19th August 2008
Rob Papen has released updates for Predator (v1.5) and Blue (v1.8). Both products now use Syncrosoft's "Soft-eLicenser" copy protection. This means that you'll need internet connection during installation. If you own a Syncrosoft dongle it is also possible to transfer the license to your dongle. The upgrades are free.
Changes in Predator v1.5:
- Preset / Bank Manager:
- Manager Screen added, accessible via manager button or file menu. This shows all the presets and banks at once.
- From the preset screen, you can Load, Save, Copy, Paste, Swap, Move (by drag and dropping), Insert, Revert to Original, Revert to Edited, Default, Delete & Rename presets (including Undo).
- For the bank screen, you can Load, Save, Copy, Create New, Delete & Rename banks, also it creates backup of files when you load / save etc (as .~fx files).
- Also there is a find function, which shows all the preset in all the banks with the find string in their preset name. This is particularly useful.
- Arp Screen updated:
- Arp key entry, allows you to enter arp pitch directly via MIDI notes.
- Tie mode, extended with Toggle 1 & Toggle 2 modes (Toggle 1 plays in special mode then normal mode, Toggle 2 plays in normal mode then special mode).
- Current arp step is now shown in orange.
- You can select multiple arp steps using alt + left mouse.
- Right Click Arp menu, which allows you to copy, paste, move, reverse, randomize and turn on / off selections (or everything).
- Increased Default Menu:
- This allows you to set min / max / mid, random and slight increase / decrease for controls.
- Direct numerical input for controls.
- Direct numerical input for MIDI latching.
- FX: 3 New FX added:
- Cabinet simulator types Fender, Marshall, Off Axis.
- Multi-distort, 11 multi-distort types with filtering + normalization, these are Atan, Cos, Cross, Foldover, Fuzz, Limiter, Overdrive, Power, Rectifier, Saturator, Square.
- Auto-Wah Filter.
- FX also now turn themselves off if there is no input / output for a couple of seconds so reducing CPU usage when Predator is not being used.
- Number of free modulation slots are increased from 4 to 8, and by clicking on the modulation labels for envelopes / LFO & free mods you can know bypass modulators.
- Modulators sources are increased to add pink / white noise and also we have internal oscillator, so you can use input, osc 1 to 3, total osc mix and filter output as oscillators.
- Chord Mode:
- Chord works in mono & legato modes now.
- Strum timing is added for play back, so you can create strummed chords . The timing of these strums can be set in ms or synced to the host's tempo.
- Over-Sampling: Added 32x oversampling level.
- Vowel Filter added; distortion knob used to control vowel.
- Vocoder Sample Limit: Vocoder sample can be up to 200MB now, due to dynamic allocation.
- Preset Loading: Reduced the time for preset Loading.
- Plus lots of other small changes, bug fixes and lots of new presets from Rob.
Changes in Blue v1.8:
- Fast browser, opens if you use the right mouse button on the preset button.
- Quick manual.
- Added soft limiter bypass button.
- FX Bypass to save CPU when no sound is being produced.
- Fixes to DC offset.
- Fixed to MIDI hold.
- Fixed Free LFO 4.
- Fixed initial bar arp starting problem.
- Fixed preset name problem in Reaper.
- Plus lots of other small fixes& new presets from Rob.
23 Apr 2014 Rob Papen releases the eXplorer III collection
10 Mar 2014 Rob Papen releases Blue-II
29 Nov 2012 Rob Papen releases "RP-Distort RE" for Reason
16 Nov 2012 Rob Papen updates SubBoomBass to v1.1.2
04 Oct 2012 Rob Papen updates Predator to v1.6.3
31 Aug 2012 Rob Papen releases "Predator - RE" for Reason
29 Mar 2012 Rob Papen releases Blade - Additive Synth
14 Mar 2012 Rob Papen updates Punch Drum Synth to v1.0.3
11 Jan 2012 Rob Papen Albino for Mac updated to v3.1.5
20 Dec 2011 Rob Papen updates Predator to v1.6.2
10 Feb 2014 NAMM 2014 Report - Optimism in Anaheim
07 Oct 2013 Rob Papen Blue 45% Off
14 Jan 2013 Time+Space Rob Papen Deals for Existing Users
10 Jan 2013 Rob Papen added to Plugin Boutique labels
10 Aug 2012 Rob Papen - 9 products in 7 Years
30 Jun 2010 Voltage Disciple releases "Vol 1" for Predator
20 Apr 2010 Pro-Sounds releases Tau Trance for Predator
03 Feb 2010 Sonic Elements releases Pandora for Predator