SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

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SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by NightRadio » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:33 pm

The new testing version 1.7.3 BETA 1 is out!
http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/beta/sunvox1.7.3.beta1.zip
(for Windows, Linux, OSX, PalmOS and Windows Mobile)

What is new:
BETA 1
  • added MIDI import; now you can load any MIDI files directly through the Load Song dialog;
  • added support of the following MIDI commands: Start, Continue, Stop;
  • number of MetaModule User Defined Controllers can be changed from 0 to 13;
  • added MIDI Omni Mode (all MIDI channels will be accepted);
  • new option in the Preferences->User interface: Show virtual keyboard; use it to show or hide virtual text keyboard;
  • scrolling when highlighting in the Sample Editor;
  • per-pattern Mute/Solo (Timeline menu -> Toggle mute / Toggle solo);
  • Vorbis Player is now supports the sample offset commands (09 and 07);
  • added ability to create a new pattern by double clicking on an empty area of the Timeline;
  • new Timeline function - Slice Pattern(s) (knife position = current playing position);
  • new std. pattern effect 23 - set controller value to the random number with range from XX (00..FF) to YY (00..FF);
  • new std. pattern effect 1F - set BPM;
  • new songs: Manwe - Early Fall remake (original by Tangrine); Kostya Mahnev - Midnight; take_my_hand;
  • new simple examples: metamodule_test, metamodule_with_automation, random_ctl_values_with_range;
  • new instrument (pads): moving_pad, vocal_synth, filter_slide_up;
  • new instrument (keyboard): fm2;
  • bugs fixed;
  • and more features in the final release...

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by samrai katt kovboy » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:40 pm

Just when I thought Christmas was over...
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MANY CIRCLES

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:15 pm

samrai katt kovboy wrote:Just when I thought Christmas was over...
Nigthradio is the secret Santa that gives all throughout the year :D

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:42 pm

NightRadio wrote: [*]new option in the Preferences->User interface: Show virtual keyboard; use it to show or hide virtual text keyboard;
Win32 bug(?)

I turned off the virtual keyboard and restarted Sunvox but it's still there...

Unless I misunderstood the virtual keyboard to be something other than this: Image

???

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:46 pm

NightRadio wrote: [*]new Timeline function - Slice Pattern(s) (knife position = current playing position);
Are you serious?

That is going to require precise timing and trial and error to do something that should be easy.

Why not just make the "knife" position wherever the pattern is highlighted when not playing? :unknown:

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:47 pm

Nevermind, I see that you can move the playing position in the timeline editor even while playback is stopped. Still seems a bit cumbersome but not too terrible

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:03 pm

Confirmed I still can't get virtual keyboard to go away on WinCE

I tried editing the .ini file on WinCE and Win32 both, to no avail.

I also noticed though that both of these pop up in the ini at different times:

hide_virt_kbd
show_virt_kbd

Seems confusing since they are opposites, especially since I can't get them to change anything in the program...

I tried parameters 0, 1, 2 on both of them and still couldn't get them to do anything
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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:05 pm

organic io wrote:
NightRadio wrote: [*]new Timeline function - Slice Pattern(s) (knife position = current playing position);
That is going to require precise timing and trial and error to do something that should be easy.
Confirmed, even with the ability to move the "knife" position on the timeline, in WinCE it is a pain with my stylus, I made a pattern that was 128 lines long and tried to cut it at 64 but after about 1 minute of fiddling with it I still could not get my knife position at 64, it would always be like 62 or 70

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:08 pm

Also, suggestion: When the virtual keyboard is hidden, could you add a box somewhere that just displays on screen which octave has been selected?

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by NightRadio » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:12 pm

About the keyboard - i mean the text qwerty keyboard :)
As for the knife position - i will try to replace it by something more precise.

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by SolarLune » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:22 pm

It would be cool if you could double-click to slice a pattern. Perhaps adhering to the "Snap to Grid" functionality, as well (so that you don't end up slicing a pattern at line 15 instead of line 16)? The 'slice to playhead' method would probably work fine if there was some way to precisely move the playhead (maybe with the arrow keys).

Anyway, nice job, NightRadio!

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:52 pm

NightRadio wrote:About the keyboard - i mean the text qwerty keyboard :)
Where does that actually show up on the screen??? I can't figure it out.

P.S... any way you would consider an option to disable the music keyboard too?

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by gigi » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:46 am

The selected line in the pattern editor may be more precise for the knife position ?

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by NightRadio » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:05 am

Where does that actually show up on the screen??? I can't figure it out.
In the mobile version try to click on any text field.
any way you would consider an option to disable the music keyboard too?
May be :) Never think about this. Do you think it is really necessary feature? At least on mobile version with the small screen you can't write the music without this keyboard.
The selected line in the pattern editor may be more precise for the knife position ?
I think this may be an additional feature. One knife in the Timeilne, and other in Pattern Editor.

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Re: SunVox v1.7.3 BETA 1

Post by organic io » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:28 am

NightRadio wrote:
Where does that actually show up on the screen??? I can't figure it out.
In the mobile version try to click on any text field.
Oh! I hate that thing too!!!! Glad to have it gone :)
NightRadio wrote:
any way you would consider an option to disable the music keyboard too?
May be :) Never think about this. Do you think it is really necessary feature? At least on mobile version with the small screen you can't write the music without this keyboard.
Well... Mobile for me is the Mobilepro which has a 8 inch screen. So I would say if I'm in a minority of users who would want to disable it, don't worry about it. :) Especially since the majority of mobile devices these days are touchscreen only with no keyboard input, it makes sense to have the onscreen music keyboard, definitely

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