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Sagan Technology Releases Metro 7.1

Sagan Technology has released Metro 7.1.

New to version 7.1:

  • Revolution Arpeggiator
    • Multiple simultaneously running independently assignable arpeggiators. Each track can be assigned to one of the eight arpeggiators.
    • Each arpeggiator step can revolve up and down one or two different musical scales or chords.
    • Compatibility with Korg Triton arpeggiator including import of Korg Triton arpeggiator system exclusive data.
    • Velocity modes: key, relative and absolute.
    • Fixed note method for drum patterns.
    • Alternate Strumming (flam) makes it easy to switch flam at each arpeggiator step.
    • Flam can be specified at each arpeggiator step for customized strumming.
    • Pattern changing/looping make it easy to create long patterns or programmable arpeggiator pattern changes such as key switching.
    • Remote control events can be used for pattern switching and can be configured via MIDI learn.
    • Each pattern can have an independent base scale.
    • Keys modes, specifies if notes are sounded in addition to arpeggiated notes and more.
    • Arpeggiator presets can be saved individually or as a complete set.
    • Keyboard window is resizable horizontally.
    • Expand pattern command.
    • Ties in the arpeggiator window are more intuitive now.
    • Legato duration step will play until another step plays the same tone or until the end of the pattern.
    • Dragging MIDI files to arp window selects fixed note method if initiated in a drum view.
    • 100's of presets included.
    • Transport's 'Stop' button stops arpeggiator latching.
    • Much more.
  • Remote Control events are now in three user selectable and independent categories; Persistent, Document and Arpeggiator events.
  • The onscreen keyboard window step velocity is saved with the Metro document.
  • Contextual 'View' menu in the mixer window allows mixer channels to be viewed via 'Show All', 'Hide MIDI', 'Hide Audio', and 'Hide Selection' commands.
  • Mixer Channels can be rendered via the Mix Or Render Tracks dialog.
  • Background color for continuous data view can be specified in the general preferences dialog.
  • Swing is ignored if the quantize is a quarter note or greater.
  • Plug-ins with no GUI look better in the plug-in rack.
  • Menu item to add 'new aux buss' in the output popup of the instantiated effects window.
  • Help tags for the keyboard window.
  • Default number of undo steps increased to 48.
  • Alt (option on Mac) + Shift quantizes selection to note editor quantize settings.
  • Double-clicking on the punch-in or metronome buttons in the transport opens the respective dialog.
  • Metronome clicks sounds.
  • Rescan audio devices in the Digital Audio setup dialog (New for Windows only).
  • Horizontal mouse scrolling can now be emulated by user specified buttons configured in preferences. (windows).

Fixed in this version:

  • MIDI Thru was ignoring a track's transpose setting.
  • Copying and pasting tracks unassigned to any mixer channels would sometimes not preserve the original tracks output port.
  • Better plug-in compatibility.
  • Better cross platform compatibility.
  • Increased stability.
  • Recording with the selection filter enabled would produce unexpected results.
  • Sample rate conversion would not work properly in some cases.
  • Virtual Instruments note on and note off are ordered more precisely when they start and end on the same MIDI clock.
  • Expand track loops was off by one MIDI clock per iteration.
  • It was possible, in certain rare cases that a note would lose some of its parameters when dragging its pitch up and down.
  • Count-off was not working if a plug-in was placed on an aux buss or a mixer channel.
  • It is now possible to drag MIDI files from other programs to the keyboard window arpeggiator section.
  • Plug-in Bypass was not always working properly.
  • In chain mixing of multiple zero audio input plug-ins was not always working properly.
  • A crash could have occurred when opening older Metro documents if 'ignore window positions' was selected from the switches menu.
  • Transpose Markers works properly now.
  • Revert would fail for Metro stationery documents.
  • Mix or Render initiated from the sections window now works as expected.
  • System exclusive recording was using 16-bits for the size, effectively limiting the size to a maximum of 64k. (Windows).
  • Trim overlapped notes, in the duration dialog, was not implemented. (Windows).
  • Metro Preferences have been moved to an easier to find place, in the "SaganTechnology" folder, now found within the mydocuments folder. (Windows).
  • Numerous other bug fixes.
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