I have been using the new version for a couple of weeks - I like the "Restart loop after errors" option - it is quite good - but it picks up everything - like if you just accidentally brush a key when stretching across many notes. I know good piano players wouldn't do this but...
The number of tolerated errors It is totally adjustable I know, but I wondered if the sensitivity could be adjusted - and would this be a if it would be a popular option. I have some ideas...
- for it to have a drop off (hysteresis) effect going on if you don't make any mistakes at all - eg: play 10 notes correctly, then one wrong - it goes up to count that error - but if you make the next ten notes then the counter goes back to zero.
- Or if it knows you have 4 notes to get with one hand and then another three, so it gives you a bit of lea-way for that error.
- Or if the error is a very short tap of the wrong key, compared to the duration of the next note
I like the way you can click on the score and it moves there
When trying to create a loop you can click in the sheet notes and it will move there. But when your mouse pointer gets near the top left of the sheet music, clicking there will take you back to the beginning of the song (even if the top left of the sheet music is not on the first bar.
The loop control buttons (Loop Start / End / Entire Loop) don't now move/stretch the loop start and end like they did before. They either move it to the next bookmark, or where the beginning and end of the song is. I think the previous versions moved it by one measure a time.
When dragging with the mouse in the measure window at the top, when the pointer moves out of the measure window you stop dragging it and have to start again. To get round this I try now to move my mouse as horizontally as possible.
Lastly, when you have sheet music up on multi line and try to create a loop, the page does not shift when you drag over the visible page. i.e. Say that the sheet music is showing bars 1 - 8, on two lines and you want to create a loop on bars 4 to 12. It's brill that you can click and get the start of the loop in the right place, but you can't drag the loop down to bar 12 because the sheet music doesn't move down. The work arounds are to zoom out of sheet music so that you can see the bars, or before going into the loop settings note the measures that you want to loop and then go into the loop setting but only drag in the measure window at the top.
I am liking the multiline sheet music display, and I am using it a lot with the piano display at the bottom - for when I get stuck with the notes on the sheet.
I am not sure if it has been said before, but if you want to get more screen space for the sheet music or falling notes, when you move down the piano at the bottom, it doesn't scale, so you loose the spots on the white keys first but it still shows the black keys until it is moved almost off the page. Maybe some kind of scaling in the vertical direction would be a popular feature.
It is OK on my laptop screen but others my be using it on smaller displays?
I hope this helps.