Wotja 21 Release History

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May 12th 2021: 21.7.2  [12th V21 update] 

Heads up: Release submitted to the App Stores for review, so it should be available soon.

Heads up: We aim to complete the User Guide update soon and to add some tutorials and videos (see the R2XL video).

  • IMPROVED: Audio quality for Pitch Shifter unit
  • IMPROVED: A Cell can now be skipped by setting Cell Repeats to 0 and "Skip" is displayed in the Cell Rules Computed Value area; a mix will not start on a Skip cell
  • IMPROVED: When files in Documents for thumbnail icons don't load any associated SF2/DLS data; this reduces memory peaking if you have a lot of SF2/DLS files
  • IMPROVED: Size of RHS panel in Synth & FX Editor in landscape mode
  • IMPROVED: Line numbers in the Script Editor screens are now easier to read
  • IMPROVED: Updated the Shimmer FX presets
  • FIXED: "Mod Amount" sliders in the Reverb 2XL unit could mis-display their values
  • CHANGED: Lite Mode - changed pop-up EULA button to "Feature Sets" button
  • CHANGED: Colours used for Pitch Shifter and Reverb 2XL units
  • OTHER: Further bugs were squashed!

May 7th 2021: 21.7.0 (Major Update)

  • NEW for ISE: Reverb 2XL FX unit (R2XL) - this awesome FX unit can also be combined with the new Pitch Shifter FX unit (below) for a Shimmer reverb effect; CPU intensive (not available in Synth Network)
  • NEW for ISE: Pitch Shifter FX unit - used to shift the pitch of audio signal by +/- 12 semitones; CPU intensive (not available in Synth Network)
  • NEW for ISE: Feedback option for Junction inputs (be *careful* with this!); used in the Shimmer FX presets
  • NEW Content: "Ambience" FX Presets - a whole bunch of fabulous new FX presets, some of which use the new R2XL and Pitch Shifter units
  • NEW Content: Flow Randomization Schemes now use the new FX and they come in 2 variants, the "(CPU-)" variant being more suited to devices with slower CPUs
  • NEW for System: Mix FX Override setting (default Off) - with 5 presets and a custom (Pro) option this setting allows a user to override the Mix FX that is applied in a Randomization Scheme (i.e. when playing Flows or creating auto-mixes/boxes); the setting is located in the "Flow / Randomization Scheme Behaviour" group at the top of Settings – Audio MIDI+
  • IMPROVED: Lite Feature Set (FS) is now even more powerful - All App timeouts increased to 30 mins, multi-track editing is now supported and recordings of 30 mins can be created; those major improvements are counterbalanced as follows in Lite FS: mix saving/exporting and box/playlist creation are now disabled; only the latest mix, box or album can be opened; script editing disabled; only the included RS can be opened in Flow Mode
  • IMPROVED [iOS/macOS]: AUv3 is now unlocked by a Pro In-app Subscription (Lite FS note: session saving is disabled and there is a 2 minute timeout)
  • IMPROVED: When importing a Mix, Box (or Playlist) from Clipboard (i.e. a WJURL) the original file name is preserved making content sharing easier
  • IMPROVED: Purge cached SF2/DLS files that are no longer referenced, and haven't been looked at for 10 seconds or more; this is done only when the SF2/DLS cache is referenced; it is not an automatic background process
  • IMPROVED: Show an alert if a document is opened that refers to one or more SF2/DLS files that no longer exist; the alert lists the name(s) of the missing item(s)
  • IMPROVED [iOS/macOS]: Added "Pro 21" button/link to top of in-app store that goes to the App Store page for the "Paid for Version"; this makes it easier to find the paid-for version if you don't like subscriptions
  • IMPROVED: ISE Synth & FX Editor shows left hand item to represent "input"
  • IMPROVED: ISE Synth & FX Editor uses arrow heads to illustrate direction of signal (rate) flow through the FX network; feedback lines are coloured orange; many other layout improvements
  • IMPROVED: Reverb 1 max slider time increased to 20 seconds
  • IMPROVED: Display "0-Network Input" rather than just "0" in ISE Synth & FX Editor controllers panel
  • IMPROVED: Synth & FX button colour no longer uses Junction button colour if that is the first unit
  • IMPROVED: Changed the Settings screen to add an "Info" button that shows a new "About" screen; the version is now displayed in the title e.g. "Settings (21.7.0)"
  • IMPROVED: Algorithm for sizing cell columns, especially in portrait mode and single column mode
  • IMPROVED: Matching of existing preset when trying to match with preset in Preset selector screen
  • IMPROVED: For use with some of the new Flows a new Flows pak is included BP0 WindHarp
  • IMPROVED: Recording progress bar display in Lite FS makes it clear that Lite FS recordings are for personal use only
  • IMPROVED [Android AZ]: Wotja can now save its mix etc. data in public / shared device storage rather than in a hidden private area (requires certain Wotja permissions; see FAQ for details)
  • FIXED: Allow renaming of Mix-level rule (except if it is named "Default")
  • FIXED: Problem drawing highlight on Junction / Controller units
  • FIXED: FX networks could in some circumstances be re-applied when OK is pressed
  • FIXED: IME Network view display issues where sometimes MIDI / Synth / Effects buttons were displayed when then should have been hidden
  • FIXED [mobile]: If you changed Generator Type via pop-up selector the cell could become unresponsive
  • FIXED: Scripting screen help link
  • CHANGED: Order of items in "Add Generator of Type" pop-up menu
  • CHANGED [iOS/macOS]: With the big changes to Lite FS we decided to remove the Play Subscription tier
  • CHANGED: Moved "Articulation" parameter group to directly below "Phrasing"
  • CHANGED: Removed Ctrl-random from list of units as it is now redundant; if one is found, replace with control-rate amp to prevent breaking existing content
  • CHANGED: Display name of older Reverb unit is now Reverb 1
  • CHANGED: Renamed Mix FX Preset group "AllInOne" to "Mix FX"
  • OTHER: Many other changes, improvements and fixes

