30th November - close to release for Mac beta - improvements in polyrhyhmic rum machine, new floating play button,
The main news this time is that it's now close to the release of the Bounce for Mac beta - if you are a Mac musician, I suggest you give it a go, as several musicians are already using it regularly - you may find it does all you need already. Then, as well as that, this upload has: a new floating play button, useful if you want a minimal interface. New arrangement of the main window with time signatures above the preset buttons. Improvements in the drum machine. Several other minor improvements, and many bug fixes.
BOUNCE FOR MAC BETA
Am now close to release of the Bounce for Mac. Already have several musicians who use it regularly. Next stage is to contact all those who offered to beta test it to see if they turn up any issues. But you might well find it works just fine for you already. If you are interested to give it a go, you can get it here. Wineskin Bounce for Mac Beta.
DRUM MACHINE AND POLYRHYTHMIC DRUM MACHINE
The polyrhythmic drum machine, used to clear itself whenever you change any of the settings. It still does that if you change number of beats per measure, measures, or subdivisions but not if you just change how you notate the rhythm or you add extra parts at the bottom. Instead, adds a new "clear drum machine" button you can use to clear it when you want to.
FLOATING PLAY BUTTON
Especially useful if you want a minimal interface to stop and start the rhythm while working with another program. NB on Windows you can minimize the main window while leaving this button open using Shift + minimize.
MAIN WINDOW WITH TIME SIGNATURE ABOVE PRESET BUTTONS
IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WIN DROP MENU.INCLUDING SWAP PARTS OPTION
It now has the options you most often need for working with the windows such as, to close all except the main window and the window you are working with.
Also - for the main window, parts window, and 2D and 3D bounce, option to swap highlighted with next or previous part. This makes it easy to move parts to the front or back of the 3D scene, to take an example. Rhythm sounds the same, just swaps the parts without changing anything.
AUTO RECOVER FROM FREEZE
If Bounce freezes or crashes - something that happened a fair bit in early stages of the Mac beta testing - then next time you start up Bounce, it offers to relaunch with the same settings as before so you can continue from where you left off - a bit like the way that web browsers offer to auto recover.
So anyway, probably not that likely to happen any more, but just in case it does, you have this option.
It is a very mild kind of freeze on the Mac, because Bounce freezes inside the Wineskin. The skin continues to work as a Mac program, and then you go to the top menu and choose Force Quit, and start it up again. And if that happens, it will offer to relaunch with your settings as they were just before the crash.
Also saves Freeze projects if this happens to help with debugging, if anyone reports a freeze in the future.
WHERE TO GET IT
Many other minor updates and a fair number of bug fixes. For details see Change Log