Some new features and fixes for the Fairlight.
NEW IN VERSION 1.1.5
- added setting to boost audio channel volume
- can now export any imported voice
- changed default performance setting for iPhone/iPod to “compromise”
- lower default sound effects volume
- improved response when adjusting voice values in Page 3
- now selects a song’s instrument for Page 3 when selecting song
- sampling VU meter changed so red actually means distorted
BUG FIXES in 1.1.5
- fixed bug where sampled voices were misplaced sometimes, contact us if you have missing voices. We may be able to recover them
- fixed bug where misplaced voice quit app on selection
- fixed bug where cancelling sampling deleted voice files
- fixed Page 2 new song navigation on iPhone and iPod
- fixed endless note when deleting a playing voice
- fixed incorrect waveform display in Retina display
- fixed sampling waterfall display so it doesn’t break up with loud sounds
- fixed bug with Akai SynthStation 25 where pitch wheel was applied to all voices in Page R
BEFORE YOU UPDATE: ☛ ☛ ☛ Export your voices.
The previous version has a bug than can delete your voices when the App quits, so export your voices before upgrading to this version.
Normally a maintenance release is just bug fixing, but this one is adding support for:
- Add recording support for stereo microphones and audio docks
- Improves iPod import stability
- Resolves an issue where main output effects thumbnails would disappear
- Resolves an issue with corrupted project files
I thought I’d remind you that you can still get the awesome Bhajis Loops and Microbe for free!
A couple of people posted comments on my piece about why mobile music is important referring to Bhajis so I had to give it another plug.
If you don’t know Bhajis and Microbe they’re for the now long abandoned Palm operating system, but if you’re interested you should get yourself a Pam Tungsten T3 from eBay or a Palm Tungsten TX for that matter and try these applications out. They’re certainly worth the cost of a second hand device.
In fact, even if you don’t plan to get the hardware anytime soon I’d advise you to get the software just in case it vanishes at some point.
This is a great piece from iPad Creative looking at some of the events of the last few days such as Google’s purchase of Motorola and HP’s withdrawal from what seems like most of it’s business.
Well worth a read.
After HP’s recent announcement about their intention to drop webOS I didn’t want to post something straight away, but rather give it some thought first.
When Palm dumped OS5, sold off their OS and then eventually came up with webOS I really wondered if they knew what they were doing. Palm OS5 had potential, it had a loyal developer base and a lot of people who loved their Palm devices, and yet Palm’s strategy was to abandon them. I still don’t understand that strategy. So it isn’t a big surprise that webOS has failed. It might have been a great mobile OS, given time, but it doesn’t look like anyone was willing to give it any time at all.
I think it was only in March that HP committed to put webOS at the heart of their strategy, and yet in August it’s dumped. I wouldn’t say that’s much of a commitment.
So what will they do with it? Open source it? Maybe, but I wouldn’t count on it. But that’s not the worst thing about the failure of webOS and the TouchPad. The worst thing is that it is one less possible hardware competitor for the iPad.
But there’s still hope I guess. HP claim to still want to work the OS itself, as MacRumors states:
The hardware reportedly stopped the team from innovating beyond certain points because it was slow and imposed constraints, which was highlighted when webOS was loaded on to Apple’s iPad device and found to run the platform significantly faster than the device for which it was originally developed.
With a focus on web technologies, webOS could be deployed in the iPad’s Mobile Safari browser as a web-app; this produced similar results, with it running many times faster in the browser than it did on the TouchPad.
I don’t know how that would make any money for HP, but it sounds like fun.
This is just a quick link to a really excellent article about Google’s strategy with Motorola, which I know will not be of interest to everyone, but if it is, read this, and thanks to the anon commenter who left the link for me.
Lots of comments on the post yesterday about app collaboration, and quite a few were suggesting names for what we could call this method of apps collaborating.
Well, lets get started and work out a proper name for this, something that describes apps collaborating over MIDI and doesn’t infringe any existing trademarks.
Comment your name ideas in and when we have enough we’ll run a poll on them to see what comes out top.
I thought this festival at the end of September might be of interest to a few people, to really mobile music related, but it looks like it would have a lot to hold your attention.
Full details here.
Then you might love the merch to go with it! Lots of stuff available with a nice Touchsound Podcast logo!
For anyone interested in Chiptune and in London in September there a 3 chiptunes gigs as part of the Kingsplace festival next month. There all on the Friday (9th) and the price is only £4.50 per gig. Not bad in my opinion.
Full festival details here.