Aspect 1.7.10 out now: Undo / Redo; Mono Legato; Envelope Triggers; Linux 64-bit

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KVRist
62 posts since 3 Oct, 2006 from Australia

Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:09 am

You got it. If everything works to relative paths - i.e. all your products look inside the install folder for any necessary data / config files etc - then we're right. ;)

KVRAF

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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:28 am

OK, that's certainly very do-able. I'd rather get this right first time than push out another release that not quite there: would you be happy to receive a beta with these changes to ensure they do what they are supposed to do? (It may not be this week though: I've a few other high priority items that really need my attention.)
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KVRist
62 posts since 3 Oct, 2006 from Australia

Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:33 am

Sending you an email ... thanks, Colin!

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KVRAF
8980 posts since 28 May, 2005 from Netherneverlands

Post Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:02 am

Unfortunately the pdf manual of Aspect has the same typographical issues as the manual of String. Will these be fixed too in a next release?

And it would also be a nice improvement if the pdf manual has chapter links with the index :)

KVRAF

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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:06 am

Short answer: yes, (although it may not be in the immediate next version, because there could be a sneaky little 1.7.2 release out sometime shortly...)

And I'll see what I can do regarding PDF links: I'd have thought that the PDF creator would have done this automatically, seeing as it generates the table of contents.
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KVRist
32 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Wed May 04, 2011 8:31 am

love the update. especially the mono modes. maybe a duophonic mode would be nice as well? (notepitch1 and notepitch2).

and I got an idea, maybe it would be nice if the pulsewidth modulation can double up as phase modulation if you're not using a pulse. Or is this too messy?

KVRAF

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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Wed May 04, 2011 11:22 am

Thanks!
maybe a duophonic mode would be nice as well? (notepitch1 and notepitch2).
Already on the to-do list, and very nearly included in the last update, so I'd be confident in this appearing at some point. I'm a big fan of duophonic synths: you can do some really nice duophonic stuff in String by setting Layer 1 to Monophonic Low, and Layer 2 to Monophonic High.
pulsewidth modulation can double up as phase modulation.
The oscillator section does need a 'do-over' at some point - I've had lots of requests regarding improvements for them - so I'll be sure to bear this suggestion in mind. In theory, it sounds like a good idea...
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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Tue May 10, 2011 6:34 am

Aspect 1.7.4 for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux is now available. This release add the following fixes and features:
  • Fix for crash (on both Windows and Linux) that could occur when 'space' is pressed when confirming the overwrite preset dialog.
  • VU meters now automatically reset their overload status after a few seconds.
  • Preset Browser is now maximized to fill the entire plug-in window.
  • For Windows VST (32-bit and 64-bit), the preferences file can be placed alongside the DLL file to facilitate USB or portable installs.
  • Clearer font in PDF documentation.
Download Aspect 1.7.4 here.
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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:07 am

Aspect 1.7.6 for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux is now available. This minor release adds the following improvements:
  • Native 64-bit VST plug-in for Mac OS X (64-bit VST support requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater; 64-bit Audio Unit requires Mac OS X 10.5 or greater; all other formats require Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.)
  • Preset searches are now multi-threaded. Preset browser can now immediately respond to user interaction, even whilst searching a massive preset library, or when browsing a folder containing a large number of presets.
  • Preset meta data (ie, author name, notes, tags) is now correctly displayed after loading an .FXP based preset or restoring a saved project.
  • Vastly improved CPU usage when recalculating DSP graph as a result of realtime re-wiring of a modular preset.
  • Standalone application tempo can now be set to within two decimal places of accuracy.
  • Fix for GUI freeze that could occur in certain Mac OS X VST hosts.
  • Fix for LFOs being incorrectly reset every four bars when using the standalone application.
  • Fix for minor issue which caused a changed preset to temporarily be reverted to its original state when previewing presets via the browser.
Download Aspect 1.7.6 here. Thanks!
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KVRAF

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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:17 am

It seems like a rogue bug managed to slip under the radar in Aspect 1.7.6. I'd recommend anyone who downloaded it to update to Aspect 1.7.7

This release fixes a critical bug in Aspect 1.7.6's audio synthesis engine which caused certain presets to sometimes have a transient gliding pitch at the beginning of a note. Which did admittedly add a certain flair to presets, but is, none-the-less, a bug which needed to be fixed!

Download Aspect 1.7.7 here.
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KVRian
1099 posts since 31 Aug, 2007 from wales

Post Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:12 pm

couldn't work out what was wrong :/

thanks

dave

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KVRian
1479 posts since 24 Apr, 2002 from New Orleans, LA

Post Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:58 am

Thanks for the updates! I love this synth :love:

KVRAF

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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:16 am

I'm pleased to announce Aspect 1.7.9 is now available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux

This release adds the following improvements:
  • (Windows) Fixed incredibly rare crash which may occur when first opening the plug-in on certain 32-bit VST Windows hosts.
  • Massively improved speed and responsiveness of all UI controls.
  • Improved CPU usage when tweaking parameters from a hardware controller.
  • (Windows) For the Windows VST plug-in, when using a relative path of "." for the presets folder, the path is now relative to the plug-in's DLL file and not the host's executable file. This makes it possible to easily create a portable or USB stick install of Aspect.
  • Standalone versions now support multiple simultaneous hardware controllers.
  • (Linux) User presets are now displayed in alphabetical order in the preset browser.
  • (Linux) Improved UI font selection means that a more appropriate font is often used in any Linux distributions which provide only a small selection of default fonts.
  • Fixed an issue where the OK button in the save preset browser would temporarily become disabled when switching from the Factory presets selection.
  • Various minor compatibility fixes for certain hosts.
Download Aspect 1.7.6 here. Thanks!
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KVRAF
5712 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

Post Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:55 am

hem.. no LV2 yet ?
You can't always get what you waaaant...

KVRAF

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2239 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:50 am

No, I'm afraid LV2 support is just not yet completed. With other higher priority issues taking up massive amounts of development time, LV2 plug-in support got pushed to the back burner for the time being. I'd like to get back to it soon: it wasn't a million miles away from completion - they're certainly usable internally (I know, because I do!) - but just not in a releasable state. Besides which, the main call for LV2 format plug-ins was rendered slightly moot by Mike at linuxdsp coding native VST support into Ardour 3 ( http://ardour.org/node/4658 )

I wouldn't like to publicly commit to an LV2 format release date, but all I can say for sure is that it won't be before the next product's release: a date which hopefully isn't too far away!
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