Apr 9th 2021: 21.6.1

  • NEW for IME Editor: "Phrasing Graphic" makes it easier to understand the inter-relationships between phrase/range, gaps/range and interval/range
  • NEW for IME Editor: TTM Generator "Note Graphic" displays the generated note pattern in terms of notes (0) and rests (-) and takes into account the "Tune Start at Index" and "Tune Length Override" settings, making it easier to understand TTM
  • NEW for IME Editor: "Dice" button in the TTM Generator header makes it easy to kick-off a new Cut-Up without leaving the screen
  • IMPROVED: Track and Mix FX buttons moved to the IME Network Editor panel to make them easier to find
  • IMPROVED: "Use Standard Rule" button added to the Rule Editor toolbar to make it easier to see/use the included Rules (e.g. Dorian etc.)
  • IMPROVED: Many more Cell menu items added to make it easier to manage clearing/resetting mixes
  • IMPROVED: Documents > Mixes > "Add New" now has separate options for "Empty Mix" and "Cut-up Text"
  • IMPROVED: Many UI changes made to improve understanding and workflow:
    • - Display only the relevant IME parameters for the selected Generator
    • - IME "Basics" Parameter Group renamed to "Generator"
    • - IME "Chords" Parameter Group renamed to "Chording"
    • - IME "Phrasing" Parameter Group created for common note phrasing parameters
    • - IME "Generator" Parameter Group and main Parameter Group for the selected Generator both display a RHS color bar
    • - IME Generator ordering now shows primary generators first i.e. Rhythmic, Ambient, Text to Music, Pattern then then secondary generators i.e. Follower, Repeater, Listener
    • - IME Parameter Group ordering changed aid visibility of some important parameters (e.g. Articulation)
  • CHANGED: Column 5 now has 3 buttons: Mute, Solo and Track Rule (Track FX moved as above)
  • CHANGED: Color of the Repeater Generator made a bit easier to see
  • CHANGED: "Display Text?" property removed from the Parameters table and is now a checkbox in the Edit TTM Text screen
  • FIXED (iOS/macOS): Recent MIDI routing bug where all MIDI channel messages were getting sent to all virtual MIDI ports
  • FIXED (Windows): Issue related to Windows drawing monospaced fonts which made the Wotja Code Editor windows unusable
  • FIXED: A small number of occasional crashers plus other bug fixes and improvements

