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D16 Group updates Nepheton (v1.1.2) and Drumazon (v1.1.7) (incl. Mac AU release)

D16 Group has updated Nepheton (v1.1.2) and Drumazon (v1.1.7) and officially released the Mac OS X Audio Units versions. The new versions share the following changes (plug-in specific changes are listed at the end of this news item):

Internal sequencer management:

  • Basic functionality of sequencers is as similar as possible.
  • Default settings were changed (Int Seq is on, Int Sync is on).
  • Host play detection while sync with host was fixed, improved and unified.
  • Patterns Load/Save usage unified.
  • Randomizer behavior unified.

Output management:

  • No master output available. All instruments are routed to 1st output by default.
  • Routing management unified.
  • Trigger Output (audio) is present and is routed always to last available output.
  • Mono/Stereo modes for all audio outputs.

Preset management. All drum machines have identical behavior:

  • Each preset covers whole drumkit.
  • Presets are organized in groups.
  • Preset manager is available.
  • Preset storing behavior (available in options).
  • File naming conventions.

Default resources can be defined:

  • Presets.
  • Internal patterns.
  • MIDI CC map.
  • Drum map (for external mode).


  • Settings management is unified (Options button).
  • MIDI learn usage unified.
  • GUI updates.
  • Naming MIDI notes with patterns' names or instruments' names (depending on work mode). This function can be unavailable if host doesn't support it.
  • Bugs with parameters automation were fixed.
  • MIDI Outputs for internal seq mode (available in VST only at the moment).

Specific Drumazon Changes:

  • Internal Seq modes were changed.
  • Pattern Store button was removed.
  • Randomizer works also on flam'ed steps.
  • Rescale function was removed.
  • Shuffle, Flam and Tempo are stored per pattern.
  • Total Accent level is global.
  • Leds for pattern length indications were added.
  • Separate display for internal tempo was added.
  • Instruments' activity leds were added.
  • Added single track shifting during internal patterns edition.

Specific Nepheton Changes:

  • Number of audio outputs is reduced to 12 (due to some hosts' limitations).
  • Draggable tempo display for internal tempo change.
  • AU beta bugs were fixed.
  • Part1/2 indication bugs were fixed.
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