Sonic Pi v3.1 Release Candidate 1 for macOS and Windows is now available to download for Patreons:
Things have really started to tighten up now, and I wanted to give you lovely people a sneak preview of the next release (along with the chance for you to give feedback).
The major feature of this release is that it brings v3 functionality to Windows. Windows now supports all the good stuff listed alongside v3.0.x including live_audio, midi, osc and much more.
Of course, no new release comes without new features, and there are a number of additions and improvements on all levels. Firstly, we are honoured to include a number of wonderful new samples kindly recorded and released into the public domain by our friends Mehackit. If you aren’t already aware, Mehackit organise and run creative coding workshops all around Finland and Europe and were a core part behind the CodeBus Africa project which used Sonic Pi to engage almost 2000 African students with creative code. Our favourite of these samples is the new:ambi_sauna which has given us the name for this release.
We have added support for Ogg Vorbis encoded audio files .ogg and .oga. These are lossy encoders similar to .MP3 but free from license restrictions. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorbis
Another notable addition is the increase in translation coverage across a number of languages. If you still feel the translation for your language could be improved, please do consider joining in the crowd-sourced effort here: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/sonic-pi/
Finally, we have also included some styling tweaks to the GUI - to make it look even cleaner and also work better when projecting code with visuals underneath.
Have fun and enjoy the new features - especially you lovely Windows users!