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Mac System Requirements:
Intel-based Mac
Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher)
800 MB hard drive space

Windows System Requirements:
Pentium III 700MHz or faster
Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7/8/10
800 MB hard drive space

 

iOS System Requirements:
iPhone, iPad or iPod
iOS 9.3 (or higher)
1.4 GB storage space

Supported iPads:
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air 2nd generation
- iPad Mini with Retina Display

Supported iPhones:
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone SE

Supported iPods:
- iPod touch 6th generation

Unsupported iPads:
- iPad 4th generation
- iPad 3rd generation
- iPad 2nd generation
- iPad Mini 1st generation

Unsupported iPhones:
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3

Unsupported iPod:
- iPod touch 5th generation
- iPod touch 4th generation

iOS specific notes:

- A wireless connection (Wi-Fi or cellular) is not required for the use of the iOS version of Rhyme Genie.

- Rhyme Genie does not have to be synchronized via iCloud if the app is installed on multiple iOS devices.

- The iOS version of Rhyme Genie is identical to the desktop version and requires more processing power and memory than an average iOS app. To optimize Rhyme Genie’s performance on older iPads it is recommended to select the minimized view.

- Rhyme Genie will automatically be suspended by iOS when it is not running in the foreground. iOS may purge a suspended app to make more memory available for the foreground app. Rhyme Genie may perform a brief ‘consistency check’ upon re-launch to clean up free blocks and ensure the file remains compact. This is a maintenance precaution and should not be cause for concern. In the highly unlikely event that the ‘consistency check’ indicates a serious issue simply delete the currently installed version of the app (*) and re-download it from the App Store at your convenience.

(*) To delete the iOS version of Rhyme Genie:
1. Tap and hold Rhyme Genie's launch icon until it jiggles
2. Tap on the ‘x' in the upper-left corner of the app icon
3. Tap on ‘Delete’ to confirm that you want to proceed

 

Mac System Requirements:
Intel-based Mac
Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher)
800 MB hard drive space

Windows System Requirements:
Pentium III 700MHz or faster
Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7/8/10
180 MB hard drive space

 

Where can I find more information about the 30 different rhyme types before buying the program?

Rhyme Genie has an interactive help section that is fully accessible in the demo mode by clicking on the question mark in the lower left corner of the main screen. It will explain every rhyme type in detail and will let you explore Rhyme Genie's interface.

 
 

I'm a songwriter who wants to find all the rhymes that are used in today's music. Which rhyme type gives me the best results?

Simply choose the intelligent rhyme. When the multi-syllabic option is on, you'll find perfect rhymes and corresponding near rhymes by changing the similarity in sound. To find even more suitable rhyme mates, switch the multi-syllabic option off to match only the last syllable of the search word.

 
 

Why does Rhyme Genie use that much storage space?

Rhyme Genie has over 10 million rhyme references that are individually indexed to allow for instant data access. Without these indexes the file size would be significantly smaller but searches would take exponentially longer. The graphic interface itself is very compact increased only slightly by over 2500 conditional relationships that filter the dictionary entries according to the selected rhyme algorithm.

 
 

Do I need to be connected to the internet to run Rhyme Genie?

No, the Windows and Mac version of Rhyme Genie only require you to be connected to the internet once during the initial license request. The validation of the activation code and all other usage of the program do not require an internet connection.

 
 

Do you collect and send any private data during the license request?

The only information collected is your hard drive serial number, your NIC addresses, your computer hardware ID as well as your computer platform and name. The latter two are merely included to help identify the correct computer should you request more than one activation code to run the rhyming dictionary on multiple hosts.

 
 

Does the activation code ever expire?

No, there is no time limit on the activation code. You can use it to activate all subsequent updates of Rhyme Genie if they are installed on the same computer system.

 
 

Can I change my computer name once Rhyme Genie has been activated? What if I need to upgrade my computer system?

The only thing that will render the activation code invalid is a change of your computer hardware ID and/or a change in all your NIC addresses. You can even change your hard drive or install a new operating system and your activation code will remain valid and can be used to unlock a newly installed version of Rhyme Genie.

