March 4, 2014
New release of Beats Drum Machine out today!
This release is for all you swingers out there. A new
Swing declaration in the song header will cause the song to be played with either a swung 8th note or swung 16th note rhythm. For example, take this song:
Song: Tempo: 120 Flow: - Verse: x4 Verse: - bass.wav: X...X...X...X... - snare.wav: ....X.......X... - hihat.wav: X.X.X.X.X.X.X.X.
It will sound like this:
You can add an 8th note swing like this (notice the 3rd line, everything else is the same):
Song: Tempo: 120 Swing: 8 # Or, 16 Flow: - Verse: x4 Verse: - bass.wav: X...X...X...X... - snare.wav: ....X.......X... - hihat.wav: X.X.X.X.X.X.X.X.
And it will now sound like this:
This release also adds support for fractional tempos. For example, this song uses a tempo of
100.5, which is now valid:
Song: Tempo: 100.5 Flow: - Verse: x4
Finally, this release also includes a small bug fix. When you run the beats command with no arguments, it now displays the help screen, rather than an error message.