Mar 18th 2021: 21.5.1

  • IMPROVED (iOS/macOS): The AUv3 now saves and restores state (if your Plug-in host/DAW supports session/project saving, the Wotja state [meaning an open mix, user album or playlist] can be saved).
    • The AUv3 saves the Mix or User album/playlist file name and latest data; when you restore the DAW project data, the mix / album / playlist (if any) is auto re-opened; but applying / using whatever data you last edited up to even if you hadn’t saved your document.
    • If your original document is no longer available, the data is copied to clipboard (so you can import it), and an alert is shown telling you what to do. See: Documents > Add New > Mix (from Clipboard).
    • For AUv3 on macOS, see the macOS: AUv3 installation instructions.
  • IMPROVED (All): Added ability to preview templates in Settings > Randomization > Templates.
  • IMPROVED (iOS/macOS): AUv3 Plug-in does not display Settings > "Auto-Play on File Open" (this is always "Off" internally for plug-in).
  • IMPROVED (All): Table scrollbar colour now changes dynamically when colour scheme changes.
  • IMPROVED (All): TTM seed template changes, and Wotja Play Me mix changes.
  • FIXED (iOS/macOS): AUv3 (e.g. AUM, Logic etc.) properly sets its Tempo on opening mix to match that of the Plug-in Host/DAW.
  • FIXED (macOS): AUv3 window resizing now works nicely in Logic Pro.
  • FIXED (iOS): Defend against an issue where AUM doesn't properly clear-up plug-ins across sessions.

Mar 17th 2021: 21.5.0 (Major Release)

  • NEW for System (iOS/macOS): The Wotja AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in arrives!
    • General
      • Important: Only one Wotja AUv3 instance is supported and it can be loaded and with one Wotja file / Flow
      • Both free and paid-for versions of the Wotja app now include an AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in ("AUv3")
      • Each Wotja AUv3 has near enough the full related Wotja app UI!
      • Wotja AUv3 Play/Stop buttons slave to the main DAW Transport controls
      • Wotja AUv3 uses the DAW tempo
      • Use your DAW MIDI routing for MIDI I/O
      • Recording tab replaced with Settings tab
      • AUv3 state isn't saved/restored; use Wotja Documents screen instead
      • Free Wotja apps (important note):
        • Irrespective of the free app's Feature Set Subscription, for technical reasons the Wotja AUv3 can ONLY operate in Lite Mode; get the paid-for Wotja Pro 21 app if you want the Wotja Pro AUv3 (with a Pro Feature Set)
    • iOS:
      • Requires iOS 13.4+
      • Use Wotja AUv3 in: e.g. GarageBand, Cubasis 3, AUM or other AUv3 host app
      • Main differences to the Wotja app:
        • No Virtual MIDI Output (not supported in AUv3 mode for iOS);
        • No Ableton link;
        • No MIDI input devices (use plugin MIDI input);
        • No Recording mode;
        • No Camera support;
        • No support for AudioBus/IAA;
        • No In-App Store;
        • Settings options are a bit different
    • macOS:
      • Requires macOS 10.15+
      • Use Wotja AUv3 in: e.g. Logic Pro or Mainstage or other AUv3 host app
      • Main differences to the Wotja app:
        • No MIDI input devices (use plugin MIDI input);
        • No Recording mode;
        • No In-App Store;
        • Settings options are a bit different
      • Logic Pro: Wotja AUv3 is listed in e.g. Logic Pro (available from Apple) under manufacturer "InMo"
  • NEW Included Content: IM Drums & IM E-Perc SF2 improved/extended and SF2 processing changed to allow melodies to be used to generate percussion (try using Text to Music for IDM - it's fun!).
  • IMPROVED: Bottom toolbar in Cut-up Text mode has much better layout and clear labelling.
  • IMPROVED: Volume and Pan sliders in Cell/Track mixer panels now have different colours making it easier to distinguish between them.
  • IMPROVED: Selected Generator in the Generator Network is now easier to see.
  • IMPROVED (iOS): Export to clipboard pop up alerts now auto-hide after 2 seconds.
  • IMPROVED: "IME Generator Types" Pak moved to just below Saved Files making it easier to find.
  • IMPROVED: "IME Generator Types" Pak templates renamed and updated for current terminology.
  • IMPROVED: "Add Generator of Type" pop-up menu item ordering and labelling changed.
  • CHANGED: "IME Other" Pak moved to "Older" Pak list.
  • CHANGED: Envelope unit defaults; existing templates and mixes are not affected.
  • FIXED: ISE Unit wet/dry processing which wasn’t handled consistently.
  • OTHERS: Various sundry fixes and improvements.