 
 

What is an NIC address? How do I find out my NIC address?

Rhyme Genie will automatically identify your NIC address. The NIC address is a unique code embedded into your network device at the time of manufacture. It consists of a six-byte code that has more than 281 trillion possible variations. Traditionally only used for network interface cards, today's computers generally have several NIC addresses to help to identify many other parts of your system, including your Ethernet card, Bluetooth address, SCSI address, etc.

 
 

Will I be able to use the same license on my laptop computer and on my desktop computer?

A serial number issued for the Windows or Mac version of Rhyme Genie 5 or higher allows you to get up to three activation codes to run the program on different computers. Please note that an activation code is linked to a specific computer. Since we are unable to verify if a computer has been stolen or is no longer in working condition we cannot accommodate requests to transfer licenses. Should you desire to activate Rhyme Genie on more than three computers please take advantage of our offer to purchase additional serial numbers for $7.95 each. With a newly purchased serial number you will be able to request three more activation codes. This licensing structure has not only allowed us to provide all of our users with major free updates since Rhyme Genie 1.0 but also makes the initial purchasing costs of our software a much lower investment than the software products offered by our competitors.

 
 

My old activation code can unlock Rhyme Genie 1-4 but cannot be used to activate Rhyme Genie 5 or higher. Will I be able to get a new activation code with my old serial number?

An old unused serial number that was purchased for the activation of Rhyme Genie 1-4 remains valid for one (1) activation on any computer. Furthermore, if Rhyme Genie 1-4 is currently running on a particular computer fully unlocked you may also request a new activation code for Rhyme Genie 5 or higher free of charge. Simply execute a new license request with your old serial number. Once we have verified your eligibility we will issue one (1) new activation code that will allow you to run Rhyme Genie 5 or higher on the same computer. If your current activation code does not work anymore and you do not have an unused old serial number, please take advantage of our offer to purchase a new serial number for $7.95. Unlike the old serial number a newly purchased serial number will allow you to request up to three (3) activation codes to run the program on different devices.

 
 

Do you issue volume licenses?

As a registered user you can enjoy a considerable discount after your initial purchase of Rhyme Genie by simply purchasing additional activation codes. However, there is no simpler activation procedure for volume purchases so be prepared to brew a hot cup of coffee if you wish to install the software on a large amount of hosts.

 

Can I install the Rhyme Genie plug-in on Windows?

The plug-in version of Rhyme Genie is only available on OS X but the stand-alone Windows version of Rhyme Genie allows you to benefit from all of TuneSmith's rhyme clipboard features. Generally speaking the only difference in functionality between the Windows version and the Mac version of TuneSmith is that in the Windows version you cannot look up words in Rhyme Genie from within TuneSmith's text editor with a single click. To look up rhymes you have to copy words via the computer clipboard or type them into Rhyme Genie's search field.

Rhyme Genie and TuneSmith work in the same fashion on both platforms when you copy Rhyme Genie's clipboard entries to TuneSmith's rhyme clipboard. The PC version merely requires an extra click; one click to copy Rhyme Genie's clipboard entries into your computer clipboard and one click to copy the computer clipboard entries into TuneSmith's clipboard. Please note that Rhyme Genie's clipboard option to copy entries in the TuneSmith format must be active. Once rhymes have been copied to TuneSmith you can select any previous search word to look up the corresponding rhyme mates by clicking on the small arrow in the top left corner of TuneSmith’s rhyme clipboard.

 
 

I mainly use the Mac version of TuneSmith to administer my song catalog. Is there a way to disable the Rhyme Genie plug-in on OS X?

If you are using TuneSmith 4 (or higher) you can go to the setup screen and click on the ‘Disable Rhyme Genie Plug-in’ button. This will still allow you to use the stand-alone Mac version of Rhyme Genie to copy rhymes to TuneSmith’s rhyme clipboard whenever desired.

 
 

Is TuneSmith fully secured so that nobody can access my data?

