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You can download both the latest release and beta versions of Lofelt Studio by logging in to your account at lofelt.com and navigating to the Downloads page.

The latest versions of the Lofelt Studio mobile apps can be found on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Lofelt Studio 2021.1.1

21 Jan 2021

Studio desktop app 1.1.0

  • Added cut, copy, paste and paste in position for breakpoints.
  • Added a control in the timeline to seek the playback position when previewing haptics on iOS.
  • Added ability to create a new unique QR code for a project when saving via File > Save As.
  • Added ability to export .ahap files via File > Export.
  • Added 16 example projects showcasing application UX, gaming and music audio-haptic experiences.
  • Added ability to login via Github.
  • Improved error reporting, error messages will now automatically dismiss after 5 seconds.
  • Improved reliability and update rate of changes from desktop to mobile.

Studio mobile app for iOS 1.2.7

  • When seeking the playback position on the desktop app the audio preview will now jump to that location on the audition screen.
  • Longer haptic clips will no longer stop playing at the 30-second mark.
  • Improved reliability and update rate of changes from the desktop app to the mobile app.
  • Improved the synchronization between audio and haptics playback when auditioning.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2021.1.1

21 Jan 2021

Studio desktop app 1.1.0

  • Added cut, copy, paste and paste in position for breakpoints.
  • Added a control in the timeline to seek the playback position when previewing haptics on iOS.
  • Added ability to create a new unique QR code for a project when saving via File > Save As.
  • Added ability to export .ahap files via File > Export.
  • Added 16 example projects showcasing application UX, gaming and music audio-haptic experiences.
  • Added ability to login via Github.
  • Improved error reporting, error messages will now automatically dismiss after 5 seconds.
  • Improved reliability and update rate of changes from desktop to mobile.

Studio mobile app for iOS 1.2.7

  • When seeking the playback position on the desktop app the audio preview will now jump to that location on the audition screen.
  • Longer haptic clips will no longer stop playing at the 30-second mark.
  • Improved reliability and update rate of changes from the desktop app to the mobile app.
  • Improved the synchronization between audio and haptics playback when auditioning.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2020.2.1

9 December 2020

Studio desktop app 1.0.0

  • No new release of Studio desktop in this beta release.

Studio mobile app for iOS 1.2.5

  • No new release of Studio mobile app for iOS in this beta release.

Known Issues

  • When auditioning longer haptic clips, the audition will still stop after 30 seconds.

Studio mobile app for Android 0.9.0 Beta

  • First beta release of the Studio mobile app for Android.

Known Issues

  • Audio playback and haptic playback are not yet in sync.

Studio plug-in for Unity com.lofelt.haptics@1.1.0-beta.1

  • First beta release of the Studio plug-in for Unity.
  • Includes Haptic Receiver and Haptic Source components.
  • Haptics triggered by Play() and Stop() commands.

Known Issues

  • It is currently possible to only load and play back one haptic clip at any given time.
  • Audio playback and haptic playback are not yet in sync.

Studio framework for iOS 1.1.0

  • The framework can now play back haptic clips longer than 30 seconds.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • An error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.
  • iOS pre-authored example app shows a compiler warning: Umbrella header for module ‘LofeltHaptics’ does not include header LofeltHapticsCbinding.h

Studio library for Android 1.1.0-beta.1

  • First beta release of the Studio library for Android.

Known Issues

  • Audio playback and haptic playback are not yet in sync.
  • Playback of haptic clips are “stretched”—playback takes longer than designed.

Lofelt Studio 2020.1.1

1 October 2020

Studio desktop app 1.0.0

  • Changed the application name from Composer Pro to Lofelt Studio desktop app.
  • Project files now are no longer generically named, are associated with the application in macOS Finder / Windows Explorer, are saved next to the audio file used to start the project.
  • A new project can now be started by dragging and dropping an audio file into the application window.
  • Reduced breakpoint size to improve visibility when many points are displayed on the screen.
  • Fixes longer directory paths being displayed incorrectly in the recent projects list.

Studio mobile app 1.2.5

  • Changed the application from Lofelt Composer to Lofelt Studio mobile app.
  • Updated links within the applicaiton.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer haptic clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

Studio framework for iOS 1.0.0

  • Promoted version from 0.9.0 to 1.0.0.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • When using the real-time audio-to-haptics feature, an error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.
  • When playing longer haptic clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2020.1.6

16 September 2020

Composer Pro 0.9.1

  • Added trackpad/mouse wheel scrolling and zooming. Pinch on the trackpad or use the CMD/CTRL+mouse wheel to zoom. Two-finger swipe or use the mouse wheel to scroll the waveform. Directly jump to a location in the overview navigator by single-clicking.
  • Improved handling of dragging multiple breakpoints.
  • Improved Emphasis point detection during audio analysis.
  • Fixes File > Save As becoming greyed out after saving a project for the first time.
  • Fixes inability to move breakpoints when selecting multiple breakpoints and zooming the navigator.
  • Fixes the sign-in dialog being shown when updating to a new version. Note: This version may still trigger a sign-in dialog but subsequent versions will not trigger the dialog.
  • Fixes inability to select a single breakpoint when multiple points are selected.
  • Fixes metadata not being written into the .haptic file upon export.
  • Fixes the hovering add breakpoint not being shown in some cases.
  • Fixes lasso being drawn outside of the breakpoint editor when multi-selecting points.
  • Fixes a disconnect from the mouse cursor location and frame of navigator when the navigator is dragged beyond its maximum bounds.
  • Fixes the Edit > Emphasis menu showing the wrong state and deleting Emphasis points when toggling Emphasis on and off with multiple points selected.
  • Fixes the File menu being shown in the About screen on Windows.

