For two years now we have served as the main (and only really) NA music site community, and music database. We have done what we can to continue to update 3MLE all though we are limited to only updating the instrument sounds. 3MLE has always been a "well, it's good enough" type of thing and it has served us well but with the recent addition of MusicQ you can now have way more than 15 tracks. We will not be able to edit 3MLE to include any tracks past the 15 it has, and no one has seen or spoke to ALOE in years. (Seriously, like 8 years).
We have to decided to (*attempt) to run a community donation drive to pay for a new program. Unfortunately developers are not cheap, and even more so because we are a nich part of the market even for a well versed developer. They will have to research what MML even is, learn about it and how it works before they can even implement it into a program for us. So our cost is already a little higher due to this.
The good news is, we can get the source code of the program since we are commissioning the product and continue to upgrade, and improve it over time with no limitations. We plan on redesigning the entire layout to allow it to be more organized such as being able to group tracks together and showing them down the side. Instant preview generations in mp3 format, a higher (or unlimited) track limit, and just hopefully improve the over all user experience of the program.
In the future we want to do things like link it to our REST API for the website and have it automatically pull and download submissions from our website into the program. Let logged in members, chat and instantly share files with one another within the composer program.
I will be updating this post shortly with more information, but if you contribute at least $10 or more to the project then you will be eligible for the following rewards:
- A special Donation rank, and color.
- A special Achievement Badge that will display on all posts and your profile showing that you supported the development of the project.
- Added to the thanks/contributor list on the download page for the new program.
- Added to the thanks/contributor list inside the actual program in the About section.
- Access to the private development forum once the goal is reached to give us feedback, take part in testing, and more.
If you contribute at least $50 or more to the project then you will be eligible for a direct feature suggestion. (As in we will work with you, to implement something directly into the program that you desire.) Please note, that the suggestion will need to be realistic. You do not have to tell us what you want right away, it can be at a later time as well.
Note - You CAN donate Anonymously, and you can also Hide the amount you have donated from others.
We really hope the community, can come together and help us with this project! Even if the entire goal is not reached, every single bit helps us so we do not have to fund the entire project out of pocket.
You can donate by going here.