Saturday, 3 August 2013

Symphonix Evolution news

I can't talk too much about it yet, but we're really excited about the work we're doing for iOS 7.  A major refresh of the user interface is coming soon!

iOS 7 raises a number of challenges because so many things have changed, and one of the more interesting aspects is the need to make the app look great on iOS6 while simultaneously embracing the new look.  We believe we've accomplished this by allowing the app able to dynamically change its graphical elements depending on which operating system version it is running on.  This means that you won't have to worry about having to purchase a separate "iOS 7" version of the app - we're absolutely committed to supporting our existing users as much as we can!

Unfortunately there are some changes that we can't avoid, and one of these is that the minimum iOS version required to run Symphonix Evolution will soon be iOS 6.0.  This means that the next major update will no longer support the iPad 1.  We'll be releasing one more minor update to the current version so that our iPad 1 users get the benefit of the latest bug fixes.

But now is a good time to tell you about some of the things we've got planned for the next few versions so I'm delighted to present the product roadmap.  These enhancements won't all happen at once but you will see them over the coming months:
  • Major UI refresh for iOS 7
  • More guitar functions including support for bass, capo, strum patterns and user-defined chords.  We're also looking at a way to zoom the fretboard.
  • Digital audio enhancements such as the ability to bounce down MIDI tracks to audio and apply filter/processing effects
  • Improved interoperability with other apps
  • Improved track editing functions and notation entry
  • Piano Roll improvements
  • New sheet music editing and viewing modes
  • Improved support for custom instrument presets
Symphonix Evolution continues to grow thanks to the great user support and feedback that we receive.  Keep the great emails and suggestions coming!


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