Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Aria Maestosa 1.4.6 Released

Bug fixes and new features include :
  • Add 'duplicate track' features
  • Add 'recent files' menu
  • Implement resizing notes with the mouse cursor
  • Allow background tracks in score editor
  • Score editor's notation flags (musical and linear notations) are now saved in .aria file
  • Add GTK-style scrollbar for Linux systems
  • "Select all" and "Unselect all" buttons for background tracks in track properties
  • Add keyboard shortcut to change note velocity (Alt + up/down, Alt + pageup/pagedown)
  • Update to latest version of libjdksmidi

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Aria Maestosa 1.4.5 Released

Bug fixes and new features include :

  • Fix bug when saving after exporting MIDI file
  • Add 'Mute' and 'Solo'
  • Ask for sequence properties on creation
  • Add global track volume picker
  • Add keyboard shortcuts to change magnetic grid
  • Add 'Scroll notes into view' command
  • Add tooltips to many track widgets

Monday, September 3, 2012

Aria Maestosa 1.4.4 Released

Aria Maestosa 1.4.4 has been released with the following new features :
  • Fix looping bugs
  • Fix magnetic grid dropdown menu
  • Fix bug preventing the name of the tempo controller from showing up
  • Fix assertion failure on right-click
  • Fix bug where the config file could get corrupted
  • Use GDI+ in Windows builds to correct printing
  • Fix regression that caused online version check to fail on OSX

OSX  users, Aria 1.4.3 will not notify you that Aria 1.4.4 has been released due to a bug that crept in the previous version. Sorry about that

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Aria Maestosa 1.4.3 Released

Aria Maestosa 1.4.3 has just been released! It includes many bug fixes and a few nice new features.

New features
- Display visually which is the measure where the song starts
- Allow setting song start with Ctrl-Click or Alt-Click in the measure bar
- Option to draw notes names in keyboard editor notes

- Fix a case where looping would fail
- Better handle loading .aria files generated by old versions
- Fix some cases where the score editor would display notes as triplets that weren't actually triplets

Other misc improvements
- Improve 'new version' notification (no more a warning look, include link to website)
- Fix truncated texts on linux
- Fix opening files with double-click on Linux
- Instrument names may now be translated
- Fix opening a new file when one is already playing on OSX
- Save the background tracks settings
- Improve metronome when using time signatures like 6/8
- Improve score editor note beaming in time signatures like 6/8
- Improve scores : try to avoid showing 1/2 silences on beats not multiples of 2
- Add chinese translation

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New blog, and Aria Maestosa 1.4.2

Sourceforge has been experiencing issues for a while with its blogging service, so here I am on a new blog. If you were registered on CSS feeds on the old blog to get updates, please update your links!

Aria Maestosa has just been released, with the following new features, including a few major bug fixes :

  • Fixed bug that could cause Aria to stop playing prematurely in a song using varying tempo
  • Fixed sending playback to external device on OSX
  • Fixed playback and export issues that could ensue when a note was placed just before the playback start
  • Fixed issues with loop
  • Fixed playback sometimes stopping very sharply, not leaving time for notes to ring
  • Mark the measure where the song starts in the measure bar
  • Fix some dialogs appearing on the wrong screen in multi-monitor setups, especially on linux
  • Start using more native button bars in dialogs (Alexis Archambault)
  • Fix a few truncated labels on linux

And since I didn't get the chance to post the news about the previous version since the blog was down :

  • Use more standard 44100 Hz when exporting to sampled audio on OSX
  • On Linux, allow exporting to sampled audio using Fluidsynth
  • Fixed exporting midi track names (Alexis Archambault)
  • Active dropping documents on the main frame on all OSes (Alexis Archambault)
  • Improve look of loop button on Linux when using wx 2.9
  • Add setting to remember window location
  • Make Aria work correctly in OpenGL mode on Linux
  • Move config : on linux, to ~/.config, on Windows, out of the registry