By default TuneSmith can be opened by any user account on your computer. To limit access to your data you can move TuneSmith's program folder to a secure location such as the 'Documents' folder of your operating system. For even greater protection you can store TuneSmith's program folder on an encrypted disk image.

 
 

How do I create a backup of my song catalog?

To initiate a backup click on the ‘Backup’ button at the bottom left of TuneSmith’s screen. TuneSmith can store a single backup of your data in a specific folder named ‘Idolumic TuneSmith’ in the ‘Documents’ folder of your operating system. It is advisable to periodically copy this folder to external media to avoid irreversible data loss due to hard drive crashes.

 
 

Is there a limit to the number of songs I can create and manage with TuneSmith?

The number of songs is only limited by the available hard drive space. Theoretically you can store up to 64 quadrillion records provided TuneSmith's file size does not exceed 8 TB (terabytes). Both the Mac and the Windows versions can store an unlimited number of audio files per song. It is important to note, however, that Windows users who formatted their hard drives with a FAT file structure will not be able to read or write a single file that is larger than 4GB. Since the entire application of TuneSmith represents a single file it is preferable to use NTSF formatted hard drives whenever you wish to administer large song catalogs with numerous audio files.

 
 

Will I be able to export my song catalog to a different songwriting software in the future?

TuneSmith can create an unencrypted backup of your song data in a standard FileMaker® format. In addition, the audio files can be exported in their native file format so they can be imported into more advanced audio editors, sequencers or iTunes.

 
 

Which audio formats can I use to write and administer my songs with TuneSmith?

When you are writing lyrics you can record ideas for melodies and songs via the computer's built-in microphone in either AIFF or WAVE formats. AIFF is the most commonly used uncompressed audio format on the Apple Macintosh while WAVE is a popular uncompressed audio format on the Windows PC. Whenever you add commercially released studio recordings of your songs to your catalog TuneSmith will recognize a variety of audio formats, including iTunes' ACC (.m4a), MP3 (.mp3), AIFF (.aiff) and WAVE (.wav).

 
 

I want to use TuneSmith on both my Windows PC and Mac. How can I synchronize my song catalog?

You can move TuneSmith's backup folder in your 'Documents' folder from one computer to the other. To transfer changes made on a Windows PC to a Mac, create a new backup on the PC and copy the entire folder to your Mac to replace the existing backup folder. Start TuneSmith on your Mac and choose 'revert' in the backup dialog. This will import any new data from the backup folder and revert any matching records that are already present. Records that only exist in the Mac version of TuneSmith but not in the backup folder will remain unaffected. Please note, however, that customized pop-up menus of entry fields will not be automatically updated during the import of a previously created backup. These pop-up menus may be updated manually after the import is complete by clicking on the appropriate field label while holding the control (Ctrl) key.

 
 

Does TuneSmith allow me to share the same song catalog on multiple computers?

The TuneSmith program folder can only be shared if you stay within the Mac or the Windows platform. With TuneSmith 2 (or higher) you are able to share the actual program folder of TuneSmith, which resides inside the 'Applications' folder of your operating system. You can move the program folder from your 'Applications' folder to an external hard drive to use it on multiple computer systems. When the Mac version of TuneSmith 2 (or higher) is shared the Rhyme Genie plug-in will automatically activate itself on each computer that has the appropriate Rhyme Genie activation file on the desktop. Windows users have the option to automatically activate a shared stand-alone version of Rhyme Genie 5 (or higher) in the same fashion.

 
 

Can I use the vCard import and export functions to keep TuneSmith synchronized with my OS X Address Book?

Any contact that is created in the OS X Address Book is assigned a unique identification number which TuneSmith can use to update the matching creative talents whenever a vCard is re-imported. It is important to note, however, that TuneSmith only allows a creative talent to have up to 6 phone numbers, email addresses and 6 street addresses while a vCard created with the OS X Address Book does not have these limitations. It is also worth mentioning that the OS X Address Book allows a contact to have multiple preferred phone numbers, email and street addresses while in TuneSmith a creative talent can only have one preferred choice per category. If you plan to synchronize both applications regularly, be mindful to select only one preferred option for each contact category in your OS X Address Book as well.

