Friday, July 29, 2011

Hiatus, features and a thank you

Well, that was a longer "week or so" than I initially expected. The short version is that since my last post my partner and I became home-owners (Yay!) and I simply didn't have the time to push out a serious update to Sythe. I also found a number of problems with the new UI - something that will be left on the back-burner for a little while.

The good news is I can now show you screenshots of some new functionality:

Firstly, I have added an toggleable Pad note grid that you can lock the synth to, with the input screen able to show a one or two octave span. The X/Y marker can still move freely but the current note is highlighted on the grid.

I have also added a Pad "Tilt" mode (toggled via the "+" button) where you can control the pitch and Sine/Saw mix by tilting the phone left, right, forwards and backwards. This allows you to change other parameters while still controlling the Pad behind the scenes.

The addition of this grid was suggested by a number of reviewers on Sythe's market page and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has given me feedback on Sythe so far. Your feedback has been both positive and filled with excellent feature suggestions.

These features will hit the market shortly, along with some internationalisation, reliability updates and background playback.