Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

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tasmaniandevil
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795 posts since 22 Mar, 2005 from Germany

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:25 am

Hello world,

are you excited? We certainly are, because it's finally time for you to get a sneak peek of Uhbik 2.0, a big and long awaited update with loads of improvements, and tons of fun stuff added.

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Downloads:

Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313 Mac
Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313 Win

Don't worry that the installer and the plugin still mention version 1.3.1, that's ok.
As this is an alpha version, not everything is already super clean and polished, and updating version numbers wasn't very high on the list of priorities. ;)

This version will update your previous Uhbik installation.
Your serial remains valid, and Uhbik 2.0 is fully backwards compatible.

But please note that this is an ALPHA version, used to gather as much feedback as possible. This means that pretty much "all" things can change between now and the official release. Thus there is no guarantee that things like parameter ranges, or host automation lists will stay the way they currently are.
So please don't use this version for important projects, and don't expect projects made with this alpha to stay fully compatible to the official 2.0 release version.

Uhbik 2.0 comes with a completely redesigned GUI, an all new modulation system with four modulation slots, a multifunctional envelope, an LFO, and a modmapper, so you can finally create much more interesting and lively presets which react to the incoming audio signal.
A simple addition of some modulation will also quickly breathe new life into the old Uhbik factory presets, so be bold and experiment with all the new options.
And to help you see what's going on, we added the scope you might already be familiar with from Hive 2.0.

There is also a brand new member to the family. Say hello to Uhbik-C (can you guess what the C stands for?).
Some other Uhbiks received additional parameters, like Uhbik-P with some new phaser modes.

Uhbik 2.0 also received our new preset browser, which got some upgrades by now, with the option to import/export favourites, and file system drag&drop support.

And, of course, there are many other improvements and bug fixes included.

One important part: The Uhbik 2.0 Mac version is now notarized, so it should be fully compatible with the current and future versions of macOS Catalina.
Please let us know if you experience any issues with the Mac installer.

Ok, before we let you run wild with it, here is an overview of what has been improved since Uhbik 1.3.1 (rev. 3898):

New Features and improvements:

* Mac installer notarized (Catalina)
* Completely new GUI
* New preset browser
* New family member: Uhbik-C
* Uhbik-P got more operation modes (classic 4, 6, and 12 stages)
* Uhbik-P mix parameter now bipolar
* Added wet signal input and output gain parameters for Uhbik-A and D
* Added panning for Uhbik-A early and late reflections
* Modulation system: four mod slots, mod mapper, LFO, envelope, modnoise
* Scope
* Soft-clip option
* Mod assigner
* Browser: file system drag&drop support
* Browser: import/export of favourite assignments
* Winstaller improvements
* UTF8 support for installation paths added
* Mac installer improved to prevent permission issues
* Improved VST3 implementation
* VST3 MIDI learn working
* New user defined MIDI CC sources replace fixed expression and breath modulation
* Plug-in format and OS version info visible in GUI
* Init preset can be loaded from Data Display (for Win users: also works via right-click)
* Improved handling of 14bit MIDI CC assignment
* Improved GUI response time on some Macs running Mojave (sluggish GUI)
* Windows GUI performance improved (less CPU load with open GUI)
* Fixed an issue in Uhbik-A in connection with early reflections and surround
* Fixed an issue in Uhbik-D when using zero delay time (plugin falling silent)
* Uhbik-D smoothed delay when changing tempo in host
* Many other improvements and fixes

Known Issues & notes:

* Installation will replace Uhbik 1.x (is backward compatible)
* No Linux version yet
* No NKS support and tagging yet (work in progress)
* VST3 not running in Live 10.1
* Version number still at 1.3.1
* Some parameter zipper noise in Uhbik-D and A
* Uhbik-P mix is now bipolar, thus projects with mix automation need adjustments of automation curve
* Envelope Input sources: MIDI sources already reach max at middle CC value
* Cubase: if "suspend VST3 processing" is active, level meters might stop working
* Uhbik-G can cause clicks when modulating transposition parameters
* Mod slot four target display falsely reacts to mod assigner
* Channel configuration issues in surround setups (host dependent)
* GUI still work in progress (e.g. Uhbik-Q)
* Host automation parameters not displaying units yet
* Times parameter always adds ms unit, regardless of chosen time base
* MIDI table isn't cleaned up yet
* Mod assigner can overshoot maximum modulation depth
* Orange modulation depth indicator displays bipolar mods as unipolar
* Some parameters falsely switch to bipolar view in scope
* No surround support for AAX yet
* Reaper: VST2 only processing first two channels
* VST3 always processing all eight channels
* Uhbik-D panning issues in some hosts
* AU & AAX: tagthispatch not showing which tags are set
* AU & AAX: selecting a preset from a custom search root changes root path

