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PocketPipes, what’s new with V12 , V12.1 ….

The main purpose of V12 is to stick better to ABC format as it is yet for BWW format, so

  • You can read abc files from different sources providing they are adapted to bagpipe (Key HP or Hp)
  • There is a better operability with EasyABC, a well known free editor

Interesting things can be found here

The demo pack installed when the file database is empty integrates a panel of these files.

PocketPipes V11.1 is ready for sale for Mac (Intel & M1 architectures) /iPhone / iPad /iPod Touch

The new macOS App icon

– A category editor is now available through the C button on top of the music files list. In the previous releases categories were in the settings, they are caught at the first launching and are no more used in the settings. They will definitively disappear from the settings in the next release.

Unfortunately there is an issue on Mac OS 10.15 because an icon necessary to the editor is not part of the system. This will be fixed in the V12.0

– When the files list is empty, the app proposes to install demo files. This is more simple to get familiarised with the app, before installing your own files

PocketPipes V11.0 is ready for sale for iOS, iPad OS, Mac OS

😀😀😀 Important evolution of the PocketPipes user interface to simplify the implementation (for all platforms)

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

The number of tabs is reduced to 3: The tunes, the score and the built-in help, with the disappearance of the playback controller and the keyboard.


The tabs have disappeared leaving two main screens: the tunes list and the sheet music of the selected tune. The built-in help is accessible from the Menu Bar as for all MacOS Apps.

Changes common for all platforms

The old version of the playback controller is replaced by two new controllers accessible directly from the sheet music screen. From these 2 new interfaces you can start / stop / pause with simple buttons.

To be able to place marks on the sheet music, these controllers must not be active. The built-in help provides more details.

  • Control panel for the playback options

On the control panel you’ll find the usual buttons: Loop mode, metronome, starting sequence, practice choice, drones with level adjustment.

  • Time bar

Information on elapsed time, duration and beat settings appears on the time bar. The time cursor allows you to navigate on the sheet music when no playback is on.

😀. Some colors have been redefined to better separate light mode from dark mode.

😀 The Back function of the pop-up controllers is represented everywhere in the App by the same button for a better homogeneity of the interface.

An ABC tutorial

It seems to be a need! This tutorial for bagpipe tunes has been developed.

It is mainly based on short file examples that are readable with PoketPipes or EasyABC (*)

This tuto is being updated to conform to the V12 of PocketPipes that sticks better to ABC 2 standard.

(*) PocketPipes supports also non standard ABC features that are not interpreted by EasyABC