FIXED (Desktop versions only): An issue where closing a mix file from Recordings could cause a crash
FIXED: A rare issue where stopping a mix could cause a crash
IMPROVED: Wotja Script stability
IMPROVED (Windows versions only): Performance optimisations that should greatly reduce any "not responding" issues
16th Oct 2019: V19.10.0
IMPROVED (iOS): Updated AudioBus to 3.0.9 (October 7 2019)
FIXED: Crash seen when closing the app having used the Template Previewer (Free/Pro)
FIXED: Crash that could occur when scrolling quickly through the Documents screenv (All)
FIXED: Screen display bug when exiting the store screen or a multi-line text field (affected only iPhones running iOS 13)
4th Sept 2019: V19.9.0
FIXED: Rare crash related to the video touch/click overlay that could happen even if it was not turned on in Settings
FIXED: More bugs
FIXED (Windows): Rare start-up crash
16th August 2019: V19.8.0
IMPROVED: 'Free Mode' - It took us a while, but we finally figured out how we could change it to allow *10 minutes* of mix editing play time (massively up from the previous 1 minute timeout!) and a full 10 mins of Flow/Album play time; the upshot is that many may now no longer see a Timeout pop-up!
IMPROVED: Allow direct opening of Wotja files from Finder / Explorer (Wotja needs to be installed of course!)
IMPROVED: In TTM Cell, make the default action "Random Words" (was: Shuffle Words)
IMPROVED: Added option to set Video Blob Colour to either None, Red, Green, Blue
FIXED: The app could crash when previewing an item and adding it to a cell
FIXED: More bugs and improved stability
12th July 2019: V19.7.8
FIXED: Documents screen User segment sort order for A-Z and Z-A is now case insensitive
IMPROVED: Wotja via Google Play Store is now available for Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and later [was previously only Android 8+]
10th July 2019: V19.7.6
NEW FEATURE: By popular request, we've added various document sorting options to the "Action" menu when you’re in the User tab in the Documents screen.
FIXED (iOS/Android): Enabled text editing of Patterns, Cut-up Rule text, Cut-up Rule title
FIXED: A number of rare crashes
29th June 2019: V19.7.3
IMPROVED: - Updated Audiobus to latest version (iOS only)
FIXED: - Bug fixes
25th June 2019: V19.7.2
This is a feature release and heralds the first release of our "Wotja Go 19" 'Flow’ player app interface for Fire TV and our "Wotja Go LE" 'Flow’ player app interfaces for Fire TV/Android TV.
"Wotja Go 19"/"Wotja Go LE" 'Flow' players for TV:
What it is: An easy to use 'generative music' player with a custom UI for the Fire TV/Android TV
How to get it: The "Wotja Go 19" 'Flow’ player app interface is included in the paid for "Wotja Go 19" app; the "Wotja Go LE" 'Flow’ player app interface is our "Lite Edition" and is included in the Free Wotja for Android apps i.e. Wotja 19 AZ; Wotja 19 GP.
18th June 2019: V19.7.0
NEW FEATURE: This version heralds the first release of our "Wotja Go 19" 'Flow’ player app interface for Apple TV.
NEW FEATURE: Music Play Time Timeout (auto-stop) increased from 1 hour to 8 hours (GO 19)
What it is: An easy to use 'generative music' player with a custom UI for the Apple TV
How to get it: Purchase the iOS version of "Wotja Go 19" and you also get the tvOS version (and vice-versa)
More info: See the Apple TV App Store or our website
31st May 2019: V19.6.0
NEW FEATURE: For those wanting to create videos of Wotja operation there is a new Settings screen option to enable/disable a "blob" overlay. This blob helps make UI interactions clearer. The setting is called "Highlight Touch/Click events to help with Video creation" and is disabled by default. When it is on the UI will be a little slower to update.
IMPROVED: UI now displays a visible change when selecting buttons, including document items, Mix Cells and some other useful elements
IMPROVED: Desktop UI displays a mouse over highlight for most of the above items
FIXED: A small number of rare crashes
29th April 2019: V19.5.0/1
STABILITY RELEASE: Wotja is a complex system and we’ve recently been moving forward at quite a pace with adding new features. We’ve spent the past month focused solely on tracking-down and fixing crashes and bugs, which is why we are calling 19.5.x a ‘stability release’. We hope you enjoy this update.
The 19.5.1 update is only for the free Wotja 19 on iOS - it fixes an iCloud related issue that was fixed in all the other 19.5.0 iOS app updates but got missed out in the 19.5.0 update for that one (sorry!).
16th April 2019: V19.4.3
FIXED: We fixed a hard to reproduce crash that occasionally occurred on stopping playback (we finally found it!)
