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by Nicholas
07-08-20 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: File sharing
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: File sharing

Songs from iTunes (or MP3s or WAVs or any of the usual formats you find songs in) aren't compatible with Synthesia. You're looking for songs in the MIDI file format. Those contain a completely different kind of information: a list of notes at specific times, which pitch they are, and which voice (or...
by Nicholas
07-06-20 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Downloads for old versions of Synthesia and alternative downloads
Replies: 16
Views: 1583

Re: Downloads for old versions of Synthesia and alternative downloads

So as a matter of etiquette, if nothing new has happened or been posted, creating another post (sometimes called a "bump") asking for more replies is often a nuisance. I've deleted something like 7 or 8 of your bump posts now that you've made despite no new information since May. Because it's a "her...
by Nicholas
07-06-20 2:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: CDN Page
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: CDN Page

The CDN is just a place to put files that the main site (or forums or Synthesia client) can request to retrieve them. It's mirrored and distributed globally so that download speeds/latency are better. It's not really a separate feature. The download list is accessible via the downloads page (which I...
by Nicholas
06-27-20 2:12 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Connect to mobile device
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Connect to mobile device

That kind of adapter won't work. That kind is a simple "shape change" adapter where the wires are run between the two ports exactly the same. You need something that has "OTG" or "On-the-Go" in the product description. It's still a passive wire, but it remaps one of the lines differently between the...
by Nicholas
06-23-20 4:18 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: crash on my PC
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: crash on my PC

It looks like you're using an older Synthesia 10.6 development preview. If you download the latest version (either official from the download page or the latest 10.7 development preview), does the crash still happen?
by Nicholas
06-20-20 7:27 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Keystrokes doesn't register
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Keystrokes doesn't register

How strange. Which model keyboard are you using? (By "connected with a USB cable" you mean that there isn't a MIDI-to-USB adapter involved?)
by Nicholas
06-19-20 2:28 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: mark some notes as "not required"
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: mark some notes as "not required"

Yep, you can use the hand assignment tool to mark notes as either belonging to the background or to be removed completely.

Just choose the little gear icon from the tool palette to mark background notes. Or the red X to mark notes that should be omitted.
by Nicholas
06-13-20 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Desktop vs iPad app
Replies: 1
Views: 1826

Re: Desktop vs iPad app

Not really. There are a couple small details (being able to export/backup things from the desktop version a little easier because it's less locked down), but they're mostly equivalent. Once you're inside the app itself, they're basically identical.
by Nicholas
06-12-20 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lower volume for other hand’s notes
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Lower volume for other hand’s notes

This is the "adaptive velocity" idea we were just talking about last night, over here.
by Nicholas
06-12-20 5:16 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Prevent doubling of volume for correctly played notes
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Prevent doubling of volume for correctly played notes

I've recently changed it to 'Light', as that allows me to get values quite close to 127 when hitting the keys hard. Perfect! This is the "something on the lower end" that I was hoping your keyboard would have. Yamaha usually calls it "Low" sensitivity, but "Light" works too! It seems to work best g...
by Nicholas
06-12-20 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: German Notation
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: German Notation

On the iPad there isn't an easy way to adjust this today, sorry!

Better localization for the key/note labels is something I'd like to add eventually.
by Nicholas
06-12-20 4:39 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Prevent doubling of volume for correctly played notes
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Prevent doubling of volume for correctly played notes

Your A, B, and C are exactly correct! :) Turning velocity sensitivity off completely might be a little extreme. Although, it would definitely get the job done. Most keyboards seem to have a few settings to adjust the curve a bit. Usually something on the lower end of those settings is enough to get ...
by Nicholas
06-12-20 2:53 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Prevent doubling of volume for correctly played notes
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Prevent doubling of volume for correctly played notes

"Double in volume" might also have to do with a mismatch between the note's velocity as specified in the song vs. the velocity you're actually playing. If all of the song's notes are set to max volume (which is very common when the notes are clicked into a music editing app vs. being "recorded" in),...
by Nicholas
06-11-20 11:38 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: How to stop sheet music being hidden when looping a section
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: How to stop sheet music being hidden when looping a section

The idea here is that because the loop is going to repeat forever (as far as Synthesia is concerned), the music on the screen is all you'll ever need to see. If you loop a larger section that spans a line, it should actually alternate those two lines indefinitely. In that case, it makes a little mor...
by Nicholas
06-11-20 10:57 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Help, MS GS wavetable synth is inaccessible
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Help, MS GS wavetable synth is inaccessible

Could you also tell me how to change the audio output driver in windows media player? Besides changing the default MIDI mapper (which I also don't know how to do), I don't know of any way to change WMP's output device. Sorry, again, if you installed/uninstalled something that broke your computer's ...
by Nicholas
06-11-20 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: German Notation
Replies: 17
Views: 2955

Re: German Notation

SynthesiaConfig was rolled into Synthesia years ago. To open the configuration window, just hold your Shift key while launching the app.
by Nicholas
06-11-20 11:31 am
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Help, MS GS wavetable synth is inaccessible
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Help, MS GS wavetable synth is inaccessible

This is absolutely a question for Keppy. Synthesia just uses whatever is registered on the system. If OmniMIDI's installation process is mucking around with audio drivers, Keppy may know how to undo it.
by Nicholas
06-11-20 5:49 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Guided freeplay mode
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Guided freeplay mode

So, score following is a super cool technology whose patents finally expired a few years ago. This video (starting at 6:13) shows how well this can work to follow your tempo automatically and ignore mistakes (within reason) in a robust way. Would a feature like that in Synthesia solve this problem s...