New Features in 2.2.9/2.3.0

New In 2.2.9/2.3.0

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  • Menu

    • – Improved Help menu. Searchable FAQ with Contact Us option for getting in touch with your questions.
    • – Twitter button
  • Metronome Page

    • – On iPad the Change Rhythm/Sounds/Accents pop-over windows are bigger
    • – Bar numbers added to rhythm display
    • – Volume Control Changes: PolyNome now goes a bit louder and the faders work in a more natural way (you don’t have to pull them all the way down before things get quieter.) This will make your saved Presets sound a bit different (if you used the volume controls) but it made sense to fix the issue going forward.
    • – Removed any latency when pressing play
    • – Practice Pad flam sounds
    • – Make Lefty option. Tap the preset name and choose Make Lefty to change both metronomes to left handed versions (swaps R and L). Tap and hold under the rhythms in a metronome and tap Make Lefty to affect just that metronome.
    • – Bass and Keys notes added to Sound Picker for creation of melodic lines.
    • – Stab sounds added to Sound Picker.
    • – Long Press under notes on Metronome page for transpose/swap bass & keys options (when bass or keys are used in the pattern).
    • – Long Press on notation on Metronome page gives new displace options.
    • – When shuffling rhythms, half and whole note rests that start and end the entered rhythm are left alone.
    • – Tapping the Preset name brings up a new option for Practice Log which will show the Practice Log results for that Preset.
    • – Voice cues added to sounds (rehearsal markings and song sections)

  • Playlists

    • – Practice time of Playlists is saved when you close them. You can sort by this in the Playlist Manager.
    • – Duplicate item added to Playlist ‘+’ button to duplicate single item in Playlist.
    • – Shuffle option added to Playlist (tap the Playlist name to view it.)
    • – Practice Log option added (tap the Playlist name) which will show the Practice Log results for that Playlist.
    • – Ramp and Random options in Playlist for quick setting of Tempo/Reps/Timer. When in edit mode in a Playlist (by tapping the pencil button) if you have multiple items selected you’ll see new buttons in the Actions menu for Tempo Options, Rep Options and Timer Options. These allow you to quickly set ramped or randomised tempos/reps/timers.
    • – Duplicate option in Playlist Actions (when in edit mode). Allows you to quickly create multiple copies of items in a playlist.
    • – Tempo percentage slider now has variable scrubbing speed. Move your finger away from the slider while scrubbing for fine tuning the percentage.
    • – Tempo percentage slider remembers its position from the last time you used the Playlist.
    • – Fix: Will now auto advance no matter how short the pattern is.
    • – “Add Count In” now adds a count in before the selected item. You can add as many as you like to a Playlist. Count ins only play when you manually start the playlist from that location.
  • Playlist Manager

    • – Merge Playlists option added to Actions. Use this to create a new Playlist with the contents of the selected Playlists. Useful if you have songs with multiple sections and you want to create a single Playlist to play them all.
    • – View Practice Log option added to Actions. Use this to view practice logged for the selected Playlists.

  • Notifications and Practice Log

    • – New Daily Practice Reminder option in Preferences > Notifications
    • – Notifications now tell you how yesterday’s/last week’s/last month’s practice time compared to the previous period.
    • – Actions button for Presets and Playlist items has option to View Practice Log for the selected items
    • – Practice Log has a new summary at the top showing practice logged for periods (1 day, 7 days, 30 days, 365 days) and whether you’ve logged more or less than the previous period.
    • – Tap the Date label in the Practice Log to quickly set the date range to 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, or the date range of logged events for the currently selected Presets.
    • – PDF Summary includes tempos for Playlists played.
    • – “Exclude Tag” option added to Practice Log filters to show all items that don’t have the associated tag.
    • – Min/Max tempos and dates in Practice Log are auto-set based on tempos of events logged.
    • – New row to filter on events with notes
    • – 90 Day and Year options added to Chart View
    • – Playlist vs Time chart added to Chart View
    • – Fixed weird page breaks in PDF logs.

What’s New In 2.2.8

What’s New in PolyNome 2.2.8

Check out the video below to see an overview of the new features of PolyNome 2.2.8. They’re also listed below the video.

The new features are:

  1. New Metronome sounds (Met1,2,3, etc.)
  2. New context menus – tap and hold on, above, or below the notes on Met1 and Met2 to see context menus for shuffling rhythms and displacing stickings.

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What’s New In 2.2.7

What’s New in PolyNome 2.2.7

Check out the video below to see an overview of the new features of PolyNome 2.2.7. They’re also listed below the video.

