Big camd update for OS4 users
Date 11-Jun-2012 15:31:26
Topic: software OS4
|CAMD.library has been ported to a fully native OS4 library. Along with it's release comes a revised set of tools, an updated USB MIDI driver, a MIDI file player, and a beta release of SoftSyn, a software MIDI synthesizer, allowing Amigans to play MIDI without an external synthesizer.|
Existing CAMD users are encouraged to update everything, and new users can try it out with SoftSyn too.
The new library is just 60% the size of the last release, and the USB driver has been tweaked for speed again.
All of the tools have had a code rewrite, mostly to remove any Reaction macros and old variable types. Many have had functional improvements:
In addition to being a regular "patch cord", MidiThru now offers note transposition, channel filtering and rotation, and event filtering.
ProChange has been replaced with Pick_ins, and now supports complete instrument lists using industry standard ".ins" formatted lists.
The shell tool "MidiWatch" now supports ALL midi messages, and it has a new graphic partner called "MidiActive" that shows note and program change activity in a much more attractive format.
The "ShowKeys" keyboard display is now expanded to a full 88 key width.
And we finally have an interactive Mixer.. "CamdMixer", which has user selectable number of tracks and track labels.
A Midi file player is included, which includes song and time display, tempo and time signature. This also supports remote control of the transport controls by MIDI.
And finally, a beta software synthesizer. It's not yet a finished work, but it has been a lot of fun to play with and I wanted to include it in the package.