 
 

Why are the pseudonyms of creative talents labelled as nicknames whenever they are being exported into a vCard?

A standard vCard must follow a specific format which allows for the inclusion of a nickname but not an artist's pseudonym. Rather than creating a custom vCard extension that might not be recognized by other contact managers TuneSmith uses a person's nickname as his or her pseudonym.

 
 

Rhyme Genie is now available in Apple’s App Store:

The new universal app version of Rhyme Genie can be installed on all your iOS devices without activation at the introductory price of $7.99. The latest iOS 9 features such as split view are fully supported. For optimal performance on older iPads you have the option to select a minimized view which runs very efficiently on the latest iPhones. Please go to Apple’s App Store to learn more.

 
 

The user interface has been completely re-designed:

Rhyme Genie now offers a cleaner and more intuitive interface that scales beautifully on a wide variety of platforms. The search field as well as all buttons and menus have been moved to the bottom half of the screen to provide a clutter-free presentation of the rhyme mates in the top half of the screen. A better integrated thesaurus can be expanded to show more synonyms by completely hiding the dictionary section. The book icon to the right of the search field allows for quick navigation between the dictionary & thesaurus and the rhyming dictionary. An expandable clipboard affords a greater overview of recently copied rhyme mates while the search field has lost its case sensitivity to make finding rhymes easier than ever.

 
 

The rhyming dictionary has been expanded:

Over 10,000 additional entries have been newly classified to be included in the parts of speech as well as the positive and negative connotation filters. 1600 new entries have been added to the rhyming dictionary including the latest top 40 hit song titles.

Support for gliding vowel sounds has been added:

Search words with gliding vowel sounds that can either be pronounced as one or two syllables (e.g. fire, wired, cruel) will now display a number in the far right of the search box. Clicking on the number will change the phonetic interpretation of the search word and show rhyme mates that match the alternative pronunciation.

 
 

The rhyming references have been improved:

More than 45,000 phonetic references have been optimized with an emphasis on intelligent rhyme, consonance, pararhyme and rich rhyme. The rhyming dictionary has been expanded with over 3350 new entries including the latest top 40 hit song titles. The syllable matching thesaurus has been expanded with more than 2400 new entries.

 
 

The graphic interface has been optimized:

The Mac version of Rhyme Genie now memorized the last used screen size and position of the standard as well as the minimized view and is fully compatible with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

 

The wordfilter has been expanded:

Over 61,000 entries have been newly classified to allow you to limit rhyme mates to words and phrases with positive or negative connotations.

 
 

The graphic interface has been optimized:

The overall performance of Rhyme Genie has been improved. PC users will benefit from full compatibility with Windows 8.1 while Mac users will benefit from full compatibility with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

 
 

The rhyming dictionary has been optimized:

More than 34,000 phonetic references have been refined and a number of erroneous entries have been corrected.

 

A new activation code allows for more flexibility:

Rhyme Genie 5 can be run from any external hard drive or flash drive. The new activation code continues to work even after the main hard drive of the computer has been changed. All serial numbers issued prior to Rhyme Genie 5 remain valid. Previously issued activation codes can be upgraded free of charge provided they are still valid on your particular computer system. If a previously issued activation code is not valid anymore, please take advantage of our offer to purchase a new serial number for $7.95. Unlike the old serial number a newly purchased serial number will allow you to request up to three (3) activation codes to run the program on different devices.

 
 

iPhone and iPad users can now run Rhyme Genie on their mobile devices:

The iOS version of Rhyme Genie is an exact clone of the desktop version, albeit without the demo mode. To achieve comparable performance you will have to run Rhyme Genie on an iPhone 5, an iPad 4 or an iPad Mini. Rhyme Genie will run on older models at slower speeds. However, earlier iPhone models are not recommended since Rhyme Genie's graphic interface has been optimized for the larger screen size of the iPhone 5.