The new features are:

1. Force touch App icon for direct access to Presets,Playlist or Playlist Manager

2. More ⓘ buttons with links to userguide and tutorials

3. Current name as default in Save As and Rename dialogs

4. Drag bar under Mixer for easy scrolling.

5. Fine control of Mixer faders (tap above/below fader for 1% change, tap and hold above/below fader to jump to nearest 10%)

6. Swing Faders for controlling swing of Metronomes. You can link them with the link button. Tapping and holding jumps to common swing positions.

7. Delay faders for adding a delay to Met 1 or Met 2. Use these to displace grooves or hear what it sounds like to have a late or early back beat. You can change the max delay by tapping the Delay label.

7. Change Sounds page: Tap and hold Line 1 or Line 2 to additional options ☞Copy sticking, switch lines, swap sounds/letters

8. Use swap sounds/letters to invert stickings (if you’re a lefty) or perform other sticking changes quickly.

9. Change Accents page now shows the sticking under the notes. You can tap it to jump to the change sounds page.

10. Tapping and holding the accents on Change Accents page gives an option to Invert Accents.

11. Long press the playlist name to jump to Playlist Manager.

12. Long press a playlist in Playlist Manager to load it instantly.

13. New click sounds and practice pad hit sounds, plus a couple of snare buzz sounds

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Swapping Letters/Sounds

Swapping Letters/Sounds

By tapping and holding a line in the Change Sounds page you can choose to Swap Letters/Sounds.

This opens a page with some options for what to swap and how to swap them.

The purpose of this feature is to quickly reverse or change stickings. See the video below for some examples.

Swap vs Replace

Once you’ve chosen a source letter (labeled CURRENT ASSIGNMENT) and a FINAL letter you have to choose an action. The options are Swap (A < – > B) and Replace A with B

Let’s say your sticking is R L R R L R L L

If you choose the source letter ‘L’ and the Final letter ‘R’ then choosing the action Swap (A < – > B) will switch the letters around so you’ll end up with L R L L R L R R.  This is useful if you want to invert a sticking (if you’re left handed)

If you chose the action Replace A with B then all instances of your source letter (L) would be replaced with the final letter (R) and you’d end up with R R R R R R R R

Choose what to change

Here there are two options: Letter, and Sound Assignment

The above examples are what would happen if you tapped Letter as the item to change. If you chose Sound Assignment instead then the order of your sticking (R L R R L R L L) would remain the same, but the sounds assigned to the letters R and L would be swapped or replaced (depending on the Action you’d chosen).

You can choose both Letter and Sound Assignment if you wish.

So, let’s say the sticking you have is a paradiddle (R L R R L R L L) and you have the hi hat assigned to R and the snare assigned to L.  If you swap Letters and Sound Assignment then you’ll end up with the sticking L R L L R L R R but it’ll sound the same as the hihat sound will now be assigned to L and the snare to R. If you didn’t choose to swap Sound Assignment then the left hand would still be on the snare and the pattern would sound different.

 

A reason to use the Replace A with B option might be if you have programmed a linear groove into line 1 and copied it to line 2.  You might then want to replace all R with Rest on line 1, and all L,K,H with Rest on line 2.  That way you’re breaking the limbs between the 2 lines and can achieve other things.

What’s New In 2.2.6

What’s New in PolyNome 2.2.6

Version 2.2.6 is a minor update with some performance improvements and one new feature (see below)

If you have any issues with these releases please contact me to let me know. I’ll get them fixed as soon as I can.

Thanks for using PolyNome!

Joe

P.S. If you have a couple of minutes to spare and enjoy using PolyNome I’d really appreciate you leaving a positive review.

Reviews are reset with each new update, but it’s quick to re-post once you’ve left an initial review.

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Play Sound When Playlist Loops

Alert When Playlist Loops

There’s a new option in Playlist Controls for version 2.2.6 to play a sound when a Playlist loops.

The sound played depends on whether the tempo is increasing, decreasing, or remaining constant.

To turn them on:

  1. Tap the first row in the Playlist Controls section on the active Playlist.
  2. Make sure “Auto Advance” and “Play When Advancing” are turned on. This will reveal the switches for “Play Sound When Advancing” and “Play Sound When Looping”

playlist_controls  playlist_sounds

New In v2.2.4/2.2.5

What’s New in PolyNome 2.2.4/2.2.5?

PolyNome 2.2.4 added some great new features to PolyNome as well as improving usability and a few bug fixes.

