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Do you know what is, to me, the most rewarding thing when composing? The answer is simple: just listening what the result really sounds like. I'm telling you this as a musician, and I think that I am not the only one in this situation.
And today, I am writing this blog post to tell you more about this topic. Let's talk about how the result of what you compose precisely sounds on Flat. For, we added some nice improvements in the listening experience.
You probably know that you could already listen to what you are composing on Flat before the V8 update. If you don't, just click on the Mix Table icon above your music score and see. 😉
We thought we could go further in the listening experience.
So we decided to improve the mix panel by adding two new features, along with an unprecessed collaborative dimension. Let's start with this!
The collaborative dimension
You may have noticed that a new sentence appeared at the top of the mix panel. This is where all begins.
Here it is:
So far, the mix configuration was saved for you only, on your computer. There was not a single user on Flat that could hear your music with the same volume levels as you. That makes a lot of jealous people... 😏
But not anymore!
Following the release of Flat V8, you now have the choice between two different settings for the mix table. The first one ("Only me") is the same as before and only applies to you. The second one ("Everyone") enables you to share the volume and reverb levels of the instruments with the Flat users that have access to your score.
Just click on the words only me and everyone to switch from one mode to another. 👌
This leads us to the second improvement we made...
The reverb setting
The reverb setting enables you to add more depth to your music. Each type of room produces a different reverb effect. Then, the reverb slider will increase or decrease the size of this room, producing more or less reverb. We have decided to implement only a classic room preset for now (but we will keep on working on this!).
Note: The reverb setting is a feature available to our Flat Power users only.
Check out our Flat Power offer to learn more. 👍
The solo mode option
Last but not least, we added a solo mode option. The principle is simple: it enables you to listen to only one or several instruments together or separately.
Let's take a simple example. Interested in hearing only the sound of the piano in your latest music score? Just switch on the solo mode for the piano. If you decide to switch on the solo mode of the guitar too, then you will be able to hear the sound of the piano and the guitar together.
Can't wait to play with these great new toys? I couldn't agree more with you! To finish, I just want to let you know that we will keep on improving the mix table in the future.
As usual, feel free to tell us what you think of these new features and of Flat overall. ✌️
Keep on rocking and have a nice week everyone,