harmonySEQ 0.16 released!

I have this pleasure to announce that harmonySEQ 0.16 was released and is available for download.

Nine months since last stable release mean lots of new features and polishing. Most importantly, harmonySEQ now has a piano-roll editor, that allows much greater flexibility when it comes to designing patterns. Each note can have different length, velocity.

Also, the pattern’s length and resolution can be now almost any number, which removes the irritating restriction – one can now set resolution to 6, 13, 24 and length to 0.75, 3.5, 5.333, or whatever else – almost no limits in that matter, so you can get harmonySEQ to work in any time signature! This means harmonySEQ now supports complex polyrhythms! Just set one sequencer’s length to 1/3 and the other’s to 1/5, or any other values you like, and enjoy the result!

There is also a brand new type of sequencer – control sequencer, that outputs MIDI control events and is useful for modifying synthesizer parameters in-sync with the melody!

harmonySEQ 0.16 features Japanese translation (by Nel Pogorzelska) and German translation (by Jan Fuchsman).

There is also a new core engine, with more efficient output routines, that ensures lower latency and almost unnoticeable CPU usage!

Other changes include improved desktop integration, better support for older files, many GUI tweaks, and several new chords.

To download harmonySEQ 0.16, go to the Downloads page, or use PPA: ppa:rafalcieslak256/harmonyseq

The changelog below lists almost all changes.

Great thanks to Louigi Verona, whose design tips, throughout testing and feedback were priceless for the development process. Большое спасибо, Луиджи!

Also thanks to all of you who e-mailed me with feedback, feature requests, asked questions or helped to promote harmonySEQ! If it wasn’t for you, this release would never happen!

I hope you will enjoy the 0.16!

harmonyseq 0.16 "ranpiollo"
 - Implemented an advanced piano-roll interface for sequencers.
 - Added a new type of sequencer - control sequencers, that are used to output MIDI event messages.
 - Added support for custom lengths and resolutions (this allows to play melodies in any time signature).
 - Added chart-like display for control sequencers, which makes it easy to edit their output.
 - Velocity is now applied to all notes separately.
 - German translation, thanks to Jan Fuchsman.
 - Japanese translation, by Nel Pogorzelska.
 - New system for opening files, which allows to automatically convert older files.
 - Added possibility to hide chord's detailed settings.
 - Added some new chords.
 - Significant bug fixes (including much more efficient output routines, which result in MUCH less lag during playback).

3 Responses to harmonySEQ 0.16 released!

  1. cj says:

    Man I picked a good time to switch from Windows to Linux for music production.

    Thanks a ton for the great sequencer. Keep up the good work!

  2. Renich says:

    I have a band; I make Creative Commons music. Band’s name is introbella and it’s on Jamendo.

    I’ve been waiting for something like this to stop using windows for live gigs and recording. It is awesome.

    I hope I can contribute something in the future. Thank you, so much.

  3. Tony says:

    A few minor typos in the preferences window:
    Visible columns, second entry should be ‘On’ instead of ‘Channel’. ‘Patern’ needs a second t.

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