27th January 2009
Brainspawn has announced the release of version 2.0 of Forte. This new version of Forte brings many new features and improvements including:
- Powerful wizard to change MIDI port mappings or audio driver configuration.
- Easily adapt to hardware changes.
- Save multiple hardware profiles in a rack file and load the rack on multiple computers with no remapping required. Select from several compatible profiles on rack load (PRODUCER EDITION exclusive).
Control Surface Support:
- Control Forte with Frontier TranzPort or Mackie Control.
- Create user-defined control surface definitions.
- Mute/Unmute instruments, bypass/unbypass effects, and mix volume in realtime.
Import Scenes and Songs:
- Reuse Scenes and Songs by importing them from other racks.
Enhanced MIDI Processing:
- Hold notes across a scene change even if the new scene has different note filtering.
- Add an initial value to controller mappings. Initial values are set when on scene change.
- Toggle mode without an initial value for improved stomp-box support.
MIDI Output From Plugins:
- Plugins that can output MIDI now appear as virtual MIDI input ports to other plugins.
Enhanced Audio Configuration:
- Dynamically choose ASIO driver when you create the first bus. No need to select from preferences or restart.
Improved Plugin Management and Compatibility:
- Improved plugin menus.
- Spotlight search for plugins by name, vendor, or file path.
- Route MIDI to insert effects with the same full level of flexibility as instruments, including per-port and per-channel routing and key range mapping with transpose.
Two Editions: Performer and Producer Editions:
- Performer Edition: Similar to previous versions of Forte but with more convenient and powerful hardware change adaptation.
- Producer Edition: Configure and choose from multiple hardware profiles and effortlessly move racks between computers. This includes a site-license to install Forte on up to 10 computers.
And many other improvements. Full release notes are available here.
Pricing & Availability
New customers can purchase a license for:
- Forte 2.0 Producer Edition $499.95
- Forte 2.0 Performer Edition $149.95
Existing users can upgrade from Forte 1 to Forte 2:
- Forte 2.0 Producer Edition Upgrade $349.95
- Forte 2.0 Producer Edition Upgrade for EHCo owners $299.95
- Forte 2.0 Performer Edition Upgrade $39.95
For a limited time, the upgrade from Forte 1.6 to Forte 2.0 Performer is only $29.95.
If you purchased Forte 1.6 after September 1st, 2008, you may obtain a free update to Forte 2.0 Performer Edition.
05 Jan 2011 brainspawn updates Forte to v2.2.18
14 Apr 2010 brainspawn updates Forte to v2.2.6
03 Nov 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v2.1
02 Apr 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v2.0.108
05 Mar 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v126.96.36.1996
24 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v188.8.131.524
18 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v184.108.40.2063
07 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v220.127.116.112
01 Feb 2009 Brainspawn updates Forte to v18.104.22.1681
27 Jan 2009 Brainspawn releases Forte v2.0
19 Jul 2006 Brainspawn updates forte to v1.6.93
14 Jul 2006 Brainspawn releases forte v1.6.92
08 Mar 2006 Brainspawn releases EHCo for Forte
24 Feb 2006 Brainspawn releases Forte v1.5.86
31 Aug 2005 Brainspawn releases Forte v1.5.85
05 Apr 2005 Brainspawn releases Forte v1.5.76