29th April 2019 by Tim Cole
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.
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.
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.
Templates give you great starting points and are easy to modify.
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.
The engine in Wotja 19 that underpins all composition and MIDI note generation.
The engine in Wotja 19 that underpins all sound generation.
The scripting engine that allows programmatic control over parameters.
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!).
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.
Tim and Pete