Before you download anything please read the "rules" on the alpha page.
Remember this is a release candidate and I'm looking for help testing it for any issues. This is not yet a release version but it is intended to become one after any remaining and/or unknown issues are fixed.
"Release candidate 2" isn't too exciting in that I know for certain there are a few more things I need to get done before this could actually be released.
That said, 99% of everything is already done and it already works great as a direct replacement for version 7.
There are some issues with preset import where the result may sound slightly different but a majority of presets will be indistinguishable.
If interested you can also grab the "factory bank" and my percussion bank "synth drums 1" for the "drum mode" feature from the alpha page. To save the init state / bank, hold shift when clicking the menu and select to save to those files.
The things I'm interested in are listed in part on the alpha page. The most important things that I can't easily do myself:
- Check whether Xhip 8 works correctly in all the various hosts out there that people want to use it in.
- Check that it actually does work as a Xhip 7 replacement in user's projects.
- Check that it actually does all the wonderful things users might wish version 7 could do.
If it crashes reliably in certain hosts this is the point I'd like to know about it. If so I will find a way to fix it unless it's due to some host bug or issue I can't do anything about.
One of the most interesting new features may be the GUI zoom/scaling. Right click on the logo "Xhip" to select a size. This will be saved with projects or in the state / init state. Currently the background bitmaps are zoomed with interpolation which results in some blur although improvements are planned.