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Music Studio 2.3 released

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Music Studio 2.3 released

Postby Alex » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:19 pm

The free update to Music Studio 2.3 just went live on the App Store:

To celebrate we cut the price of the all-in-one instrument pack by more than 50% (it's available in the in-app shop)!

New features in version 2.3:
● MIDI clock output setup option
● MIDI start/stop input & output
● Input gain slider in the recording window (only visible with external mic connected)
● Chord buttons can be cleared by tapping SET and holding the chord button
● New AudioCopy 2.0 support (iOS 7 compatible)
Performance & speed:
● Major performance improvements (play more tracks without audio dropouts!)
● Audio file editing is up to 5x faster
● Reverb quality and performance improved
Other improvements:
● Audio recordings are placed more accurately
● Setup latency options removed, it's now always at minimum
● Filenames can now contain non-latin characters
● Inbox folder is no longer present, files are moved to the top level folder
● .beat files can be opened from other apps like Mail and Safari
● Many small changes and refinements, see the changelog in the in-app help
● Overall stability greatly improved
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Re: Music Studio 2.3 released

Postby Alex » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:31 am

Known issues which are fixed in version 2.3.1:

Music Studio doesn't launch on iOS 5.1.1
This affects 1st generation iPads only.

Grand Piano 2 is not available
As a side effect, the shop is visible even if you already purchased all the instruments. In the shop's instrument list, cembalo is listed twice and there is a black icon at the end of the list.

Audiobus remote play and rewind buttons are gone
Only the record button is visible in the Audiobus panel, the play and the rewind buttons don't show up.

Track list crashes if the song contains more than 16k notes
The song can still be played back in the Keyboard tab but when the Tracks tab is entered, it crashes.
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Re: Music Studio 2.3 released

Postby Alex » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:21 pm

The hotfix update Music Studio 2.3.1 has just been released!
Our request for an expedited review was granted and Apple reviewed the update in a matter of days :)
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Re: Music Studio 2.3 released

Postby Alex » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:03 pm

Known issues in Music Studio 2.3.1 which will be fixed in version 2.4:

No sound after recording in the wave editor
This is a known iOS 7 issue which we will circumvent in the next Music Studio update.
Music Studio switches the iOS audio session mode to recording when you open the recording window, and back to playback when you close it. iOS 7 doesn't handle audio session mode changes as well as iOS 6 did, it depends on which audio apps are (or have been) running in the background (Audiobus in particular) and on connected audio gear (headphones etc.). The odd thing is that the problem occurs on very few devices only. Anyway, we are going to fix this in the next Music Studio update by setting the audio session to playback+recording and never switching it.
Workaround: Double click the home button, quit Music Studio and restart it.

Crash during playback if an audio file contains non-latin characters
Workaround: Make sure that none of the audio files used in the project have non-latin chars (e.g. special or chinese characters) in the file names. To rename an audio file, double tap the audio track, then in the wave editor tap the save button and enter a different file name.

Export doesn't switch the polyphony to 128
During mixdown, the polyphony should be set to 128 regardless of the value set in the general setup.
Workaround: Set the polyphony to 64 before exporting and make sure that your song doesn't require more.

The Project screen's status bar doesn't always show the current project name
Workaround: Switch to another tab, then switch back to the project tab. This doesn't always work, however.

Curved fades in the wave editor are not applied correctly
While linear fade in/out works fine, the 2 curve options result in steps in the volume curve because the function is not applied correctly to the whole selection.

Pitchbend record mode dropdown disappears
Hence, changing the pitchbend record mode is not possible on iPhone & iPod Touch. This bug does not occur on iPads.

Drum pads are reset when selecting a kit
Selecting a different kit should not reset the drum pads to the default layout. Unfortunately there is no workaround, stay tuned for the next update.

SoundCloud upload with a photo attached crashes
Workaround: Don't attach a photo. You can attach it later from the SoundCloud website. This seems to be a SoundCloud SDK bug so we can't guarantee a fix in Music Studio 2.4.
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