StaffPad is designed for composers who want to write music effortlessly, using handwriting recognition. Write your music using Apple Pencil, and the app will transform your writing into beautifully typeset notation that can be edited, played back, printed and shared.


Build you score with the fluidity of natural handwriting combined with the convenience of digital editing. Use touch and Apple Pencil to quickly change the pitches, transpose selections, add additional elements, symbols, lines, text, quickly cut/copy/paste, quick repeat. Customise the tempo with a unique tempo staff (or import a tempo map from a MIDI file), add chords with the chord staff - or let StaffPad automatically analyse the score and write the chord symbols for you and much more. You can even copy music written in StaffPad into other apps, simply using the normal copy and paste functions. Paste an idea quickly into an email, or Messages, or build worksheets in Keynote or Pages just as easily as working with pictures.


With a groundbreaking playback engine and over 55 included instruments, StaffPad is ready to perform your written piece by just tapping the play icon. You can even draw automation using the Apple Pencil to customise and automate the each instrument's dynamics, volume and pan. For professional quality playback, add industry standard sample libraries directly into the app from the StaffPad Store - these unique StaffPad Editions of flagship libraries, created by the world's leading sample library development houses, provide truly breathtaking results with true legato, multiple repetition samples, many more instrument choices, additional playing techniques and much more. This is a leap forward for composers working at the highest levels.


ScoreSync is our revolutionary technology for sharing individual instrument parts of your score with all the musicians in the room using StaffPad Reader. Any Reader on the local WiFi network is instantly synchronised, with edits and changes made in StaffPad instantly reflected on the Readers. StaffPad even synchronises playback, so that all the Readers can provide a synchronised click track, count-in, playback markers, and even to turn the pages automatically. This means no more printed parts, no more confusion about where to start, no more missed changes or reprints due to edits. A true revolution for working with live musicians.


StaffPad imports and exports MusicXML and MIDI files for easily working with other music apps. You can also export your playback as WAV, AAC or MP3.


Write chords manually, and they'll be automatically formatted into chord symbols. Or, simply toggle "Show Chords" on an instrument staff to have StaffPad intelligently analyse and write the chord symbols for you. StaffPad can even provide a harmonic analysis of the whole piece, correcting automatically for non-pitched and transposed instruments, and create a unique chord staff with customisable chord complexity levels.


Annotate your score with either private or public (shared with the Readers) annotation pens. Public pens allow for instant written communication with individual musicians in the room via ScoreSync and StaffPad Reader.


As well as digital parts via ScoreSync, StaffPad will automatically format and print parts or export PDFs for you. Customise the paper size, bar number styles, number of bars per line, scaling, margins, multi-bar consolidation and more. StaffPad automatically formats the score for consistent presentation.


StaffPad features "Fenby", our voice-activated composer assistant, who can assist you in routine tasks like setting up your score, adding instruments, tempos, bar line styles, key changes and more.


Version 1.3

StaffPad 1.3 contains new features and fixes to improve the writing experience.

New Features:

・Additional note head styles
We've added circled, diamond, triangle, small slash and ghost/parantheses note head styles.

・Dark Mode
Perfect for low-light environments; you can now enable Dark Mode in the app settings to adjust the app's colour palette to suit lower light environments. This can be really useful when working late at night (as we all do, from time to time!)

・Multi-line text
You can now press shift+enter to create a new line whilst creating text within your score.

・Chord Slash tool
You can now convert your chords written with standard note heads into a single "large slash" representation and back again using the Chord Slash tool. This lets you write rhythmic figures with precise voicing, then compress down to easy-to-read slash notes, whilst retaining playback capabilities.

・Harp Pedal support
This is great for those using harp within their compositions. You can know customise harp glissandos, and add pedal diagrams using a specially designed pedal board input method. You can also switch between a text and a pictogram representation of the pedal/scale diagram.

StaffPad will also attempt to add harp pedal instructions for you automatically if you enable the "Show Pedals" toggle option within the Harp's "Edit staff" control. Please note, this is meant to be a guide only - always check with a harpist before a real performance!

There are various fixes and improvements; here are just a few:

・We've totally rewritten our Downloads & Updates mechanism. Windows user gain a totally new Downloads & Updates screen within the app (at the bottom of the Store page), and both platforms now enjoy far faster updates to in-app purchase libraries, and more efficient downloads.
・We've updated the layout engine to better avoid orphaning single bars on the last page
・There are improvements to rendering under the hood which should result in faster interactions when dragging notes and text
・We've improved the support on iOS for the trackpad
・We've fixed a few issues caused by dragging notes to adjust their duration
・We've improved compatibility with iOS14's "scribble" feature
・We resolved an issue that could cause the app to crash when trying to export MusicXML from the Welcome Page (iOS only)
・We've fixed an issue with AAC export (iOS only)
・We've fixed an issue that could cause the app to crash whilst importing an invalid, corrupt or badly formed MIDI file
・We have added more tempo directions; such as con brio, nobilemente, tranquilo, allargando, piu mosso etc (full list available here)
・We've fixed an issue when trying to edit/add a tempo immediately after a fermata
・Fermatas now apply themselves automatically "down the page" during inserting
・We fixed a few issues with dynamics drag that could cause incorrect lengths being reported and general instability
・We've improved the performance of the app for users with large score libraries (iOS only)
・The Chord Staff will now act as a "master" chord track; toggling "Show Chords" on instrument staffs will now show the chords from the Chord Staff rather than a per instrument local analysis.
・StaffPad will now always print the first tempo on parts, even if they occur during a multi-rest.
・Manually flipped stem directions will now persist between score saves.
・Various other fixes and improvements

Have fun!
Best wishes,
The StaffPad Team

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

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3 Bewertungen

Micrologus ,

Rivoluzione nella scrittura musicale

Questa applicazione offre delle possibilità incredibili: una scrittura su rigo tradizionale, una riproduzione sonora di alta qualità, grazie alle Librerie orchestrali dei migliori produttori (orchestral tools, spitfire, cinesamples). Una meraviglia.

scorbi ,

Nice App

Great App, unfortunately not yet fully developed.
The erasing of a notes or element does not work with the pen as shown in the video. The markings still remain after crossing out.


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Erfordert iOS 13.6 oder neuer. Kompatibel mit iPad.



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