Known Issue

  • File name for the project is restricted to composer.lofelt. We will continue to clean up file saving before releasing V1.0.

iOS Composer App 1.2.4

  • Added Emphasis Playback support.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer Haptic Clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

iOS Framework 0.9.0

  • Added Emphasis playback support.
  • Notify app developers when using older .haptic files.
  • Improved the pre-authored example app with Emphasis Points on Achievement_1.haptic.
  • Fixed playback of .haptic file with only 2 points.
  • API changes
    • Objective-C methods that can fail now additionally return BOOL.
    • The init() method for the bridged Swift API no longer takes an empty andReturnError parameter.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • When using the real-time audio-to-haptics feature, an error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2020.1.5

31 August 2020

Composer Pro 0.9.0

  • Added Emphasis Points to the Amplitude Envelope.
  • Added a toggle in the Audio Analyzer to automatically detect Emphasis Points.
  • Removed Lofelt logo from QR codes.
  • Restructured and added separators to the File menu.

Known Issues

  • File name for the project is restricted to composer.lofelt. We will continue to clean up file saving before releasing V1.0.

iOS Composer App 1.2.4

  • Added Emphasis Playback support.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer Haptic Clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

iOS Framework 0.9.0

  • Added Emphasis playback support.
  • Notify app developers when using older .haptic files.
  • Improved the pre-authored example app with Emphasis Points on Achievement_1.haptic.
  • Fixed playback of .haptic file with only 2 points.
  • API changes
    • Objective-C methods that can fail now additionally return BOOL.
    • The init() method for the bridged Swift API no longer takes an empty andReturnError parameter.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • When using the real-time audio-to-haptics feature, an error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2020.1.4

18 August 2020

Composer Pro 0.8.1

  • Projects no longer need to be saved up front. Projects will be stored in a temporary location until either the project is closed or manually saved.
  • Larger zoom factor is now supported so more breakpoints can be viewed at once.
  • Added an About screen so it is easier to check which version of the application is running when submitting bugs.
  • When starting the app for the first time, you will now need to sign-in in order to link the app to your Lofelt account.
  • Projects can now be started from the File menu or using Command + N.
  • It is no longer possible to export a .haptic file from the home screen.
  • Removed the cardinal arrows around breakpoints when freely dragging multiple breakpoints.
  • Files that are longer than 30 seconds are not allowed. We will remove this limitation when the SDK supports playback beyond 30 seconds.
  • The Recent Projects list will now automatically remove projects which have been deleted from the disk.
  • Windows version is now properly signed.

Known Issues

  • File name for the project is restricted to composer.lofelt. We will continue to clean up file saving before releasing V1.0.

iOS Composer App 1.2.3

  • Added better reporting of errors. It’s annoying to not know when you have an error, so we added a ton of error reporting.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer Haptic Clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

iOS Framework 0.8.2

  • Includes full bitcode as required for deploying apps to TestFlight.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • When using the real-time audio-to-haptics feature, an error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2020.1.3

16 July 2020

Composer Pro 0.8.0

  • First beta version for external testing!

Known Issues

  • The Windows version is using a temporary signing certificate, which can cause a warning on some machines.
  • Recent projects menu/UI component doesn’t update when a file is deleted.
  • File name for the project is restricted to composer.lofelt, and currently you have to set up where you save the project immediately after opening an audio file. We will be cleaning up project saving shortly.

iOS Composer App 1.2.3

  • Added better reporting of errors. It’s annoying to not know when you have an error, so we added a ton of error reporting.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer Haptic Clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

iOS Framework 0.8.2

  • Includes full bitcode as required for deploying apps to TestFlight.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • When using the real-time audio-to-haptics feature, an error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.

Lofelt Studio Beta2020.1.2

14 July 2020

Composer Pro 0.8.0

  • First beta version for external testing!

Known Issues

  • The Windows version is using a temporary signing certificate, which can cause a warning on some machines.
  • Recent projects menu/UI component doesn’t update when a file is deleted.
  • File name for the project is restricted to composer.lofelt, and currently you have to set up where you save the project immediately after opening an audio file. We will be cleaning up project saving shortly.

iOS Composer App 1.2.3

  • Added better reporting of errors. It’s annoying to not know when you have an error, so we added a ton of error reporting.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer Haptic Clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

iOS Framework 0.8.1

  • Fixes name strings in the error reporting
  • Updates the sample used in the LofeltHapticsExampleRealtime project

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.
  • When using the real-time audio-to-haptics feature, an error will likely occur if you put the application to sleep while haptics are playing and then reopen the app.

Lofelt Studio Beta 2020.1.1

13 July 2020

Composer Pro 0.8.0

  • First beta version for external testing!

Known Issues

  • The Windows version is using a temporary signing certificate, which can cause a warning on some machines.
  • Recent projects menu/UI component doesn’t update when a file is deleted.
  • File name for the project is restricted to composer.lofelt, and currently you have to set up where you save the project immediately after opening an audio file. We will be cleaning up project saving shortly.

iOS Composer App 1.2.3

  • Added better reporting of errors. It’s annoying to not know when you have an error, so we added a ton of error reporting.

Known Issues

  • When playing longer Haptic Clips, haptics will be disabled after 30 seconds.

iOS Framework 0.8.0

  • First release for beta.

Known Issues

  • CHHaptic Engine can become “unavailable” and report an error.

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