Version 2.2.5 fixed a couple of bugs and added the option to disable practice logging.

If you have any issues with these releases please contact me to let me know. I’ll get them fixed as soon as I can.

Thanks for using PolyNome!

Joe

P.S. If you have a couple of minutes to spare and enjoy using PolyNome I’d really appreciate you leaving a positive review.

Reviews are reset with each new update, but it’s quick to re-post once you’ve left an initial review.

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Disable Practice Log

Disabling Practice Logging

Since version 2.2.5 you can now disable Practice Logging.

You’ll find the option on the Preferences page in the menu under “Min Practice Time To Log”

Creating Stroke Guides

Creating a Stroke Guide

This is a great feature for drummers which massively simplifies the process of figuring out the strokes required to play an accented rudiment efficiently.

If you’re not already familiar with the stroke types (Full, Down, Tap, Up) or don’t know what their purpose is, then check out the video at the bottom of this post.

If you already understand the value of these strokes, then you’ll love how easy PolyNome makes it to calculate them.

How It Works

  1. Enter a rudiment into Line 1 of Metronome 1.
  2. Enter the accents you wish to use (otherwise all strokes would be Taps)
  3. Tap Met2. Tap the “…”. Tap “Create Stroke Guide”

That’s it!

PolyNome takes the Rhythm, Sticking, and Accents you entered in Met 1 and replaces the contents of Met 2 with a Stroke Guide.

Line 1 of Met 2 shows the strokes for the right hand.

Line 2 of Met 2 shows the strokes for the left hand.

You can use the mixer faders to listen to the voice prompts for just one hand, or the other, or both.

Here it is in action…

And here’s a 45 minute VIP lesson from JoeCrabtree.com explaining the strokes and the laborious process you used to have to go through before PolyNome.

Enjoy!

Smart Mixer

The Smart Mixer

Version 2.2.4 brings some new faders to the mixer in PolyNome.

You can now control the level of the R,L,K,H sounds for each metronome as well as the degree of accenting.

The “smart” part is that the faders only show up when appropriate.

So, if you have no pattern entered in Met 2 then you won’t see faders for Met 2.

If you only have R and L in the sticking then you’ll only see faders for R and L.

If there are no accents in your pattern then you won’t see the Accent fader (>)

This keeps things neat and tidy.

See it in action…

Flams

Flams in PolyNome

To enter a flam in PolyNome you need to choose the Right Flam, or Left Flam sound (in the Acoustic Drums category) and assign it to the K or H button. Click here to see how to choose sounds.

When you tap the button the sticking will show ‘rL’ for a left flam and ‘lR’ for a right flam.

Flams will be taken into consideration when creating stroke guides.

See it in action…

 

Sound Picker

Choosing Sounds In PolyNome

Version 2.2.4 brings a much improved sound picker.

To set sounds for Overlay Faders tap the Change Sounds button on the Mixer.

To set sounds for R,L,K,H tap and hold one of those buttons on the Change Sounds page.

Watch the video to see it in action.

Creating New Playlist Items Directly

Creating New Playlist Items Directly

PolyNome 2.2.4 includes a new method to add new items to a Playlist without first having to create a Preset in the Preset library.

  1. Tap the + icon on the Playlist page.
  2. Choose “Duplicate Item With New Name”
  3. Type a name for your new Preset

duplicate_item_with_new_name_1 duplicate_and_add2

 

Once it’s created you can change the tempo and the pattern and save it on the main screen.

If you want to re-use the Preset in another Playlist (or add multiple copies to the same Playlist) you can create a version in the Preset Library from the Disk button on the main screen.

create_version_in_Preset_Library

Watch the video to see it in action

New In v2.2.3

What’s New in PolyNome 2.2.3?

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NOTE: 2.2.3 is the same as 2.2.2 but with a fix for missing back buttons on toolbars. If you’re using 2.2.2 and you find yourself on a page (for example reading an inbox message) with no way of getting back – try tapping in the top left.

PolyNome 2.2.2 adds some great new features to PolyNome as well as improving usability and a few bug fixes.

If you have any issues with this release please contact me to let me know. I’ll get them fixed as soon as I can.

Thanks for using PolyNome!

Joe

P.S. If you have a couple of minutes to spare and enjoy using PolyNome I’d really appreciate you leaving a positive review.

Good reviews help with the continued development of PolyNome and they’re wiped with each new release.

To leave a review:

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I really appreciate the support!

PolyNome Public Library

PolyNome Public Library

The PolyNome Public Library is a forum where PolyNome users can share Presets and Playlists.

