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Hey everyone!

I have been working on this site for a couple of weeks for optimization purposes and therefore I haven't been working on DS Audual for a while until now. So, I just need to polish a few final things before I release the next version of it, probably this week or the week after that.

After that, I'm going to take a break from the music program and start working on Survivorian again. I'm going for a new graphical look for the game this time, just to spice things up a bit. Also, the sound system could need some improvement among other components as well.

I'm going to talk more about what I want to implement in the game after the release of DS Audual, but for now, you can follow the progress of the game in the development progress page.

Things takes slower than before, due to my new job as a web developer and now also a driver license course, which I'm taking at the same time. I thought to myself as a 26 year old that it's time to start driving a car on the roads for the first time, especially if you can save up approximately one and a half hour a day, instead of taking buses and trains everyday to work. I'm almost half through the course, by the way.




I'm releasing this new version of the utility software mainly because of the bug which is described under "Fixed", first line down below, since it might have been a huge turnoff. Even though, I fixed some bugs related to the copy/paste feature, I think I made some new ones. Still, the bugs are less than before, in my opinion.

Anyway, I had a few days of spare time last week, so I decided to add some graphical features and adjustments among the bug fixes. I'm not sure when I'll update the program again, since I now work as a web developer in a company which makes websites for other people. I started one month ago and I really enjoy working there.

DS Audual 1.0.8 change log
Features:
  • Custom skin support. It's possible to add your own skin into the program and this is how you do it: Navigate to "Graphics/Interface/Skins" and make a new folder there. You can either change partly or the entire skin by choosing an image file with the same name to the one in the "Default" folder. For example, if you just want to make the cursor look different, copy the image file from the "Default" folder and put it in your new folder. Edit the image as you like, but I recommend you to keep the same resolution. Then open up DS Audual.exe and select your skin in "View -> Skins" and the cursor should change. Add more images from the "Default" folder and edit them to make a bigger difference. The same thing applies to the change of the properties of the font. Copy and paste the file called "Font.ini" into your own folder and edit the values there.
Fixes:
  • Fixed the bug the prevented the user from clicking on some graphical elements after clicking on one of the buttons in a window.
  • Fixed some bugs when pasting copied notes onto a regular guitar track.
  • Fixed some minor bugs concerning copy and pasting.
Adjustments:
  • The default render method of the font has been changed. If you don't like the looks of it, you can simply change the method in the file called "Settings.txt" where it says "FontSampleNearestNeighbor". Set it to "0" to use the old method.




This new version should make it easier and faster to compose your music.

Info/Download Page:
https://www.dannek.com/projects?product=54

Some bugs that still need to be fixed:
1. There are still a few issues with the un-redo feature, especially when you use it after you have changed instruments.

2. There are also some problems when changing from and to the guitar bass instrument.

3. When playing a composition, you can sometimes hear a click here and there, but that shouldn't happen right after you have loaded a new composition file.

These were probably the most noticeable bugs. I'll try to fix them and upload a new version of the program when I find time for it.

DS Audual 1.0.2 change log
Features:
  • It's possible to use the keys on your keyboard to compose, instead of just using the mouse button. ENTER when working on the keyboard and keys from 0 to 9 when working on the guitar.
  • Note sheet names on the sides when working on the keyboard. It can be set to either "On" or "Off" in View -> Instruments.
  • The program doesn't force you to complete an incomplete bar after pressing "Play" anymore. If the bar is too short, the program will automatically fill out the holes with breaks. If it's too long, it will then simply mark the bar in red.
Adjustments:
  • Polished minor things.
Optimizations:
  • Takes little less memory now compared to the previous version.




I'm finally releasing my composition program, which it's called DS Audual. DS as for Dannek Studio and Audual connected from the words audio and visual. I use the word "audio", because I also want this software to act as a sound effect maker and not just a music maker. Manipulating audio from the ground up or edit an already existing one, is one of my main goals with this software. Besides the audio, I also include visual effects to make the sound more "alive", and this is also something I want to work more on in the future; motions, animations and more lights effects combined with sound.

You can download the full version of DS Audual for free here. Any feedback is appreciated!

If you want this project to get developed faster and make yourself more known, you can donate to my Patreon page here. From there, I will also put your name and the name of your website/profile page in the credits under the "Donations" section in every project that I make or of your choice. For every time I upload a video demonstration of a new update for a project to the Internet, the donation section inside that project will also be shown to the viewer, which can give you a little traffic boost. Even as little as $0.01 will do it!





I want to say a huge thank you to those who tried out Survivorian in the year 2016. Here are some videos of people playing the game:

Winger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqT_knTnYmo

SauceBiscuit
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-y1FI7XqM0AE9TTC0uPrVaKvQwe20ysg

Rappingj - Gaming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdi341cqKCA

Tazer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gvt-bpngcc

Freedom!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIoP6pCK3tA

And also a huge thank you to those who spread the word about this game and my projects.




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DS Audual 1.1.0

Features:
  • Strings light up when they get hit.
  • Light effects when choosing a bar.
  • Smooth fade in/fade out transit... read more

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