Feb 25th 2021: 21.4.2 (Windows / iOS)

Windows versions: This release contains all the updates in 21.4.1

  • FIXED (iOS): Intermittent crashes related to use in "Now Playing".

Feb 24th 2021: 21.4.1

Windows versions: See 21.4.2

  • NEW for ISE: ISE Audio Meter/Scope - To make sound design easier the Synth & FX Editor now has two new visual displays ("inspectors"), these being a meter for audio-rate units/junctions and an oscilloscope for control-rate units/junctions; Show or hide these inspectors with the new "Synth & FX Editor: Show Meter/Scope" toggle in Settings > General.
  • NEW for ISE: ISE Unit "Bypass?" toggles - To make sound design easier ISE TG/Control/FX units now have a "Bypass?" toggle (e.g. in the MO1 unit) and ISE Junction units have a "Bypass?" toggle in the junction toolbar; Bypassed units are marked with a subtle white X through the unit.
  • NEW for ISE: "Zero" option in Controller/Junction Scale slider popup menu - To make sound design easier this provides a quick way to set the value to 0; Access the menu via double-tap or right-clicking the Scale slider.
  • IMPROVED: ISE Synth & FX Editor layout & display changed to make it easier to see the text on any unit, the selected unit and Controller cables.
  • IMPROVED: The "Grid Display Mode" button is now "Grid Display Mode and Cell Actions" and includes the items previously in the "Cell Actions..." sub-menu making it easier to use; "Cell" text has been added to make it clearer these are Cell actions.
  • IMPROVED (mobile): Removed overlarge font items.
  • IMPROVED (desktop): Window positioning when moving to / restoring from full screen mode.
  • IMPROVED (macOS): Text to Speech can now use Mix-level FX and be recorded in Recording mode.
  • IMPROVED (macOS): Slowed-down macOS speech, to make it roughly match that of iOS speech.
  • IMPROVED: Sliders (e.g. Scale) now have increased accuracy (1000 points up from 100 points).
  • FIXED: FX Unit Wet/Dry modulation where if a value ever hit "zero" it would (for that cycle) pause the unit.
  • FIXED: Bug in Amplifier unit which could cause glitching when adjusting / modulating pan.
  • FIXED: Issue with 2 taps being required on toolbar button after exiting Full Screen mode.
  • FIXED (Desktop): On exiting Full Screen mode the App Window position no longer changes (but means we no longer hide the App window titlebar in that mode).
  • CHANGED: Cell/Track mixers now auto-enable Generator envelopes or they could otherwise not work as expected.
  • CHANGED: Setting "Auto Play (& Full Screen) on File Open" is now "Auto Play on File Open" (Full Screen mode is now accessed via any Play Screen's Action menu).
  • CHANGED: Setting "Always Show Full Screen Top Panel" is now "Show Play Screen Top Panel" (as the panel never shows in Full Screen mode).

Jan 27th 2021: 21.3.0

  • NEW for System: Dynamic audio device switching - this means a Wotja restart is no longer needed if Audio Sample Rate, Audio Block Size/Audio Block Count (mobile versions only) or Audio Output Device (desktop versions only) settings are changed; there are a couple of prompts, playing mix(es) etc. are stopped and restarted automatically and the whole process may take a few seconds.
  • IMPROVED (macOS/Windows): Desktop Options menu - this has been removed and A) the list of Audio Output Devices is now shown at the top of the Audio MIDI+ segment in Settings and B) the "Show User Content" menu item is now at the top of the Help menu.
  • FIXED (Android): Back button - a press of this button in Mix / Albums / Playlist screens now works correctly instead of just returning automatically to the Documents screen when your document might not be saved and could keep playing.
  • CHANGED (All): Randomization Schemes - the "Go" and "Melodic Bells" RS now use the screensaver.

