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

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murnau
KVRAF
5563 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from Arkham Asylum

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:28 am

thank you very much! this is a great arpeggiator! i'll try it out this weekend!

grtz

Compyfox
KVRAF
14247 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:30 am

I like oldschool and clean looks. Maybe skinning will be available at a later state. Or someone will jump on it. But... it's working like it should, and I liket he concept.
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graywolf2004
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463 posts since 15 Apr, 2012 from Moscow, Russia

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:32 am

Wow, I'm kind of overwhelmed. Thanks for positive feedback.
gamecat666 wrote:
Compyfox wrote: first thing i did was check for resources to do a custom UI for it. ;) (no, there isnt any!)
I don't know the exact way of doing this (I'm not a full-time developer, just a hobbyist). I used old good Delphi7 for development so it may give some limitations here. Can you give me some more info about this (links, etc.)? In my case all GUI elements are programmed from scratch (I didn't use generated bitmaps from tools like knobman). But think it's somehow possible to incorporate a bottom layer bitmap into the GUI (so it will draw all the elements on top).

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
4813 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:59 am

graywolf2004 wrote:Wow, I'm kind of overwhelmed. Thanks for positive feedback.
gamecat666 wrote: first thing i did was check for resources to do a custom UI for it. ;) (no, there isnt any!)
FTFY :wink:

I don't know the exact way of doing this (I'm not a full-time developer, just a hobbyist). I used old good Delphi7 for development so it may give some limitations here. Can you give me some more info about this (links, etc.)? In my case all GUI elements are programmed from scratch (I didn't use generated bitmaps from tools like knobman). But think it's somehow possible to incorporate a bottom layer bitmap into the GUI (so it will draw all the elements on top).
To keep it in context, you could ask on the "DSP and Developement" forum, here:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33

Doubtless there are devs and/or "hobbyists" who will be glad to help/point you (or someone interested) to the right sources/proceedures, etc,.

Good job with your tutorial also, btw. 8)
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RunBeerRun
KVRAF
7894 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:10 am

Very excellent, yes it excels in the ent.

Steps not just octaves, easy to move buttons, not sure if it has swing just yet.
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Rajah
KVRian
695 posts since 10 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:46 am

Very Nice... Just what is needed ... More Arps..
The Key Select "Chord" function is a blast.. How do you Trigger/Retrigger? Will like to see it go up to 32 steps..
Sweet.. :love:

pc2000
KVRist
302 posts since 4 Apr, 2006

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:19 am

This looks pretty impressive! He should've entered this in the upcoming DC12. I'm certain it would get a lot of votes!

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osiris
KVRAF
7136 posts since 20 Nov, 2003 from Lost and Spaced

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:48 am

I haven't used it but I like the GUI from what I can see - well laid out, easy to read. Who can ask for more??

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

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:41 am

Just decided to test it myself with Ableton Live 8.2.5. Weird - for some reason Plugin.process() is not called from the host. Tried to add a fake audio out - process() is being called, but MIDI out disapperaed. Weird. Even more - trying to get Kirnu work there - no MIDI out too. Maybe something with Ableton settings? (I'm noob in Ableton, using FL). But I'll better go to dev section with this.

Also fighting some rare, but strange crashes in FL and performing some GUI optimizations.

After that, next 2 things in my ToDo list:
1. Extend it to 64 steps (up to 4 pages (A B C D), up to 16 steps per page)
2. Patch browser, save\load banks and patches

What do you think?

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
4813 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:44 am

graywolf2004 wrote:But I'll better go to dev section with this.

After that, next 2 things in my ToDo list:
1. Extend it to 64 steps (up to 4 pages (A B C D), up to 16 steps per page)
2. Patch browser, save\load banks and patches

What do you think?
:tu:
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sinkmusic
KVRAF
6148 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:50 am

Hi
Thank you !

Would you have a full size screeshot or a website explaining the features ?
(The 13min Youtube video is small and takes forever to read on my slow connection, so anything like a full size pic, a pdf manual or a webpage would help to know the plugin ;))
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murnau
KVRAF
5563 posts since 13 Jan, 2005 from Arkham Asylum

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:52 am

:tu: :clap: :wheee: :love:

Rajah
KVRian
695 posts since 10 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:52 am

graywolf2004 wrote: After that, next 2 things in my ToDo list:
1. Extend it to 64 steps (up to 4 pages (A B C D), up to 16 steps per page)
2. Patch browser, save\load banks and patches

What do you think?
How about 'Gate per Step'(Length)... unless I am missing something here.. :?:

animaniac3k
KVRer
6 posts since 27 Sep, 2012

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:57 am

This arp is great. I tested it with Reaper 4 afterr looking for ages for a pattern arp. The closest thing would be Catanya (which is very, very good and easy to use) but it only allows for 3 note chords.

Yes , the interface could be better and easier to work with but I am happy with the retro look.

The only problem is that I couldn't save my patterns. Any help with this would be appreciated. Assuming there was this functionality and an easy way to organise my patterns and there were no bugs I would even pay for this.

Great job!

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graywolf2004
KVRist
463 posts since 15 Apr, 2012 from Moscow, Russia

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:02 pm

Rajah wrote:How about 'Gate per Step'... unless I am missing something here.. :?:
The idea is good, I thought of it too. Not hard to implement, really. But on the other side, I don't want to overload the interface with something that's not necessary (maybe). What do others think? If I place "Gate" bar next to "Velocity" bar for example?

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