13th April 2019: V19.4.1
FIXED: We fixed a crasher that could sometimes happen if a mix was closed when it was playing
6th April 2019: V19.4.0
NEW/IMPROVED: Extended range of Scale Rule, to two octaves
If opening "old" rule with just one octave, we automatically extend it by duplicating into a higher octave, and;
We wrap around the two octaves, matching Pitch Minimum as well as we can:
If Voice has pitch minimum of B, but Root is C; wrap around the rule starting from the C below
If Voice has pitch minimum of D, but Root is C; wrap around the rule starting from the D below
NEW/IMPROVED: Extended range of Harmony Rule, to two octaves
If opening "old" rule with just one octave, we automatically extend it by duplicating into a higher octave
If harmonic distance is greater than 2 octaves, wrap around the rule
For apps that include support for Mix Editing there is a new Wotja Script Editor (Piece Scripts: Rules Panel > Scripting; Voice Scripts: Generator Editing Panel > Voice > Scripting); the editor supports syntax-colored code editing and a console window at the bottom lets you capture logs from your scripts
Wotja Scripts can be included in templates and mixes; the IME engine event trigger scripts (start, bar change, stop, composed note, MIDI event etc.) allow control over the majority of IME properties for Piece, Voice and Rules as well as the setting of ISE Sound and FX Networks from the wide range of build-in presets
Every Content Cell (Piece) can have Wotja Script and every Voice within a Content Cell can have Wotja Script; we've added many "Cookbook" examples to get you started!
IMPROVED: Changes made to the default audio settings in Wotja for Android meaning mixes should play a lot better on more devices
NEW FEATURE: You can now import a Wotja or Noatikl file from the clipboard to create a new mix using the Document screen 'Add New' button (all) or the 'File > New' Menu (desktop)
IMPROVED: "Randomisation Presets" are now called "Randomisation Schemes"; "Music Mix (Automatic)" is now Mix (Automatic)"; "Export Wotja to Clipboard" is now "Export Mix to Clipboard"; "Export Wotja with Image" is now "Export Mix with Image"
UI IMPROVED: Check boxes now filled with Green, rather than with Blue
FREE MODE IMPROVED: Mix Editing mode now allows exporting to clipboard of both Mixes and ISE Sound Networks
FIXED: Mix Editing mode > Action menu > Export Wotja to clipboard no longer causes a crash
FIXED: Mixdown recordings now made correctly when using Audio Block size of 2048
FIXED: Other bug fixes
21st Feb 2019: V19.1.0
NEW FEATURE: 'Macro Oscillator 1' unit, a port of the popular open-source sound generator from Mutable Instruments; this is a very powerful Tone Generator unit addition to the ISE and significantly increases its sonic capabilities
NEW FEATURE: The free versions now allow saving/export of mixes and allow the making of up to 30 second audio/video mixdown recordings (e.g. for easy sharing on social media), a massive increase in the functionality available for FREE
NEW FEATURE: The above change means that Wotja has now also become, in effect, a FREE cut-up text editor for creative writing, e.g. for lyrics, haiku, poems etc. Cool!
NEW FEATURES: The ISE Network Editors (Sound, FX) both now include a dice button which allows, from two new Randomization Preset settings (Random Presets - Synth Presets and FX Presets), a Sound or FX preset to be chosen at random (if those are toggled on)
NEW INCLUDED CONTENT: New Macro Oscillator 1 sound presets ('MO1-Leads'), new TTM templates for use with sound presets ('TTM1 Players 2') and a new Randomization Preset that uses those plus FX presets ('TTM Default 2')
NEW FEATURE: 'Auto Play on Document Open' toggle in Settings > General that allows mixes to auto-play or not on loading
IMPROVED: Desktop app now includes option to quit/exit without saving
IMPROVED: Mixdown recording lengths can now be specified in seconds or bars
IMPROVED: App stability & many further UI improvements
FIXED: Squashed yet more bugs
10th Jan 2019: V19.0.9
NEW FEATURE: Added a segment control to the Documents screen for easy selection of 'User' Files or 'Built-In' Albums and consequently removed the top left Album button; both segments include the Flow button
NEW FEATURE: User segment in Documents screen will list all .wotjabox albums (i.e. from a 3rd party) located in the Wotja folder (particularly relevant to Wotja Go 19)
IMPROVED: App stability and further UI improvements
FIXED: A number of other bugs and localisation issues
3rd Jan 2019: V19.0.7
FIXED: a number of smallish bugs that we noticed after submitting the first V19 releases.
1st Jan 2019: V19.0.2 - New Major Release
NEW FEATURE: Flow' mode for a succession of freshly generated mixes
NEW FEATURE: Powerful 'Randomization Schemes' to make it quick & easy to change the feel of automatic mixes (Flow, Albums etc.)
NEW FEATURE: Improved harmonisation in the IME 19 music engine
NEW FEATURE: BP4 Backings pak & reworked TTM 1
NEW FEATURE: 10 minute music play time for Albums in 'Free' tier!