 
 

Rhyme Genie's interface has been refined:

The graphic user interface has been updated to take advantage of Apple's new high resolution Retina Display and allows improved rendering on Windows PCs.

Lists of rhyme mates are now scrollable when you simply hover over the desired rhyme portal and slide your fingers over the computer's trackpad. The existing slider has been updated to indicate the length of each rhyme mate list in addition to showing your current position.

Rhyme mates can be displayed in a variety of font types and sizes. A redesigned minimized window allows for precise control of the number of syllables displayed in its rhyme portal while the tab key can now be used to quickly jump into the search field to look up words.

 
 

The rhyming dictionary has been expanded:

More than 15,000 new entries have been added to the rhyming dictionary including over 5000 traditional proverbs and major country hit songs of the last 50 years. The total number of entries now exceeds 327,000 while the phonetic references have grown to ten and a half million.

 
 

The syllable-matching thesaurus has been expanded:

Over 110,000 new entries have been added to the syllable-matching thesaurus. Syllable-matching synonyms can now be looked up whenever the traditional thesaurus is selected.

 

The Mac version of Rhyme Genie has been improved:

The installation on OS X has been simplified with a drag-and-drop installer.

The code signature of Rhyme Genie has been updated to ensure compatibility with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and Gatekeeper.

 

Rhyme Genie has been fully integrated into Idolumic's new free songwriting software 'TuneSmith':

With an advanced lyrics editor, a comprehensive copyright tracker and a versatile pitch journal, TuneSmith is an invaluable songwriting companion that allows artists to create and manage their songs with greater ease.

 
 

Over 20,000 new names of artists have been added to the existing song titles of hit songs:

You can now look up multiple artists per song title. Click on a song title more than once while pressing the option/alt key to reveal any additional names of artists and get an overview of how many times a song title has entered the charts.

 

A number of existing features have been optimized:

Mac users will benefit from full compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) while PC users will enjoy an improved performance on Windows XP and above. The functionality of the clipboard has been updated and a major bug has been fixed that could cause Rhyme Genie to freeze.

 

A unique thesaurus with syllable-matching synonyms has been added:

Whenever you see a plus sign inside the magnifying glass you can access a new thesaurus with over 420,000 synonyms. Clicking on the plus sign will reveal a list of words that are not only related to the search word but also share the same number of syllables. Click on any entry from the list to replace the current search word or hide the list again by clicking on Rhyme Genie's background.

 
 

The existing dictionary and thesaurus have been redesigned:

You can now see more synonyms at a glance with a refined thesaurus that groups synonyms of equal word length. Quickly look up definitions in the dictionary & thesaurus by holding the control key and alt/option key while clicking on any rhymes. Jump back to the previously selected rhyme by clicking on the arrow inside the right corner of the dictionary’s search field. You may choose to highlight all entries defined in the dictionary in the setup screen.

 
 

The user interface has been refined:

You can now navigate with greater ease with new pop-up menus. Easily replace the current search word with any dictionary entry by clicking on the entry while holding the control key. Microsoft Windows users will benefit from flicker-free screen redraws and improved boot-up time.

 

The rhyming capabilities of the intelligent rhyme have been dramatically enhanced:

By distinguishing between primary and secondary stress in words Rhyme Genie's intelligent rhyme now finds more near rhymes with greater accuracy.

 
 

A special Songwriter Dictionary has been added:

Compiled from more than 100 million words in over 600,000 song lyrics the new Songwriter Dictionary allows you to focus exclusively on words typically used in lyrics.

 
 

The number of parts of speech has been increased to 130,000:

With 30 percent more references the wordfilter now offers more than 84,000 nouns, 18,000 adjectives, 23,000 verbs and 5,000 adverbs.

 
 

The rhyming dictionary has been expanded:

- Added: 7400 new rhyming dictionary entries
- Corrected: a few erroneous entries
- Reclassified: all entries of the Basic Dictionary

 
 

The user interface has been improved:

- Corrected: a few minor interface glitches
- Revised: a number of visual interface elements

 

A new wordfilter with over 100,000 parts of speech has been added:

To allow for more precise searches you can now activate a filter that will hide all entries that do not belong to a selected category. Selectable categories include nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.

