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Q1 19 Update - Ease of Use, Engine Extensions & App Stability

29th April 2019 by Tim Cole

We have been busy!

We had a busy start to the year, launching Wotja V19 in a number of variants and versions - yay!

That being done, we have since been working on 3 key areas: Ease of Use, Engine Extensions and App Stability.

Ease of Use

We want to make it as easy as possible to get great results 'out of the box'. That is easier said than done with an app as powerful and flexible as Wotja and where people want to do different things with it!

To that end, we have made numerous small UI improvements (these all add up) and also added a Flow segment and new templates.

  • NEW: Flow Segment in Documents Screen

    The Flow Player mode, made possible because of the new V19 Randomization Schemes, has been getting great feedback. We realised we could further improve it by providing easier access to the Randomization Schemes. If you choose to make your own, perhaps by customising one of the included ones, then these will also show up in this screen.

  • NEW: Templates & Randomization Schemes

    Templates give you great starting points and are easy to modify.

    • 'TTM1 Players 2' templates / 'TTM Default 2' Randomization Scheme - new templates to take advantage of the new Randomization Scheme capability

V19 Engine Extensions

The last couple of years we have been very busy consolidating all apps into one (Wotja). With V19 now released we are working to extend the capabilities of our V19 engines - and we hope and expect there is more to come, too.

  • Intermorphic Music Engine 19 (IME 19)

    The engine in Wotja 19 that underpins all composition and MIDI note generation.

    • NEW: 24 element Rules (Scale, Harmony, Next Note) - allowing greater compositional experimentation
  • Intermorphic Sound Engine 19 (ISE 19)

    The engine in Wotja 19 that underpins all sound generation.

    • NEW: 'Macro Oscillator 1' - 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: Randomization in the ISE Network Editors (Sound, FX) - a dice button 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)
  • Intermorphic Wotja Script 19 (IWS 19)

    The scripting engine that allows programmatic control over parameters.

    • NEW: Wotja Script - a Scripting engine based on ECMAScript (also known as JavaScript); it is inspired by, but is much more powerful than, the Noatikl scripting engine

App Stability

We have released a number of bug fix updates since V19 release.

Wotja is a complex system, however, and of late we've been moving forward at quite a pace adding new features and capabilities. Having now added a good number of those we decided it was high time to focus solely on tracking-down and fixing crashes and bugs. We have been working on that over the last month, culminating in 19.5.0 released today. We are calling this a 'stability release' as you should find the app a lot more stable now (thankfully!).

What's Next?

We never like to pre-announce things, but we have some more things up our sleeve for V19 and we hope you like where we are taking Wotja. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please do get in touch via our Contact Form.

Best wishes

Tim and Pete