Groove Rider GR-16, from Jim Pavlov, got various improvements across the board in today's update. There is a new icon to let you know if you're syncing via Ableton Link or IAA host sync; which is also new in this update.
What's new in Groove Rider GR-16 v1.2.5:In this version:
- added IAA host sync with transport control support;
- added an icon on the display, indicating that either Link or IAA sync is currently active;
- velocity pads feature added (vertical and radial type), which can be turned on for specific part in the Part parameters menu;
- SHIFT button's touch area expanded;
- now you can press Shift+Play to immediately play newly selected (blinking) pattern during playback without having to wait for current pattern to end;
- added: in the Patterns selector, left-swipe pattern's name to reveal the red "Init" button;
- added: chain stop option for patterns chaining;
- added: arpeggiator hold, tap the TouchPad with the second finger while holding the first one (or tap Shift+TouchPad as an alternative);
- added step trigger conditions in the notes editor. They can be assigned to every note by changing the "Condition" parameter (previously called "Chance");
- tapping the BPM in the top header of display now immediately opens the pattern's tempo parameter menu for convenience;
- part color icon in the bottom right corner of display is replaced with the Mute icon, which indicates, if selected part is currently being muted or not. Tapping this icon will mute/unmute selected part without needing to enter the MUTE mode;
- fixed: arpeggiator was gradually going out of sync with the pattern, if was played in the long run;
- fixed: stems/audio export was incorrect when the Link sync was on and connected;
- 8 new factory patterns added ("Back to the Roots" track), which contains new step trigger conditions written in its notes as an example;
- lots of minimal bug fixes.
In previous version 1.2.4:
- fixed: copy/paste part functions were not working in v1.2.3;
- fixed: now reverb/delay tails sustain on all reverb/delay types when switching patterns with the same effect type assigned;
- fixed issue with displaying of "format (null) is not supported" message;
- fixed some bugs with left swipe gesture when deleting user samples from wave selector;
- fixed bug which caused app to crash when locking device during playback or fetching it to the background on some devices with iOS 11.
The update arrives with a new demo performance. According to the video description this GR-16 creation is an, "Old school breakbeat track inspired by the well known electronic band." I feel like they may be less well-known than Jim thinks, because I have no idea what track this is. Comment here with your guesses! Bonus points if you include a YouTube example.