 
 

An index for all abbreviations of the Webster's dictionary has been created:

When using the dictionary you can now look up the meaning of any abbreviation in a dedicated drop down menu. Jump to a certain definition by typing the first letter(s) of its abbreviation while the menu is selected.

 
 

The user interface has been redesigned for improved performance; customization options have been added:

You are now able to change the look of the rhyming dictionary with several different backgrounds; you can also choose to display all text on white background for better readability. All graphic elements have been optimized to achieve a much faster response time.

 
 

A few incorrect rhyme references have been fixed:

- Corrected: a few capitalization errors
- Changed: all phrases that did not interpret the symbol '&' as 'and' to include it in the total number of syllables

 
 

The rhyming dictionary has been expanded:

With over 4000 new additions the total number of entries is now 306,588.

 

The user interface has been made more intuitive:

All sliders of the individual rhyme mate list will now automatically revert to their top positions once a new search has been executed.
The contrast between the 'on' and 'off' position of several icons has been increased for better readability.

 
 

The license request under OS ® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) has been simplified:

Users of the latest OS ® X that were unable to request a license for Rhyme Genie due to their network settings can now simply request a license via traditional email by holding the 'option' key while pressing the 'Request License' button. This will start Apple Mail and compose an email with all necessary information ready to be sent off with a single click.

 

Support for heteronyms has been added:

Heteronyms are words that have the same spelling but different meaning and pronunciation (e.g. "live for the day" and "live action" or "tear apart" and "tear drop"). A word that is recognized by the rhyming dictionary as a heteronym will display a number in the far right of the search box to indicate the current pronunciation selection. Clicking on the number will change the phonetic interpretation of the search word and show rhyme mates that match the new pronunciation.

 
 

Empty rhyme mate lists have been eliminated by optimizing the intelligent rhyme algorithm and redesigning the multi-syllabic function:

When the multi-syllabic option is off, its button will be gray and the intelligent rhyme will display final syllable rhymes and corresponding near rhymes that match in their last syllable.
When the multi-syllabic option is on, the button will illuminate and the intelligent rhyme will display rhyme mates that match two or more syllables whenever possible. A green light indicates that the displayed rhyme mates are indeed multi-syllabic perfect rhymes or corresponding near rhymes. A red light signifies that the search word does not rhyme with any other multi-syllabic word. In this case the rhyme mates will be either monosyllabic perfect rhymes or final syllable rhymes and their corresponding near rhymes, depending on the accent of the search word.

 
 

The handling of proper nouns has been improved:

You can now find rhyme mates for most proper nouns without capitalizing the search word. The exception is entries that have capitalized letters in any other position than the first, like acronyms (AOL), certain phrases (non-American) and certain last names (McDonald). This new feature is achieved through a character substitution formula that only examines the first letter of any given entry to preserve Rhyme Genie's speed.

 
 

The functionality of the clipboard has been expanded:

Words that are exported with the rhyming dictionary's clipboard can now be pasted into the program of your choice either in the order they were entered or in the order they are displayed in Rhyme Genie's main window.

 
 

One major bug has been fixed:

A glitch that produced incorrect rhyme mates for a number of words has been fixed. The glitch occurred during the initial look up of the search word and therefore affected all rhyme types. A few examples of the type of words that were affected by the bug are raw, saw, flow, laws, law, bow, how, etc.

 
 

Three minor bugs have been fixed:

A rare interface bug that displays the feminine or masculine symbol in every word field has been fixed. The issue could occur when moving the mouse over the similarity in sound bar while simultaneously clicking on the mouse button.

A decoding error that prevented the proper validation of certain serial numbers has been fixed.

Whenever the search word started with a vowel the rhyming dictionary could show entries that would by definition be repetitions instead of rhymes (e.g. a perfect rhyme search for 'all' would return 'after all, all in all, above all'). This issue has now been fixed.

