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Dr Rhythm 1.4 Available now

09 May

The Dr Rhythm sharing features have been enhanced.

  • Dr Rhythm now supports Apple Airdrop. Send your recordings to other Apps on other iOS devices easily this way.
  • You can now upload your recordings to DROPBOX. If you’ve not used DropBox before give it a try it’s a great (free) way to store files on the Internet and have them synchronised to all your devices. From the recordings list, tap a recording and tap the action button, you’ll see DropBox there on the Airdrop menu.
  • You can now send a recording as an MMS attachment if you wish.
  • You can still email them too.

Dr Rhythm now has cut/copy/paste music editing

22 Feb

I’ve just sent a new version of Dr Rhythm (1.1.0) to Apple for approval. The main new features are:

. Full cut/copy/paste editing support.
. Magnifying glass support for cursor positioning.
. Support for overwriting amended sequences or saving as new.
. New auto-scroll button on top toolbar.

The editing support has been made as consistent with cut/paste support in the Notes App as possible. You can cut and paste between sequences too. Single tap to move the edit cursor to a new location. Tap the cursor again to display the selection edit menu. The default selection is the current bar that the cursor is in. Once a selection is displayed it can be resized by dragging the grab handles of the selection region. The cut, copy and paste edit menu with then be displayed.

If you have a region selected and then press a note/rest the selected region is removed and replaced with the entered note.

The new editing capabilities mean that I’ve had to move the auto-scrolling feature to a separate button on the notes toolbar too.
I’ll post a video demo on youtube soon to show it.

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New Version of Dr Rhythm available 1.0.3

06 Jan

Apple have just released my latest version of Dr Rhythm. There’s a mixture of bug fixes and new functionality:

1. Added support for remote control of the App via iPod controls. You can play/pause next/previous sequences you’ve saved just like music tracks now.
2. Fixed bug whereby if you launched the iPod after running Dr Rhythm then returned to Dr Rhythm it remained silent.
3. Fixed bug whereby loading a new sequence while current one was playing didn’t update the main music display.
4. Fixed bug where some Italian BPM terms couldn’t be selected directly.

Time to start looking at what features to add next – let me know what features you’d like! So far I’ve had requests for:
1. Melody entry
2. More ‘word processor’ like editing of sequences.
3. Printing support
4. Conversion of sequences into audio tracks.
5. Multiple Rhythm tracks


Bug in Dr Rhythm version 1.0.0, fixed in 1.0.1 now available in App Store

26 Dec

There’s a bug in the initial version of the App that prevents you adding notes to an initial empty stave. I’ve found and fixed it. The fixed version 1.0.1 is now available in the App Store. Apologies for this initial problem.

*** Please delete the 1.0.0 version of the App before installing the new version. ***

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Dr Rhythm Interface Explained

23 Dec

Here’s a diagram that explains all the buttons on the Dr Rhythm main music screen. Hopefully most of the buttons are self explanatory, but just in case here they are all labelled.

There are only simple music editing capabilities. You can delete the last entered note/rest or you can clear the whole of the current sequence.

Access to saved patterns is through the Stop button when the current music pattern is stopped. The button will display three horizontal black lines when access is available. This is the same method used by Apples built-in audio notes recorder.

The information button provides access to the sound picker, sound level mixer, help and support links.

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Music Rhythm Notation App – Dr Rhythm

21 Dec

I’m pleased to announce the arrival of a new iPhone App – Dr Rhythm, available in iTunes now. Dr Rhythm allows you to hear and see the rhythm of written music. Tap in music from sheet music or score and watch Dr Rhythm show you the currently playing note or rest and hear the rhythm at the same time.

Main Dr Rhythm music screen

As your pattern is being played and you hear the rhythm, Dr Rhythm allows you to follow the current note or rest by highlighting it on the display so that you can see its contribution to the rhythm.

Change playback speed, time signature and playback instrument as the pattern plays. Playing with the app builds a solid sound memory for music notation patterns, increasing your sight reading abilities as you play and have fun!

Use Dr Rhythm as a sophisticated music notation based metronome – you can program exactly the rhythmic sequence you wish. Drummers and percussionists can produce music notation based ‘click tracks’.

Come across a tricky rhythm in a bar as you’re reading some music? Let Dr Rhythm show you how it’s supposed to sound. Tap it in, listen and then play along! Hear and see how the rhythm of written sheet or score music should sound.

Have fun building your own rhythmic patterns, this will rapidly increase your music sight reading skills.

Feature List:
. Enter note and rest values from half note (minim) to thirty-second note (demisemiquaver).
. Enter triplets, dotted and tied notes.
. Display music on a neutral stave/staff or a percussion line.
. Music auto scrolls during playback.
. Playback speed is from 0 to 299 Beats per Minute (BPM).
. Time Signature supports beats per bar from 2 to 16 and beat values from 2 (half note/minim) to 16 (thirty-second note/demisemiquaver).
. Sound Picker – Choose from dozens of sounds to assign to the metronome and pattern playback.
. Sound Mixer – Pattern, metronome ticks and accents and phone volume controls.
. Play patterns through Apple TV via AirPlay!
. Patterns can be saved for later playback.
. Patterns are saved in MIDI file format for import into Sequencers and other music applications.
. Share your patterns via iTunes file sharing, email or a web browser as Dr Rhythm has a built-in web server.

. Hear how the rhythm of written sheet or score music should sound. Tap it in and listen!
. Sophisticated music notation based metronome – you can program exactly the rhythmic sequence you wish.
. Rhythm designer – percussionists can create new patterns while on the go.
. Have fun building your own rhythmic patterns.


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