Software

Occasionally, I write software for my own use that I think might be useful to others, and make these programs available here as freeware. Due to time constraints, I can offer only minimal support for them, but I’m always happy to hear suggestions for improving them.

Aug 122016
 
Digital Fake Book - Version 2 Beta

There have been some major changes in my life over the last couple of years and work on Digital Fake Book had come to a standstill, but over the last few months I’ve been working on version 2 as time has allowed. I’ve decided to skip some of the planned features for the moment in […]

Oct 192014
 

This is an update about the status of version 2 of Digital Fake Book.  Normally, I wouldn’t post anything until a new version is ready, but I have mentioned in email replies to several people in the last month or so that a new version was imminent. Because the new (unnamed) program I’ve been working […]

Aug 082012
 

August 2012 A new update to Digital Fake Book is now available. This update adds the ability for the second COM port foot switch to start and stop MP3 file playback. It also fixes a bug with remembering the window position when Digital Fake Book is used on a non-primary monitor.    

Jul 272012
 

July 2012 This release addresses a bug in V1.9.4 where the database could become corrupted if more than one song was deleted at one time. It’s very important that all users of Digital Fake Book update as soon as possible. As usual, make sure you have saved a backup of your songs before updating in […]

Jun 152012
 

June 2012 Oops! I just discovered a bug in 1.9.3 released yesterday. The new text highlighting feature introduced a situation that could occasionally cause Digital Fake Book to become unresponsive when a button was clicked. Sorry about that. Programmers make the worst testers of our own software. If anyone wants to volunteer as a beta […]

Jun 142012
 

June 2012 I’ve just released an update to my freeware program Digital Fake Book. This release addresses the bugs I’m aware of, adds any new feature requests that don’t require major redesign, and adds a number of small cosmetic and usability enhancements. Version 1.9.3 1.9.4 Main Changes: The metronome has been redesigned. It’s now built […]

Nov 222011
 
Digital Fake Book

Free Chord Lyric Software for Windows® Jazz and rock musicians often play from chord and lyric sheets instead of sheet music. I wrote this simple Windows program to replace the printed chord sheets I used to use during practice, and decided to make it available for anyone else who may find it useful. Digital Fake […]