SynthMaster v2.9.7 Beta released with 50 new hardstyle presets by Fragment Audio

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kv331
KVRAF
5451 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Post Sun May 22, 2016 9:18 pm

Hi folks,

After a long while we're announcing another update for SynthMaster: v2.8.6

With this update a longstanding feature request has been addressed: MIDI program change / bank change support. Now you can easily assign the current listed presets to a MIDI bank and send MIDI bank change/program change messages to SynthMaster to change the current preset:
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We also added 2 new skins:
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Aside from those new features we fixed the following issues:

1. Voice allocation kills only playing voices in release state
2. License key file dialog is not displayed on some versions
3. When saving global midi mappings, mappings there were removed recently are still saved in the config file
4. When hold pedal is released, wrong channel number is sent causing hangs
5. Arpeggiator view crashes/slows down SynthMaster when the control is paging through steps
6. Arpeggiator view doesn't reset scrollbar when a new preset is loaded
7. Added new "record note duration" option while recording arp sequences

This is gonna be our last update for SynthMaster until we release SynthMaster One in January :)

Enjoy!

Bulent



The below is our v2.8 announcement:

Hi everyone! We are glad to announce the official release of SynthMaster 2.8, which brings major improvements for the filters, modulation matrix workflow, layer effects layout, envelopes, LFOs and the arpeggiator/sequencer. Check out the following video prepared by Computer Music Magazine, it summarizes very well what's new in this major update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB69dov8sHk

The list of new features in this update are:

  • 4 new filter categories: Ladder, Diode Ladder, Bite and State Variable filters all based on "zero delay feedback" (ZDF) topology. All the new filter categories also have an Acid button. When turned on, this couples the resonance to the cutoff frequency so that resonance decreases with decreasing cutoff frequency.
  • Analog ADSR envelope type: This new envelope type is modeled after a well known analog synth's envelopes. The attack/decay durations are between 1 milloseconds - 9 seconds.
  • Dual LFO type: In this new LFO type, you can choose two waveforms and crossfade between them to create a variable shaped LFO. There's also bitcrush and sample&hold available in this mode.
  • Drag-n-drop modulation: Now you can create modulation matrix entries by dragging a modulation source displayed on the new modulation sources tab and dragging it onto any know on the user interface. When you click on any knob, the modulation matrix is filtered to show only entries for that target. Similarly, when you click on any modulation source on the modulation source tab, only targets for that source are displayed and modulation amounts for targets are drawn as rings around the knobs.
  • Layer Effects on a single tab: Prior to v2.8, layer effects were scattered in 3 different tabs. Now in v2.8, they are displayed on a single tab in the order they are inserted. The ordering of the insert effects can be easily changed by dragging an insert effect and dropping it onto another one.
  • Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support: Starting with v2.8, SynthMaster now supports multichannel MIDI input. New generation keyboard like the ROLI Seaboard generate MIDI messages in different MIDI channels for each key pressed, allowing each key to have separate modwheel, pitch bend, etc. values. To suppor ROLI further, we also added a new global parameter called "Map CC74 to CC1" so that the CC74 messages generated by Roli can be change to CC1 to take advantage of presets using CC1 modulation.
  • New Drum Kit: Our first factory drum kit, recorded at Mars Productions / Professional Recording Studios by Mehmet Uğur Memiş and Atalay Ant is finally available in this update. The drum kit features percussion instruments with multiple velocity regions. Our product manager Gercek Dorman (who also happens to be a multi-percussionist!) created 50 drum patterns/presets as factory presets in this update.
  • DrumKit Mode for the Arpeggiator: A new mode called "DrumKit" has been added to the arpeggiator. In this mode, you can easily write drum patterns for a selected drum kit. Drum kits can be created in plain text files, where percussion instruments are mapped to specific MIDI notes. Each drum kit can have up to 16 percussion instruments defined.
  • Recording Mono/Poly (Chord) Sequences directly from MIDI:Starting with v2.8, now it's possible to record mono or poly (chord) into the arpeggiator in "Sequence" mode.
  • New Factory Presets: We added 150 new factory presets in this update. Arksun, who is a well known sound designer amongst KVR users, has contributed to our factory library with 50 awesome presets!
  • Standalone Format: On Windows we bring back the standalone version of SynthMaster, and also SynthMaster Player!


