Blue II Large Screen Released

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Teksonik
KVRAF
11778 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:29 am

I know some people don't use Facebook but I saw this today:
Rob Papen wrote:Big screen option BLUE-II is available now!

You can log-in to robpapen.com and download the latest installer in 'My products'. In case you own the eXplorer4 bundle, also log-in and visit 'My products'. Open the download page for eXplorer4 and scroll down until you see the BLUE 2 installer listed. No need to fully download the eXplorer4 installer. You also can download only the BLUE 2 installer and run it.

Inside the preset menu, you can select the big screen or select it on the back panel (click at logo). Note that you need to re-select BLUE-II in your music host to have it changed.
I've downloaded but not yet installed. If Blue II's new large size option is anything like Predator 2 it will be perfect here. Looking forward to giving it a go after breakfast. :hyper:
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MoodyB
KVRist
76 posts since 30 Jun, 2005 from Scotland

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:48 am

It's a massive improvement on my 1080p laptop.

GUI is now nearly the same size as Predator2's big screen option.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30084 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:50 am

Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1740 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:42 am

^ i know right? :evil:

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Bodhisan
KVRist
476 posts since 7 Aug, 2015 from H2O

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:47 pm

Wonderful news. My favorite RP synth. :tu:

Dasheesh
KVRAF
2819 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:12 pm

I just choked on my own spit... wat? Let me check it. I've been waiting for this. This is the vst that will take the place of the old Rapture.Very important release.

jsp1979
KVRAF
2990 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 pm

Bodhisan wrote:Wonderful news. My favorite RP synth. :tu:
I agree. I tried to like Predator, but I never liked the sound. Blue 2, though, is fantastic.

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Teksonik
KVRAF
11778 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:49 pm

Sadly there are some artifacts around the knobs in the new larger version:
Blue Knobs.png
Anyone else getting these ?
aMUSEd wrote:Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x
Seriously ? It's fifteen seconds. You just have to delete and reload the plugin :?
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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30084 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:25 pm

Teksonik wrote:Sadly there are some artifacts around the knobs in the new larger version:
Blue Knobs.png
Anyone else getting these ?
aMUSEd wrote:Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x
Seriously ? It's fifteen seconds. You just have to delete and reload the plugin :?
No I mean restart the OS - just for a plugin (and it turns out not necessary anyway so don't know why they try and force it - I stopped it and it runs fine)

MoodyB
KVRist
76 posts since 30 Jun, 2005 from Scotland

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:27 pm

I get the artifacts under the knobs here too.

Thankfully my eyesight's too bad to see them usually, so I had to use a magnifying glass :)

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Rommelaar
KVRist
181 posts since 12 Sep, 2013

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:30 pm

The installer file is Yuge!
Rig: i7-5960X,64GB RAM DDR4, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Samsung 34" Curved Monitor
Audio Hardware:Waldorf Blofeld & Pulse 2, Akai MAX49 & MPD226, Steinberg UR44 & CMC controllers
Software: Cubase Pro 10, Wavelab Pro 9.5, Dorico 2

OneOfManyPauls
KVRian
788 posts since 17 Jul, 2016 from Wales, UK

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:44 pm

Really pleased to have a GUI that's easier on my tired eyes :)
aMUSEd wrote:Stupid installers that force you to restart after just installing a plugin :x
"force quit" is your friend on the mac

jdnz
KVRian
719 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:38 pm

Teksonik wrote:Sadly there are some artifacts around the knobs in the new larger version:
Blue Knobs.png
Anyone else getting these ?
yep same here - looks like all the bitmapped resources (knobs, backgrounds) are being upscaled from the original size too (as opposed to being proper hi-res versions)

jdnz
KVRian
719 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:41 pm

Rommelaar wrote:The installer file is Yuge!
just the NKS version - if you opt for the non-NKS one it's back to 'normal' size (so 285mb instead of 1.2gb)

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Teksonik
KVRAF
11778 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Re: Blue II Large Screen Released

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:39 pm

aMUSEd wrote: No I mean restart the OS - just for a plugin (and it turns out not necessary anyway so don't know why they try and force it - I stopped it and it runs fine)
You're on a Mac ? No OS restart required on Windows. At least not for the non NKS version.
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