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Hookpad Release Notes

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2.20.4 (2021.11.22)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing an issue causing certain triplet rhythms to fail in sheet music export.

2.20.3 (2021.10.06)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing an issue causing certain lyric combinations with quotes to fail lead sheet export.

2.20.2 (2021.08.23)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing chord labels sometimes incorrectly sizing and positioning left of center on Safari and iOS Safari.

2.20.1 (2021.07.22)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing song metrics to not load when loading other assets

2.20.0 (2021.07.20)

What’s New

Triplets
Quarter note and eighth note triplets are now supported in Hookpad. To make a triplet, select a half or quarter note and click on the “make triplet” button in the note GUI. Triplets must exist on a triplet grid, so this option will be greyed out for notes with invalid durations or invalid start beats. Currently you cannot record to or import MIDI to a triplet grid.

Song Metrics in Hookpad
Song metrics are now available! Compare how your song measures up to the average song in the Theorytab database.

Playback Transposition
You can now transpose Hookpad playback to be transposed relative to the displayed notes and chords. This is helpful for those of you who play transposing instruments (clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, etc) and would like to have Hookpad playback align with your instrument.

2.19.14 (2021.07.09)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing bug causing drums not to play when a pickup measure is added.

2.19.13 (2021.06.12)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing bug causing lyrics in sheet music exports to appear in the wrong places in certain situations.

2.19.12 (2021.05.07)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing bug causing guitar tabs to not export.

2.19.11 (2021.04.18)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing bug causing sheet music export to fail when certain combination of lead instruments are used.
  • Magic chord now displays suggestions in Harmonic Minor and Phrygian Dominant scales.

2.19.10 (2021.03.01)

What’s New

  • Adding option to export sheet music in landscape orientation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing bug causing songs with the old Clean Electric Lead Sustain instrument to fail in some cases.

2.19.9 (2021.02.22)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed left border on note staff
  • Fixed bug causing white screen crash on drag-select when mouse-up occurs outside of the score and the cursor snap grid is set to 1/4 beat or beat.

Under The Hood

  • Added support for showMeasureLines configuration parameter. Used in Book One.

2.19.8 (2021.02.18)

What’s New

  • Adding an input latency adjustment to control the placement of notes when recording.

Bug Fix

  • Fixing bug introduced in 2.19.6 causing sheet music export with “smart” rhythms to be dropping sixteenth notes

2.19.7 (2021.02.17)

Bug Fix

  • Fixed bug causing playback to not properly reflect the current band settings immediately after deleting an entire band section

2.19.6 (2021.02.16)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixing drag and drop midi from the band browser for individual tracks.
  • Fixing midi download in Theorytab players embedded in various parts of the site.

2.19.5 (2021.02.04)

Bug Fixes

  • Metronome now clicks by default during recording. This behavior is configurable in the preferences menu.
  • Fixed bug causing projects containing certain combinations of guitar patches to fail to play on the first playback

2.19.4 (2021.02.02)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing bug causing notes to not sound as they are inputted during recording mode

2.19.3 (2021.01.31)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing bug causing projects containing a smart drum pickup in the last band to fail to load. This bug was introduced in 2.19.0

2.19.2 (2021.01.31)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing bug where projects containing the instrument Lead Guitar Single Notes failed to load. This bug was introduced in 2.19.0

2.19.1 (2021.01.30)

Bug fixes

  • Fixing bug associated with projects not loading in Safari. This bug was introduced in 2.19.0

2.19.0 (2021.01.29)

What’s New

  • Upgraded Sound Engine This update features a big overhaul of Hookpad’s playback engine. While much of this work was under the hood to enable more exciting features in the coming months, there are several improvements that will improve Hookpad’s workflow and performance immediately:
    • Looping samples for most sustained instruments: This means that notes on most sustained instruments can be held indefinitely without the sounds cutting off (due to buffer expiration). This also means that the samples are smaller in size, which will improve download and processing time of the sound engine significantly.
    • Pseudo-convolver engine for all lead instruments: All lead instruments now use Hookpad’s reverb engine, which means that they will have improved sound quality in general.
    • New presets for drums: Smart drum patches can now be configured to remove the kick, crash, or fill, which is useful for many genres of music.
    • More responsive volume controls: This refactor eliminated latency with mute and volume controls in the band browser which was causing delay between executing a command and hearing the change
  • Lead track names can now be customized. These names will show up in sheet music exports
  • New Accordion sound patch
  • Changed default volume of instrument patches to 0.5 to allow for more head room in mixes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue that caused harmonizers to not properly export in MIDI
  • Band instruments saved with zero velocity now properly retain this velocity on load

