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Nicholas
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Post by Nicholas » 09-29-19 6:20 am

SYNTHESIA 10.6.5311-5329
Download from the pink box above the main download page.

CHANGES SINCE r5239
  • New Features
  • Moved the loop error auto-restart slider right to the play screen (while in loop edit mode).
  • Added a "Restart Loop" shortcut that will jump to the start of your loop immediately. Backspace by default.
  • You can now drag-drop MIDI files right onto the app window to immediately load them. (Be careful, there isn't a "progress will be lost" warning yet if you're in the middle of a song. If this sounds scary, you can disable drag-drop using the "System.DragDrop" advanced setting in the configuration window.)

    Fixes
  • The amount of lead-in time is now adjusted based the song's speed.
  • A little of the optimization work to start making the frame hiccups go away.
There isn't a lot here that is new since the last preview. I just had to make an emergency release because iPadOS 13 broke opening external files, and by temporarily disabling all the new song recording code, this felt like a pretty stable place to finally make a real release. The full-screen sheet music is still pretty rough (that was going to be the final 10.6 dev preview after the song recording stuff), but it should be safe enough until the next release.

Magic73
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Post by Magic73 » 10-01-19 7:44 am

does have the ios version the full screen notation?

edit:
just read the ios release notes :)
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P.S:
again, if you need a iOS beta tester… just ask :)

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Post by Nicholas » 10-03-19 3:36 am

Known new issues (so far) in 10.6:
  • Fixed in 10.6.5320! Mac: periodic/random crash. Workaround: disable "System.JamboxxEnabled" advanced setting.
  • Fixed in 10.6.5327! Mac: Consistent crash when the app is closed on some machines.
  • Fixed in 10.6.5329! Mac: Crash on "Bluetooth Settings" click (for a different reason than the next line). :lol:
  • iPad: Tapping "Bluetooth Settings" crashes the app on iPadOS 13.
  • iPad: Sometimes (not sure when/how/why yet), the display size/shape/orientation will change to a small, incorrectly-rotated rectangle in the top-right corner.
  • iPad: For several versions now, the most frequent crashes (by a mile) have been deep in Apple's MIDI synth code. If an iOS update fixes one, it breaks two more. So, I just tried the BASS-based synth and it worked flawless on the first try, all without a single line(!) of code changed. Hopefully that will clean most of those crashes up. It will replace the old synth in the next update.
There are usually breaking changes in new OS updates, but Apple seems to have really gone out of their way this time! :? (Recall: the reason for the rushed Synthesia 10.6 update was because of a different breaking change we found out about early.)

As you might imagine, there will probably be a 10.6.1 update for iOS soon. ;)

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Post by J. Baker » 10-08-19 12:18 pm

Very nice!

Can I get a download link to Android version besides Google?

Thanks!
Joe

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Post by Nicholas » 10-10-19 3:08 am

Sorry, I've been meaning to get the automatic upload of an APK to our servers added to our build process so it wouldn't require a manual step after a request.

In the meantime, here is a download link for this one: Synthesia 10.6.5311 for Android.

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J. Baker
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Post by J. Baker » 10-10-19 9:02 am

Thank you very much Nicholas! :D

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Post by J. Baker » 10-10-19 9:41 am

Just wanted to let you know, this version works great on the Kindle Fire 8 HD, as well. I haven't tested every feature but I haven't had any issues. Played Fur Elise and a couple others just fine. Love this app! ;)

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Post by Nicholas » 10-10-19 11:02 am

That's good to hear! I actually use a few different generations of Kindle Fire to test the Android version against internally. They're impressive little tablets for how little they cost.

I've considered a Kindle Store release... but I might be at my limit for how many different, wacky, broken platforms Synthesia can be spread across. (I just reflected a couple hours ago that the last seven emails I answered all included a line like "Sorry, that's a new bug caused by [giant company X]'s most recent OS update". It's practically a full-time job just keeping up with the moving target imposed by all the "major players". But I digress...)

Thanks again for the confirmation!

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Post by J. Baker » 10-11-19 9:16 am

As a developer myself, I understand. Too many operating systems and just too many options. I'm just happy that you offered an alternative download link beside Google.

One thing besides the price that I like about the Kindle Fire tablets is, they have stuck with a version of Android OS and only have done minor updates. No major releases means no apps breaking or no longer working. That's one thing I can not stand about iOS. Apple will do a major update and say, your device is no longer supported. My wife has an Apple tablet and phone that can no longer update. Developers write that it needs the latest version in their plist and bam! That app no longer works on your device. Yeah, she got a few years out of them but what a waste.

Anyways, thanks again!
Joe

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