Anyone still use Metasynth?

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XComposer
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204 posts since 18 Aug, 2006 from Italy

Post Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:12 am

Interesting! Thank you… let's just wait a little bit until it's officially out.
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David
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328 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:55 pm

According to Eric W, the dev, posting to the UIList google group back in Jan this year, 6 should be out soon, and for a moderate fee, though we should expect mainly internal updates to suit current OSX needs, but…:

"…few new features (some new generated base waveform); the management of files in montage is made quite simpler by dynamic sound file reference."

I'm personally looking for nothing more than High Sierra compatibility, so as to be pleased with ANYthing else new, but not disappointed if all it really does is work well again.

dpc

Neon Breath
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Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:57 pm

David wrote:According to Eric W, the dev, posting to the UIList google group back in Jan this year, 6 should be out soon, and for a moderate fee, though we should expect mainly internal updates to suit current OSX needs, but…:

"…few new features (some new generated base waveform); the management of files in montage is made quite simpler by dynamic sound file reference."

I'm personally looking for nothing more than High Sierra compatibility, so as to be pleased with ANYthing else new, but not disappointed if all it really does is work well again.

dpc
Hopefully there's new feature in term of audio processing, cause making pay his customers for mostly just an OS compatibility on a $350 software is not a good idea....
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Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:44 pm

Neon Breath wrote:Hopefully there's new feature in term of audio processing, cause making pay his customers for mostly just an OS compatibility on a $350 software is not a good idea....
While I know what you mean and there are lots of cases where I would agree with you, I do tend to the view that a different standard applies for small, passionate, developers like Eric.

His output over the years has been amazing and the tools he produces are, quirky, works of art. Keeping those running on a changing platform is not a zero effort activity and I am happy to support it.

But I'd not argue against new capabilities for sure :-)

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David
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328 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:14 pm

sandbags wrote:
Neon Breath wrote:Hopefully there's new feature in term of audio processing, cause making pay his customers for mostly just an OS compatibility on a $350 software is not a good idea....
While I know what you mean and there are lots of cases where I would agree with you, I do tend to the view that a different standard applies for small, passionate, developers like Eric.

His output over the years has been amazing and the tools he produces are, quirky, works of art. Keeping those running on a changing platform is not a zero effort activity and I am happy to support it.

But I'd not argue against new capabilities for sure :-)

m/
Ditto; well said!

David
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Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:06 pm


espiegel123
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Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm

MetaSynth 6 is now available. Upgrade notices and the rest of the rollout will be happening over the course of this week.

Information and a demo download available at

http://uisoftware.com/MetaSynth

Have fun!
--Edward

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aMUSEd
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29655 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:11 pm

In that way is it 'incompatible' with Sierra? I have it working OK (at least not encountered problems yet but not used it much since upgrading to Sierra).

Still no usable undo?

sandbags
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164 posts since 5 Apr, 2009 from Berkshire, UK

Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:31 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
In that way is it 'incompatible' with Sierra? I have it working OK (at least not encountered problems yet but not used it much since upgrading to Sierra).

Still no usable undo?
I forget the details but IIRC there were crash bugs, possibly relating to file dialogs.

I fear multi-level undo is the tower of babel in this context :-)

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Michael L
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2367 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:01 pm

Thank you! :clap:
Very happy that Metasynth continues to be updated, with increased quality and new features! :D
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599 posts since 2 Nov, 2006

Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Sadly no GUI tweaks....

Neon Breath
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Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:45 pm

Great of course to see Metasynth maintained, but the update doesn’t bring anything new in term of synthesis, new sounds and sonic possibilities. Same old territoires (with same 90’s UI) :(
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:05 pm

Neon Breath wrote:Great of course to see Metasynth maintained, but the update doesn’t bring anything new in term of synthesis, new sounds and sonic possibilities. Same old territoires (with same 90’s UI) :(
can't wait to see what the new resolutions can offer, though...

Neon Breath
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Post Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:41 pm

Anyone updated and tried Metasynth 6? Did it worth the wait or it's a meh update?
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Michael L
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Re: Anyone still use Metasynth?

Post Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:33 pm

^^^ Here are five pages of details on the new features:

http://uisoftware.com/MetaSynth/MS6NEWFEATURES.pdf

I consider the update well worth the very reasonable $49. It improves sound quality, adds features and the updated menus make it surprisingly easier to use. These improvements are focused on sound quality, which is of course the priority-- so I am quite happy! :clap:

I would pay $100 with a better GUI, but bitmap>vector is a huge rewrite and perhaps the current user base is not enough to pay for so much work. But perhaps the next generation of musicians will rediscover this wildly imaginative and multidimensional DAW?

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