dimanche 5 août 2012

v 2.5 in the pipeline

It's been a long time, but I found myself wanting to get back to work on Midi Control DS. The major point I'm willing to improve is the compatibility. Many people reported that the app is hanging at the "connecting" screen on some flashcarts. If that is your case, I recommend to update your flashcard to the latest firmware possible, try again, and if it still does not work, please post a comment right here with the following information :
- DS Model (DS tank, DS Lite, DSi, ...)
- Flashcart model
- Flashcard firmware and version
- Nature of the problem (if it connects, if it does not connect, if it freezes on the connecting animation or if the animation is still running)

Other improvements should include variable loop size (more than just 16 steps), easier midi asignement on the XY pad (by using button X and Y, just like on the v1), maybe some better graphics (if you're a good designer and are willing to help on this point, let me know !), and whatever will come to my mind.

mercredi 18 janvier 2012

Windows Phone 7 DSMI port and MidiControlWP7

Looking at the Windows Phone Marketplace, I realised that there are no MIDI Controller at all, in comparison to the few you can find on iPhone. So I decided to make one, and since having a server is mandatory, I figured I would make a port of DSMI for Windows Phone, since the server already exists on all platforms and I won't have to create my own. The port should not take long. I already managed to send midi messages to the server without a lot of code, so the rest should follow soon.

It will only work on Windows Phone 7.1, since the sockets are not available on the previous version (that's probably one of the reasons there are no midi controllers yet).

Naturally, I will make an app using this newly created library, and will most likely release it on the Marketplace. Stay tuned !

As for the iPhone port of MidiControlDS that some of you asked, I'm affraid it will never happen, since I don't have a Mac and will never. I prefer to focus on the Windows Phone version, since there are a lot of alternatives on iPhone, and nothing on WP.