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

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Captain
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414 posts since 29 Nov, 2002 from Finland

Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:57 am

kv331 wrote: if your MacOS system does not sort files by name in ascending order, some factory waveforms will not be read.
It's most probably caused by the new APFS file system in High Sierra. By default, your boot disk is converted to the new file system when updating the OS. There's something in the new FS that causes alphabetical file lists to go out of order. The same thing happened in the preset browser of u-he synths (preset list should be alphabetical, now more or less random), probably elsewhere too.

EDIT: And here's the exact reason, from https://developer.apple.com/library/con ... Q/FAQ.html
Calling readdir(2) on a directory in APFS returns filenames in hash order, whereas HFS+ returns filenames in lexicographical order.

kv331
KVRAF
5474 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:03 am

Thanks Captain!
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Enkerli
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79 posts since 31 Jan, 2017

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:15 am

Captain wrote:
kv331 wrote: if your MacOS system does not sort files by name in ascending order, some factory waveforms will not be read.
It's most probably caused by the new APFS file system in High Sierra. By default, your boot disk is converted to the new file system when updating the OS. There's something in the new FS that causes alphabetical file lists to go out of order. The same thing happened in the preset browser of u-he synths (preset list should be alphabetical, now more or less random), probably elsewhere too.

EDIT: And here's the exact reason, from https://developer.apple.com/library/con ... Q/FAQ.html
Calling readdir(2) on a directory in APFS returns filenames in hash order, whereas HFS+ returns filenames in lexicographical order.
Very good to know! Thanks a lot!

Enkerli
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79 posts since 31 Jan, 2017

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:24 am

kv331 wrote:OK figured out the problem and fixed it!!!
w00t! SMaster isn’t crashing my DAW anymore! So nice!

And those Bluffmunkey wavetable patches were worth the wait. Though their set to monophonic by default, they actually work really well in MPE! Especially when modulating wave index…
kv331 wrote:I am releasing the 2.9.6 update tonight.
Yay!
Thanks a lot, Bulent! It was a bit of a weird one.

Now, about that SynthMaster One for iOS… :wink:

kv331
KVRAF
5474 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:14 am

Enkerli wrote: Now, about that SynthMaster One for iOS… :wink:
Yeah, the time has come for that one! 10 days left before heading to NAMM, a LOT of work ahead :D
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zvenx
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6788 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:38 am

Best wishes with that :-)

Was 2.9.6 uploaded? Can't seem to find it. Website still says 2.9.5 on my end.
thanks
rsp
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691 posts since 27 Oct, 2011 from Pacific Northwest

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:32 am

I installed 2.9.5 over my old 2.8 install and had no issues. Windows 10, 64-bit tested with both Stagelight and Ableton Live 9. I should note, I always use the full install (not the smaller, update installer). It recognized all the libraries I have installed. I'm looking into a loss of 3GB after the install, but that may be due to creating a restore point prior to the install. Since the install worked, I'm going to delete and turn off restore points. Most of the Synthmaster directories are well below even 1GB and I figure, other than a few new samples, most of the files should be an overwrite of what I already had.

kv331
KVRAF
5474 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player updated to v2.9.6

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:04 am

Hi guys

We finally released SynthMaster v2.9.6 and also SynthMaster Player v2.9.6. With this release the player includes the new factory presets as well and the number of presets in the free player is now 500.

You can download the latest updates at:

http://www.synthmaster.com/downloadupdates.aspx

The latest build has important fixes:

1. FIX: SynthMaster might crash when warning messages are generated after loading a preset
2. FIX: SynthMaster crashes when a wavetable with more than 256 waveforms is imported
3. FIX: When user drags and drops a modulation source from the modulation sources tab, SynthMaster might crash
4. FIX: When a preset is initialized, drag and drop of a modulation source from the modulation sources tab results in an empty modulation matrix entry
5. FIX: SynthMaster might crash when the mod matrix source filter is changed.
6. FIX: Modulation of amount parameter of LoFi effect causes zipper noise
7. FIX: Modulation of amount parameter of Distortion effect causes zipper noise
8. FIX: Modulation of amount parameter of Echo effect causes zipper noise
9. FIX: Modulation of amount parameter of Chorus effect causes zipper noise
10.FIX: When a new modulation matrix entry is created, SynthMaster incorrectly creates an additional entry
11.FIX: Modulation tab header requires two clicks to display modulation sources menu for a different category
12.FIX: When the oscillator algorithm is changed from sample playback to wavetable, the oscillator doesn't play the wavetable correctly
13.FIX: Some text labels are clipped when being displayed
14.FIX: SynthMaster fails to read some factory waveforms/wavetables when the operating system doesn't return files and folders in sorted order (MacOS High Sierra)
14.FIX: Edited factory presets
15.FIX: Edited factory skins

ENJOY!

Bulent
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zvenx
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6788 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player updated to v2.9.6

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:07 am

Thanks Bulent.
rsp
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zvenx
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6788 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:24 am

zvenx wrote:.........

BT jarre creator - equinox 5 lead (mw)
BT technogroove 31
KEY On The Sun UK
KEY Summer UK
KEY Without U UK
LED Trumpet (fixed)
SYN Among Mountains AD (fixed)
SYN Tropics (fixed)
Still there in 2.9.6


the last three were fixed, still getting errors on the first five.

and would add
LD Summer UK (not an issue)
LD Summer 2 UK (not an issue)

to that list

Also both Ufuk and UFUK are still listed as two separate sound designers.


thanks
rsp

edit: After a complete reinstall, LD summer and summer 2 work so taking them off the list of issues.
rsp
Last edited by zvenx on Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:29 am, edited 2 times in total.
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kv331
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5474 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:32 am

zvenx wrote: Still there in 2.9.6


the last three were fixed, still getting errors on the first five.

and would add
LD Summer UK
LD Summer 2 UK

to that list

Also both Ufuk and UFUK are still listed as two separate sound designers.


thanks
rsp
I fixed ALL 'factory' presets. please do a CLEAN install (delete /library/application support/kv331 audio/synthmaster and download/install full setup from web site)
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zvenx
KVRAF
6788 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:34 am

thanks,
I assume if I delete that folder I need to redownload and install all expansion banks too?

rsp
kv331 wrote:
zvenx wrote: Still there in 2.9.6


the last three were fixed, still getting errors on the first five.

and would add
LD Summer UK
LD Summer 2 UK

to that list

Also both Ufuk and UFUK are still listed as two separate sound designers.


thanks
rsp
I fixed ALL 'factory' presets. please do a CLEAN install (delete /library/application support/kv331 audio/synthmaster and download/install full setup from web site)
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zvenx
KVRAF
6788 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player updated to v2.9.6

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:42 am

That explains why some seem fixed.
those that were fixed are in the factory banks, those that aren't are expansions.
thanks
rsp
sound sculptist

kv331
KVRAF
5474 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster v2.9 arrives

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:49 am

zvenx wrote:thanks,
I assume if I delete that folder I need to redownload and install all expansion banks too?
You can move the expansions to /documents/synthmaster/presets folder
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kv331
KVRAF
5474 posts since 14 Nov, 2006 from Ankara, Turkey

Re: SynthMaster and SynthMaster Player updated to v2.9.6

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:50 am

zvenx wrote:That explains why some seem fixed.
those that were fixed are in the factory banks, those that aren't are expansions.
thanks
rsp
We're gonna update the expansions as well. Gercek has been working on that.
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