So we have choices … I use a big Windows desktop for real work, but there’s a need to replace paper/pencil for initial development. Use case
- Compose at piano and out in world
- Initial composition sketching, for orchestral that would be some kind of four choir score
- Basic playback fine
- Needs to always work and be ready! No fiddling around
- Easy transition to take existing work and merge into a full score
The iPad seems like the best choice, features are pretty adequate for this purpose, it works great on the music desk and in the lap, it’s always available (desktop apps always take some fiddling), touch interface, and so forth. But when you price out the new iPads they’re as much or more than an Air! Which makes me think why not just get an Air, ignore the licensing issue which theoretically will get addressed with the new system.
Maybe Daniel can chime in - does Dorico run just fine on an M1 Air? Any other thoughts?