Superchord changelog

Version 1.2.1.2595   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.

Version 1.2.0.2332

  •   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.

Version 1.1.1.1876

  •  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.

Version 1.1.0.1130

  •   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.

Version 1.0.3.691

  •   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.

Version 1.0.2.450

  •   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.

Version 1.0.1.285

  •   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.

Version 1.0.0.171