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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Russell B » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:18 am

OK I Found the directory and yes I have tried to import just a few songs at a time and that works.

Something that I would find extremely useful is that when you make a songlist even if you have the remove song after playing active you can recall the complete songlist the next day. This would be so useful as it makes things easier in the performance and people like me who work different shows don't have to make the list new each day. I perform around 150 shows in 9 months and this player would work really well if I didn't have to always make new songlists.

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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Russell B » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:31 am

Hi again. I've tried loading my songs in small groups and it works until I reach about 25 songs and then the app crashes again.

Very annoying

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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:46 am

Ok Russel,it's a good point. I will add this recall playlist feature in a few days.

I'm glad you found the directory.

This crash after 25 songs is quite elusive for me. I added 85 songs all at once, tried several times and no crashes at all. I will try a couple things and then I will let you know what I came up with.
By the way, try waiting for like 30 seconds after you press "add folder" button and do not tap anything.
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Russell B » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:54 am

Thank you I appreciate it. will this be available as an update or will I need to reload the whole app?

At the moment I'm running this on my phone (which I use for show backup) I will install it later on my tab as that is what I use in my shows and see if the problem still persists.

If this app works I have a lot of musician friends who would be interested in this


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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:09 pm

You are welcome :D It will show as an update like for all android apps. I will also add this fade songs functionality and I'm still waiting for reply from AirTurn. You can also ask me about it either here or via e-mail questions.sntx@gmail.com if there is no update in 1-3 days.

I will try to resolve the issue but still let me know if it works on your tablet.

Great, kindly let your friends know if you find this app useful.
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Russell B » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:20 pm

It's doing the same thing on my Tab
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:21 pm

I understand your frustration and I will fix it as soon as possible. Please email me every thing you do to produce the error in steps. For example:
1.Open the app
2.Open navigation drawer
3.Tap on Explore
4.Tap up arrow
etc.

Also include average size of a song.
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Russell B » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:13 pm

Ok I open the app create a song list from manage
find the Directory in explore by pressing the up arrow 3 times.
It then lists the songs from the folder with a checkbox beside each one.
These are all wave files with an average of around 40mb.
if I mark all the songs I want at once the app crashes
If I mark about 5 - 10 it still loads the first 2 batches and then crashes
if I only mark 2 or 3 it crashes around 15 songs

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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:04 pm

All right, that is some useful information.

Try a couple things:
1. Try adding a big list of completely different songs, with smaller file size and different file format.

2. Try using add folder button which is next to add files button. Add folder doesn't require you to mark anything it just adds current folder.

3. Try finding exact song at which it crashes. I suspect it might be somethings about that song that is not supported by the app so I will possibly have to add that.
So to do that, mark a few songs at first and then add them to new playlist. Then create new playlist and delete old one - it's very important. Then mark one more song and repeat all over until it crashes at certain song. Once you found the faulty song try omitting it and see what happens. (If this is true there might more than one incompatible song so find a few and let me know their common characteristics if any.)


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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:46 am

UPDATE FOR AIRTURN and other remote pedal devices.
As promised I have managed to implement support for AirTurn and most other remote pedal devices as well. New version will be available on google play in couple hours. Enjoy!

AirTurn will almost certainly work since I got professional advice but should there be any difficulties, please let me know.


I have one more tip for problems with app crashing in explore menu. Make sure that your audio files are supported by the system - Android supports WAVE files with following charachteristics: "8- and 16-bit linear PCM (rates up to limit of hardware). Sampling rates for raw PCM recordings at 8000, 16000 and 44100 Hz".

Additionally, I understand it's difficult for other users to buy the full version given the problems with crashing but I promise that if someone works with me closely the problem will be quickly solved.
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Exalted Wombat » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:32 pm

An update just installed itself on my Nexus 9. It crashes on startup.
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You don't have to write songs. The world doesn't want you to write songs. It would probably prefer it if you didn't. So write songs if you want to. Otherwise, dont bore us with beefing about it. Go fishing instead.

Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:17 pm

Please click report button after app crash because I have no stack trace to debug the app.
Besides that try simply uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

If someone tried using AirTurn please let me know if everything works properly since I do not own such device. Thanks.
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby Jim89 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:03 pm

All right. All bugs have been fixed, the app shouldn't crash anymore. The bug with loading songs in explore menu, found by Russel B has also been fixed - the cause was that songs were not supported by Android system, now app won't crash because of that anymore.

Free version has been changed and now you can load unlimited songs to playlist so everyone can fully test before buying. Free version only restricts playback time from now on.

Last note, if anyone has further questions, requests and crash reports regarding my app please go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/backingtrackstudio-t...
I would not like to "spam" here on soundonsound.com forum. Thank you.
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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby artzmusic » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:17 am

Jim, thanks for adding AirTurn. I've been out of town busy with seminar duties for a week but will install the new version and test it out.

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Re: Backing track player for Android

Postby artzmusic » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:30 pm

Just to follow up, the AirTurn does work to select songs up and down the list but not for Start and Stop.

Since the app allows for Auto Advance when the current song is finished, what is really needed is to trigger that next song.

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