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Include BBCSO Discover by Spitfire in Studio One Prime (and Score/Notation View)

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asked Oct 21, 2020 in Instruments and Plug-Ins by arturoalberogabriel (1,340 points)
Studio One Prime is a great choice for the young people learning a DAW. It would be nice to add an orchestral instrument like this one, especially for the young people that come from a conservatory environment (the ones no one seems to care about never). I know it's a 3rd party plugin, but easily you could talk to Spitfire Audio and make it happen.

Also, to make Studio One Prime more attractive to the young people that come from a conservatory, basic notation should be included not only in Pro but in every version of Studio One including Prime.

I teach in a conservatory and the thing the students hate the most about DAWs (and the reason they are afraid to them) is that they don't know how to read pianoroll and it scares them. They wish for a simple DAW with score/notation view. And they end up using Musescore.

With Prime, you can easily change it. And they learn the program and they may want to upgrade to artist, pro or even sphere in a future.

I teach them how to use Reaper because it has 60 days of trial and you can have both Score view and BBCSO Discover. I would change to Studio One Prime if I had these 2 options available (or at least the second one).

Just an idea.

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answered Oct 25, 2020 by aka_busker (32,890 points)
Hi.  A large amount of what you ask for would be better suited to an educational licence for Notion.  If such a thing can be facilitated by Presonus.  Please check the Notion store page for further information.  As for piano roll - any and all musicians should know how a piano keyboard is set-up.  Its the easiest reference when it comes to demonstration of how scales work, tonal spacings work.  It is essentially the chromatic scale.  If conservatory musicians can't transfer what they know to a piano, it's not particularly great.  P.s. I speak as a guitarist, who does transfer between keys and frets.  
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answered Oct 25, 2020 by arturoalberogabriel (1,340 points)
The problem is not the notes, but the rhythm. Piano roll is based on squares that represent the duration of a note (based on pianolas), but the kids learn to read music in a traditional way, which is focused by the way in the diatonic scale. However, I just though it was a good idea to fill the gap between the classically trained musicians and the non-classically trained, and make this technology more appealing for the kids from the music schools.

And if they use Notion, then they don't learn to work with the DAW and the problem goes on. The kids from music schools use Dorico, Sibelius, Finale or Musescore (and Notion, of course), but all of these (Notion included) are focused on engraving and not on producing music. That's why I asked.
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answered Oct 28, 2020 by aka_busker (32,890 points)
Well, to be fair, if you want these extras then you will need to seek an educational licence for Pro as these features are essentially paid features.  Score is newly added to Pro, with VST support being added to Artist.   And yet, for all of this you would need Notion and then S1 Pro.  Notion for engraving and S1 for sequencing.  Either that or a Presonus Sphere membership -  which is essentially a rental service, which will get you what you want at a monthly fee.  But the point still stands that you are asking for paid features for no money down.  This won't happen when these features are sold as part of paid for products.