[Doggiebox] Recent updates: beta 1G08 and 1.4.3 (1F11)
mcarlyle at charter.net
Thu Sep 17 17:55:49 EDT 2009
Nice. I've finally graduated to a new iMac and did the Snow Leopard
thing right away. I'll grab it. I have been longing to try getting
back into DB for certain types of projects and this weekend could be
when I finally get to it.
On Sep 17, 2009, at 12:16 AM, Ben Kennedy wrote:
> Hey folks,
> Last Friday, I posted an update to the current general release, 1.4.3,
> which fixes the playback problem under Snow Leopard. If you're not
> using the 1G series but have upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6, you will
> want to grab it.
> Tonight, I have just posted a new build 1G08 which features a number
> notable improvements. Here are the main ones:
> - Drum kit reconciliation: Doggiebox now remembers assigned mappings
> when switching kits or pasting between songs. Drum sounds are also now
> played when clicked, the window title reflects context, and general
> and-feel is improved.
> - Pattern editor: the playhead can now be moved around freely during
> playback, using cursor keys or the mouse.
> - Drum kit list in the inspector: groupings are delineated as they
> correspond to pattern editor rows, and keyboard shortcuts are shown in
> tool tips.
> Personally speaking the first is the most satisfying accomplishment,
> because it finally completes the intent that I had when designing the
> reconciliation process almost 7 years ago (...wow). In other words,
> it's about damn time.
> The dynamic playhead control is another fundamental and very important
> improvement which now paves the way to support live drum editing (via
> keyboard or MIDI) during playback.
> There were also some UI quirks under Snow Leopard which are resolved.
> Finally, I would like to remark that usage data so far has indicated
> that every 1G-series tester has been running 10.5 or 10.6. Given
> and the current state of the art, I am concluding that it may not be
> worth supporting 10.4 moving forward. Tiger users, here is an
> opportunity to make your case.
> Ben Kennedy (chief magician)
> zygoat creative technical services
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