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Intua updates BeatMaker to v3.0.5

Intua has updated BeatMaker to v3.0.5 (the Intua website say 3.0.5 but the App Store says 3.0.4, so we're going with that the App Store has caught up...).

Overall improvements:

  • Support of iOS11 Files.app: you can drag'n'drop sessions, banks, samples and ZIP files directly into BeatMaker 3.
  • BeatMaker 3 supports iOS11 Inter-device Audio and MIDI (iDAM). This lets you send audio and send/receive MIDI to/from your Mac computer, using a lightning cable.
  • Support of BeatMaker 2 projects.
  • Native iPad Pro 10.5" resolution on iOS11+ (1112x834).
  • Improve the "Save Session" feature. It is now possible to save each bank separately as a copy, within the session folder.
  • Added "Quick Save" for saving sessions rapidly.
  • Dropbox file listing is now sorted alphabetically.
  • After a successful audio export, offer to share the audio or zipped content (in case of multi-track export).
  • It is now possible to tap the tempo from the focus action "Tempo", when it is assigned to a key/note.
  • Perform pad muting behavior is now available as an option. It is now possible to select between muting just the MIDI/events, or audio + MIDI.
  • Mixer track muting behavior is now available as an option. It is now possible to select between muting just the audio, or audio + MIDI.
  • Complete settings screen redesign.
  • Large texts will now auto-scroll.

Navigation & Browsing:

  • It is now possible to access the left global navigation bar from full screen keyboards, giving access to effects and macros panels.
  • It is now possible to access the left global navigation bar while browsing, letting you switch view.
  • Double tapping a bank track header in the sequencer and track helper will automatically select the track and jump to the Perform screen.
  • Double tapping an audio track, output track or FX track header in the sequencer and track helper will automatically select the track and jump to the Mixer screen.
  • Added a "PLUGINS" tab in the browser for loading AUv3/IAAs/Audiobus plugins easily.
  • Browser 'Files' mode will now auto-refresh directories when going back or saving a session, bank or sample.

Sampler & Plugins:

  • In the sampler / edit screen, added two handles around the preview keyboard at the bottom to scroll up and down.
  • The editor sample preview button on the top toolbar will now play the currently displayed sample using layer settings.
  • Added a "preview" button on the full-screen sample editor for previewing/auditioning selection without any layer/effects applied.
  • It is now possible to edit the tempo value with the keyboard in the sample time-stretch panel.

Mixer & Effects:

  • Added Pre/Post Fader Sends option in the Mixer: just select a track and toggle the option.
  • Mute/Solo volume drop is now quicker.
  • In the mixer, pad channel strips now show the pad number below the track name.
  • Track SOLO will now override MUTE state.
  • The MVerb "Pre-Delay" parameter is now displayed in milliseconds.

Sequencer:

  • New touch handling for Pattern editor.
  • Temporary focus in Pattern editor (long press without moving will zoom momentarily).
  • Long press in pad/piano roll and timeline will enable row/column selection.
  • Long-pressing a scene cell will display a panel. This is useful to switch a pattern of a scene that is not playing.
  • New Quantize panel with swing options in pattern editor.
  • It is now possible to set the pattern duration in the pattern editor, using the zone at the top.
  • It is now possible to jump in the song timeline while keeping quantization.

Bug fixes & engine improvements:

  • Double-tapping on Bank selector buttons in the Perform screen will not auto-open the Browser anymore. This was problematic in MUTE and SOLO modes.
  • When favoriting an item in the browser, the list won't jump back to the top.
  • When replacing a sample on a pad, keep MIDI input/output port & channel settings.
  • Properly create pattern using original sample tempo and bar length when exporting slices to pads or layers.
  • Do not list the "BeatMaker 3" virtual MIDI output port in the settings device list.
  • Fixed multiple MIDI routing issues on banks when OMNI mode was OFF.
  • Fixed sampling-rate mismatch with AUv3 instruments, which would cause them to be out-of tune and/or out-of-sync.
  • Fixed fullscreen Step Modulator mode where transport controls wouldn't react.
  • Fixed a bug where some elements of the UI wouldn't reflect the current bank color.
  • Fixed an issue in pattern editing that would cause notes to be released.
  • Fixed individual pads audio export and fixed pad number listing in the panel; additionally, filename format is cleaner too.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause patterns to stop playing when editing notes.
  • Fixed double-tap on tempo parameters (transport, sample editor) that would bogusly reset to 90.
  • Fixed double-tap on big plugin icon in the Editor > PLUGIN tab, that would bogusly create multiple full-screen keyboard.
  • Fixed library search result list that would not reset properly after selecting a pack, category or subcategory.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Tempo" focus action, when assigned to a key, would use the velocity to set the tempo.
  • Fixed a crash that would happen when loading a new bank with patterns on the pattern editor.
  • Fixed a crash that would happen on audio tracks when setting start marker on top of end marker.
  • Fixed a bug that would happen when loading bogus parameter values, leaving the audio engine muted forever.
  • Fixed a crash that would happen while loading a bank.
  • Fixed a critical memory leak.
  • Updated Audiobus SDK to 3.0.2.
  • Updated Ableton Link SDK to 2.1.1.
  • Stability improvements.
  • Minor visual improvements around the app.
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