Drum Pad?

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Drum Pad?

Postby ONeKOG » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:34 am

I just got music studio I can't find how to change the keyboard to the drum pad?
Can someone help me out please.
I had this app way back when I had an iPad it was easy enough to do but the button seems to be missing on Android
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Re: Drum Pad?

Postby Alex » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:55 am

Sorry but drum pads are not available on the Android version yet. Here's the feature comparison table:
http://www.xewton.com/musicstudio/overview/
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Re: Drum Pad?

Postby ONeKOG » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Okay that's just silly.
I did not know that.
And didn't think it would not be included.
Why wouldn't it be included?
Will a future update have them included on Android?
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Re: Drum Pad?

Postby Alex » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:15 am

Why wouldn't it be included?

One of the reasons is that for the Android version, Music Studio was ported from Objective-C (the programming language we use on iOS) to Java (a programming language compatible with Android). When we realized that porting to Java was a bad idea (many technical hurdles, very time consuming, impossible to maintain 2 code bases), we released the Android version nevertheless, with a reduced feature set, and started developing a shared C++ code base for both platforms. That's why the Android version number is 2.0, whereas the iOS version number is Music Studio 2.8. Other reasons have to do with business and resources, but I'm not going to bore you with that ;)

Will a future update have them included on Android?

Yes, please read the text at the top of this page http://www.xewton.com/musicstudio/overview/
"Both versions will be consolidated in the free update to Music Studio 3.0."
Here's the update plan: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2409
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