I do — in fact finding a piano roll composer that does exactly what this program does and how it does it has been on my “SOMEBODY has to make something that works in this way” – and this is the closest I ever found. Felt it right away.
there’s actually a very sophistictated “piano roll digital archive” format for digital museums – and I’ve seen some software for that but what I wanted was an experience similar to poking holes in paper.
[usually piano roll stuff is an afterthought or it’s tied into visible trackers, or sheet music notes… both directions just too far from what I’ve wanted to see. The true test of whether I really like if I actually take the time to STOP and make a piece that takes time but that I don’t mind the time it takes because I like the UI.
it’s not flashy but the everything in the interface is ‘done right’. [ergonomics or human/computer interface (HCI) or … whatever they want to call it today – is something that’s fascinated me from long ago]. The one for pianorollcomposer (it’s free, windows) is that. Feels like poking holes in paper? This one does.