Teaser – Genome MIDI remix pads

June 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Demo of the ‘Remix pads’ coming in version 1.1.0

White Noise Software has announced an update to Genome MIDI Sequencer, its software sequencer for the iPad. Here’s what’s new in Genome MIDI Sequencer 1.1.0:

  • Fixes for playhead visual positioning issues
  • ‘Create’ option for Grooves (create a groove template from a pattern, such as recorded MIDI notes).
  • Remix Pads
  • File management – Delete, email, Open in… (for opening files in other apps including Dropbox)
  • Improvements to Zooming – Zooming in and out should work a little better now in general. When zoomed out, the view now smoothly zooms in instead of abruptly zooming
  • New zoom mode. In additioned to the standard ‘fixed’ zoom (where X and Y scale is locked together), there’s an ‘advanced’ mode that lets you zoom X and Y are independently zoomable.
  • OMAC App Fast switch – This allows you to quickly switch between compatible apps (not every app supports this yet) via a menu in Genome. The button for this is on the sequencer page.
  • Important Change: Genome’s virtual port is no longer ‘on’ by default. You have to enable it via the config menu. The reason for this is that this is a frequent point of confusion for users. Having a virtual port can lead to issues where apps get connected twice (resulting in doubled tempos and other weird cases). It’s only necessary for Genome to have a virtual MIDI port when other apps don’t have one of their own. Only a few apps _don’t_ have virtual ports (such as Animoog), but for the majority of apps you won’t need it on.
  • Bugfixes and stability improvements

Not in 1.1.0 but being worked on:

  • MIDI Learn (for binding controllers to Patterns and Song steps) – I had wanted to get this in 1.1.0, but there are important bug fixes that need to get out now. This will be one of the first things I implement for the next update.

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