2.18.8 (2021.01.22)

What’s New

  • Changed default cursor snap grid from “measure” to “1/4 beat”

Bug fixes

  • Fixing sheet music exports that were failing in projects with multiple sections and multiple lead voices in some cases.
  • Fixing sheet music bugs associated with multiple sections.
  • Fixed superscript, subscript, slash, and secondary portions of chord label disappearing on light-up and selection in Chrome. Solution was to remove the background filter. Pretty sure this is a Chrome rendering bug since it works in all other browsers with the filter.
  • Converted <tspan> to <span> for the key/scale control

Under The Hood

  • New admin setting to not draw staff backgrounds. Used in Hooktheory Books exercise solutions.
  • Added admin “scale centric” color setting that makes colors the same for each scale. I.E., scale degree 1 is always red. Scale degree 2 is always orange, etc.
  • Bump react from 16.4.1 to 17.0.1
  • Bump react-redux from 5.0.7 to 7.2.2
  • Bump react-scripts from 3.4.1 to 4.0.1
  • Added meta tag to prevent search engines from indexing Hookpad
  • Updated robots.txt to prevent search engines from indexing Hookpad

2.18.7 (2020.12.18)

Bug Fixes

2.18.6 (2020.12.18)

Bug Fixes

  • Applied seventh chords in 3rd inversion no longer crash (bug introduced in 2.18.5)
  • Fixed bug causing some inverted suspended seventh chords to leave out the chord 5th

2.18.5 (2020.12.15)

What’s New

  • Changing applied viio seventh chords to fully diminished from half-diminished.
  • New persistent setting for continuous auto scroll, where the score continuously scrolls during playback to keep the scrubber centered. Defaults off.

Bug Fixes

Under The Hood

  • Added ability to not cache instruments on loading a project
  • When multiple app instances are on a single page and one instances requests to play while another is playing, the other instance now pauses.
  • Namespaced CSS styles so Hookpad styles/CSS don’t modify external content when Hookpad app instances are rendered on webpages
  • Enabled an inline configurable score + instrument player.

2.18.4 (2020.09.25)

Bug Fixes

  • Fast double tap in the control bar in iOS no longer causes the entire app to “zoom”. This is a standard accessibility feature for iOS Safari webpages, but doesn’t make sense in Hookpad.
  • Fixed issue with section paste using whatever was on clipboard, even if not a section. Now section paste only works if a section has been copied to the clipboard.

2.18.3 (2020.09.22)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed selection light-up indexing issue in projects with notes or chords that span the bounds of segments or lines. Bug introduced in 2.18.0.

2.18.2 (2020.09.21)

What’s New

  • Added rewind button for Hookpad Player in Hooktheory Classroom.

Bug Fixes

2.18.1 (2020.09.14)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed crash when clicking “sections” when the project had no sections. Bug introduced in 2.18.0.
  • Defaulting to regular (non-touch) controls. 2.18.0 accidentally pushed with touch controls as default. Since this is a persistent app setting, see Preferences -> App Preferences -> Touch Controls if you want to restore the normal controls.
  • Removed drawing of extra selected measures during measure selections that caused slow performance with large measure selection regions.
  • Removed note staff preferences when not showing note staff
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to nudge tooltips
  • Fixed tooltip for zoom out touch control
  • Added tooltips to chord palette labels

2.18.0 (2020.09.09)

What’s New

  • On touch devices, added a magnifying glass when editing notes to show what is under your finger. This is on by default but can be turned off in Preferences -> App Settings -> Peek Under Finger.
  • New touch control bar that prioritizes delete, undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, nudge, and zoom. This is off by default but can be turned on in Preferences -> App Settings -> Touch Controls
  • New app setting for the height of notes. Support 6px - 24px (default is 10px). On touch devices, I recommend increasing the height to at least 16 px. See Preferences -> App Settings -> Note Height.
  • New app setting to hide the labels in the control bar for a minimalist look once you learn the icons. See Preferences -> App Settings -> Show Labels In GUI.
  • Simplified the measure context GUI (it gets activated by selecting measures). My head spun looking at it before.
  • Improved tooltips throughout the GUI. On touch, do a long press to see the tooltip.
  • Rearrange sections by dragging them left/right in the section staff. This doesn’t work on the section flags“flags” in the score; only in the section staff.
  • Improved formatting and organization of preferences menu

Bug Fix

  • Fixed crash when selecting popular chord palette before clicking any other palette.
  • Fixed the meter for the master level spilling into a second row on mobile Safari.

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