Tuesday, July 27, 2010

OnSong Development Delayed - For Good Reason!

I haven't been doing too much development on OnSong in the past few days.  In fact, I might just have to take about a week off.  Why you ask?  I'm a new daddy!

Eli Lucas Kichline came into our world at 8:08 AM on Saturday, July 24th.  He weighed 7 pounds 2.3 ounces (3243 grams) and was 19.5 inches long (49.53 cm). Mommy and baby (and daddy) are doing great.  He had begun losing too much weight by the time we left the hospital, so we are working hard at getting that weight back up!

Keep us in your prayers.  We are sort of new at this, but we are doing well.  My wonderful sister came to stay with us for a few days and she is helping tons!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tablature: Not just for guitar anymore

I've gotten a lot of feedback from people lately requesting support for more than just six-string guitar tablature. It seems people play quite an assortment of instruments who use OnSong. Who knew?  I know you are all talented, but wow!

I'm pleased to report that the next version of OnSong will support a wide array of chord diagrams to help you play your music! These include:

 • Banjo
 • Bass (4-string)
 • Bass (5-string)
 • Guitar
 • Mandolin
 • Piano
 • Ukulele
 • Hammered Dulcimer*

* OK, just kidding, but anyone interested?  If so check out iDulcimer on the app store and let me know if you'd like to see this!

I have had a few people request drum notation.  Even though I'm a drummer, I haven't seen this used in common practice and would love for someone to guide me as to how this should look and be accomplished.  So drummers out there... let me know!

Here are some screen shots for your viewing pleasure:

Monday, July 12, 2010

OnSong Version 1.4 Coming To iPhone

I put together a little video demonstrating the external video capabilities of the iPhone4 when combined with OnSong version 1.4 beta.  No longer does the size of the screen effect readability for stage use.  Just plug into the external video adapter and you can see large lyrics on any VGA monitor. You can also switch to project lyrics too.

There are a few glitches that are apparent in the video, such as switching to lyrics mode or selecting a background image, but that is a work in progress.  Some of you may also notice lowercase chords in the stage monitor view.  This is an experimental german chord representation where minor chords are displayed as lowercase letters.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lyrics Projection Coming to OnSong Version 1.4

Check out what we are working on for the next version! This is a demonstration of lyrics projection using the iPad VGA adapter. It's all built in and configurable. The next step is to allow you to use a stage monitor as your output mode.  The would essentially display what is in OnSong for other musicians.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Version 1.3 Available!

OnSong version 1.3 has just been approved on the app store.  This is a huge update and fixes many performance issues that people have had in version 1.2.  We have also added many top requested features to make this the best version yet!

To find out what's new, check out this entry.