The big update to the song editor that I’ve been working on for awhile now (as discussed in my last developer’s log) is finally ready for you to try out!
Highlights of this beta release:
New chords: maj7, 6, sus2, sus4, and augmented (more to be added according to demand)
Slash chords: change the bass note of the chord.
Subdivide beat: cram multiple chord changes into a single cell.
Editing interface improvements: multi-select, copy/paste, custom line breaks, better enharmonic handling, more intuitive (I hope) controls, etc.
To try it out, all you have to do is go to beta.strummachine.com.
The help docs haven’t been updated, so if you try it out, I would be very curious to hear how intuitive things are. Was there any confusion in how to use any of the features? Anything feel clumsy or annoying?
I’m very, very open to all your feedback and constructive criticism – now is the time to refine the interface, because once I release this update to the main site and mobile app I want to keep it as stable as possible.
Thanks so much for trying it out! Hope you enjoy the new features.