A word of thanks ref the new features in the latest beta

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A word of thanks ref the new features in the latest beta

In December you asked your users for some suggested improvements to HN and having downloaded the latest beta it's great to see so many of these suggestions implemented - and with a great user experience too. 

 

These are the improvements in the latest beta:

 

- Palette: Select inversions with 1,2,3,4 keys [AR1142]

- Palette: Stop sound on mouse release, if released after 800ms or more

- Auto-backup feature saving every 10 minutes by default [AR913]

- Progression: Ability to add voice leading and pitch range hints

- Palette: Hotkey that returns to the last played chord (left arrow) [AR1148]

- Limited number of ports should not affect user interface [AR1099]

- Ability to enable Reset-All-Controllers message per device

 

 

All of them, it must be said have made a huge difference for those of us who like to 'play the pallettes' and expore different progressions. The stop playback on mouse release alone is a huge improvement but all of the subtle changes have made a great difference.

 

Roll on the VST/AU version (with iPad integration to play the pallettes - my ultimate wish!).

 

There's sometimes a lot of moaning this forum (and hands up, I've been guity of it too), but it's great that Andre and his team have not just listened to their users but implemented new changes in a manner that doesn't sidetrack the core fundementals of their product.

 

Thanks you.

JM

 

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with iPad integration to play the pallettes - my ultimate wish!

 

You can already do this with the AirDisplay app. I think I made a post about it somewhere in this forum.

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AirDisplay is a less than ideal solution because of the combined latencies introduced by both the AirDisplay app and IAC. At the moment I use a Wacom Cintiq which introduces no latency al all, which for me personally, is a better work around than AirDisplay. A bespoke iPad app on the other hand could be a far more organic experience that a stylus driven interface (plus tablet devices are far more ubiqitous that Cintq's). Some of the most succesful IOS apps I've encountered so far are things like TouchOSC or the bespoke Ableton Apps which enable you to use the iPad as a control surface to drive more poweful applications like your DAW of choice. I was also blown away by the GarageBand iPad app (even though I'm not particuarly a fan of GarageBand); at times the touch screen really can be made to feel like you're interfacing with a real musical instrument.

 

As I mentioned in my first post though this is very much a long term wish. The greater priority is providing HN functionality in plugin form so users no longer have to rely on IAC to integrate their with their DAW in real time.

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AirDisplay is a less than ideal solution because of the combined latencies introduced by both the AirDisplay app and IAC. At the moment I use a Wacom Cintiq which introduces no latency al all, which for me personally, is a better work around than AirDisplay. A bespoke iPad app on the other hand could be a far more organic experience that a stylus driven interface (plus tablet devices are far more ubiqitous that Cintq's). Some of the most succesful IOS apps I've encountered so far are things like TouchOSC or the bespoke Ableton Apps which enable you to use the iPad as a control surface to drive more poweful applications like your DAW of choice. I was also blown away by the GarageBand iPad app (even though I'm not particuarly a fan of GarageBand); at times the touch screen really can be made to feel like you're interfacing with a real musical instrument.

 

Yeah, I hear ya. It's a less than ideal solution, no doubt.

 

As I mentioned in my first post though this is very much a long term wish. The greater priority is providing HN functionality in plugin form so users no longer have to rely on IAC to integrate their with their DAW in real time.

 

Totally agree.

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