IMPORTANT: Due to the new preset browser, please install the update into the same location as the previous version, and select all previously installed plugin formats during installation. Alternatively, you can remove the old files, and start over with a fresh installation. It is crucial to not install old and new plugin versions side by side, since the old versions can not cope with the new preset browser, and might crash.

Note that in order to use MIDI signals, you might have to consult your host's documentation about how to route MIDI to effect plugins. This varies from host to host.

Also note that there is still a lot to do (as you can see in the rather big known issues list). But we didn't want to wait any longer, because we want your feedback, and we want it now.

Have fun,
Tas
Last edited by tasmaniandevil on Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:12 am, edited 7 times in total.

Biscotto
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357 posts since 29 Jun, 2009

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:36 am

This is awesome!
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Urs
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Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:03 am

Also, some more words and answers:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=534519

(Roadmap, pricing, conceptual considerations)

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masterhiggins
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Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:17 am

Holy shit. I’m all over this. Looks amazing.

Biscotto
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357 posts since 29 Jun, 2009

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:32 am

Rack version.... :love:
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krans
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51 posts since 10 Aug, 2017

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 am

Wow!
Looking so forward to this!
As someone who uses Presswerk for everything all the time, in which cases will the future me rather go for Uhbik-C?
Or to put it an other way, what is Uhbik-C that Presswerk is not?

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Urs
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Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:48 am

krans wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 am
Wow!
Looking so forward to this!
As someone who uses Presswerk for everything all the time, in which cases will the future me rather go for Uhbik-C?
Or to put it an other way, what is Uhbik-C that Presswerk is not?
It's got upward compression ("inflation") and of course, 5.1/7.1 surround processing.

It also has modulation. You can for instance sequence the Mix over a beat. You can do weird feedback things by modulating Threshold or whatever with an envelope follower put on the output.

I think there's potential for a lot of crazy things, many of which we haven't explored ourselves yet.

Hanz Meyzer
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1438 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 am

Wow! The compressor looks nice. But please also check out upwards compression as in Bitwig dynamics
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TB Bus comp (esp. see how "range" behaves while upwards is activated).

You can make sounds fat without affecting transients at all. I guess inflation is meant to emulate this, but in upwards mode of bw dyn and tb buscomp, you also can control attack and release (and range, so no noise, much better than a gate). I would prefer such a "reversed"/upwards switch. And inflation knob then "range" knob instead. Flexible softknee would be nice, too. Also, is it possible to make the attack minimum even lower, almost like a limiter?

Anyway, looks and sounds great.
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lunardigs
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509 posts since 6 Jun, 2016 from Austin, Texas

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 am

Nice! :)
Looking forward to Linux builds. I suspect these will come toward the end of the beta phase?

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Urs
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Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:13 pm

lunardigs wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 am
Nice! :)
Looking forward to Linux builds. I suspect these will come toward the end of the beta phase?
Yeah, unfortunately our Linux builds fell out of sync recently - some major changes need some attention. We hope to bring them back on track soon :)

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Urs
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Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:16 pm

Hanz Meyzer wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:03 am
You can make sounds fat without affecting transients at all.
Hehehe, would be great to have an audio demo of what you mean :)

colourdotz
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15 posts since 9 Sep, 2014

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 pm

Urs wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:48 am
It's got upward compression ("inflation") and of course, 5.1/7.1 surround processing.

It also has modulation. You can for instance sequence the Mix over a beat. You can do weird feedback things by modulating Threshold or whatever with an envelope follower put on the output.

I think there's potential for a lot of crazy things, many of which we haven't explored ourselves yet.
Are all parameter automatable in Pro Tools? It could become a good option for Postproduction.
Thanks

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Calenberger
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Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:56 pm

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qoyl
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278 posts since 17 Jul, 2015

Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:08 pm

There is no Christmas like a u-he Christmas... big thanks to the team! Downloaded this one ASAP and eagerly awaiting some time to put everything to the test

simmo75
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Re: Uhbik 2.0 public alpha rev. 9313

Post Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Will there be an intro price?

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