You can browse and download Presets/Playlists created by others, and you can share Presets/Playlists that you’ve created.

Registering and Downloading from the Public Library

Uploading to the Library

Click the links below to learn more (they’ll open in new windows)

  1. Registering for a Public Library account
  2. Browsing and installing Presets/Playlists from the Public Library
  3. Uploading Presets/Playlists to the Public Library

Copy & Paste

Copying and Pasting in PolyNome

Version 2.2.2 adds the ability to copy a Preset to the clipboard.

You can then paste attributes from the clipboard Preset into another Preset or group of selected Presets.

Why?

Some reasons you might like to use Copy and Paste Attributes…

Use it to:

  • copy the rhythm you’ve entered in Met 1 across to Met 2.
  • paste a rhythm from another Preset into the current one.
  • change the Overlay Sounds for all your Presets to be the same.
  • set the Sound Assignments (sounds assigned to R,L,K,H) for a group of Presets.
  • set the Random Muting for a group of Presets.
  • replace the pattern in Met 1 for a group of Presets (perhaps you have some Presets where Met 1 is the click and Met 2 is the pattern. You could replace the click with a different rhythm)
  • assign a sticking to a group of Presets (maybe a paradiddle sticking). You can paste the sticking without affecting the rhythm.
  • change the Overlay Volumes of a group of Presets (you could mute the Overlay Sounds)
  • Mute Met 2 for every item in a Playlist (perhaps Met 1 is your click and Met 2 is a demo of what you should play. You want to practice and only hear the click)

Copying a Preset to the Clipboard

To Copy a Preset to the Clipboard:

  • tap the Preset name on the main screen and choose “Copy Preset”

copy preset

Pasting Attributes into the Current Preset

To Paste Attributes into the current Preset (eg. paste the pattern from Met 2 into Met 1)

  1. Tap the Metronome you want to Paste into and choose “Show Paste Options”

paste options

2. At the bottom of the screen scroll down and choose the attributes you want to paste.

paste attributes

 

Pasting Attributes to Multiple Presets

Copying a Preset happens on the main screen (as above). This ensures you can see what it is you’re copying.

Once a Preset is in the clipboard you can Paste Attributes to multiple selected Presets in the library as follows:

  1. Tap the multi-select button on the Presets page and select the Presets you want to paste to.

2. Tap the Actions button and choose the “Paste Attributes” option.

paste multiple

This will bring up the Paste Attributes page as shown for the single Preset. It works in the same way, but your chosen attributes will be pasted to all selected Presets.

Please be careful using this feature. You can not undo the Paste Attributes operation. Be careful not to overwrite all your hard work!

Pasting Overlay Sounds

Note that when you’re pasting Overlay items (sounds, volumes, marker position) you don’t have to set a source and destination metronome. This is because the Overlay sounds are per Preset and not per Metronome.

Pasting Attributes to items in a Playlist

This works the same way as pasting attributes to multiple Presets.

  1. Tap the Pencil icon on the Playlist.
  2. Select the items you want to paste to.
  3. Tap the Actions button.
  4. Choose “Paste Attributes”

 

Daily Practice Notes

The Daily Practice Log

Previous versions of PolyNome allowed you to add notes for each practice event. This is useful, but if you’re working on a Playlist that automatically changes tempo then you end up with a lot of practice events and it’s a pain entering notes for each.

Version 2.2.2 allows you to add to a Daily Practice Log.

As you progress through your practice session you can add notes about how you’re feeling and what you’re working on.

Consider it like a practice journal. Use it to enter any thoughts you have about what you’re working on, or want to focus on in the future. How you feel about the things you’ve been practicing.

How The Notes Show Up

These notes will show up in the PDF report in the Practice Log.

practice log

If you filter the Practice Log to show only the Daily Log you can review them as a journal.

Filter on "Daily Log"

For any other filter that will show actual practice events the Daily Log will show up at the start of each day.

Filter on All Events

How to Add to the Daily Log

practice event editor

NOTE: When you open this note the name of the last played Preset will be put in your clipboard – eg. [Paradiddle Practice / Single Paradiddles]. If you want to reference that it’s a quick job to tap and Paste.

How To Edit Daily Log Notes from Previous Days

The Practice Log has a filter section at the top and 3 pages underneath that you can swipe between.

practice log pages

The 3rd page is where you’ll find the individual practice events. You can locate the Daily Log event you wish to edit and tap the note icon to make your changes.

edit practice events