Just updated the beta site to the new version that I talked about in my last update. Not only does it have a lot of under-the-hood work on the codebase (nearly 20,000 lines of code changed!) but it includes several new, oft-requested features:
Medleys! Multiple songs can be combined into a set and Strum Machine will seamlessly play through them one after another.
For this first release, the songs are all played at the same tempo.Each song can be played at a different speed if needed.
New playlist features! Go to any song through a list and you’ll see a list navigation bar at the top of the screen. There’s an Auto-Advance feature available, as well as a shuffle option.
Volta brackets! This is the official term for “section ending variations”, like you see in sheet music to tell you to only play a given portion of a section on the 1st or 2nd repetition. Set them up through the Chart menu in the editor.
I whipped together a little video overview of what’s changed:
I haven’t written help docs yet, but I’m going to make it a point to be super-responsive about any questions or feedback you have about this beta – let me know if anything was unclear or confusing, even if you figure it out in the end, because it will help me to either improve the interface or at least make better help documentation.
To submit questions or feedback, just go to Help in the top-right corner of Strum Machine, or reply to this post. Thanks!
Here’s the link to the beta site: beta.strummachine.com