 
 

All dictionary entries have been proofread:

- Capitalized: all entries that were not recognized as proper nouns
- Uncapitalized: words that were interpreted as names instead of nouns (faith, prince, grace etc.)
- Removed: entries with symbols instead of letters (*:?`)
- Changed: British spelling to American spelling whenever possible
- Capitalized: the first word of all phrases ending with an exclamation point or question mark
- Properly capitalized: all entries with preposition
- Properly formatted: all entries with special characters (déjà vu, tête-à-tête, español etc.)
- Omitted: all duplicate compound word entries that had the same meaning but different spelling (e.g. guard-rail, guard rail, guardrail) as well as the majority of nondescript acronyms (e.g. IIE, r-m)

 

A number of important improvements have been made:

The code signature of TuneSmith has been updated to ensure compatibility with the latest Windows specifications. A rare issue that could affect the installation of TuneSmith’s custom fonts on Mac OS X has been fixed. The graphic interface has been refined. The Mac version of TuneSmith now installs the plug-in version of Rhyme Genie 8.

 

The functionality of the rhyme clipboard has been expanded:

You can now access a rhyme worksheet which displays all the search words and rhyme mates that were transferred from Rhyme Genie to a particular song on one page. Click on the button marked with three dots in the top right corner of TuneSmith’s rhyme clipboard to show or hide the selected song’s rhyme worksheet. Delete any specific search word and all its related rhyme mates by clicking on the button with the minus sign next to the currently selected search word.

 
 

The lyrics revision history section has been refined:

Revision history entries which used to present an unchangeable snapshot of a song’s lyrics and notes fields now remain editable. This allows you to allocate an unlimited number of lyrics and notes fields to each song and to split the lyrics into several different sections (e.g. verse, chorus, etc.). Alternatively you can create a revision entry for the sole purpose of collecting additional ideas and wordlists relevant to the selected song.

 
 

TuneSmith’s sorting capabilities have been improved:

You can now keep the records of your song catalog sorted alphabetically at all times. Any newly added songs will be automatically sorted according to the selection made in TuneSmith list view. To specify a new sorting order, enter the list view and click the desired column header (e.g. main title, theme, genre, etc.). A small arrow will appear next to the record number to indicate your selection. Reverse the sorting order by clicking on the header more than once. Click on the column header 3 times or use the ‘Unsort All Records’ command in the ‘Edit’ menu to disable record sorting and show all records according to their creation date.

 
 

TuneSmith’s interface has been refined:

The pitch journal now allows you to track whether a song pitch has resulted in a publishing deal and when said contract term ends. The Mac version of TuneSmith now memorizes the last used screen size and position upon exiting and is fully compatible with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). A bug that could create duplicate chord charts after importing (reverting to) a backup of TuneSmith has been fixed.

 

A print issue of the lyrics editor has been addressed:

A bug that could produce a number of empty pages whenever the lyrics of a song are printed has been fixed.

 

The functionality of the audio recorder has been increased:

You are now able to edit the metadata of audio files added to TuneSmith's song catalog. Common ID 3 tags of mp3 files such as title, composer and publisher and can be automatically updated by TuneSmith to match the information entered into the song info fields of the selected song. Mp3 files forwarded to prospective clients via email attachments now include the contact info, the writer and publisher portions as well as the affiliations (PROs) of the creative talents.

 
 

The song catalog has been expanded with new song characteristics:

You can now track the mood, tempo and time signature of any given song. Enter an estimated tempo (e.g. Fast/Allegro) or specify the Beats Per Minute of a song in the 'Details’ panel. Additional BPM values can be entered for each audio file added to TuneSmith's song catalog to distinguish between different cover versions of a particular song. Each audio file can also have its own genre defined independently of the song's main genre. To follow the naming conventions of ID3v2 tags the genre of a specific audio file is limited to one of 125 pre-defined values in the ’Genre’ drop-down list.

