in Auralia 4 Changes
This page details all the fixes and improvements that have been made in Auralia 4.02. You can download the latest version here.

 

Topics

  • Many improvements to melodies in topics such as Melodic Dictation (1584)
  • Tapping latency issues (Windows) resolved, and now adjustable on the ‘Administration / Sound and Pictures / Playback’ screen (1468)
  • Improvements to Jazz Chord Progressions level, question and answer display (1598, 1472)
  • Jazz Chord Progressions bass line emphasis improved (1559)
  • Many improvements to Chord Progressions and Advanced Chord Progressions – error messages resolved (1253, 1452)
  • Pulse Tapping question text and feedback improvements. Start of bar now measured correctly (1403)
  • Solfege feedback syllables fixed in Scales and Jazz Scales (1546)
  • Scale Home Keys levels not copied properly when copying syllabus (1618)
  • Problems with question text in Tuning fixed. Tuning feedback now has playback. (1725, 1601)
  • Syllabus instrument choice wasn’t being set for the first question (1643)
  • Solfege note names now display in Pitch Dictation
  • Improved notation labelling on response screen – many topics (1222, 1353)
  • Interval Imitation response now displays you the interval you sung (1610)
  • Reduced sine wave volume level in Absolute Pitch (1573)
  • Selection of Tuplet fragments in rhythm topics notation drawing issues resolved (1406)
  • Repeating key presses in all tapping drills now ignored (you can now hold down spacebar and not get question wrong) (1404)
  • Some questions would appear in extreme ranges on the staff (1527)
  • Various beaming issues resolved (1641)
  • Multiple choice answers now display in the same order each time the drill is run, regardless of the level or questions chosen (1712)
  • Certain topics in the Demo would not work – Advanced Chord Progressions, Chord Progressions, Melodic Dictation, Sight Singing, Pitch Dictation, Tuning(1780)
  • Singing and imitation topics that ‘ignore enharmonic’ now show correct question on feedback screen (1493)

Syllabus

  • NEW Jazz Syllabus, Courses and Tests!
  • Ensured that Meter Recognition levels don’t have 2/4 and 4/4 in the same level (1521)
  • VCE Syllabus – Chord Progressions levels mistakenly included V7 and some inversions (1711)

Lessons

  • Lydian augmented scale description used to refer to lydian dominant (1620)
  • Many scrollbars removed through correct sizing (Mac only) (1756, 1759)
  • Various spelling and grammar problems resolved (1631)
  • Playback of individual parts, chords, notes etc enabled in many lessons (1349)
  • Enabled playback in Rhythm Styles lessons (1382)

Sound Issues

  • Stuck MIDI notes fixed (Windows only) (1556)
  • Default system wave sound output device now chosen, resolving issues with question response sound and instrument topics playback (1288)
  • MIDI instruments are sometimes not restored after switching to another application (1625)
  • Crash on Mac when there were similarly named MIDI input devices (1646)
  • Incorrect MIDI output devices reported (Windows only) (1645)
  • Replay button delay removed (1326)

Miscellaneous

  • Drill screen layout and size improvements (1621, 1485, 1628, 1642, 1730, 1600, 1642)
  • Response screen layout and size improvements (1554, 1600)
  • Level setup screen fixes (1617)
  • Various selection box updating issues resolved (Mac only) (1714)
  • Various dialogs would allow text that was too long, causing errors (NO database corruption – just runtime errors) (1765)
  • Minor Guitar controller issues resolved (1666)
  • Enharmonic note issues with Guitar and Piano controllers resolved (1629)
  • The Guitar, Solfege and Piano controllers would appear on the monitor that Auralia was started on if you moved the application, instead of displaying on the new monitor (1664)
  • Courses and tests are now sorted nicely on the Course and Test start screens
  • Course test and drill entries weren’t remembering the number of questions completed after exiting and then resuming (1376)
  • Various issues with Course and Test results and attempted fixed (1754)
  • Course entry response screens improved with less dialog popups(1707)

Administration

  • Improved layout of Sound and Pictures configuration screens (1468, 1553)
  • The currently logged in user name is now displayed at the bottom right of the screen (1347)
  • You are now prompted to login after enabling logins on the ‘Administration / Security & Record Keeping’ screen (1773)
  • Registration issues with non-ascii characters are now resolved (1679)
  • Crash after cancelling registration fixed. Registration feedback messages improved (1656, 1676)
  • The Test editor now remember which syllabus you last chose as you add new test entries (1619)
  • Crashes when deleting invalid entries in the Chords, Scales, Concepts and Terms editors have been resolved (1747)
  • Concepts and Terms editors question checking issues resolved (1746)
  • Duplicate user names are now prevented on the User administration screen (1774)
  • The country filter on the Syllabus administration screen now only lists countries that have syllabuses assigned (1757)
  • Topics without levels can now be excluded from the topic list in the Test editor (1659)
  • Chords that have been added without context information will cause a crash in the level editor (1665)
  • Clearing all test results on User administration screen would not work (1741)
  • Problems with the transfer utility have been resolved (1671, 1696)
  • If you changed the ‘Show message for correct option’ setting on the ‘Change your Details’ dialog the program would ignore the change until the next login (1634)
  • Tests can now be ‘Locked’ by an Administrator, so that they can’t be modified when a student imports it for home use (1723)
  • The class list is now correctly updated on the Test administration screen (Mac only) (1744)

Reports

  • Some reports would show Musition results as well as Auralia results (1636)
  • Test attempt report would not show ‘Completed’ as YES even if test was completed correctly – only for COMBINED attempts (1708)
  • Percentages now included for detailed practise results (1374)
  • Various text boxes were getting truncated in reports (1388)
  • Test and Course results screens under ‘Check my Results’ now show completed status (1698)
  • Test results were always available for students regardless of test setting (1697)
  • Question retries are now NO LONGER counted as an attempt by default. There is a new setting to control this on the ‘Administration / Users / Users and Options’ screen. Note that this setting is IGNORED in Courses, question retries are never counted as an attempt due to complex scoring issues (1544, 1348, 1731)