product there's no clause that says you get compensated for the amount of time you did not use the product - the value of the return of your investment measured in increase in productivity or just plain enjoyment is on you to evaluate. If you can't accept the risk, may I suggest you look into subscriptions instead - and while you're at it stop complaining about the subscription model! That said, I think offering possibility to refund within a reasonable time window after purchase would be a good & fair practice, and some developers do provide that. If you're in the habit of buying and reselling licenses so much that you feel entitled to get what is practically a free leasing contract indefinitely, i.e. you feel your rights somehow violated because the developer has the audacity to charge a petty amount for license transfers because those alone make your finances look un-sane, I think it's time to inspect one's own spending habits.
  7. sarine

    Windows 11

    Initially I found myself switching between XP and Vista a lot, but ultimately I found that Vista improved on multitasking and multithreading. Also, 64-bit XP must have been the worst Windows I'd ever tried. I had loads of problems with unstable drivers and random crashing and BSOD's. At that point, I had already been transitioning to 8GB RAM so Vista was the only viable choice. In retrospect I think many people were dismayed by the way Vista utilized RAM. It seemed to chug all of their glorious 4GB of RAM, and some of it was questionably allocated to preloading executables for faster start-up times. Vista would free this RAM on demand, but if you only looked at the resource monitor with no apps running, you'd think something was seriously wrong. I mostly had no problems performance-wise after moving to 64-bit and 8GB RAM, after the first Service Pack. By SP2 Vista easily trumped XP. Indeed it is. I absolutely love it and its customizability. Not a bad price having spent some time in the audio software realm.
  8. sarine

    Windows 11

    Some handy apps to make Windows more tolerable: Paid: Directory Opus: https://www.gpsoft.com.au Process Lasso: https://bitsum.com Free: Everything: https://www.voidtools.com/faq/#what_is_everything PowerToys Run: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/run
  9. sarine

    Windows 11

    Generally speaking, on average, a Windows update has never done that to me. It's just a chore and an annoyance. I've heard more unfortunate experiences so maybe there is cause for concern for some people. In my experience every Windows version has improved on the previous - yes, even Vista. Not so sure about ME.
  10. sarine

    Windows 11

    As already mentioned, a hardware/software configuration being unsupported doesn't mean it won't work. It means if you contact MS's support line with a technical issue they can shrug you off. The official "requirements" may be conservative at this point in time to weed out users with older hardware that could come with other problems (both hardware and software) besides Windows 11. The actual minimum recommended specs may change during the public testing phase. My ancient Ivy Bridge Xeon board by Supermicro had a TPM module header, so perhaps that's not a reason to panic. P.s. I don't get why people get excited and/or anxious over a new OS. For me it's like getting excited/anxious about buying new feet for my bed. It simply does not concern me enough to become emotionally involved in any measurable amount.
  11. Just need Teams to support ASIO so you can route it to Jack and onward on demand. Or you could do some wonky workaround to get the WASAPI (or whatever it's called now) output routed into your audio interface's inputs.
  12. I'm not much of a rock person, although I do admire some of the usual icons' crativity. My first introduction to "this kind of music" was when I found some of my dad's C cassettes and just checked them out of curiosity. It was probably the second time I felt in a concrete way my musical horizon expanding in a brief moment. It was Jimi Hendrix. The world of sounds was amazing. I was probably about 11 years old. (The first time was when my dad gave me a C cassette of Jarre's Oxygene and said "listen to this, it'll take you into space.") After that it's been Metallica, D-A-D, Nirvana, Offspring (before Americana), Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and a bunch of others. In my 17's I discovered electronic music (for the first time since Jarre), western classical music, followed by ethnomusic/folk, and for the next decade or so I listened to very little anything else. I had a phase during which I only listened to rap. I can still digest anything, except "heavy metal", or mostly any sort of "metal" for that matter... It just makes me feel crap. I also don't like modern jazz with its meaningless melodic content. I've seen Roger Waters live, although I'm not a huge fan of Pink Floyd. My favorite tracks from them are Atom Heart Mother and High Hopes.
  13. Others for Windows: https://www.arturia.com/products/analog-classics/ob-xa-v/overview https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/bx_oberhausen.html I have bx_oberhausen and my "verdict" is; I wish I could make a pleasing sound with this thing. Occasionally it's quite not-bad for aggressive bass. So there's that. Whatever that is.
  14. SuperVision, and slicing on Sampler tracks.
  15. sarine

    PA Mega Sale

    This thing any good? https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/wedge_force_matcha.html
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