Seventh String Software

Transcribe! History - version 8.74 Release Notes, released 30 July 2019

This release has some significant enhancements, and some bug fixes.

The Windows version requires Windows 10.
The Mac version requires macOS 10.10 or later.
For the Linux version, see the Download page on the website for details.

As usual, it is free to existing users.


- Mac: it has been tested on macOS Catalina 10.15 and it looks ok.

- You can now copy markers, and indeed groups of markers. This means that the key combination for moving multiple markers has changed, please see the Help for the Markers menu for details.

- Linux: we are now building on Xubuntu 18.04 (we previously used 14.04). See the download page for more info.

- The red line indicating compression (below the volume control in the lower toolbar) used to anticipate the sound we were hearing by up to a second, due to buffering. This is now fixed so the red line shows the compression of the sound we are currently hearing.

- We have removed the different "play modes" from the Play menu, which most of you were probably unaware of anyway. Hardly anyone used them and they just caused confusion. If you don't know what I am talking about then don't worry, you don't need to know. However if you are one of the very few people who did use these modes then please see these three FAQs for ways of getting the same effects:
"How can I start playback at a specific point without changing the current point or selection?"
"How can I start playback from the beginning of the track?"
"When playback is looping, how can I make it continue to the end of the track (without changing the selection)?"

- We now refer consistently to keyboard and MIDI "Shortcuts" instead of "Commands", in the program itself and in the Help.

- In places where we report a note name (e.g. click on the piano roll or spectrum, or right-click on the piano keyboard), the note name appears as always, but we now add the octave number, e.g. "C4" for middle C, instead of just "C".

- Fixed a bug in Export Sound File which occasionally caused it to jam up when exporting a long (20 mins) mp3.

- Various other minor improvements and bugfixes.