BlueARP VST Arpeggiator development - let's discuss! (OSX MIDI-FX is out)

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adg21
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Post Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:32 am

So is there an old version that will pass midi CC thru? I see that it was once implemented.

I mean I know it might crash some things and some others, but without pass thru CC to control basics like filter on my target VST it is pretty unusable.

Maybe implementing an option on or off for this would be ideal in future. In the mean time an old version which allows for passing of CC would be great if anyone can help.

Thanks

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DuX
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3630 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

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Post Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:23 am

I'd be interested in a version that passes through the CCs, too. It's pretty essential for a MIDI plugin that goes in front of a VST synth to be able to pass through MIDI.

Although I could circumvent that in Reaper by creating a separate track for BlueARP and send MIDI from it anywhere I want. It is a waste of track [space], though, making two tracks for every sound.
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graywolf2004
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Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:28 pm

DuX wrote:I'd be interested in a version that passes through the CCs, too. It's pretty essential for a MIDI plugin that goes in front of a VST synth to be able to pass through MIDI.

Although I could circumvent that in Reaper by creating a separate track for BlueARP and send MIDI from it anywhere I want. It is a waste of track [space], though, making two tracks for every sound.
I gonna make it configureble in hardware version, so software will get it too. Not the next one, likely v227.

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graywolf2004
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Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:33 pm

Hi all. I apologize for rare posts. Again, free time is my most scarce resource.
Although I'm working mostly on HW version, I did some for the plugin.
Since I got several complainеs about new "page system", I expanded the left panel, so now all the controls are again on the screen without page switching.
GUI became a little wider, but I think it's not a problem cause everyone got fullHD these days.

What do you think? (screenshot attached)
BlueARP_v226.png
other page - is what you change rarely
BlueARP_v226_p2.png
I can't give it out yet, needs some more testing, couple of weeks I think.
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phreaque
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Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:44 pm

Awesome update dearest Oleg,
Thanks for your efforts indeed.

Btw, there was a glitch in page buffer, when trying to copy page content to other page within the same preset (initial preset).
Copying/pasting will give only 1 step as a result in stead of whole page..
Phreaque Modi

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DuX
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3630 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Underworld

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Post Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:40 pm

Neat. :tu:

You must be making some space available for additional features in the future? ;)
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Halonmusic
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1663 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

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Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 am

Kewl :tu:

chk071
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17290 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

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Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:22 am

998 pixels wide should also work on laptops with lower (1366x768) resolution. :)

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Niowiad
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223 posts since 25 Jan, 2017

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Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:05 pm

It probably looked better before but this way its more functional so I prefer it in this new version any day.

I adore this plugin. I feel like it is underappreciated because of its 'freebie' status.

Sure thing I'm not the first guy to say this, but make a modern-looking GUI (more appealing and marketable) and start selling this thing. I'd take this over Cthulhu even if it was priced twice as much.

chk071
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Post Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:22 pm

Niowiad wrote:It probably looked better before but this way its more functional so I prefer it in this new version any day.
TBH, i also liked it better, when the sequencer window was bigger, compared to the tool window. Looked more "focused", because the sequencer window is the window you spend most of your time in.

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graywolf2004
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Post Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:59 am

DuX wrote:Neat. :tu:
You must be making some space available for additional features in the future? ;)
There's still some extra space on the current panel.
When it runs out, moving to another pages is inevitable. But still the main panel should be big ebough to keep the essentials.
phreaque wrote:Awesome update dearest Oleg,
Thanks for your efforts indeed.

Btw, there was a glitch in page buffer, when trying to copy page content to other page within the same preset (initial preset).
Copying/pasting will give only 1 step as a result in stead of whole page..
I'll check this, should be easy to fix.

cobra22
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Post Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:48 am

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I get frequent crashes using BlueArp.

VST Host maker (Tracktion) points finger to BlueArp, they say ask vendor for VST3 or new/fixed VST2,
but I see no other reports of other hosts having issue, so wondering how to resolve.

log: https://i.imgur.com/Mta6dbk.png (https://i.imgur.com/Mta6dbk.png)

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graywolf2004
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Post Sun May 13, 2018 10:03 pm

syncopath wrote:Hi.
I have had the same problem as people above in the thread.

The program bank was blocked onto the first one and it was useless trying to make any change on it.

How could I "solve" this? Just clicking on the MENU button and choosing BANK >> Initialize. But the thing is that I had to do the same each time I was adding this VST to any track, so I saved a preset for that device into Bitwig.

But, on the other hand, I might have another bug to mention: I think that the whole "PAGE" menu isn't working at all.

MENU>>>PAGE>>>INITIALIZE/COPY TO BUFFER/PASTE FROM BUFFER.

I'm on Bitwig 2.2.3 using Blue ARP v2.2.5
Finally I made it to install Bitwig 2.2.2 and check this problem.
Yes, it messes up the preset after loading the project.
It seems always to be 1st program in chain 1.
The problem is in current chain setting. Some time ago I made a tweak so automating current chain has full range from chain1 to num_chains, the first value --- (no chain) was excluded. Bitwig seems to set all the parameters after loading the bank, including current chain. It sets the value to chain1 (lowest possible), and saved program number gets messed up.

I changed it back (no other way to fix it).
BlueARP_226_pre.zip
It's win32 dll, can you replace it in v2.5.5 and tell if it works?
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graywolf2004
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467 posts since 15 Apr, 2012 from Moscow, Russia

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Post Sun May 13, 2018 10:04 pm

cobra22 wrote:I get frequent crashes using BlueArp.

VST Host maker (Tracktion) points finger to BlueArp, they say ask vendor for VST3 or new/fixed VST2,
but I see no other reports of other hosts having issue, so wondering how to resolve.

log: https://i.imgur.com/Mta6dbk.png
Can you also try the version from my previous post?
I installed free Tracktion T6 and tested bluearp with it, no problems so far.

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graywolf2004
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467 posts since 15 Apr, 2012 from Moscow, Russia

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Post Sun May 13, 2018 10:06 pm

phreaque wrote:Awesome update dearest Oleg,
Thanks for your efforts indeed.

Btw, there was a glitch in page buffer, when trying to copy page content to other page within the same preset (initial preset).
Copying/pasting will give only 1 step as a result in stead of whole page..
Fixed, you can try it in version I posted before. Bit it is win32 only yet.
Hopefully next week I'll make it the 'official' release.

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