AudioTheory Guitars – 1.17.0
Chord Reordering Update

AudioTheory Chord Reordering title

Chord Reordering

Whilst some of the updates have predominantly focused around a single big feature, this one is more of a collection of smaller improvements. Still, chord reordering is perhaps the most exciting new addition. It's simple but useful, when hovering over chords in the main application 'chord box' you will see a new arrow icon. You can click and drag the chord using this icon, allowing you to quickly reorder the selection of chords.

AudioTheory Chord Reordering gif

Relative Note Naming

Back in the 1.13.0 update, Fixed do solfège was added in as an alternate format for displaying the note names. As an extension of this I have now added in two further options for the names to display using relative values. These are movable do solfège (Do Re Mi...) and relative Roman numerals (I II III...). Both display the notes relative to the selected scale preset, making them useful for understanding or learning a new scale.

AudioTheory Chord relative notes

When using relative names you will notice a combination of uppercase and lowercase characters. These can be used to quickly see the pattern of major/ minor and diminished chords within the scale. For example, a major scale goes For example a major scale goes...

    I – major
    ii – minor
    iii – minor
    IV – major
    V – major
    vi° – dim

AudioTheory DSP settings

DSP Latency Settings

I've added in some new optimisations to the app's latency settings (this is the fractional delay between input and playback). The DSP buffer size can now be configured (between 1024 and 32 samples) in the settings, with the idea being that a lower buffer size will result in less latency, but as this requires more CPU power you may incur audio distortions if it's reduced too much.

The buffer also now starts out at a platform-optimised size, meaning latency has been reduced without the need to adjust the settings, however full control is now available to tweak this further.


Some app hotkeys are now in place to optimise control of the app:

Num keys 1–4: quickly swamp note languages

     1 – English
     2 – Fixed Do solfège
     3 – Relative Roman numerals
     4 – Movable Do solfège

Ctrl (Windows)/Cmd (Mac) –O: Open preset from file
Ctrl (Windows)/Cmd (Mac) –S: Save preset to file
Ctrl (Windows)/Cmd (Mac) Shift –O: Toggle keyboard overlay view
Ctrl (Windows)/Cmd (Mac) Shift –M: Toggle mute
Ctrl (Windows)/Cmd (Mac) –K: Toggle QWERTY keyboard input
Ctrl (Windows)/Cmd (Mac) –L: Toggle lock to scale
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And the rest...

Here's a quick round-up of everything else that's changed:

All updates are free for owners of AudioTheory Guitars. If you purchased directly then you can download the latest version from your Gumroad account. For Steam users, new updates can be downloaded through the Steam client.

For new customers, you will be purchasing and downloading the latest version.
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