Bluetooth keyboard performance

I noticed today that there’s a huge difference in bluetooth keyboard performance between my old iPad 3 and my new iPhone 6 Plus. My new iPhone is much more responsive than my old iPad. In fact, bt keyboard in VividTracker is almost useless on my iPad. The latency time is horrible and it sometimes even drops keypresses if I press too quickly. Perhaps there’s some optimisations that can be done in the actual code, but I doubt it. You hopefully have a newer iOS device than my old iPad, which means this may not be a problem for you. However, I just want everyone to be aware of...

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AutoChord + Pentatonic scale = AutoChord Keyboard

Coming in v1.3. That is all I have to say right now, but keep reading this blog for more information. 🙂

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Korg Volca Sample

I have been looking at the Korg Volca series for some time now, but I have totally missed that they have come out with a new Volca called Volca Sample. This is a cheap sampler and step sequencer in one product, but it cannot actually sample sounds itself. Instead, it relies on an iPhone or iPad with Korg’s AudioPocket app, which can transfer wav-samples from iOS to the sequencer digitally (it is done through the audio output on the iPhone/iPad, but the signal is digitally encoded like an old modem). Now, the coolest thing with this is that Korg has actually released an SDK so that...

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BT keyboard (again)

The BT keyboard support in the current version (v1.1) is CRAP. Strange that nobody noticed how bad it is. Sure, you can use the keys on the keyboard to play, but you cannot use them for editing anything else but the first track (TRACK #1). You can’t even use it for editing anything else but notes (e.g. effects). Totally useless! The good thing is that BT keyboard support in v1.2 is going to be AWESOME! This is what I got so far: 1. Arrow keys: You can press an arrow key and hold it down, and the cursor will continue to move. 2. You can edit notes, sample number and effects with the...

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BT keyboard progress

I have come a bit further with making the BT keyboard support better. Much better, actually. Now, it’s possible to hold down the arrow keys to make the cursor continue to move, instead of having to press e.g. the down arrow button multiple times just to move a few rows down. It took a bit of time to investigate how it could be implemented, because there’s no description to be found on how to do it and developers seem to think it’s not possible. 🙂 This was a game change, at least for me, because it makes the BT keyboard so much more useful. The other two things I’ve...

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One year anniversary and future plans

Time flies and it’s hard to believe that it was about a year ago I revealed my plans of releasing the first (and still only) Amiga music tracker on App Store! The original plan was to release it in January 2014, but I had to resubmit it twice to App Store before it could finally be released in February. Since then, I’ve released v1.1 with rudiment support for bluetooth keyboard. My next release will contain better bluetooth keyboard support (with shortcuts) and some bug fixes (mainly issues with playback for some modules). Most questions I get from users are not related to more...

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