It should be in the app store soon. More details here, or check it out on the app store.
Some really cool new features:
- Multi Touch: Aurora now supports full multi-touch for all live play modes. You can now play chords in ‘Play’ mode, whole drum tracks using ‘Machine Gun’ mode, or mix multiple tracks at once in the mixer.
- Instrument Preview: You can now preview an instrument before assigning it to a layer without having to leave the instrument selection dialog.
- TV Out: We have added a TV Out option to the ‘Program Settings’ dialog which enables the light show to be displayed on your TV using a composite video cable.
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Here’s a really interesting development. The latest version of Looptastic allows you to move your mix into studio.HD for further work.
Now that makes for a really interesting workflow given that Looptastic is performance oriented and studio.HD is recording focused.
It is also dependent on the next version of studio.HD, which is on the way. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these two fit together.
Whilst this is clearly an off topic subject for Palm Sounds it does touch on some issues that already exist for iOS app developers. Issues like paid upgrades and demo apps.
I imagine that Apple must be thinking about these issues for the Mac store if not for iOS. I mean, would Apple just give away updates to iLife forever if you’d bought it once? I don’t think so. And what about their Pro applications, I can’t imagine they’d want to restrict themselves from some kind of upgrade pricing.
I think that something like this would need to be in the Mac App store, and if they can make it work there then why not in iOS?
My guess is that they are struggling with issues around how to make it fair for customers. What I mean is, the mechanics of upgrade pricing and what is fair as a priced upgrade and what isn’t. I should think that would be quite tough to work out.
Anyway, these responses on TUAW are probably very typical of what lots of developers are thinking right now about the Mac store and the app store too.
Brian Whitman thinks the same I believe, but I’m not sure that we’re all talking about the same kind of ‘apps’.
Stil, it is interesting stuff nonetheless.