Demo and free player version of SynthMaster can be downloaded at KV331 Audio's downloads page.

For existing SynthMaster users, this update is free and can be downloaded at KV331 Audio's user downloads page.
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EnGee
KVRAF
4947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Sun May 22, 2016 10:28 pm

Great update :clap:
Now SynthMaster can be the All in One Workstasion :tu:
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Elektronisch
KVRAF
2329 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Sun May 22, 2016 11:01 pm

awesome! congrats!

Is the installer also updated from the one that was released 2-3 days ago?

also have you checked the issue i mentioned in Beta topic about ADSR stuttering in FL Studio 12?

deastman
KVRAF
6792 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Sun May 22, 2016 11:06 pm

A huge thank you for the MPE and Roli support!
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Lejurai
KVRian
1237 posts since 8 Apr, 2013

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Sun May 22, 2016 11:08 pm

Holy crap what an update. Thank you! :tu:

FLWrd
KVRian
620 posts since 18 May, 2010

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Sun May 22, 2016 11:38 pm

Wow, that's quite the update. I'm an OSX user, and will wait patiently for the goodies to arrive.

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terminus_one
KVRist
183 posts since 21 Jan, 2015

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Sun May 22, 2016 11:44 pm

FLWrd wrote:Wow, that's quite the update. I'm an OSX user, and will wait patiently for the goodies to arrive.
The title of this post ("SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only)") is really unfortunate – I believe the 2.8 update is available for Mac OSX too, it's just the standalone version that's Windows only.

FarleyCZ
KVRian
778 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 12:06 am

Can't wait to try it. I missed drag 'n' drop mod assignment a lot. Happy to hear it's there. :)

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
29804 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 12:29 am

terminus_one wrote:
FLWrd wrote:Wow, that's quite the update. I'm an OSX user, and will wait patiently for the goodies to arrive.
The title of this post ("SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only)") is really unfortunate – I believe the 2.8 update is available for Mac OSX too, it's just the standalone version that's Windows only.
Ha, yes I thought the same thing at first. Needs rewording.

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exmatproton
KVRAF
2107 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 3:42 am

Awesome update. I like the new filters and mod additions very much.
The only gripe is the UI size, but i understand this will get updated in version 3, if everything will go according to plan :tu:

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13625 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 3:43 am

exmatproton wrote:Awesome update. I like the new filters and mod additions very much.
The only gripe is the UI size, but i understand this will get updated in version 3, if everything will go according to plan :tu:
Please tell me the GUI isn't smaller.

kv331
KVRAF
5451 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 4:24 am

wagtunes wrote:
Please tell me the GUI isn't smaller.
The plan is to make the GUI very compact/smaller in v3.0 :lol: :hihi:
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wagtunes
KVRAF
13625 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 4:31 am

kv331 wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
Please tell me the GUI isn't smaller.
The plan is to make the GUI very compact/smaller in v3.0 :lol: :hihi:
You have a very strange sense of humor. :scared:

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exmatproton
KVRAF
2107 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX Standalone (windows only) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 4:43 am

kv331 wrote:
wagtunes wrote:
Please tell me the GUI isn't smaller.
The plan is to make the GUI very compact/smaller in v3.0 :lol: :hihi:
:tu: :clap:

gabgue
KVRer
9 posts since 28 Aug, 2013

Re: SynthMaster 2.8 VST AU AAX ( and Standalone on Windows ) released

Post Mon May 23, 2016 5:30 am

I download today the new synthmaster player FREE 2.8 and is imposible activate with the serial that KV331 give me, ever says "Invalid Serial" and when try that the system sendme other serial to my email the plugin says "user dont have a existing license for synthmaster player", finally i try with request offline license in syntmaster.com but the emails never arrived, not arrived to spam or other folder. Is very bad that for a free vst plugin the people need made a failing activation process as this, i lost one hour trying to install this free synth without success.

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