Singscope - What's New

Version 2.3.1 07/21/2018

In the Feature Pack's Import MusicXML Lead Sheets function, we improve the compatibility for certain MusicXML files that contain "Repeat Sign".

Improve the importing function for the recording files (*.singscope) shared from the app.

Version 2.3 07/10/2018

Add support for sharing your singing voice recording. If you use a MusicXML lead sheet with your singing, the MusicXML file will also be included in the shared file. The shared recording file with MusicXML can be loaded and played by the free Singscope App, no feature pack needed.

To share your previously recorded singing voice, first switch to Recents or Saved tab, find the item you'd like to share, and then slide the item leftward to reveal the operation buttons:

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Tap the Share button:

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And then choose the AirDrop, or choose an App to share the recording file:

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Any communication app that supports file attachment (like iMessage, Email, etc.), or any cloud drive app (like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), would work. You can also save the file to iCloud Drive or another cloud drive service by choosing the "Save to Files" function.

To import the shared recording file, the method would depend on which app you used. It is similar to the way we import a MusicXML file, as described in the following link:

How to Import MusicXML

In your singing recordings, add a "subtitle" in addition to the existing "name" or "title". The "subtitle" is useful for adding information about the song and singing before you share the singing recording. It can be entered in the Rename function:

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When you share the recording, both name and subtitle are included in the shared recording file. If you leave the subtitle blank, the usual "recording date and time" and "file size" is displayed in the same way as before.

Version 2.2.5 06/01/2018

Fix a bug in the previous version (2.2.4) that may cause the popup menu becomes inaccessible under certain conditions.

Version 2.2.4 05/09/2018

Improve the way the pitch graph starts scrolling during playback. Previously the graph would start scrolling when the play-line gets to the edge of screen. This update make it start scrolling when the play-line gets to the middle of screen. This is helpful to be able to see what's coming up during playback. Also, during playback scrolling, you can still move the play-line position by dragging the pitch graph on screen.

Add “Privacy Statement”.

*To access “Privacy Statement” in the app, first go back to the previous page, tap the "Menu" button on the upper right corner, and then tap the "About" item. You can find the "Privacy Statement" in the "About" page.

Version 2.2.3 04/26/2018

In the Feature Pack's "Import Your Lead Sheet", fix a bug in the music transposition function.

Extend the music note names labels displayed on the right hand side of pitch graph to show additional types of muisc note names:

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Among the five supported music note names shown above, the last three are Movable-Do type, where the key note is determined from the first key signature in the imported MusicXML lead sheet. For example, for a lead sheet in Eb key, when selecting Movable-Do Solfège, the music note name labels on the right hand side of pitch graph is shown as below:

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Please note that the key can be changed via the Change Key (music transposition) function provided by the feature pack. If the feature pack is not used or if there is no imported MusicXML lead sheet in use, the key is fixed at C.

This "music note name type" can be selected in the app's Settings page.

*To access this setting in the app, first go to the Singscope's page (that is the page where pitch graph is displayed), tap the "Menu" button on the upper right corner, and then tap the "Settings" item. The setting of "Show Music Note Names" is available in the "Settings" page.

Version 2.2.2 04/09/2018

Fix several issues in the user interface for iOS 11.

In the Feature Pack's “Import Your Lead Sheet” function, add support for two file types: “Compressed MusicXML (*.mxl)” and “Uncompressed MusicXML (*.musicxml)”.

Version 2.2.1 02/27/2018

Fix several user interface issues for iPhone X.

Add music note names labels on the right hand side of pitch graph. These extra labels are helpful for seeing your actual singing notes in real-time.

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These exrra labels are displayed by default. You can show or hide the extra labels by a new setting in the app's Settings page.

*To access this setting in the app, first go to the Singscope's page (that is the page where pitch graph is displayed), tap the "Menu" button on the upper right corner, and then tap the "Settings" item. The setting of "Show Music Note Names" is available in the "Settings" page.

Version 2.2 10/26/2017

Starting from this version, the minimum system requirement is increased to iOS 8. The older devices that still run on iOS 6 and 7, including iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, are no longer supported.

Support iPhone X full screen display. Fix several issues in the user interface for iOS 11.

Add an “Input Gain” slider control for adjusting iPhone or iPad's microphone sensibility. Normally iPhone or iPad will set the input gain automatically. The new slider provides a way to manually adjust the gain set by the device, and therefore, change the microphone's sensibility. Please note that the input gain could be not settable under some conditions, and for this case, the slider is grayed-out and disabled.

For the original Singscope without sheet music, the “Input Gain” slider is available in the sliders panel as shown below:

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If the feature pack is activated and a sheet music item is opened in Singscope, the “Input Gain” slider is available in the mixer panel:

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Version 2.1.2 08/20/2017

In this update, we fix some MusicXML compatibility issues in the Feature Pack's “Import Your Lead Sheet” function.

Fix the problem when importing two or more MusicXML files to Singscope at the same time. If you use a Mac that supports AirDrop, you can drag and drop multiple files to your iPhone or iPad. Singscope will now receive multiple files correctly.

Fix the issue for lead sheets that contain multiple lyrics lines under the melody staff. Previously, the app only highlights and plays the first lyrics line. With this update, the app now treats each lyrics line as a verse, and will go through all verses during recording and playback. If each lyrics line starts with a verse number, the number will be correctly aligned. Our sample lead sheet “Home, Sweet Home” is an example that contains two verses.

Fix the issue for lyric words that contain melisma underlines. A melisma is a syllable or word that extends over two or more notes, and is indicated by an underline extending from the base of a syllable to the last note of the melisma. In this update, the melisma underlines are now layout correctly in the lyrics line.

Version 2.1.1 07/10/2017

Correct some of the chord symbols' notation and playback issue in the Feature Pack's “Import MusicXML Lead Sheet Files” function. List below are the chord symbols we used to test our software implementation. For simplicity, we list C chords only here.

  • C, Cm, Caug, Cdim, Cb5 or C(b5), C5.
  • C7, CM7 or Cmaj7, Cm7, Cdim7, Caug7, Cm7b5, CmM7 or Cm(maj7).
  • C7#9, C7#11, C7b5, C7b9, C7b5(#9).
  • Cmaj7b5, Cmaj7#11, Caug7#9, Caug7b9.
  • Csus2, Csus4 or Csus, C7sus4, C9sus4.
  • Cadd2, Cm(add2), Cadd9, Cm(add9).
  • C6, Cm6, C6/9 or C69, Cm6/9 or Cm69.
  • C9, Cmaj9, Cm9.
  • Cmaj9(omit3).
  • C11, Cmaj11, Cm11.
  • C13, Cmaj13, Cm13, C13b9, C13sus4.
  • Inversions or hybrid chords, such as C/E, C/G, C/F, etc.

Version 2.1 06/19/2017

Fix an issue that causes the voice recordings could not be correctly saved under the new file system in iOS 10.3

Optimize the screen layout for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Add “Import MusicXML Lead Sheet Files” function to “Vocal Warm Up Exercises Feature Pack”

Version 2.0 02/16/2017

Bugs fixes and minor performance improvement

Update user interface for managing the recorded voice files

Update the app’s help screen and add “User Guide” pages

Update In-App Store and add a new In-App Purchase item “Vocal Warm Up Exercise Feature Pack”

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