Here’s a variety of improvements we’ve made to Soundslice this week.
Quickly copy embed codes
For those of you embedding Soundslice in your own websites, we’ve made it easier to get a slice’s embed code.
There’s now a “Copy” button next to the code. Click that, and the full embed code will be copied to your clipboard. Much better than highlighting the text manually!
Input fingering more quickly
Last week we improved lyrics entry in our notation editor, so that the spacebar automatically moves you to the next note. Now we’ve done the same for fingering entry.
After you enter a note’s fingering, you can hit spacebar to automatically move to the next note. This makes the entry process really fast! If a given note doesn’t need a fingering, just press spacebar again to go to the next one.
This applies to both of Soundslice’s fingering concepts: general fingering (e.g., piano) and right-hand fingering (e.g., pima for classical guitar).
More info in the slice manager
We’ve improved the slice manager to add two new badges to your slices when appropriate:
- Embeddable — you’ll see this if a slice has embedding enabled.
- Shareable — you’ll see this if a slice has sharing enabled.
This lets you see this information at a glance, without needing to go to the slice’s page. It can help prevent silly mistakes like mistakenly thinking you’d already marked something as shareable.
Duplicate slices stay in their folders
Previously, if you used our “Duplicate slice” feature, the newly created duplicate would appear at the top level of your slice manager — even if the original slice was in a folder.
Now, the duplicate will be in the same folder as the original. This makes it generally easier to keep track of your duplicates.
Synth playback now honors tremolos
We’ve improved our synthetic audio engine to honor tremolos in notation.
Fix for sharing edit URLs
Our recent editor redesign changed things so that the edit view of a slice has a different URL than the non-editable version. This has caused some small confusion, as people were trying to share their edit view URLs instead of the non-edit URLs — which didn’t work.
We’ve made a fix for that now. If you share an edit view of a public slice (something you’ve marked as shareable or published to your channel), your recipient will no longer see an unfriendly 404 page. They’ll be instantly redirected to the proper non-edit page.