Release Notes

OnSong 2019.6

OnSong 2019.6 was released on August 5, 2019. The following items have been added, changed or fixed:


  • Added the ability to import and export via SFTP. »
  • Added the ability to specify MIDI and scenes for sections using the song editor. »
  • Added the ability to display the notes being played in the chord diagram. »
  • Added the ability to change how chord lines are rendered when there are non-chords on the same line. »
  • Added actions to immediately navigate to the top/bottom of a song. »
  • Added the ability to scrub the current time of the currently playing backing track through a variable action. »
  • Added the ability to step through and vary chords via MIDI as an action. »
  • Added the ability to remove MIDI events from a MIDI global. »
  • Added the ability to prompt the user to turn on separate styles when adding a duplicated song into a set.
  • Added the ability to add more than one MIDI note event with different velocity levels to the MIDI global event list.
  • Added an endpoint to OnSong Connect for returning a hierarchy of song grouping methods.


  • Updated all translations.
  • Updated available actions in settings.


  • Changed the Metronome » Control » Mute action to Metronome » Volume » Mute. »
  • Changed the Display Finger Positions option to Display Note with options for (None, Finger Position, and Letter) »
  • Changed the names of the Autoscroll » Speed » Up/Down to Increase/Decrease. »
  • Changed the names of volume actions to "Increase/Decrease" instead of "Up/Down". »
  • Changed lyrics projection Lyrics action to Show/Hide/Toggle instead of just Clear. »
  • Changed the term Gradient to Overlay in the Lyrics Projection action category for consistency. »
  • Changed how pedal navigation triggers are specified in the foot pedal settings menu to use the full actions chooser. »
  • Changed the Get Support screen language to avoid issues with people writing everything in the subject. »
  • Changed the photocopy restrictions to display an alert when attempting to screen capture.
  • Changed the size of hot corners on iPhone to use 1/3 of the width of the screen instead of 1/4.
  • Changed Last Played sorting option to show last played date as the byline to avoid being truncated.
  • Changed how MIDI is initialized to be asynchronous to speed boot times and provide error notification.
  • Changed the naming of MIDI events to be more consistent.
  • Changed the MIDI command/event name to output the value of a control change when set.
  • Changed the MIDI command/event name to output the velocity of a note when set.
  • Changed the song search feature to not take punctuation into account.


  • Fixed an issue where you can rearrange MIDI global events below the Add MIDI Event row.
  • Fixed an issue where searches using accented characters are not finding songs in the song list and quick pick.
  • Fixed an issue where the audio trigger does not fire consistently.
  • Fixed an issue where SongSelect settings are not allowing you to change what type of file you want to import.
  • Fixed issues where “Control” actions would be called the wrong thing after being selected.
  • Fixed an issue which prevents Google products from accessing OnSong Connect due to cross-site scripting security.
  • Fixed an issue with the value/velocity slider width in the MIDI command editor.
  • Fixed an issue with restoring backup files on iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue where the navigation bar icons would not appear on certain models of iPhones running iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue where the user interface would freeze after closing popover menus and iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue with a delay in how alert controllers appear to be more performant on iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue with presenting tab controllers as form sheets in iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause iTunes media playback to result in inconsistent playback state on iOS 13 .
  • Fixed an issue with Console not connecting on iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue where the navigation bar icons would not appear on certain models of iPhones running iOS 13.
  • Fixed an issue where the increase/decrease tempo action could remove the tempo of the song.
  • Fixed an issue where MIDI globals added to a list of MIDI to send as an action attached to a sticky note would not retain the MIDI global in the list.
  • Fixed an issue where the icon song list jumps incorrectly when changing an icon in the list.
  • Fixed a discrepancy in how OnSong and Console detect non-chord values like n/c.
  • Fixed a crash condition caused by the CoreMIDI driver initialization hanging during app launch.
  • Fixed an issue in how chord notations lines are rendered when using non-alpha chord systems.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a delay when tapping icons to change them in the song list.
  • Fixed an issue where WAV files could not be opened via standard activity menus or AirDrop.
  • Fixed an issue where the presence of a colon at the end of a line with a space will prevent that line from appearing in lyrics projection.
  • Fixed an issue where the presence of a vertical bar on a lyric line would cause the line to not appear in lyrics projection.
  • Fixed an issue regarding slashes, spaces, and inline tags for Chromecast lyrics projection.
  • Fixed an issue where commented lines were being processed for key and capo modulation.
  • Fixed an issue where playing break music via another app and using the control center causes the audio to cease after about 5 seconds, but only when OnSong was running.
  • Fixed an issue where AIFF file were not importing from AirDrop.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the previous audio track to play on a song where none is selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the sticky note format menu is hidden by the keyboard in portrait orientation.
  • Fixed an issue in the export screen where when you have one menu open, you can't tap on another icon to open that menu. You have to close out of the first menu and then tap on the second menu.
  • Fixed an issue with metric conversion in the Document tab of Style Preferences menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the books menu on the latest iOS 13 iPhone does not show text.