Maestro 2.3.0

@digero digero released this Jun 29, 2015 · 4 commits to master since this release

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Maestro v2.3.0.msi - Includes ABC Player

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What's New

  • Added the new instruments Lute of Ages and Misty Mountain Harp from update 16.1.
    • Any Lute part in ABC Player and Maestro will use Lute of Ages for the ABC preview, unless it contains "Basic Lute" (or "New Lute") in its title, in which case it'll use the Basic Lute.
  • Updated the note sounds for the Clarinet, Flute, Drum, Horn, and Basic Lute notes that were changed in update 16.1.
  • Adjusted the volume levels of all instruments to match what's in the game.
  • Slightly tweaked the volume levels in ABC Player for note dynamics (+ff+, +mp+, etc) to more closely match the game.

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ABC Player Screenshot

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Maestro 2.2.1

@digero digero released this Apr 15, 2015 · 23 commits to master since this release

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue when opening .abc files that are missing the "M" field.

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Maestro 2.2.0

@digero digero released this Apr 15, 2015 · 25 commits to master since this release

New Features

  • Updated the LOTRO instrument audio samples with the new sounds from Update 15.
  • Add a new option in Settings > Save & Export > "Remove silence from start of exported ABC". It is enabled by default, which is how Maestro has always worked. You can disable it if you want to export multiple ABC files from a single MIDI file, and you need them to all start at the same time.

Bug Fixes

  • If you open an .abc or .msx file in Maestro, the transcriber "Z" field will be filled with the transcriber info from that file. This lets you preserve the transcriber name if you modify someone else's .abc file in Maestro.

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Maestro 2.1.1

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 35 commits to master since this release

Changes

  • Revert LOTRO instrument samples since they were rolled back in the game.

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Maestro 2.1.0

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 37 commits to master since this release

New Features

  • Updated the LOTRO instrument audio samples with the new tuned instrument sounds from the game.
  • Updated the Maestro configuration for Horn, Clarinet, and Pibgorn so it will now output notes in the full 3-octave range, now that they no longer have breath sounds.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where you could not edit or export a song that was loaded from an ABC file that didn't have a "C:" or "Z:" field.
  • Editing a song from an ABC file now correctly loads the time signature rather than defaulting to 4/4.

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Maestro 2.0.0

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 46 commits to master since this release

New Features

  • Maestro now works with songs that change tempo! I've overhauled the MIDI-to-ABC conversion logic, so the exported ABC songs play at their original tempo and don't stutter after the tempo changes.
    • When a song contains tempo changes, you'll see an extra row in the track list that shows you how the tempo changes over the course of the song.
    • Because LOTRO doesn't understand the ABC notation for tempo changes mid-song, all note lengths are multiplied by the ratio of the actual tempo and the main tempo. For example, if the tempo changes from 100 BPM to 111 BPM, all note lengths are multiplied by 111/100 for that part of the song.
    • When the tempo changes in a song, the new tempo will be written in a comment, for example: %%Q: 111
    • The tempo-change comments are used by Maestro and ABC Player to understand the tempo changes within a song. This lets you open an ABC file with Maestro, and it will still understand the tempo changes.
  • You can now save Maestro Song files, so you don't have to start from scratch if you want to export a song again with some different options.
    • Files are saved in XML format, with the extension .msx (for Maestro Song XML). If you use the installer, this extension will be registered to open with Maestro by default.
    • The .msx files do NOT store the original MIDI file that you opened, so you need to keep the MIDI file around as well.
  • Bar lines are now shown in the track list, and there's a bar counter in the lower-right, just like there is in ABC Player.
  • The lengths of notes in Maestro's ABC output is normalized, so you won't get notes that are a weird length, like an eleven-eighths note. Instead, each note is made up of tied notes of proper lengths: whole, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth note etc., or a dotted quarter note, dotted eighth note, etc. (However, due to tempo changes, you may still see a note with an ugly fraction like 111/100, but they will still be proper note lengths like a quarter note).

Bug Fixes

  • Numerous small bug fixes.

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Maestro 1.4.1

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 84 commits to master since this release

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug with the volume bar showing incorrect values when switching between ABC parts.

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Maestro 1.4.0

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 86 commits to master since this release

New Features

  • You can now modify the output volume (+pp+, +mf+, etc.) of each track in the ABC file. When a track is selected, there is a volume bar beneath the octave transpose.
  • While you're adjusting the volume, the display shows the volume of each note, instead of the pitch like it normally does.
  • If you adjust the volume past the minimum or maximum volume, the note will be drawn in red and the volume will be clipped to +pppp+ or +ffff+.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when opening certain midi files that have extreme pitch bends.
  • ABC Player and Maestro now have the same version number.

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Maestro 1.0.0 and ABC Player 1.3.1

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 97 commits to master since this release

Maestro 1.0.0

  • Initial Release

ABC Player 1.3.1

  • Added an option to show the full name of each part in the track list, without trimming off the song name from the start.
  • The volume now goes to eleven! The maximum volume is a bit louder than it used to be.

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ABC Player 1.3.0

@digero digero released this May 21, 2015 · 196 commits to master since this release

New Features

  • Added support for the Pibgorn instrument. There are several notes that play at the wrong pitch to match the broken behavior of the Pibgorn in the game.
  • Added a Solo button [S] to let you easily listen to a single part solo without having to mute the rest of the tracks.
  • The instrument dropdown is now sorted by name.

Bug Fixes

  • The +pppp+ and +ffff+ dynamics specifiers should no longer cause errors.

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