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Teksonik
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12281 posts since 15 Sep, 2001, from Las Vegas,USA

Postby Teksonik; Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:29 am Blue II Large Screen Released

I know some people don't use Facebook but I saw this today:

Rob Papen wrote:Big screen option BLUE-II is available now!

You can log-in to robpapen.com and download the latest installer in 'My products'. In case you own the eXplorer4 bundle, also log-in and visit 'My products'. Open the download page for eXplorer4 and scroll down until you see the BLUE 2 installer listed. No need to fully download the eXplorer4 installer. You also can download only the BLUE 2 installer and run it.

Inside the preset menu, you can select the big screen or select it on the back panel (click at logo). Note that you need to re-select BLUE-II in your music host to have it changed.


I've downloaded but not yet installed. If Blue II's new large size option is anything like Predator 2 it will be perfect here. Looking forward to giving it a go after breakfast. :hyper:
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MoodyB
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Postby MoodyB; Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:48 am Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

It's a massive improvement on my 1080p laptop.

GUI is now nearly the same size as Predator2's big screen option.
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:50 am Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x
Halonmusic
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Postby Halonmusic; Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:42 am Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

^ i know right? :evil:
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Bodhisan
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Postby Bodhisan; Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:47 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Wonderful news. My favorite RP synth. :tu:
Dasheesh
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Postby Dasheesh; Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

I just choked on my own spit... wat? Let me check it. I've been waiting for this. This is the vst that will take the place of the old Rapture.Very important release.
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Postby jsp1979; Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Bodhisan wrote:Wonderful news. My favorite RP synth. :tu:


I agree. I tried to like Predator, but I never liked the sound. Blue 2, though, is fantastic.
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Teksonik
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Postby Teksonik; Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:49 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Sadly there are some artifacts around the knobs in the new larger version:
Blue Knobs.png


Anyone else getting these ?

aMUSEd wrote:Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x


Seriously ? It's fifteen seconds. You just have to delete and reload the plugin :?
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Teksonik wrote:Sadly there are some artifacts around the knobs in the new larger version:
Blue Knobs.png


Anyone else getting these ?

aMUSEd wrote:Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x


Seriously ? It's fifteen seconds. You just have to delete and reload the plugin :?


No I mean restart the OS - just for a plugin (and it turns out not necessary anyway so don't know why they try and force it - I stopped it and it runs fine)
MoodyB
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74 posts since 30 Jun, 2005, from Scotland

Postby MoodyB; Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:27 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

I get the artifacts under the knobs here too.

Thankfully my eyesight's too bad to see them usually, so I had to use a magnifying glass :)
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Rommelaar
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Postby Rommelaar; Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:30 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

The installer file is Yuge!
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OneOfManyPauls
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711 posts since 17 Jul, 2016, from Wales, UK

Postby OneOfManyPauls; Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:44 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Really pleased to have a GUI that's easier on my tired eyes :)

aMUSEd wrote:Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x


"force quit" is your friend on the mac
jdnz
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688 posts since 2 Oct, 2011, from Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby jdnz; Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:38 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Teksonik wrote:Sadly there are some artifacts around the knobs in the new larger version:
Blue Knobs.png


Anyone else getting these ?


yep same here - looks like all the bitmapped resources (knobs, backgrounds) are being upscaled from the original size too (as opposed to being proper hi-res versions)
jdnz
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Postby jdnz; Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:41 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Rommelaar wrote:The installer file is Yuge!


just the NKS version - if you opt for the non-NKS one it's back to 'normal' size (so 285mb instead of 1.2gb)
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Teksonik
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Postby Teksonik; Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:39 pm Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

aMUSEd wrote:No I mean restart the OS - just for a plugin (and it turns out not necessary anyway so don't know why they try and force it - I stopped it and it runs fine)


You're on a Mac ? No OS restart required on Windows. At least not for the non NKS version.
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