The Catloaf Software Blog

Fretuoso 6, featuring AudioKit

19 Jan 2017
Today we are proud to announce the availability of a major new version of our Fretuoso® apps.

Fretuoso 6.0 mostly features some significant internal changes compared to previous versions of the app. The most visible are the improved support for iOS 10, and the move to AudioKit as our new audio engine.

Now Powered By AudioKit

A few months ago, we announced that we were actively supporting development of this new open-source framework for Apple operating systems.

Today marks the first time that we actually ship an application using it. AudioKit provides Fretuoso with a more solid audio foundation which will pave the way for some exciting new features in the near future.

The main reason the switch wasn't made earlier was that using AudioKit forces us to drop support for devices running iOS 8. Today, the vast majority of active iOS devices run iOS 9 and above, and this will be the minimum supported configuration for Fretuoso releases from now on.

Other changes in this release include the following:
  • Taptic feedback on the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
Fretuoso 6.0 is available today on the App Store and is a free upgrade for all users.

As a side note, both the Catloaf Software and AudioKit teams will be roaming the floors of NAMM over the next few days. Please say hi if you run into any of us!