Hey all! Here’s a brief update to keep you in the loop about what’s been going on with Strum Machine development lately:
The first public beta of the strumming patterns upgrade was released on May 3rd. I continued to update the beta version (based in part on your feedback) during the month of May. In June, work began on a total redesign of the band-settings interface, which solves many issues with the current one and is definitely an improvement.
My hope was to have this redesigned version up on the beta site before I left on a long-awaited family trip in July, but unfortunately that didn’t happen, so it was set aside for a few weeks. And then, despite our best efforts with masking and so forth, on the way home I ended up catching COVID.
Thankfully my immune system had enough practice from my vaccines/boosters that my symptoms have mostly resembled a bad cold, and after a few days in I’m finally fever-free and starting to feel better. But I’ve still got some recovering to do, not to mention catching up with various things (yes, including taxes, again!) so I probably won’t be making real progress on the beta version until sometime in August.
Thanks for your patience! Nobody is more anxious than me to get these new improvements out the door, but it all takes time to get things right, and usually more time than one would predict! Can’t wait to have you try out what I’m cooking up.
Your loyal developer,