My thoughts on ST3 from a fist time buyer perspective who has music iterests and needs and is considering this software.
What are the basic needs and concearns of musicians
BACKING TRACKS yes this program delivers perfectly but when you load it definitely does not impress as it does not display its power immediately as it should as it hasnt got any songs in it you have to blindly load stuff in and this is negative if you want to impress the buyer cosidering it, Peter has explained to me Apple wont allow him to load songs in as demos perhaps they might allow silence to be present in a file that can have text written to it explaining the product or a simple message of Thank you for considdering ST3 message just so the customer has something to bite in to immediately and try out before doing his own thing.
LYRICS and CHORDS in other words TEXT
This program hides this very important feature very well because of its lableing it is called PLACEHOLDER that means nothing in the outside world nobody i know talks about placeholders but they all talk about LYRICS and CHORDS.
So from a potential buyers point of view they open up ST3 and have no immediate knowledge this software is very capable of taking care of their LYRICS and CHORDS needs.
My suggestion is change the placeholder terminology to LYRICSFILE.
This is more specific and to the point, a placeholder means to me a place where i can hold video files, jpeg files etc all things i am not iterested in.
As a musician and i am only interested in musicians things like backing songs, lyrics and chords so the labeling of these features need to be clear and simple.
When using the + in Song mode you get a drop down menu and four options to a new commer it most likely means nothing and would be very cnfusing.
What is the difference between Media Library and Files.
If you hit Media Library you get Itunes library and no other option so why not call this first option Itunes library.
If you hit Files you get a wide range of options of places to load a song from so why not just say
THIS DEVICE, so when you get this drop down folder you read its top instruction
then you read your options
CREATE A NEW MULTI TRACK SONG
CREATE A NEW LYRICS FILE
The first three options are backing tracks and the last is a tex file so it all has a smooth flow
now you have
Add songs media library this is bad.
Add songs from itunes library Much better
Add songs file This is bad
Add songs from device Much better
Add songs create placeholder ???
Add songs create new lyrics song Much better
Add Songs create multi track song Is good.