updated 11:55 pm EST, Tue January 20, 2009
Alien Apparatus has launched the latest version of its live performance software system to help control the show for solo musicians: Solo Performer Show Controller 4 is designed to play background audio, control MIDI effects, display lyrics, and to create and control lightshows, the set also comes with a foot pedal to enable hands-free controlling. With the update users can expect an improved interface, which includes a new way to look at a set list by using the "button view" that displays hundreds of songs at the same time.
Other new features include having all the editor windows such as lyrics, lightshow, and MIDI, now show the audio waveform. Also, any events that are added show up as diamond markers under the wave, in an attempt to simplify the construction of event sequences to go along with the audio that's playing.
The software is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later; Solo Performer Show Controller 4 is priced at $600 for new users and $80 for current owners who are upgrading.