Version 188.8.131.5295 08/01/2020
Important Installers now only contain 64-bit versions.
Rationale: all current major DAWs are available as 64-bit. This reduces disk footprint size and frees-up our development resources for other tasks.
Important Minimum supported macOS version is now 10.11 (El Capitan). Feature Added resonator polarity parameter for extended sonic possibilities. Improvement Added details about DAW MIDI routing setup in instrument mode. Improvement Updated to latest VST3 SDK. Fix Fixed stereo panning regression introduced in previous build. Fix Fixed instrument envelope layout regression introduced in previous build. Fix Fixed update check SSL connection error due to expired root certificate. Fix Added workaround for Cantabile VST3 HiDPI on Windows.
Feature Windows HiDPI support in compatible VST3 hosts:
Bitwig Studio 3, Cockos Reaper 6.04, FL Studio 20, Presonus Studio One 4, Steinberg Cubase 10, Steinberg WaveLab 9.5, Tracktion Waveform 10.
Feature Windows HiDPI support in compatible VST2 hosts: Presonus Studio One 4. Feature Revised buzz model giving drastically improved sound. Feature Added scaling for main model parameters to add variations across resonators. Note 32-bit windows support will be removed in the next version. Improvement macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility. Improvement Reduced drawing jitter. Improvement Reduced CPU usage. Improvement Special Sound Design NKS preset with all controllers mapped enabling full control of the plug-in and accessibility to visually impaired users. Improvement Support VST3 pre-fetch for improved performance with ASIO-Guard enabled. Fix Fixed graphic corruption when moving to a HiDPI monitor in certain macOS hosts. Fix NKS automation was not restored correctly between sessions. Fix Removed workaround for Maschine parameter label bug fixed in versions above 2.8.0. Fix Fixed a few graphic inconsistencies in HiDPI mode. Fix Added a workaround for duplicate factory banks when reopening editor in Tracktion Waveform. Fix Fixed a rare case when AU plug-in would fail to be licensed. Fix Allow installation on ancient 32-bit editions of Windows.
Important macOS installers now only contain 64-bit versions.
Rationale: Apple has deprecated 32-bit support and build tools, all current major DAWs are available as 64-bit and installer size as well as disk footprint are reduced by half.
Feature Added parameter locking, useful when auditioning presets. Feature LFO phase is synchronized to DAW transport position for consistent auditioning and bounces.
When using LFO automation or tempo changes, rewind playhead to project start for this to work.
Feature Access several musical temperaments via detune context menu. Feature Import Scala micro-tuning scale files via note context menu. Feature Added option to display resonator frequencies in Hz. Feature User interface updated for a more streamlined appearance. Feature Support gain reduction metering in Studio One 3 and above (VST2/VST3) and Pro Tools (AAX). Feature Support automation color in Studio One 3 and above (VST3). Feature Added track name display for AU and AAX. Feature Added VST3 snapshots and use bundle format on Windows. Improvement macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility. Improvement Updated Windows installer with HiDPI support. Improvement Only the most important parameters are displayed in Studio One's micro view (VST3). Improvement Improved tooltips with more details and usage tips. Improvement Preset manager can be accessed by clicking on the preset name. Improvement Reduced GPU usage when editor is idle. Improvement Minor UI tweaks and improvements. Improvement macOS installer is now notarized for compatibility with GateKeeper on Mojave. Improvement Increased robustness of VST2 preset loading in Cubase. Fix Fixed VST2 tail length reporting. Fix Fixed left/right ctl/shift keystrokes not being recognized with certain keyboards. Fix Ensure rotating mouse wheel up increases parameter value irrespectively of the 'Scroll direction' system setting. Fix Forward all automation keyboard shortcuts to ProTools. Fix Unused keystrokes are passed on correctly to ProTools on Windows. Fix Fixed potential crash when loading ill-formed presets. Fix Fixed delay when closing plug-in editor with some Intel integrated GPUs. Fix Fixed preset name sometimes not being recalled with VST3. Fix Note context menu intervals are always ascending. Fix Fixed editor scaling issues with Bitwig Studio 2. Fix Fixed crash when removing AU plug-in in a few hosts such as NI Maschine. Fix Fixed graphic glitches appearing at 125% and 175% scales in Logic Pro X. Fix Added workaround for Reaper macOS/VST3 host context menu positioning bug. Fix Fixed a few possible artifacts in font rendering and reduced memory usage.
