About & Pics

Description

Audio Cues is designed for live performance. With just an Android phone or tablet, or a Chromebook that supports Google Play, you can create and run simple audio designs for theatre, dance, and other live entertainment. It can also be used by yoga teachers, massage therapists, or anyone else who wants to create and run playlists of music and other sound effects.

In-App Purchase: Unlimited Shows and Cues
Audio Cues permits up to 2 shows on each device and up to 10 cues per show without any payment or registration. An in-app purchase adds support for unlimited shows and cues.

User guide
http://bit.ly/AudioCuesUserGuide

Tech support
Having trouble with the app? Got a great idea for a new feature? Send an email to: radialtheater@gmail.com

Features
Audio Cues supports two different kinds of cues:
Audio cues work with all standard audio file formats, including WAV, OGG and more.
Fade cues can change volume, pan from left to right, or serve as Stop cues

All cues have these features:
• Cue number and title
• Master, left and right volume
• A trigger (the Go button, or with or after the previous cue)
• A delay to run the cue a certain amount of time after the trigger
• A shortcut to run the cue from a keyboard or remote control

Audio cue features include:
• A target pointing to a particular audio file
• A starting point, letting you jump past the start of an audio file
Number of play times, including support for infinite loops

Fade cue features include:
• A target pointing to a specific audio cue, or to all running cues
• A fade duration
Stop the target audio cue(s)

Other features include:
• Integration with Google Drive and local storage to transfer audio files to your Android device
• Backup and restore of show designs to Google Drive and local storage

Keyboard shortcuts:
• Up and down cursor keys to scroll through the cue list
• The space bar or Enter to trigger the Go button
• Esc or Ctrl+Q to stop all running cues
• Configurable keyboard shortcuts for navigation and running cues

Recent new features
• A notification with Play and Pause buttons is displayed when the app is in the background (v1.6)
• Audio cues now have a "fade in" property (v1.5)
• Import an audio file from the cue editing screen (v1.4)
• Create an audio cue from the Manage Files screen (v1.4)
• Copy and paste volume levels (v1.4)
• Auto-renumber the cue list (v1.3)
• Duplicate a show (v1.3)
• Configurable keyboard and remote control support (v1.2)

Audio File Storage
The app's audio files are stored in this directory:
/AudioCues/shows/[show title]

You can import audio files from:
• Google Drive
• The device's internal storage
• An SD card or thumb drive

Other ways to copy audio files to the device include:
• With a file manager app
• From a desktop computer connected by USB cable (on macOS, use Android File Transfer, available through the Mac App Store)
• Wirelessly with Bluetooth or with a file transfer app such as AirDroid

To build audio files, we recommend using Audacity, a free desktop application that works on Windows, Mac and Linux:
http://www.audacityteam.org/

The developer
Audio Cues was designed and developed by Seattle-based Radial Theater's Producing Director, David Gassner. In addition to being an active theatre artist, he teaches software development skills for LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com.

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Nov 22, 2016 (about 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 27 days, on average.

Nov 22
2018
(Current)
Version 1.6.4

Version 1.6
* New: A notification with Play, Pause and Stop All buttons now appears when app is in the background.
* Fixed: The app's connection to running cues was sometimes dropped when in the background.

Versions 1.6.1 - 1.6.4
* Various minor bug fixes

Oct 15
2018
Version 1.6.3

Version 1.6
* New: A notification with Play, Pause and Stop All buttons now appears when app is in the background.
* Fixed: The app's connection to running cues was sometimes dropped when in the background.

Versions 1.6.1 - 1.6.3
* Fixed: Notification can now be dismissed if no cues are playing.
* Various minor bug fixes

Sep 24
2018
Version 1.6.2

Version 1.6
* New: A notification with Play, Pause and Stop All buttons now appears when app is in the background.
* Fixed: The app's connection to running cues was sometimes dropped when in the background.

Versions 1.6.1 and 1.6.2
* Fixed: Notification can now be dismissed if no cues are playing.
* Various minor bug fixes

Jun 21
2018
Version 1.6.1

Version 1.6
* New: A notification with Play, Pause and Stop All buttons now appears when app is in the background.
* Fixed: The app's connection to running cues was sometimes dropped when in the background.

Version 1.6.1
* Fixed: Notification can now be dismissed if no cues are playing.
* Cosmetic fix to landscape layout on smaller devices.

