White Noise Audio Software has published their roadmap for development of Genome MIDI Sequencer for 2012.
Here’s what’s on the preliminary set of goals for 2012:
- Revamp Pattern Editor controls, make usability improvements. Additional options and better scrolling for the piano roll. This may include easier ways to toggle the grid, swing, and more editing controls (such as quick ways to modify note length, etc).
- Add file management. Must haves would be the ability to email a file and delete files. Nice to haves would be drop box support and ‘open in app’ support for midi files.
- Add virtual instrument tracks. A big goal of mine is adding a modular synthesis environment to Genome. This would allow people the flexibility to mix on board synths with external MIDI gear and apps.
- Add more OMAC stuff (such as a mixer that sends MIDI Vol / Pan, and an app quick launch bar)
- The ability to control GMS itself using MIDI, such as triggering patterns via midi
- Sequencer Page – Easier pattern duplication, delete, drag
- and of course bug fixes and stability improvements
I’d like to see White Noise try to mature the state of multitouch music sequencing, before they tackle virtual instruments and try to make Genome more DAW-like. Genome is already a very interesting sequencer, but its actual MIDI capabilities are very limited compared to other MIDI sequencer from the last 25 years.
If you’re a Genome user, what changes would you like to see in 2012?