Feature Native Instruments NKS support.
See https://www.native-instruments.com/nks/ for more details.
Feature macOS high resolution display (Retina) support on compatible hosts. Feature Keyboard arrows increment / decrement the parameter below the mouse. Feature Preset manager now shows presets tags. Improvement Performance optimizations, further reduced CPU usage on macOS. Improvement Added extra-fine modifier key (Control+Shift) for very precise changes. Improvement Reduced filter Q discrepancies between normal / fat mode. Improvement Optimized parameter updates. Fix Fixed insertion on mono track failure in Logic Pro X. Fix UI is now updated when loading an external VST2 .fxp program. Fix Fixed registration dialog not updating after registering on macOS.
Feature User interface scaling support.
Please close and re-open the plug-in editor if is not drawn correctly after changing scale.
Feature Added various polishing touches to the UI and revamped settings dialog. Feature Added flat mode global option to disable all UI graphic effects and reduce GPU usage.
Tooltip display is now also a global setting.
Feature Resonators now have an individual delay parameter, for example to create a wider stereo field. Feature Added coarse/fine master tuning. Feature Added solo/mute defeat functions to temporarily ignore solo/mute states. Feature Added some new presets. Improvement Improved buzz model. Improvement Reduced graphics engine memory usage. Improvement Added host tempo display when LFO is in host sync mode. Improvement Improved DSP performance. Improvement Decreased macOS installer size. Improvement Updated and improved manual. Improvement macOS 10.13 High Sierra compatibility. Fix Fixed graphics glitches with certain Nvidia GPUs. Fix Fixed skin reload issues in Presonus Studio One. Fix Fixed various potential issues. Fix Fixed potential memory leak on macOS.
Feature Skin and tooltip display state are now saved in all plug-in formats (AU, AAX, VST2 and VST3).
Note that the host session needs to be saved for any changes to persist.
Feature Improved user interface with various glow and shadow effects. Improvement Reduced time to display the plug-in's user interface and improved compatibility with various graphics cards on Windows. Improvement Added several functions to octave, pan, level and detune resonator context menus. Improvement Make listen input/effect buttons latching and mutually exclusive. Improvement Reduced memory footprint. Improvement Improved drawing accuracy. Improvement Refined user interface skins. Improvement Demo nag screen is shown less often. Fix Preset name and author are now correctly saved and restored. Fix Fixed copy and paste sometimes failing on Windows. Fix Fixed detune controls offset bug introduced in previous version.
Feature Added envelope generator waveform display in instrument mode. Feature Added resonator energy limiter presets, accessible through context menu. Improvement Reduced drawing engine CPU usage. Improvement Improved envelope generator in instrument mode. Improvement Added more intervals in resonator note context menu. Improvement Update checker certificates updated. Fix Fixed update check error with certain hosts. Fix Fixed possible defect in AAX MIDI event handling. Fix Fixed mouse cursor appearance on macOS. Fix Fixed effect/instrument level and filter tracking discrepancies. Fix Fixed controls randomly not displaying on ProTools on rare occasions. Fix Fixed knob mouse behavior with discrete parameters, such as transpose. Fix Fixed possible crash with unsupported OpenGL graphics cards and added error message on macOS. Fix Fixed blank user interface with certain graphics cards on macOS. Fix Fixed file errors with accented and special characters on Windows. Fix Fixed note slur in instrument mode.