Jun 14
2018
Version 1.6

Version 1.6
* New: A notification now appears when the app is in the background or stopped and audio cues are still active. Press the notification to return to the app, or press the Play, Pause or Stop All buttons to affect the currently running cue(s).
* Fixed: The connection to active audio cues was sometimes dropped when app was in the background. The added notification should fix this issue.
* Other minor bug fixes

Apr 13
2018
Version 1.5.2

Version 1.5.2
* New feature: Audio cues have a new "fade in" property.
* The Sample Show now demonstrates fading in an audio cue without a separate fade cue, and stopping one audio cue when another starts.
* Fixed: Cues with delays weren't being triggered correctly if another sound was already playing.

Mar 20
2018
Version 1.5.1

Version 1.5.1
* Fixed: Upgrades from versions 1.3 and older were breaking during database upgrade
Version 1.5
* New feature: Audio cues have a new "fade in" property.
* The Sample Show now demonstrates fading in an audio cue without a separate fade cue, and stopping one audio cue when another starts.
* Fixed: Creating a show was populating the new show directory with a file from the previously displayed show.

Mar 06
2018
Version 1.5

Version 1.5
* New feature: Audio cues have a new "fade in" property. When set to a positive value, the cue fades in over that many seconds.
* The Sample Show now demonstrates fading in an audio cue without a separate fade cue ("Musical loop with fade in"), and how to stop one audio cue when another starts ("Glass breaking" with associated fade cue's duration set to 0).
* Fixed: Creating a show was populating the new show directory with a file from the previously displayed show.

Feb 22
2018
Version 1.4

Version 1.4
* New feature: Import an audio file from the cue editing screen.
* New feature: Create an audio cue from a file in the Manage Files screen.
* New feature: Copy and paste volume levels between cues.
Version 1.3
* New feature: Auto-renumber cues from the options menu on the main screen.
* New feature: Duplicate a show from the Manage Shows screen.

Jan 20
2018
Version 1.3

Version 1.3
* New feature: Auto-renumber cues from options menu
* New feature: Duplicate a show on Manage Shows screen
* Enhancement: Smoother animation of seek bar when audio cue is playing
* Enhancement: Bottom two cues stay visible when auto-scrolling
* Fix: Fade targeting all audio cues reacts correctly when no cues are playing
* Release notes are displayed upon first startup after an app upgrade
* Now available on Amazon for Fire tablets

Dec 25
2017
Version 1.2.1

Version 1.2
* New feature: Configurable keyboard shortcuts to support the use of Bluetooth keyboards and remote controls.
See the user guide for details at: http://bit.ly/AudioCuesUserGuide
Version 1.2.1
* Minor code cleanup, no visible changes since v1.2

Dec 05
2017
Version 1.2

Version 1.2
* New feature: Configurable keyboard shortcuts to support the use of Bluetooth keyboards and remote controls.
See the user guide for details at: http://bit.ly/AudioCuesUserGuide

Nov 04
2017
Version 1.1.9

Version 1.1.9
* Fixed: Occasional minor issues when importing audio files
Version 1.1.8
* Fixed: Correctly displays landscape layout on Chromebooks with Google Play and multi-window support. Tested on an Acer Chromebook R11 with Chrome OS version 61 and Android 7.1. If you're using Audio Cues on any other Chromebooks, let me know how it goes.

Oct 17
2017
Version 1.1.8

Version 1.1.8
* Fixed: Correctly displays landscape layout on Chromebooks with Google Play and multi-window support. Tested on an Acer Chromebook R11 with Chrome OS version 61 and Android 7.1. If you're using Audio Cues on any other Chromebooks, let me know how it goes.

Sep 16
2017
Version 1.1.7

Version 1.1.5 - 1.1.7
* Fixed a variety of error conditions
Version 1.1.4
* Fixed: triggering an audio cue with a previous fade cue didn't work
Version 1.1.3
* Improved error handling throughout the app
Version 1.1.2
* Added: release notes now viewable from the navigation menu
* Fixed: occasional illegal state exceptions in the media player
* Fixed: opening Manage Shows stops all cues to prevent leaks between shows
* Fixed: failure importing files with .wav extension from local storage

