VividTracker v1.2 has been submitted to App Store

Yes! The new version is finally finished and submitted to App Store. Here is what is new:

  • Effects E6x and Bxx have been fixed so that mods like black_queen.mod finally works!
  • Two buttons are added on screen 6: INS and DEL. INS inserts an extra row at the row where you are standing for the selected track, DEL deletes the current row.
  • Great BT Keyboard support
    • Arrow keys: You can now press and hold the arrow keys and the cursor will continue to move until you release the button!
    • You can edit notes, sample number and effects with the keyboard (as it should be).
    • Press § or <CTRL>-1 to transpose the keyboard one octave down.
    • Press ESC or <CTRL>-2 to transpose the keyboard one octave up.
    • Press <SHIFT>-6 to <SHIFT>-0 to jump to positions 0, 16, 32, 48, 63 (just like in Protracker, where you use F6-F10).
    • Press <ALT>-6 to <ALT>-0 to jump to positions 0, 16, 32, 48, 63 and play the pattern from this location.
    • Press <SHIFT>-6 to <SHIFT>-0 to reprogram the positions to other rows (given the row where you are currently standing).
    • Cut, copy and paste track by pressing <SHIFT>-3, <SHIFT>-4 and <SHIFT>-5.
    • Cut, copy and paste pattern by pressing <ALT>-3, <ALT>-4 and <ALT>-5.
    • Block mark, cut, copy, and paste by pressing <CTRL>-b (or <CTRL>-m) for block mark, <CTRL>-x for cut, <CTRL>-c for copy, and <CTRL>-f or <CTRL>-v for paste.
    • Insert row (and push down the other rows) in track by pressing <SHIFT>-ENTER. This is the same functionality as the INS button on screen 6.
    • Delete row (and move up the other rows) in track by pressing <SHIFT>-BACKSPACE. This is the same functionality as the DEL button on screen 6.
    • Clear note and effect parameters at the current row by pressing BACKSPACE (same as CLEAR on screen 1).
    • SPACE plays pattern, <CTRL>-SPACE plays song and <ALT>-SPACE toggles EDIT. This is a little bit different from Protracker, where SPACE alone toggles EDIT.
    • <SHIFT>-ARROW LEFT/RIGHT decreases/increases song position
    • <CTRL>-ARROW LEFT/RIGHT decreases/increases sample
    • <ALT>-ARROW LEFT/RIGHT decreases/increases pattern for the current song position
    • <ALT>-ARROW UP/DOWN inserts or deletes a pattern at the current position. This is the same as the I and D buttons on screen 1.
    • <ALT>-z/x/c/v mutes/unmutes channels 1 to 4.
    • <ALT>-q unmutes all channels
    • <CTRL>-s decreases STEPS on screen 1.
    • <ALT>-s increases STEPS on screen 1.

I tried my best to aim for the same shortcuts as in Protracker, but I had to make some exceptions because the keyboards do not work the same. For instance, I cannot capture if the F-keys are being pressed. Nor can I capture if the ALT-key has been pressed alone. The right ALT-key is used in Protracker to play song. Right Amiga-button is used to play pattern. I decided to use SPACE to play pattern instead. SPACE is used in Protracker to toggle the EDIT-button, but in VividTracker you will have to press <ALT>-SPACE instead. I wanted a single button to start playing a pattern and SPACE was the best option I could find.

With all these shortcuts, you will be able to control quite much from the keyboard without having to touch the screen. I know many of you have asked for this and I truly hope you will find the new keyboard support useful!