VividTracker v1.7 is released

The new version of VividTracker is released. Now you can send more than one sample to the Korg Volca Sample at one shot, and you can also send pattern data. Take a look at the following tutorial video:   VividTracker also supports AudioCopy to other apps. I will demonstrate that soon in another video.

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Working on v1.5, added

I haven’t been writing here for some time, but I’ve been more active on Facebook so I’ve added a Facebook menu on this homepage so you can quickly jump over to VividTracker’s own Facebook page. I’m not an active Facebook user myself, but truth is I find it easier to reach out to people as they can spread my news more easily. This blog will still be around, but not as active as before. So please, to get the latest news about VividTracker, go to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vividtracker Anyway, right now I’m working on v1.5. It will contain support for 8...

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Resample a pattern to new sample

One feature I’m currently missing is to resample a pattern to a new sample. You can always do this by recording to an external app using AudioBus and then audio-paste back to VividTracker using AudioCopy, but that is a very cumbersome procedure. What we really want is one button that plays the current pattern from start till the sample space has been filled, then stops. From a coding perspective, I need to tap the output from the player (16-bit 44.1 kHz stereo output) to a buffer and then resample it down to 8-bit mono sample. It is not that complicated and I already have a method for the downsampling bit. I think I can get space for an extra button on Screen 4 (the sample screen) next to the AUDIOPST button. I just need to cut that button down to half the size and call it e.g. AUPST. I’ll keep you...

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There’s a new tracker in town (not mine): SidTracker 64

I’m not affiliated with this one, I don’t even know the guys who made it, but I find it worth mentioning anyway. There’s a new tracker coming to the App Store that looks really interesting and it’s called SidTracker 64. It’s a chiptune tracker for the iPad that emulates the SID soundchip and you can even export your productions to the C64 as a prg-file. Very cool indeed. It also supports Audiobus output (just like VividTracker). This is interesting, because it means you could use the following workflow to use the sounds from SidTracker 64 as samples in VividTracker: SidPlayer 64 -> AudioBus -> AudioShare -> AudioCopy -> VividTracker You can of course replace AudioShare with any other app that supports recording from AudioBus and sending samples through AudioCopy to other apps, but I find AudioShare to be the best app for this kind of stuff. The guys that made SidTracker 64 recently said that it has been submitted to App Store, which means we should be able to buy it from App Store any day now. The price is set to $13, which is quite a bit higher than VividTracker (VividTracker only costs $3), but the interface looks astonishing so it might be worth it: This is the website:...

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VividTracker v1.3 has been released on App Store

Version 1.3 is now available on App Store. It comes with the new AutoChord Keyboard feature I have talked about before. This is an amazing new feature that adapts the keys to only show the pentatonic scale for the current AutoChord. The last key (blue colour) will show the current chord. This makes it super easy to write music that goes in harmony with the current chord. You turn on AutoChord Keys by pressing the ACK-button on Screen 6. Only the first two tracks control the AutoChord Keys.

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VividTracker v1.2 is now on App Store

VividTracker v 1.2 is finally on App Store, with much better bluetooth keyboard and much better (hopefully 100%) compatibility with Protracker mods. If you find any bugs or if you find that a specific Protracker module does not work in VividTracker, please write to me: vividtracker@gmail.com I will now continue to work on the AutoChord Keyboard feature. I have already some experimental code that actually works. Put simply, it’s a feature that let you play different scales on the keyboard by removing keys you don’t use and it adapts to the latest AutoChord being played (if you are using effect 8). This is very cool indeed. For instance, let’s say you play A-minor. In the experimental version, the AutoChord keyboard will then set the keys to the A-minor Pentatonic scale, which includes only the keys A, C, D, E, and G. Anyway, that is for version 1.3, but I have come pretty far with this and it makes tracking so much easier. Happy music...

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