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Droneo 13.44 submitted...
Droneo with Audiobus support has been submitted.
It also has the amazing transpose button in the tone spiral and a reconstructed instructions file.
Just in time for the Mayan Apocalypse, Droneo 1.3 is now available in the Apple App Store.
About 2 years dawdling in the making, it sports:
• more timbres
• two new counting and patterns evolving timbre classes.
- counting timbres plays the reeds in preset, predictable permutations
- pattern timbres are more programmable in that they play by
adding harmonics to a timbre in sequence
• recording of your drone
• Audio Paste of that recording
• improved Tone Spiral helps you specify higher and lower intervals
• enhanced interval specification language. That is to say in small print:
You can now divide any interval equally, not just an octave by specifying
3:5@4/3 , which is the third degree of a perfect forth divided in 5 equal tones (298.83 cents)
8:17@3, which is the eighth degree of three octaves divided in 17 equal parts (895.04 cents)
You can specify that an interval is relative to the interval of the previous reed:
interval resolves to:
reed 1: 1/1 1/1
reed 2: "9/8 9/8
reed 3: "10/9 5/4
note that this will be changed to an absolute interval if you
subsequently use the Tone spiral.
• Ability to shut the drone off in the background (from the settings app)
• a Big PDF of instructions as opposed to the mysterious interactive instructions.
You can download them right off of http://www.jhhl.net/iPhone/Droneo
• bug fixes and interface tweaks.
That said, 1.3.1 is in the works, which SHOULD have Audiobus support, better 5" phone support and the cool new transposition button in the Tone Spiral. I hope to get that out before 2015.
Happy Droning, tell your friends, leave ratings and reviews!
Droneo 1.3 submitted
Well, it's s finally on its way to the Store... Droneo 1.3.
I hope to follow on soon with the Audiobus Version, which is almost working.
I'm going to sit on it for a few more days, but then Droneo 1.3 will go out to Apple. I spent a few hours today makinghte new instructions pdf, which YOU can read at:
Ad-Hoc testers can find the new copy at the usual place.
Droneo 1.3 pattern feature
Well, I've been doing a lot of work on Droneo ... I think I will release a 1.3 after all and take some of the big ideas and make a new droner that's either Universal or iPad only. 1.3 mainly needs new instructions and a little similar cleanup. The patterns feature is currently specified as the label of a ratio, and it really needs its own spot. But maybe it will remain the way it is for now.
the new program will be much more generalized: it may, however, read both srutibox and Droneo export files!
- mirrors, evolving, churning, counting, and patterns, and consorts will go away because they are all specific implementations of a more generic concept of timed timbre creation.
the new system replaces the old such that each "reed" has:
- a ratio specification. the display mayl also display the Hz, cents, and std versions of that ratio/pitch simultaneously.
the ratio spec, which currently allows cents, ratios and equal temperaments, will also allow Hz (irrespective of base frequency) and maybe Std too.
- an optional label
- the possibility of being perturbed (the way it was via the "rand" button)
- maybe some other ratio-related features in the future.
and a list of these timbre specs, which are advanced per "pulse"
- continue flag (play the same as the last timbre spec)
- source waveform
- target volume
- target pan
- resolution speed (as percent of pulse or as static milliseconds, and curve type (linear/log)
- harmonic choices bitmap (0-31) 0 - silence, 1 - first harmonic, 2 - second harmonic , etc, and we randomly chose among these. thus, "0,4-8"
- harmonic choice percentage (the chance that a new harmonic will be chosen on this pulse)
the idea is to allow up to 16 or maybe more reeds, too, depending on how fast I can make it and what the sample rate is.
the pulse is specified in either seconds/pulse or, when it's fast, pulses per minute.
please email me drone at jhhl dot net with your critiques!