String, Sequent, and Aspect for Windows bug-fix updates

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KVRAF
2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:38 am

String, Sequent, and [url=ttp://www.loomer.co.uk/aspect.htm]Aspect[/url] for Windows have been updated to fix a couple of issues:
  • (fix:Windows) Fix for the 64-bit VST plug-in not opening on certain hosts on Windows XP 64-bit
  • (fix:Windows) Fix for issue where confirmation dialogs in the preset browser could appear underneath and therefore be obscured by the preset browser window.
These issues did not affect the Mac OS X or Linux versions.

Download the updates here.
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KVRAF
2147 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Post Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:37 pm

The tuning knob on String gives wildly different values from the actual tuning it is doing.
For example at 436Hz something, it gives 432Hz. The lowest is not 427Hz as the reading states but 415 something and the highest is not 453 but 466.
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KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:41 am

Really? How odd! I'll get this looked at for the next String update, and ensure that the correct Hz is being shown.

EDIT: Actually, in the time it took me to write this I've seen the problem. It's actually doubling the difference from 440Hz. Should be an easy fix to get the display Hz updated for the next build. In the interest of maintaining compatibility, I'll keep the extended range so to ensure that presets will sound as they always did, whilst the Hz display will now be corrected.
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KVRAF
2147 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Post Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:02 am

Excellent, thanks Colin. The other thing is, could you add a decimal point on the value as well? I would much rather that that knob become more precise than it currently is. Right now, you can move it normally (without using the Shift key for extra precision) and the knob WILL move on the screen but the Hz value will NOT change, yet the pitch will change without giving indication numerically, only knob-wise.

I'd much prefer it that each mouse move without the precision option utilized, moves the value 1 Hz each time, whilst the use of Shift, allows one to edit precisely between the Hz in intervals of 0.1 Hz. If possible.

And thanks for keeping the extended range, that's pretty cool!
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KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:03 am

Absolutely; consider it done! The rotary components already have the ability to notch (that is, to hit specific values only), so I can notch on the integer Hz values and allow more finely grained control only when shift is held.
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KVRAF
3495 posts since 19 Aug, 2008 from USA-lien In the 8th Dimention

Post Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:07 am

Groovy! I believe I read a post stating that, vector GUIs are in the works?
Wound be great!

KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:48 am

Yes, the new UIs are vector based and resizable.
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KVRAF
3082 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:23 am

So -- I think I may have misunderstood your post above, Colin. Has String already got a vectorial resizable GUI, or is that something y'all are still thinking about doing?

I've got the latest update installed, and can't resize either the stand-alone or the x64 VSTi in Sonar Platinum. I don't see anything in the manual about this, and can't seem to find helpful info via google.

I've recently upgraded to a 40" 4K monitor, and most plugs are too small for me now, so I'm trying to find a suite of plugs that resize. I adore the ear-candy goodness of String, and would love for it to be easier on my eyes now.

Thanks!

KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:16 am

No, the next releases of all the plug-ins will have resizeable UIs, but so far only Resound, Manifold, and Shift have been released with the new vector GUIs. I intended for the next updated UI to be Sequent, but it's proven to be rather a massive job because of all the modular effects routing shenanigans, so I may instead switch tact and push the String update out first, a far easier proposition to be honest.

Leave it with me: I'll see if I can get the String update out sooner, rather than later.
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KVRAF
3082 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:44 am

Glad to hear it, colin!

I'm looking forward to the next update to String. It really is something special.

KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:26 am

Thanks, much appreciated.
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KVRAF
3082 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Post Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Hey, colin -

Anything to report on the resizeable GUI front?

I've noticed that more and more plugs are getting either freely draggable GUIs, usually when they're JUCE, or offering a choice of various sized skins, which actually sounds a lot easier to implement, and has solved my issue with a high-DPI monitor for several plugs.

Incidentally, I'd happily kick in another ten bucks or so for this upgrade. I surmise that many of your other customers would, too.

KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:39 am

It's still work in progress on the freely draggable UIs. I've been doing the occasional UI tweak here and there, but just haven't yet found the time to knuckle down and get the UIs finished. It isn't a massive amount of work though, the framework itself handles resizing everything now, so it's pretty much just resource creation.

Thanks for the offer of fees, but I can confirm it will be a free upgrade.
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KVRist
293 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Germany

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:54 pm

I bought String and I really like the sound of it. Great plugin! I'm using the Linux version and there is a problem with opening the GUI. Sometimes the plugin GUI is not shown at all, just an empty window frame. This happens in different hosts. Any news on the update?

KVRAF

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2253 posts since 25 Aug, 2003 from Bournemouth, UK

Post Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:05 am

Thanks for the purchase. Sorry to hear you're having issues. I'm not aware of this particular problem: which distro of Linux are you using, and is this the 32-bit or 64-bit version?
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