Top ! alpha build 0.0.3

Martin Fouilleul  — 1 day, 15 hours ago

This month I mainly worked on a debugging/profiling infrastructure for Top !, in order to, uh well, debug and profile stuff.
It will enable me to track down some bugs and to identify hotspots more conveniently, and maybe provide a base for a small built-in performance diagnostic tool (eg. showing DSP load, plug-ins processing time, file access/buffering overhead, etc...).

This means there is little visible change overall, but I thought it was worth putting on new build online anyway, as it comes along with some bug fixes and minor changes :

  • Fixed various thread related bugs crashing the audio ...
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Top ! features are still moving and nothing is really definitive here, but I thought this could do no harm to explain a bit about how it is supposed to work anyhow. So if you happen to work with sound "accompaniments" to live shows (let's call it that way to include audio elements of theatre, dance, events, radio programs and so on), you can try it for yourself and play around its core principles... and even make me some comment if you're so inclined !

Top ! is based on "Cues", each of which correspond to some event or action happening ...
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Top ! alpha 0.0.2 Update

Martin Fouilleul  — 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Here comes Top ! alpha build 0.0.2 ! This build brings an enhanced save system as well as various GUI bug fixes.

Audio files references

The updated save file format introduces an AudioFiles chunk which stores unique records to all audio files used in the cue list. Each audio cues then references its audio file by a unique identifier, rather than maintaining its own (possibly duplicated) information about the file. This allow for an easier management of broken paths in cases where the audio files or the save file are moved to another location. It also allows changing a reference ...
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Top ! joins the Handmade Network !

Martin Fouilleul  — 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello everyone,

Top ! is now live on the Handmade Network. It's quite something to join such an amazing community !

Constructive feedback can be hard to get, and is one of the most valuable things a community like Handmade can offer to small team or solo developers. So I will regularly write blog posts about the development of Top ! to give an overview of its structure and design decisions, as well as occasional glimpses of its code, and most certainly, a lot of open questions. I hope you'll be interested in following the progress of Top ! and I'm ...
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