 
 

The integration with Rhyme Genie has been improved:

The rhyme clipboard has been redesigned to show Rhyme Genie's last copied search word above the rhymes. Click on the arrow just to the left to access any previously copied search words and show their corresponding rhyme mates. The arrow above the rhyme clipboard now opens a hidden pop-up menu to give you the option to display the words and phrases separately and show the copied rhyme mates in alphabetical order.

 
 

A major bug has been fixed:

A major bug that could prevent the backup of customized selection lists has been fixed. Please note that this major bug merely affects the selectable values when a customized list is clicked on. It does not affect any existing data that was entered into a field. If you have customized a selection list in TuneSmith 3 it is advisable to back it up manually before installing TuneSmith 4. To do so select ‘Edit’ at the bottom of the desired selection list and copy and paste its content to a standard text document via your computer clipboard.

 
 

TuneSmith's interface has been refined:

All print preview subroutines have been optimized for greater speed and several minor bugs related to the chord dictionary and chord sheets have been fixed.

 

The functionality of the chord sheet editor has been expanded:

You can now generate chord sheets in the Nashville Number System format. To transform the chord symbols of an existing song, select the song's key in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the 'Guitar Chord Charts' section and click on the 'Nashville No. System' button. The calculated chord numbers are based on the chord's original position in the selected major key. If the song is written in a minor key, TuneSmith will follow the norm and calculate the chord numbers as if the song were written in the relative major of the selected minor key.

 
 

The song catalog printouts have been expanded:

You now have the option to print legally binding songwriter split sheets from within your song catalog. Click on the print button of the song info screen and make the appropriate selection in the pop-up dialog. Please note that the legal paragraph at the beginning of the songwriter split sheet merely serves as an example and should not be used without consulting your attorney first. Make the necessary changes in the legal paragraph by going to TuneSmith's setup screen before signing your first songwriter split sheet.

 
 

The graphic interface has been optimized:

A handful of interface issues have been corrected. A bug that could prevent chord charts from being printed correctly after you have imported or reverted to a previously created backup of your song catalog has been fixed. The overall performance of TuneSmith has been improved. PC users will benefit from full compatibility with Windows 8.1 while Mac users will benefit from full compatibility with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

 

TuneSmith's interface has been refined:

The graphic user interface has been updated to take advantage of Apple's new high resolution Retina Display and allows improved rendering on Windows PCs. A new 'Preview' button can generate fully formatted and freely zoomable on-screen previews of all printouts. Numerous small improvements have been made.

 
 

A chord sheet editor with a chord dictionary has been added:

A new chord sheet editor, which offers the same style and format features as TuneSmith's lyrics editor, can add professionally formatted chord symbols with matching guitar chord charts to your lyrics. An integrated chord dictionary allows you to look up the notes, fret positions and intervals of over 4800 chords and can be used to maintain an unlimited number of custom chord charts.

 
 

The Rhyme Genie plug-in can now automatically activate itself:

The new auto activation feature of the Rhyme Genie plug-in makes it easier for Mac users to share TuneSmith files on multiple computers. You can now move the entire TuneSmith program folder from the 'Applications' folder of your Mac to an external hard drive. The Rhyme Genie plug-in will automatically activate itself on each computer that has the appropriate Rhyme Genie activation file on the desktop.

 

A major bug has been fixed:

A glitch that would limit audio recordings via the computer's microphone to 3 minutes or less has been fixed. The installation on OS X has been simplified with a drag-and-drop procedure which installs the Rhyme Genie plug-in by default.The code signature of TuneSmith has been updated to ensure compatibility with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and Gatekeeper.

 

Several bugs have been addressed:

A bug that could cause TuneSmith to crash during shutdown has been fixed. A glitch that inadvertently attached the currently playing audio files to a newly created email has been corrected. Numerous small improvements have been made.

 

A number of issues have been fixed:

A glitch that prevented the creation of pitch task reminders in iCal has been corrected. A bug that caused TuneSmith to print the copyright info of a song instead of the lyrics sheet has been fixed. Name changes to revision entries can now be saved by pressing the return or the tab key.