The Experimental Corner

This is a showcase for development tests, ideas, experiments, and of course user suggestions. Features depicted here might or might not end up in release versions of Resonic.

If you like a particular feature don't hestitate to comment on it! You feedback helps improve and shape Resonic!


December 31, 2013

Continuing selection/cue work, experimenting with creative randomization options.

December 2, 2013

Spoiler alert ;)

November 25, 2013

Working on new version numbers for the Beta phase,
and on an update check.

October 23, 2013

Currently just an idea… drive letter buttons in browser for even faster access to drives.

October 21, 2013

Progress on multichannel RMS metering.

October 20, 2013

Alternative take on RMS metering.

October 15, 2013

Resonic Pro: Experimenting with RMS metering and waveform. This is the very first design and won't be final.

October 14, 2013

RMS (green) support for level meter is taking shape.

October 12, 2013

Waveform styles: Classic, Interlace, Plain, Outline

October 10, 2013

Pitch detection, proof of concept.

October 8, 2013

All future releases will feature a new stop mode button (i.e. stop after current track) in addition to the play mode button for sequential or random playback.

October 7, 2013

On Windows 7 and 8 a red icon overlay indicates that playback is about to stop after the current track.

This works with big taskbar icons only.

October 6, 2013

An essential player feature: track resume.
It remembers the folder, file, and play position when you close Resonic, and resumes playback with a smooth volume fade from where it left off when you start it the next time.

October 5, 2013

A work in progress feature called 'Keep playing': the play position stays the same when switching files.
Handy to quickly preview a bunch of new tracks, and excellent for comparing different versions of mixes and masters!

May 22, 2013

A-B repeat feature for all versions of Resonic.

May 15, 2013

So far Resonic uses
- blue symbols for lossless files (e.g. wav, aif, flac, ape)
- orange symbols for lossy files (e.g. mp3, mp4, ogg)
- green symbols for music files (e.g. xm, it)

Some new file list icons describing the channel count will be introduced in the next update. This simple, yet unique system ultimately lets you differentiate between lossless, lossy, music, mono, stereo, and multichannel files just by looking at the symbol.

The file list can also be sorted by the symbol.

May 13, 2013

Experimenting with custom message dialogs to work around some usability problems,
and to also be more flexible with the content being shown.

May 2, 2013

Reworking visualization/waveform painting from scratch to work around some serious performance issues on Windows 7/8.

This is the first waveform draft I came up with.

May 2, 2013

Digital silence visualization in Resonic Pro will let you quickly spot parts that are actually silent, which is especially useful when setting selections. Here you see a kick loop, some percussion, and hats with occasional dips to zero.

Also works with multichannel files.

May 2, 2013

The demoscene is near and dear to me. (Wikipedia,

It's basically been around me since the early beginnings on C64 and Amiga and I've had my time in the PC scene, composing tracks with Pro Tracker, Scream Tracker 3, and later on with Impulse Tracker.

Proper MOD support in Resonic is not just important to me, but I'd also like to push the way module music is visualized.

Here's a preview of the timeline in tracks mode:

May 2, 2013

A first glimpse at the powerful theming system. Although very low on the priority list it is already starting to take shape.

May 2, 2013

Customizable columns, new column types, and highlighted sort column, coming to you with the next Resonic release.

May 2, 2013

Reworking the volume control for better usability, faster painting, remembers volume during sessions, shows muted volume, does smooth volume changes, shows deciBels in Resonic Pro instead of the percentage, just to name a few things.

April 19, 2013

The music library is taking shape.

Since the concept of Resonic is based on folder playback libraries will always be completely optional, and they won't be slowing down the application. It's up to the users what they want to use, and when they want to use it.

On the Pro side there's something similar cooking, but with a completely different focus.

April 10, 2013

This new notification bar sits at the bottom of the main window.

Starting with Alpha 8xx all the annoying message popups will go here, showing you what's going on,
without blocking the rest of Resonic – and you, operating it.

April 8, 2013

One of the many ideas regarding searching and filtering.

April 1, 2013

Marker support for Resonic Pro, slowly evolving.

March 31, 2013

Resonic visualizing and playing a 96 kHz 24-bit 6-channel SACD WAV / compressed FLAC.
Also shown, multichannel peak hold level meter.

March 22, 2013

Pro: A little work on peak hold and peak value display.

March 3, 2013

Experimenting with customizable interface elements.

March 3, 2013

Experimenting with customizable interface elements.
In this example header, info bar, footer, and left panel are all disabled.

February 23, 2013

Read and display ratings.

Trying to stay compatible with Windows Media Player / Explorer, iTunes, MediaMonkey, and the Quick Tagger component. What all of these have in common is thinking it's absolutely hilarious to use 10 different ways of describing the same thing.

February 23, 2013

Peak hold for level meter (peak programme meter), intended to be used in Resonic Pro.

February 23, 2013

Experimenting with loops and selections.

February 23, 2013

Play progress bar behind analyzers. The bar has a lower alpha for added subtlety.

February 17, 2013

Solid-color background, solid-color wave with higher-resolution.

February 3, 2013

Permanent delete markings. An upcoming feature for all versions of Resonic.

February 2, 2013

A Resonic Pro proof of concept: Semitone-based pitch changing and bending.

February 1, 2013

Folder bookmarks, quite an essential feature.

January 31, 2013

Compact seek bar idea.

January 31, 2013

Experimenting with dynamic breadcrumb navigation.

January 30, 2013

Loudness-based fluid waveform, intended to be used in Resonic Pro.

January 29, 2013

Designing the preferences window and its menu.
Also, a first glimpse at the global hotkeys feature with its extremely simplified interface. No bloat, remember.

January 28, 2013

Minimalistic outlined analyzers with progress bar in background.

January 28, 2013

Minimalistic outlined waveform.

January 28, 2013

Different menu button.

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