Q: Do you have plans for putting out a version of Listen for current Macs? I have the OS9 version but I can't run classic apps anymore. . . . Yours is really great for its flexibility and I haven't found much else that is quick and helpful for advanced training.
A: Imaja has put huge amounts of time into a new version of Listen, but needed to work on some other projects. We're trying to finish a software update on another project or two, finish a video project and get back to finishing the new Listen.
The published Mac OS 9 version is in C. We worked on a complete rewrite in Object Pascal and Apple and Metrowerks discontinued that language. We then worked on a rewrite to C++, but then Apple people said that to really use Mac OS X, software should be written in Objective-C with Cocoa. All this on top of the complexities of writing a complex music interaction system! Software evolution is hard!
Listen 2.5.5 is built for Mac OS 9 and is compatible with Classic Mac
OS 9 on Mac OS X.