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MtaubarJakMemberJuly 29, 2013 at 8:07 amPost count: 7
I’d see it as something separate, and really would need to be very easily triggered. Maybe it could be added to ‘transcribe mode’ as a kind of enhanced pause button. It’s one of those things you appreciate best when you have tried it once or twice, or when you are used to it and then have to work without it. I use the function on an old Korg Pandora phrase trainer – everything else about that hardware is obsolete, but I won’t stop missing the hold function until I find an app which replicates it!
Essentially, you hit the button, play continues for a beat and then loops back repeatedly. I guess it could be called ‘freeze’ rather than ‘hold’ – a really quick way to focus on a blurred note or unclear harmony. Rather than playing a phrase against it, as you typically would with a conventional loop, you can just keep trying single notes or chords against that ‘frozen’ sample until you feel you have juiced all you can from it in terms of pitch and harmony!
RMtaubarJakMemberJuly 23, 2013 at 8:54 amPost count: 7MtaubarJakMemberJuly 23, 2013 at 8:30 amPost count: 7
I’ve just discovered a few things.
The Behringer 1/4″ input is in fact stereo. If I connect the tip signal of a mono guitar lead, via a length of mono cable, to tip-and-ring of a stereo jack at the Behringer, then I get ok L+R input in Anytune. I guess that in other apps the instrument input is mono by default and those apps either take the signal from the left (jack tip) channel or sum left and right, before allowing that mono signal to then be panned across the stereo mix.
A typical software solution for this kind of issue is to offer a ‘force mono input’ switch, with the most comprehensive solutions offering a choice of left channel, right channel, or summed channels.
I’ll experiment with my hardware solution and see if it is still subject to requiring periodic reset of the mic button due to sudden-onset hiss/audio degradation.
RMtaubarJakMemberJuly 22, 2013 at 10:21 amPost count: 7
I’ll be glad to beta test – I’ll send a mail as instructed.
It turns out the glitch which is reset by cycling the input on/off affects both left and right channels: there is hiss and on the left channel a degradation of sound quality, reset by cycling that ‘mic’ icon button.
RMtaubarJakMemberJuly 19, 2013 at 3:13 pmPost count: 7
I’ll look forward to hopefully seeing a development or two once you have your Mac port up and running.
One additional thought: I wondered if it might be relatively quick and easy to add keyboard shortcuts for those of us who have Bluetooth keyboards: things like ‘toggle left hand column’ and ‘toggle looped playback’, ‘drop marker’, ‘Set A loop cue’, ‘Set B loop end’ are all the kind of things that really suit a tap on a physical keyboard when there is one available. I have no real insight into iOS development but it struck me as something which might require less custom coding than many other features due to key input being such a fundamental function.MtaubarJakMemberJuly 18, 2013 at 1:42 amPost count: 7
Thank you Sean.
I’m afraid it’s difficult to give a straightforward answer to your question. I would perhaps say ‘primarily for navigation’ – but, at least in my workflow, all marks and loops need to be labelled (‘edited’) before they can be practicably used for navigation!
I think that the headline is that I’m an iPad user who finds gestures really efficient and intuitive for frequent ‘toggle’ tasks. Any excellent example is the superb iCab web browser, which offers a couple of gestures with set functions and a host of other tap/swipe gestures which are user-assignable to suit their workflow.
To be honest I sometimes trigger your pop-up message by accident ‘Waveform Zoom Level Cannot Be Changed’. This frustrates me as I by now know this well. An example of configurability would be a multi-choice to turn that message on/off or to substitute another function to that gesture – such as toggling the sidebar!
I’d of course be interested to know of any alternative approaches you are considering and glad to offer my thoughts, despite understanding I may well not see my ideally preferred implementation in the end…MtaubarJakMemberJuly 17, 2013 at 12:32 amPost count: 7
I have just read all the documentation for your excellent app and discovered just how rich the feature set is. It really is a great piece of work that has clearly had a lotnof dedication and thought put into it.
My feature request is for some kind of shortcut gesture to toggle the left-hand songs/marks column (currently there is a small ‘Songs’ button which becomes ‘Hide’ when the songs are visible).
My perfect functionality would be a special gesture on the big waveform, say a two or three finger tap. That would really speed up regular moves I make between audiomarks (and also naming of such marks), as for such constant on/off toggling the ‘Songs/Hide’ buttons are rather small and, being at top left, quite far away from the grouped control buttons for AB/Speed & Pitch/Playback. I’d love to be able to ‘two finger tap – choose new saved loop or mark – two finger tap – straight back to work’
I appreciate it is much easier to request features that it is to implement them, although I hope this one might potentially take less work to implement than most!