Jan 21st 2021: 21.2.1 (Windows only)

  • FIXED (Windows): Issue that could cause the application to freeze/lock up (sorry!).

Jan 19th 2021: 21.2.0

  • NEW for System (iOS/macOS): Wotja can now play via AirPlay 2 meaning it can play on Apple HomePods.
  • NEW for System (iOS): Wotja is now a "Now Playable" app meaning that when Wotja is playing you can go to the audio card in the Control Center and select play/stop in flows, mixes, albums & playlists and also previous/next in albums & playlists. Siri can now also be used to for "Next" in flows, playlists & albums, and "Previous" in playlists & albums - this being useful for hands-free control over playback.
  • IMPROVED (All): Wotja is now much faster to start-up when you have lots of Wotja files.
  • IMPROVED (iOS/Android): UI Font sizes had gone a bit small and are now a bit larger.
  • FIXED (Android): Many changes related to Android's restrictions on an app's use of external storage; in most cases, Wotja will now default to using an internal storage area specific to Wotja.
  • FIXED (macOS): Another crasher.
  • FIXED (All): Other minor bug fixes.

Jan 14th 2021: 21.1.0

  • NEW for System (iOS/Windows): We now support an awesome "Full Screen with Camera Background" mode. This can be selected via the Action menu in flows, the Play Screen Action menu in playlists/albums and the Display Mode Action menu in mixes. Have a go and see what you can do!
    • Live Video Feed Tip: Use iOS Control Center / a relevant 3rd party app to screen mirror to a TV for a big screen audio-visual experience.
    • Screen Recording Tip (iOS): When using iOS Screen Recorder to capture the screen you can also configure it to record sound from the internal (or external) microphone (if you wish), perfect for e.g. nature recordings with ambient background music and with/without ambient sound.
  • FIXED (macOS): Potential audio lock-up.
  • IMPROVED (tvOS): The Lattice Visualizer, as selected in Some Randomization Schemes, can now display as it does on iOS and macOS.
  • IMPROVED (Android/Windows): Pop-up menu drawing.
  • FIXED (Windows): Crash reporting and several crashes.
  • FIXED (All): Other various bug fixes.

Jan 6th 2021: 21.0.2

  • FIXED: Crash that could occur on stopping/starting a mix; seen mainly in flow/playlists/albums.
  • FIXED: Documention links and some other minor issues.
  • FIXED: Issue with generation of "V21 Play Me!" mix file on Android.

Jan 1st 2021: 21.0.0

  • NEW for System (Apple only): Wotja now supports Text to Speech (TTS), requiring iOS 13+, macOS 14+, tvOS 14+
  • NEW for System (Apple only): Wotja now supports ARM silicon (Mac)
  • NEW Included Content: BP21 Drones 1 Template pak (30 gorgeous new templates)
  • NEW Included Content: More palettes + all now have some transparency
  • NEW Included Content: Improved Randomisation Schemes (RS)
  • NEW Included Content (Apple Free versions): New Included Albums (T0-T4) can be opened with the relevent active Special Options (SO) Subscription T0-T4. Example: SO:T2 can open T2, T1 and T0 albums. Contents subject to change.
  • NEW for Text Mode: Text Properties screen
  • NEW for Text Mode: Import Text Sections from clipboard
  • NEW for Text Mode: Cut-up Mode: Edit Text (no cut-up)
  • NEW for Text Mode: Improved layout
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Display Properties screen
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Use SVG in mixes
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Lattice visualiser
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Improved layout
  • NEW for Randomisation Schemes (RS): New settings (these can be used in Flows and also get saved to mixes): Text to Speech (many options)[relevant only for Apple devices], Text for Source #0, Cut-up Mode, Use Words, Custom Text Rule, Word Mix, Saved Section Text, Saved Text Random Sequence, Visualizer
  • NEW for Randomisation Schemes (RS): Improved organisation
  • NEW for System: Auto-open full screen
  • NEW for System: ISE Output volume
  • NEW for System: Simplified Document screen badge use
  • Gone: In-app video recording (only ever in iOS/macOS versions) - use a 3rd party app instead (e.g. Screen Recorder)