Sep 13
2017
Version 1.1.6

Version 1.1.5 - 1.1.6
* Fixed a variety of error conditions
Version 1.1.4
* Fixed: triggering an audio cue with a previous fade cue didn't work
Version 1.1.3
* Improved error handling throughout the app
Version 1.1.2
* Added: release notes now viewable from the navigation menu
* Fixed: occasional illegal state exceptions in the media player
* Fixed: opening Manage Shows stops all cues to prevent leaks between shows
* Fixed: failure importing files with .wav extension from local storage

Sep 09
2017
Version 1.1.5

Version 1.1.5
* Fixed: occasional errors when working with the app's database
Version 1.1.4
* Fixed: triggering an audio cue with a previous fade cue
Version 1.1.3
* Improved exception handling throughout the app
Version 1.1.2
* Added: release notes now viewable from the navigation menu
* Fixed: occasional illegal state exceptions in the media player
* Fixed: opening Manage Shows stops all cues to prevent leaks between shows
* Fixed: failure importing files with .wav extension from local storage

Jul 29
2017
Version 1.1.4

Version 1.1.4
* Fixed: triggering an audio cue with a previous fade cue
Version 1.1.3
* Improved exception handling throughout the app
Version 1.1.2
* Added: release notes can now be viewed from the navigation menu
* Fixed: an issue with illegal state exceptions in the media player
* Fixed: opening the Manage Shows screen now stops all running cues to prevent leaking cues between shows
* Fixed: files with .wav extension weren't importing from local storage correctly

Jul 22
2017
Version 1.1.3

Version 1.1.3
* Improved exception handling throughout the app
Version 1.1.2
* Added: release notes can now be viewed from the navigation menu
* Fixed: an issue with illegal state exceptions in the media player
* Fixed: opening the Manage Shows screen now stops all running cues to prevent leaking cues between shows
* Fixed: files with .wav extension weren't importing from local storage correctly

Jul 04
2017
Version 1.1.2

Version 1.1.2
* Added: release notes can now be viewed from the navigation menu
* Fixed: an issue with illegal state exceptions in the media player
* Fixed: opening the Manage Shows screen now stops all running cues to prevent leaking cues between shows
* Fixed: files with .wav extension weren't importing from local storage correctly

Jun 16
2017
Version 1.1.1

v1.1.1
Fix: crash state in audio files list dialog
Fix: occasional problem creating audio storage directory
v1.1
- Go button is rectangular and increases in size when show is locked
- Swipe to dismiss status messages
- Duplicate a cue from its context menu
- Audio controls manage currently playing cues
- New pause/play button
- New volume button available when the show isn't locked
- New "Manage Shows" screen to delete or rename shows
- Press back button twice to exit

Jun 14
2017
Version 1.1

- Go button is rectangular and increases in size when show is locked
- Swipe to dismiss status messages
- Duplicate a cue from its context menu
- Audio controls manage currently playing cues instead of selected cue
- New pause/play button
- New volume button available when the show isn't locked
- New "Manage Shows" screen to delete or rename shows
- Press back button twice to exit
- Sample show's first audio cue uses an OGG file instead of WAV
- Seek bar works correctly in split screen mode

Jun 03
2017
Version 1.0.5b

This is the final 1.0 release of Audio Cues. Version 1.1 will be released on June 15, 2017. If you want to prevent unwanted upgrades, go to the app in the Play Store. Select the options icon and uncheck "Auto-update".
The price of unlimited shows and cues will increase from US$4.99 to US$6.99 with the new release. Purchase now to lock in your copy at the lower price.

May 07
2017
Version 1.0.5a

This is the final 1.0 release. There are no significant changes since version 1.0.5. Version 1.1 has entered public beta testing. To join the beta, visit: http://bit.ly/AudioCuesBeta

Jan 22
2017
Version 1.0.5

v1.05:
Fixed display issue on cue list screen
Refined layout of control buttons in landscape orientation
Added error handling for occasional unexpected MediaPlayer state
Other minor bug fixes

Dec 28
2016
Version 1.0.3

v1.0.3
Bug fix: improve reliability of displaying new cues when added at start or end of list
Bug fix: app crashed after deleting a fade cue, leaving the cue list empty
v1.0.2
Added menu option to rate the app

Dec 13
2016
Version 1.0.1

v1.0.1
Bug fix: In split screen mode on Nougat, app thought it was in landscape orientation

Nov 22
2016
Version 1.0

Version 1.0 public release

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