After many months of development, I’m pleased to announce the release of SongStarter 1.0!
SongStarter is an organic music production app for jamming. It’s a sandbox for musicians that lets you write music naturally by recording and layering loops.
We created SongStarter to give musicians a new way to write music. We love jamming away from our computers because it’s easier to get into a groove, but it takes more work to transcribe or record our ideas. But when we’re at computers, sometimes the complexity of a digital audio workstation is distracting, and we miss the flow of a real live jam.
SongStarter is a bridge between these experiences – It feels like a live jam yet captures all your ideas so they can be loaded into a DAW and produced later. All that’s left is for you to jam and experiment. So download the trial today and find out what you can make with SongStarter.
End of Public Beta
Many thanks to everyone who downloaded the SongStarter beta and send us feedback. Several new features were added recently as a direct result of your comments and suggestions, including the external recording feature and improved instruments.
Here’s some of the changes in SongStarter 1.0 that were made after the last beta:
- Added System Default soundcard on Mac OS X (especially useful on Mac OS X Mountain Lion)
- Fixed the Freestyle Recorder going bonkers sometimes with the built-in instruments
- New jam graphics
- Added a slightly better loading indicator for instruments
- Added a close button to the instrument picker (if you couldn’t figure out how to close it the first time, you weren’t alone!)
- Reworked the loop recorder widget again so it paints short notes now
- Added scanning for DAWs on Windows
The final beta release will continue functioning until October 2nd, but if you’d like to check out out these latest changes earlier, you can grab the SongStarter trial version.
We’re also currently working on SongStarter for Chrome, which is still in beta. We hope to offer an updated version with better instruments within the next few weeks, so stay tuned for more information about that as we get closer to a release.