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Magic Stave Version 2.0

28 Apr

Version 2.0 of Magic Stave is now in the Apple App store. This is a big update and has the following functional enhancements:

  • We now have MIDI file playback! There’s a shiny new MIDI player integrated into the App so that you can hear your MIDI recordings immediately. This conforms to the MIDI GM1 Patch Map Standard and has 128 sounds for you to choose from.
  • The MIDI recording engine has been totally rewritten. It is now much more accurate for instrument recording and hugely improved for voice. There’s a new associated MIDI recording configuration screen to allow user refinements to the MIDI recording process.
  • The way that MIDI recordings are shared has been completely rewritten. There is now DROPBOX integration! This is a super simple and easy way to move recordings from your iPhone to any other device that has access to your DROPBOX account. You can now send MIDI recordings as attachments to MMS messages too and email of course.
  • There’s a new recordings control panel to enable simple and intuitive recording and playback too.

Magic Stave MIDI Recorder really now enables musicians to record MIDI from acoustic instruments (piano, guitar etc.) and with just the App hear back the recorded MIDI using any of the 128 built-in sounds in the MIDI Player in the App.

See the new version in action in this short YouTube clip:

I hope you have fun with the new features.

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New iPhone App Rcrdr

09 Dec

I’m a fan of Dieter Rams who heavily influenced Apples Jonathan Ives design of the classic iPod and Macs. Dieter is famous for his industrial design work at Braun and for his 10 classic design principles. I’ve taken these and used them to create a new Threshold based Audio Recorder “Rcrdr”. Here’s some images of the new app and some of the Dieter Rams work that inspired it. Here’s a link to Dieter Rams Wikipedia entry.
Click here to see Apple App Store details. Let me know what you think.


New iPhone App Photo Sudoku

13 May

App Store link here

I first started playing sudoku on my daily work commute playing the puzzles in newspapers. The only hassle was sometimes I hadn’t finished a puzzle and my journey ended and I didn’t really want to carry around newspapers just to finish off a puzzle or I’d get stuck on a puzzle and want to know the answer now rather than wait for the solution in the next days edition. I thought I’d get round this problem by getting my sudoku fix in an iPhone App. This soon became tedious as every iPhone App had a numeric keyboard of some sort for number entry which was quite unpleasant to use for any length of time pecking to and fro between puzzle and keypad. What I wanted didn’t exist in an iPhone App and that was how the idea for Photo Sudoku was born.

So in Photo Sudoku, you take photographs of puzzles in newspapers, magazines or take a screen grab on a puzzle from your favourite website and the App will convert the image into a playable puzzle. You can then play the game on the photograph or switch to a standard sudoku grid. Photo Sudoku does away with numeric keyboards too. You simply stroke the numbers into the squares. Stroke in direction of the number in the App icon (tap for 5, double tap to delete) and that will enter either that number as either a pencil mark or number depending on what entry mode you’re in.

So the end result is a super simple way to play puzzles taken from books, newspapers etc. You can instantly solve them if you want to check your own paper version or get hints and game statistics. Number entry is effortless and faster and more pleasant than paper and pen. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I do.

There’s some screen shots below:

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