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Post by Shledge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:30 am

iPads can run iPhone apps

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Post by BenA718 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:40 am

Shledge wrote:iPads can run iPhone apps
I may be out of date, but some apps don’t scale from iPhone to iPad. It will run but will be a tiny window in the middle of your screen.

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Post by Shledge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 am

They scale as of iOS 10

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Post by Umcorps » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:26 am

I bought it on my iPhone. Same version installs and scales up to full screen on the iPad.

+2 for the suggestions to add support for earlier versions of Disting and to allow a user editable section for the favourites bank.

But much better than wading through the PDF manual :tu:

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Post by a100user » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:28 am

Picked up a copy, thanks
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Post by sko87pro » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:42 pm

Just purchased.

Great idea!

This is a small investment to make me get much more value from Disting.

Hope you can keep the contents up to date with firmware changes.

+3 Can you add support for Mk2 Disting? (I think modes 1-16 are the same as Mk4?)

Any chance of a search function? So I can search for “noise”, and Modes tells me:
B1 Sample and Hold
H7 Noise

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Post by selfdestroyer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:35 pm

sko87pro wrote: Any chance of a search function? So I can search for “noise”, and Modes tells me:
B1 Sample and Hold
H7 Noise
Agree, this would be awesome.
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Post by Sunden » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:08 am

selfdestroyer wrote:
sko87pro wrote: Any chance of a search function? So I can search for “noise”, and Modes tells me:
B1 Sample and Hold
H7 Noise
Agree, this would be awesome.
Yes! A search function would be great!

I also love the user editable notes idea!

Using it has already made me realize how much I wish I had a single reference app I could use for all my modules... Clouds Parasites firmwares especially!

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Post by th0mas » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:08 pm

Sunden wrote: Using it has already made me realize how much I wish I had a single reference app I could use for all my modules... Clouds Parasites firmwares especially!
Thanks everyone for your support. I like all the ideas brought up but FYI this is my focus right now, expanding the app to make it easy to add more and more module content. Once I have an Android app released I'm going to open source the module data so that anyone can contribute and reuse it. Perhaps this can be an opportunity to extract a ton of knowledge out of 80+ page threads and decentralize it.

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Post by Audiodog » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Looks great. Purchased thx

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Post by Naenyn » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:04 am

@OP: The K1 Wavetable VCO is missing Parameter 3. :deadbanana:
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Post by th0mas » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:24 am

Naenyn wrote:@OP: The K1 Wavetable VCO is missing Parameter 3. :deadbanana:
Ugh, thanks. Fixed, will be in the next release (probably late this week).

Also, what a cool parameter, I didn't realize you could get dual wavetable VCOs and detuned. Building this app has been like studying in school for a test by making notes, I've learnt so much about the capabilities of the disting that I hadn't realized existed until now.

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Post by amalthea » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Wow! This is such a great tool. Just purchased!

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Post by amalthea » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:33 pm

And ditto on the requests for a search function, and also user notes. Would be great to be able to attach a note with typical settings/uses, a way to remember happy accidents, etc. :sb:

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Post by bengersfood » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:42 pm

Will buy if it can be made mk3 friendly

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Post by sko87pro » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:08 pm

@OP,

There’s a little bug in M3 Logic.

The parameter values for M3 should go:

-2
-1 (see the typo on this line)
0
1
2
Etc.

Here’s a pic:

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Post by insoul8 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:11 pm

This app would lend itself very well to use with Plaits/Braids. And I guess a lot of other Mutable modules too.

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Post by ambientnoise » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:18 pm

insoul8 wrote:This app would lend itself very well to use with Plaits/Braids. And I guess a lot of other Mutable modules too.
I also would like to have one for Plaits/Braids too, as I am a new user to both.

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Post by th0mas » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:04 pm

I've got good news and bad news:

Good news! I've added Rings and Clouds to the app, and more are definitely to come. The update is live on the App Store but can take 24hrs to go global.
I've open sourced the cheat sheets themselves at http://github.com/boourns/synthmodes . Hopefully some people will be interested in contributing more or reusing them.

I made a web version of the cheat sheets available at https://synthmodes.com. Theres more tweaking to do before it's great, but it's a start.

Bad news:

I've decided to not build an android version. Sorry. I spent a day on it and just.. I don't use android, I don't like the development options on android, I get no joy from building on the platform, only anxiety around API comparability.

With the content on web and now open source if someone wants to build it, go ahead.

I'm going to focus on the feature requests on iOS and adding more cheat sheets.

Thanks!

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Post by sko87pro » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:24 pm

I thought there were frameworks for building cross-platform mobile apps from single source code, especially if the app is largely about rendering HTML content? Phonegap? Xamarin? The app is kind-of an embedded browser, right? But what do I know about it!!

I’m a happy buyer of Modes for iOS. Could you add Braids please, that would be really great!

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Post by bedhed3000 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:39 pm

th0mas wrote: Bad news:

I've decided to not build an android version. Sorry. I spent a day on it and just.. I don't use android, I don't like the development options on android, I get no joy from building on the platform, only anxiety around API comparability.

With the content on web and now open source if someone wants to build it, go ahead.

I'm going to focus on the feature requests on iOS and adding more cheat sheets.

Thanks!
Have you heard of Nativescript? It basically allows you to build a fully native app (not a web view) for both platforms (iOS and Android) in the same codebase using Javascript and HTML-like markup. This app looks pretty light-weight, so it might be a good candidate. I realize you probably put a ton of work into building it on native iOS technology, but you might consider switching over if enough people request an Android version. Porting your Swift/Obj C code should be pretty easy unless you have absolutely no experience with JS. Just an idea.

Also, is this open-sourced? You might find someone to add an Android version if it's on github or whatever. I might even find time to take a crack at it in Nativescript (I also have no desire to learn the Android dev platform).

Edit: I see there is a web version now. Cool.

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Post by th0mas » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:46 pm

Thanks for the link!

I do know JS, so I considered react native. But after a day of fighting dependency hell to build a proof of concept I decided to stop. No matter what I'm keeping the swift version as it's the only first class option that can do things like proper split view, 3d touch, and have great battery performance. So I would be making features for the platform I use and then feel obligated to port the features to the platform I don't use in an environment I don't enjoy.

With the cheat sheets open source maybe someone else will build and maintain the Android app, until then the web version will have to do.

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Post by Shledge » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:40 pm

The easiest solution is to just make it a responsive web app. Stuff like React JS isn't particularly difficult to learn and you could even have a backend system in place to add entries for each category, along with linking to relevant video etc. Both platforms have decent support for this.

For displaying information like this, making it a proper app seems a bit pointless.

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Post by Sunden » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:28 am

Just submitted my first ever pull request on GitHub!

Added Just Friends 6 modes and 6 run modes. Hopefully will get around to adding Just Type as well at some point. Also looking at Warps Parasites and Grids' Settings page...

At some point I might also try to tackle reformatting Onament and Crime's html manual for Modes... would be pretty ace! Unless some other brave soul wants to...

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Post by Portabella » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:52 am

this is so great ! - thanks a lot :tu:

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