Angry Red Planet Updates Temper To Version 1.2

Angry Red Planet has updated Temper, their creative MIDI sequencer for Windows, to version 1.2. Temper is designed to manipulate MIDI in ways that may be difficult in other applications. It’s intended to be interactive, exploratory and fun. Temper contains algorithmic composition techniques, but it’s not intended to automatically generate musical passages. Instead, it’s designed to let you rapidly experiment with musical ideas to find your own expression. More detailed overview of Angry Red Planet’s Temper.

The 1.2 release focuses on two new additions: Note decor is a powerful new feature that allows you to do a variety of controller effects, by attaching shapes to notes you generate controllers locked to the current note information. Drag the notes around and the controllers follow. One note can have a shape for each type of controller, and multiple notes can be stacked for complex effects. You can create custom envelopes scaled to notes, generate complex controller landscapes that are manipulated as easily as dragging a note, and use perform time to attach filter swells or other effects to lead-ins.

We’ve also added new direct shaping controls that appear when you have multiple notes or controllers selected. No more going through tools, the workflow is now a bit faster. Along with this we’ve formalized the complete Shapify->shaping lifestyle: This means you can turn any phrase into a shape based on time, velocity, pitch or value information, then impose this shape on any parameter of any other phrase. Select one or more notes or controllers and you’ll see a new section in the inspector with a control to shift or set the values of all selected events; click the expander button and you’ll get a shape view. This new functionality in addition to some cleanup in the shapify tool provides a complete path for encoding pitch, velocity and value info from one phrase and imposing it on another.

Enhancements:
• Added note decor, a way to attach a shape to notes for generating controllers.
• Added new group shaping controls for velocities, note values and controller values.
• Added new Shift by / Set to options for operating on the velocity, pitches and values of multiple notes or controllers.
• Added full controls to the Envelope shape, so you can create your own multi-stage envelopes. Also added a curve parameter between the stages.
• Audio data will now display in the piano roll along with MIDI data.
• You can now drag audio phrases to other applications or the desktop.
• You can now drop .mid and .squ files directly into the phrases area, and Temper will place all phrases from the first MIDI track starting at the drop point.
• Current position and loop points saved with song.
• Started adding help: There are now a few places with a “?” hyperlink, if your machine has a net connection you can click it to go directly to the relevant page in the manual.
• Change: Background track display in the piano roll is now (mostly) opt-in. All the tracks in closest proximity to the currently-edited are displayed (up to 1 audio track), unless the primary track is in a group, then all tracks in the same group(s) are displayed.
• Change: Moved zoom controls back to the left of the scrollbar, they felt awkward on the right.
• Fix: Adding groove quantize accidentally broke quantizing on some of the other tools, like Flip.
• Removed: Shape Line tool, the Line tool can now do everything.
• Removed: Crudiments tool, obsoleted by note decor.

Angry Red Planet’s Temper 1.2 update is free to registered users. Temper is distributed as unrestricted, unexpiring trialware. If you “make it part of your workflow” the folks at Angry Red Planet ask you very politely to buy a license for $50 bucks, so give it to them! More information on Angry Red Planet’s Temper 1.2.

Author: FutureMusic

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