Late last year we were contacted by one of our Tempo SlowMo App users. This user happened to suffer from a hearing condition called Diplacusis or Interaural Pitch Difference. Diplacusis is the perceived difference in pitch between ears. So when listening to music Diplacusis sufferers will hear the music at different pitches in each ear. Our Tempo SlowMo app provides the ability to change the pitch of the music across both left and right channels. Our user asked if we were able to add the ability to change the pitch per channel, so that the effect of Diplacusis can be countered by offsetting the pitch accordingly in one ear.
So we set to work and produced a quick demo app for our user to try out. Their response after trying the app was emotional to say the least and to quote “A life changer!”. The benefit of this app to sufferers of Diplacusis became clear to us and we began to productionise the so that all sufferers of hearing loss of this kind can benefit.
We are pleased to announce that Diplacusis Audio Player v1.0 is now available to download on the App Store.
We are pleased to announce that Chord Detector v1.1.0 is now available to download on the App Store.
If you don’t already know Chord Detector is aimed at musicians of any ability to help them learn to play the tracks on their iPod by automatically detecting the chords within the track.
In the latest version comes a major update to the Chord Detection engine. Its now much quiker and easier to get most accurate results possible (up to 95% in ideal conditions). Chord Detector can recognise many different chord types including major, minor, augmented, dimimished, diminished7, dominant7 and minorMajor7.
Also included in this update is the ability to start viewing chords before the analysis is complete, so there is less waiting around. Also you can now queue up tracks to be analysed so you can be learning the chords for one song while the Chord Detector is detecting the chords in your other tracks.
Finally we would like to thank our uses who participated in the beta testing of our new Chord Detection algorithm.
Check out Chord Detector on the App Store
We would like to invite existing users of our Chord Detector app to beta test our updated Chord Detection algorithm.
The updated algorithm runs much faster and has a much lower CPU and memory consumption than our previous algorithms. Most importantly it also produces more accurate results without the need to tweak settings.
So if you are an existing Chord Detector app users and would like to try out the new algorithm please contact us and we will send you the details.
Thanks to our users for the excellent feedback you have given us on Tempo SlowMo. Its been very constructive and will definitely have an impact on the next release.
Here is some of the feedback we have received via iTunes in the last 5 days:-
Awsome app – This is a awsome app
Utile – Fa quello che dice, in più l’interfaccia è semplice, immediata e graficamente gradevole.
Brilliant! – Fantastic app – and free! What more could you ask for?! Thanks so much to the developers
Cool – Accsesable, friendly and entertaining.
just what it says – nice, clean, simple interface.
Bien – Perfectamente práctico
Tempo SloMo reveiw – App is used on iPod TouchPros:Works very wellLoads files fastThe interface has got to be the coolest. (Developer! Don’t touch that ring dial)The large ring allows easy and precise adjustments because its circumference is much longer than any fader’s length could ever be, even in landscape view.Cons:Song section markers can become crowded on longer and/or more complex songs because of the short bar length.Suggest separate page for section markers using a ring dial where markers can placed along its circumference.(Did I mention that the ring dial was a killer idea?)No loop function. Developer, add another ring dial page. Loop markers placed along the circumference. Loop start and end points numerical time displays similar to current % tempo change display.Looking forward to next update.
Our new free app, Tempo SlowMo was released to the Apple App Store on 1st September.
Tempo SlowMo is intended to provide a simple and intuitive interface designed to help you learn and practice playing songs by enabling you to slow them down. Slowing a song down enables you to play along with a song if you are not yet up to speed or help with tabbing it out.
I have just started learning the banjo so I’m using it a lot myself to slow down the banjo rolls which are often ridiculously fast.
Try it, let us know what you think and what you would like to see in future versions.
Check out Tempo SlowMo v1.0.0 on the App Store